Category Archives: Philosophy

Jesus Knows a Secret

Fifteen years ago Mike Turner was hiking in the Wyoming wilderness. He came across a field of boulders next to a lake. He was jumping from boulder to boulder when one moved. His feet slipped and he began to slide … Continue reading

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Religion Is Not Simple

To some people, religion is like an answer to a math problem. There is one right answer among many wrong answers, but some wrong answers are closer to the right one. For other people, religion is more like a language. … Continue reading

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Dallas Willard Liked Peanut Butter and Jelly

Dallas Willard liked peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I had an apple left over from my lunch and I grabbed it and walked to Dallas’ office while I sifted through the thoughts I wanted to communicate. He was in his … Continue reading

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Know the Truth

Introduction to Phemomenology By Robert Sokolowski It was a pleasure to read this beautiful book. Sokolowski explains phenomenology in a clear manner I could follow. His ability to present complex ideas clearly is a gift. Phenomenology, which he admits is … Continue reading

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Forgiving the Unforgivable

From Peter Blum’s For a Church to Come: Experiments in Postmodern Theory and Anabaptist Thought: The crux of [Derrida's] argument is that forgiveness only makes sense if it is forgiveness of the unforgivable. ‘If one is only prepared to forgive … Continue reading

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The Reality of Marriage

We ate at Rumors in Hudson last night and celebrated the publication of our friend Pete Blum’s book, For a Church to Come: Experiments in Postmodern Theory and Anabaptist Thought. Pete teaches sociology at Hillsdale College. In the book’s second … Continue reading

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The Most Important Question

I went to a presbytery committee meeting today in Bowling Green, Ohio. We oversee people on the way to being ordained as pastors or chaplains. It is a complicated process, to say the least. We had Skype interviews with two … Continue reading

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