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For the Perplexed

Posted by Robert Atwood on February 12, 2015 at 1:28pm 1 Comment

More on the Pharisees

Posted by Robert Atwood on January 27, 2015 at 1:02pm 4 Comments

A bit about the Pharisees

Posted by Robert Atwood on January 6, 2015 at 11:13am 4 Comments

Faith or Foolishness?

Posted by Robert O. Adair on January 6, 2015 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Thought Produces Movement, principle 1

Posted by Addai on January 4, 2015 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

I See Your A Carpenter

Posted by Addai on January 2, 2015 at 8:30am 2 Comments

Skipping Stones along the way

Posted by Addai on December 31, 2014 at 11:00am 7 Comments

The schizophrenic that beat the odds

Posted by Addai on December 28, 2014 at 7:00pm 4 Comments

Christ As Clinician

Posted by Addai on December 14, 2014 at 9:00am 1 Comment

Less Theology and more psychology

Posted by Addai on December 4, 2014 at 9:30am 4 Comments

Prayer

Posted by Worship on November 1, 2014 at 7:01pm 0 Comments

Latest Activity

Robert O. Adair commented on Tyrone Flanagan's blog post Where Does Jesus Live?
"Hi! Tyrone, a trivial point first. Is there some way to go back after you have made a comment and correct all your typos? My last comment embarrasses me. There was a lot going on with our frozen pipes. The workman had to address several problems and…"
16 hours ago
Robert Atwood replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Dawkins ad nauseum
"When we were married in 1966, my wife. of course, arranged the wedding.  At that time it was customary to follow the vows of the Book of Common Prayer in our denomination.  In our particular case, in the script she provided the pastor, she…"
17 hours ago
Peter John Ellway replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Dawkins ad nauseum
"well, Robert, I did not really take it that way, and in retrospect I felt a bit that I was saying too much in the way of advice - I am extremely unlikely to meet either of you (unfortunately). Your other words remind of how far away we are, despite…"
18 hours ago
Robert Atwood replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Dawkins ad nauseum
"You should not take my previous comments as saying or implying anything negative about my wife.  From my standpoint, a promise is a promise -- particularly if it is made before God.  Interestingly, in the Bible a husband is instructed to…"
yesterday
Frank P. Spinella Jr. replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Dawkins ad nauseum
"If your wife's behavior is your test for whether she really loves you, then I must agree that the absence of any evidence consistent with her loving you would naturally make you question the matter.  And the absence of evidence consistent…"
yesterday
Tyrone Flanagan commented on Tyrone Flanagan's blog post Where Does Jesus Live?
"Dear Robert,  Roman Catholicism became closely allied with state and Roman emperors in late imperial times.  With the demise of the Roman empire, the bishop of Rome and later popes stepped in to fill the power vacuum.  Pope Leo I…"
yesterday
Peter John Ellway replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Dawkins ad nauseum
"Do you and your wife never discuss your feelings towards each other, Robert? I can't match you on dates (41 and counting) but we do discuss stuff like this. I have upset my wife by my increasingly militant atheism, which…"
yesterday
Robert O. Adair commented on Tyrone Flanagan's blog post Where Does Jesus Live?
"Heresy is a very bad thing and some churches need to be straightened out on this but the spirit of God moving in the hearts of believers is the bottom line, this God alone knows. The Catholic Church was a great Idea. Unfortunately it got bogged down…"
yesterday
Peter John Ellway replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Dawkins ad nauseum
"yes! "
yesterday
Heaven's Disciples replied to Heaven's Disciples's discussion Rodney Burutsa
"Thanks Robert and Frank. I'm glad to be here."
Wednesday
Robert Atwood replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Dawkins ad nauseum
"With respect to wives (and one supposes husbands, as well) I seriously doubt that anyone could come up with any particular event or action that would prima facie prove that I was loved by my wife, or even seriously count as evidence for that…"
Wednesday
Peter John Ellway replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Dawkins ad nauseum
""faith applies to the unseen" - yes, in a general way. But there must surely be some evidence for faith? If my wife tells me she loves but provides no evidence at all in terms of her actual behaviour, I would be put out if she…"
Wednesday
Frank P. Spinella Jr. replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Dawkins ad nauseum
"True.  Which brings me back to my original point about the physical vs. the abstract.  I see my wife.  But faith applies to the unseen (a la Heb. 11:1). I haven't yet mentioned that my "God" is a source of love,…"
Wednesday
Peter John Ellway replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Dawkins ad nauseum
"obviously I did not get over what I meant. I was not referring to any source of God, or FTM of your wife, but to both of them as sources of love. The difference between the two is that you know, without any need for talking of faith,…"
Wednesday
Frank P. Spinella Jr. replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Dawkins ad nauseum
"Well, "God" has no source.  My wife's "love" does (namely, my wife).  So contemplating that the source of "God" doesn't exist is actually easy quite easy for me. A twist on the Ontological Argument…"
Wednesday
Peter John Ellway replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Dawkins ad nauseum
"I am in the same happy position as you are, Frank, of having a loving wife, and this often makes me ponder the nature of faith. I suppose I see the weakness of your argument lying in the fact that, while we both might sometimes…"
Tuesday
Robert Atwood replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Dawkins ad nauseum
"I have just been glancing over Thomas Williams’ article on Amselm published in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, paying particular attention to his treatment of the Ontological Argument. Frank’s posting reminded me of…"
Tuesday
Frank P. Spinella Jr. replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Dawkins ad nauseum
"It has to come down to faith, PJE.  That is the nature of the beast. The existence of any Being who we Westernized folks could fairly think of as "God" is not provable in quite the same way that the existence of some unseen physical…"
Tuesday
Peter John Ellway replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Dawkins ad nauseum
"good riposte, Robert, though my own position is that theism is unrefutable in the same way that beliefs in ghosts or aliens from Nibiru are unrefutable. I suppose, if I've not said this before, that my aim in staying on this…"
Tuesday
Robert Atwood replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Dawkins ad nauseum
"Peter writes,  you seem to be retreating into your own preoccupations here, Robert. I would like to hear a Christian (or any other form of theist) give a reasoned objection to Dickie D. It seems to me that a point-by-point refutation of…"
Monday

