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Boy Erased | Reflections

January 25, 2019

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Boy Erased [R], 2018. Reflections The most important events in our lives are rarely just about one thing. That which is most significant to us is also most complicated, intermixing with multiple aspects of our existence. So it is with Boy Erased, which is not just about conservative religion and human sexuality. It is also about […]

The Myth of Certainty | Reflections & Notes

January 9, 2019

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Daniel Taylor. The Myth of Certainty: The Reflective Christian & The Risk of Commitment. InterVarsity Press, 1992. (158 pages) MYTH-excerpt-pdfs-copy REFLECTIONS There is no other book I’ve read that has captured my spiritual journey and process as clearly as this one. I have long eschewed perennially identifying with titles such as “Evangelical,” “Christian,” or even “Spiritual.” […]

I Survived I Kissed Dating Goodbye | Reflections

December 29, 2018

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https://www.isurvivedikdg.com What if you gave millions of people the wrong advice? Reflections I can’t even imagine the emotional journey it must be to begin rethinking and apologizing for the work that so characterized the majority of one’s professional reputation. In that spirit, there is much to commend Joshua Harris for in this documentary, even if […]

The Triumph of Christianity | Reflections & Notes

October 27, 2018

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Rodney Stark. The Triumph of Christianity: How The Jesus Movement Became The World’s Largest Religion. HarperOne, 2011. (506 pages) REFLECTIONS Religion is often stereotypically dismissed as myth. But what if the academic history told about religion is actually itself the myth? My pursuit at getting to the truth of that question–and all that it implies–is what makes […]

Why Buddhism Is True | Review & Notes

October 13, 2018

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Robert Wright. Why Buddhism Is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment. Simon & Schuster, 2017. (321 pages) REVIEW There still exists in some fundamental circles a fight for the validity of one’s religion over another. This “apologetic” ethic is quite lacking precisely because those approaches are usually more about “defending” one’s religion rather than “explaining” […]

Reversing Roe | Reflections

September 27, 2018

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Netflix. Reversing Roe. [NR, 2018] 99 minutes. Movie Info (from Rotten Tomatoes) Forty-five years after it revolutionized abortion law in America, the landmark 1973 US Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade is once again at a crossroads. In their timely new documentary Reversing Roe, filmmakers Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg present a deeply illuminating look of […]

Disunity in Christ | Reflections & Notes

September 3, 2018

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Christena Cleveland. Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces That Keep Us Apart. IVP Books, 2013. (220 pages) Reflections Reading this book was an exercise in feeling a continuous sense of despairing hope. First, this book was published in 2013, which means Cleveland has been writing and speaking about this issue for over five years. Along with […]