Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Jones Hegelian Movie Hypothesis

The Jones Hegelian Movie Hypothesis:  Every movie is the Hegelian synthesis of two previous movies. Every truly great idea has a birth narrative.  This particular idea was conceived while I was departing the theater at the conclusion of the movie … Continue reading

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Anfractuosity: The Case against Christianity as Wish Fulfillment

A common criticism levied against religion generally and Christianity specifically is that it is simply wish fulfillment, a human invention to help us manage our anxiety in the face of a chaotic world and eventual death.  Wanting something to be … Continue reading

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Demons: Practical Theists

In the midst of his discussion on the consistency of faith and works, James offers a telling example of the uselessness of mere creedal faith: “You believe that God is one.  You do well; the demons also believe and shudder” … Continue reading

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Swag or Hum?

“Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind let each of you regard one another as more important than himself; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also to the interests of … Continue reading

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Why So Many Rules?

Ever since there has been institutionalized schooling, there has been institutionalized rebellion.  That is, there has always been an undercurrent of the students versus “the man” because the school imposes rules and the inclination is to “stick it to the … Continue reading

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Godly Deceit?

1 Samuel 27: 10-12 [10] When Achish asked, “Where have you made a raid today?” David would say, “Against the Negeb of Judah,” or, “Against the Negeb of the Jerahmeelites,” or, “Against the Negeb of the Kenites.” [11] And David would leave … Continue reading

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