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Dawkins ad nauseum

Started by Robert Atwood in Theology (General). Last reply by Robert Atwood 17 hours ago. 76 Replies

Robert Adair had posed a blog about Richard Dawkins, which those of you who are interested in the fellow (Dawkins) might like to read.As it happens, I include a number of friends of my children in my…Continue

Rodney Burutsa

Started by Heaven's Disciples in Introduce Yourself!. Last reply by Heaven's Disciples on Wednesday. 5 Replies

My name's Rodney Burutsa and I’m the owner of Heaven's Disciples, a Christian urban entertainment movement. I'm always looking to network with believers. Feel free to add me as a friend.When it comes…Continue

Paul & Palestinian Judaism

Started by Robert Atwood in Theology (General). Last reply by Robert Atwood on Monday. 10 Replies

The discussion title has been of some interest to some of us lately, and I have been reading the first part of E. P. Sander's book on the subject and found a few general points to share, with a…Continue

Sayings of Jesus as Early "Scripture"

Started by Frank P. Spinella Jr. in Theology (General). Last reply by Robert Atwood Feb 18. 17 Replies

Both Matt. 10:10 and Luke 10:7 record a saying of the Lord that does not appear to be a quote from the OT (although Deut. 24:14-15 expresses a similar sentiment) about the laborer deserving his…Continue

Prayer for the Dead: The Case of Onesiphorus

Started by Frank P. Spinella Jr. in Theology (General). Last reply by Robert Atwood Feb 14. 13 Replies

As an Episcopalian, I follow a tradition shared with our RC and EO brothers and sisters of praying for those who have died -- typically, that the Lord will have mercy on them (when He comes to judge…Continue

Pharisees ad nauseam

Started by Robert Atwood in Theology (General). Last reply by Robert Atwood Feb 14. 3 Replies

In working on the 22nd chapter of Matthew I have found some areas that need to be "re-thought" in my larger project.  At issue, given that Matthew is generally supposed to have been written later…Continue

Gender Bias in Scripture

Started by Frank P. Spinella Jr. in Theology (General). Last reply by Robert Atwood Feb 9. 3 Replies

I see a tendency in some modern Bible translations to eliminate what modern culture would call "gender bias" in the original text.  I find this troublesome.  For example, the word ἀδελφός (“brother”)…Continue

What will replace the shopping mall church?

Started by Robert Atwood in Theology (General). Last reply by Peter John Ellway Feb 8. 1 Reply

About a mile from my apartment one can find the remains of a once-impressive shopping mall.  Apparently shopping malls, once an icon of American culture, are in decline.I mention this because at…Continue

The Many Problems OF Historical Fiction and the Modern Viewing Audience

Started by Addai in Theology (General). Last reply by Addai Feb 5. 3 Replies

My wife and I have been watching lots of period piece TV shows the last few years.   I stumbled on this article while researching the historicity of a current show were watching together (Borgia…Continue

A political comment by a non-political person

Started by Robert Atwood in Theology (General). Last reply by Addai Jan 25. 40 Replies

Let me preface the following by noting that I have not been politically active for many years.  In the giant spectrum of things I am probably "liberal" and not a denizen of the American Religious…Continue

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