“For we know him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” and again, “The Lord will judge his people.” It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” from Simon Cox Blog https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?version=NIV&search=Hebrews%2010:30-31 Advertisements
This is pretty fascinating. I would like to have time to look into it further. Do any of you lovely people know anything about it? This has profound implications. As neurologist VS Ramachandran asks, does one-half of the brain go to heaven and the other to hell? But, more importantly to me, does this not… Continue reading Split Brain Patient: Half Theist, Half Atheist
A study reveals why relational ministry can leave our inner circle empty. My pastor recently asked me, “Why is it so hard for people to see pastors as friends and not just pastors?” In one respect, the question caught me by surprise. He is part of a large pastoral staff of a big and vibrant… Continue reading Does Your Pastor Need a Friend?
Jonathan Haidt is a moral and political psychologist of great note. ATP’s Alan Duval has spent a lot of time in part agreeing and in part critiquing aspects of Haidt’s systems of thought. Universities have become a hotbed of “social justice warriors” slogging it out with “free speech advocates”. I scare quote them because each… Continue reading Jonathan Haidt: The Conflict Between Truth and Social Justice at Universities
“My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.” from Simon Cox Blog https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?version=NIV&search=1%20John%202:1
Free speech is important, but is it always helpful? Free speech can be quite controversial. But this shouldn’t be surprising. If we all agreed on everything, we wouldn’t need the First Amendment. Unpopular speech is why we have the First Amendment. And, let me be clear, Colin Kaepernick was exercising his First Amendment right when… Continue reading Kaepernick, Speech, and a Job: The Cleat May Soon be on the Other Foot
I thought I would spark some discussion by presenting some videos and an article that present some varying thoughts on gender differences, including biological difference (for example, in the brain). One of the points made by Daphna Joel in the first video touches on something that fascinates me and that I have brought up against race realists.… Continue reading Discussions about Gender