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Paul and the Giants of Philosophy | Reflections & Notes

October 31, 2019

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Joseph R. Dodson and David E. Briones, eds. Paul and the Giants of Philosophy: Reading the Apostle in Greco-Roman Context. IVP Academic, 2019. (177 pages) [Download all the tables here] REFLECTIONS In the decades of reading and studying the Bible, the most transformative paradigm for me was not discovering what was in the Bible, but […]

How Fossil Fuel Money Made Climate Change Denial the Word of God

October 28, 2019

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How Fossil Fuel Money Made Climate Change Denial the Word of God, Brenden O’Connor [Splinter], August 8, 2017 In 2005, at its annual meeting in Washington, D.C., the National Association of Evangelicals was on the verge of doing something novel: affirming science. Specifically, the 30-million-member group, which represents 51 Christian denominations, was debating how to […]

Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls | Reflections & Notes

October 15, 2019

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John Bergsma. Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls: Revealing the Jewish Roots of Christianity. Image, 2019. (256 pages) REFLECTIONS The Dead Sea Scrolls (DSS) are the greatest archeological find of the 20th century. (For more on the history and story of their discovery and interpretation, see The Mystery and Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls). They […]

The Late Birth of a Flat Earth | Article

October 10, 2019

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I was recently in a lecture where the mythology of a flat-earth belief was referenced as being supported by and a buttress for religious dogma. I’m continuously amazed at how this mythology persists, and this post is my contribution at dispelling that myth with truthful knowledge. For more on Gould’s philosophy of science and faith, […]

Years of Living Dangerously | Reflections

October 9, 2019

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Years of Living Dangerously [13+] “From the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy to the upheaval caused by drought in the Middle East, this groundbreaking documentary event series provides first-hand reports on those affected by, and seeking solutions to, climate change.” REFLECTIONS The breadth and scope of this series is quite incredible, taking us to the […]

Here All Along | Reflections & Notes

October 6, 2019

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Sarah Hurwitz. Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life–in Judaism (After Finally Choosing to Look There). Spiegel & Grau, 2019. (307 pages) REFLECTIONS I began this book intrigued. In reading, I grew to like it. I finished the book, and loved where it took me. This is neither a sermon nor a […]

The Climate Casino | Reflections & Notes

October 5, 2019

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William Nordhaus. The Climate Casino: Risk, Uncertainty, and Economics for a Warming World. Yale University Press, 2013. (377 pages) REFLECTIONS One of the most respected American economists, with one of the most excellent reputations, produces one of the most clearly articulated explanations for addressing–economically–the most critical issue of our day. What’s incredible is the scope that […]