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On Genesis

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More nihilism notes

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kikenshiso

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The Protest is Over

Posted by Brad Epp on April 27, 2014 at 5:51am 1 Comment

EVANGELICALS MIGHT LOVE CHANTING

Posted by Brad Epp on April 27, 2014 at 5:49am 4 Comments

Evangelicals Need Saints Too

Posted by Brad Epp on April 27, 2014 at 5:47am 2 Comments

Review of Noah

Posted by Brad Epp on April 27, 2014 at 5:45am 0 Comments

ISLANDS

Posted by joan elizabeth mazzu on April 19, 2014 at 5:58pm 1 Comment

My blog compilations

Posted by Sharon Winters on April 18, 2014 at 8:26pm 0 Comments

10 Ways Noah Could Have Been Even Worse

Posted by Marv on April 15, 2014 at 10:00am 1 Comment

What Part of Noah Don't You Understand?

Posted by Marv on April 12, 2014 at 10:00pm 10 Comments

For My old "Theooze.com" Companions

Posted by Addai on April 3, 2014 at 11:00am 2 Comments

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Robert Atwood replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Some help with this
"Wow!  India!  I am assuming the Punjab area given the religious mix you mention.   As you probably know, Lawrence, in the USA Christians have really only competed among themselves.  So many Christians have a sense of ownership…"
2 hours ago
Lawrence F. Vincent replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Some help with this
"Lawrence, thanks for your comment.  May I ask where you are at?  What an interesting mix of religious groups! Hi Robert! I live in India. More to the point, in an environment like the one you indicate, do you suppose that…"
19 hours ago
Robert Atwood replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Some help with this
"Lawrence, thanks for your comment.  May I ask where you are at?  What an interesting mix of religious groups! More to the point, in an environment like the one you indicate, do you suppose that "popular" music tends to build…"
yesterday
Addai replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Some help with this
"Yeah that's kind of a mistake when dealing with popular music.   While Lots of people especially Christians objecting to it based on some justifiable reasons (more overt sexuality in some of the lyrics and dance etc.) but a lot of the…"
yesterday
Robert Atwood replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Some help with this
"I am seeing some defects in the way that I conceptualize things.  I suppose that I have always assumed that music was value-neutral. A few years ago a popular song by George Harrison (Beatles), "My Sweet Lord" seemed to me at the time…"
Wednesday
Addai replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Some help with this
"I think there are a few things that should be pointed out that are kind of extenuating circumstances behind the scenes. 1) In the same way, you can have a Pygmalion project where you can attempt to mold people to be your approved personality…"
Wednesday
Robert Atwood replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Some help with this
"When I was a young lad a youth counter-culture was in full swing.  I never had much culture.  Up to graduate school Christian music was the stuff we sang in church.  I think many of us learned to worship God with that music, but there…"
Wednesday
Otsukafan replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Some help with this
"I would definitely agree with this statement. "
Wednesday
Robert Atwood replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Some help with this
"I'm not disagreeing with you Addai; but I wonder if there is something "generalizable" in what you have written? It seems to me that the history of Christianity and American culture is an ongoing matter of "been there, done…"
Tuesday
Addai replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Some help with this
"I'm actually really glad for for some of the artists like Amy G and Creed that have broken out into the mainstream.   They not only receive more rewards for their hard work, I think they also do more good for the Faith by being in the…"
Tuesday
Otsukafan replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Some help with this
"I don't know what to really think about it.  I really have no use for modern pop or hit country, which seems to dominate the music industry these days.  Problem is there is very little middle ground in popular music.  It's…"
Tuesday
Robert Atwood replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Some help with this
"Sorry, can't resist: Addai wrote, Her inspiration came from watching some nieces and other teenage girl relatives listen to music on their walkmans.   Has Addai hit upon the heart and soul, the driving force, of modern American…"
Tuesday
Robert Atwood replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Some help with this
"As I suggested in the original posting, music has never played a very big role in my life.  I had heard the name "Amy Grant" and perhaps listened to some of her music because it was part of the environment.  I have no criteria by…"
Tuesday
Addai replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Some help with this
"2nd thought In my parochial school days I was exposed to the early generation of Christian rock and pop.    (I was attending a southern baptist school that was officially against rock music, but some of the parents their made the…"
Tuesday
Addai replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Some help with this
"Well a few ones 1st one A close friend started up business in another area.    Gourmet Food.    And I worked with as a kind of a minor partner. We met with a food distributor who represented a number of…"
Tuesday
Robert Atwood posted a discussion

Some help with this

I have never been a big music person -- so no claim to expertise.I was reading an article in Time, http://entertainment.time.com/2012/09/17/christian-musics-moment-how-tobymac-and-lecrae-conquered-the-countdown/A quote: “We don’t differentiate fans sitting in a [church] youth group or sitting in a club,” Riley says. “As long as it reflects the artist, the authenticity…See More
Monday
Addai replied to Addai's discussion What affect will Putin have on our WEIRD society?
"1) The commandments were given at a time when the Israelites did not possess slaves (when they left Egypt). 2) The Israelites developed a system of voluntary indentured servitude that was ethically managed (servants were treated more like hirelings…"
Monday
Robert Atwood replied to Addai's discussion What affect will Putin have on our WEIRD society?
"Peter writes, so enough for the moment of that. I am more interested in secular ethics than this hotchpotch volume anyway, OK. On terminology:  I think “ethics” is related to the behavior of a particular ethnos or cultural group of…"
Sunday
Peter John Ellway replied to Addai's discussion What affect will Putin have on our WEIRD society?
"I could quibble about why the Bible (unlike the Koran apparently) "decides" not to present a complete moral system, but as I would probably (on the basis of what it DOES provide) not like it anyway, so enough for the moment of that. I am…"
Sunday
Robert Atwood replied to Addai's discussion Special Pleading accusations and Burden of Proof shifting
"May I say that I am not intending to pull a rabbit out of the hat. I have no favorite version of the Ontological Argument.  The peculiar thing about the Argument is its particular resiliency.  The sorts of philosophical moves one must…"
Sunday

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Some help with this

Started by Robert Atwood in Culture. Last reply by Robert Atwood 2 hours ago. 16 Replies

I have never been a big music person -- so no claim to expertise.I was reading an article in Time, …Continue

What affect will Putin have on our WEIRD society?

Started by Addai in Theology (General). Last reply by Addai on Monday. 41 Replies

My wife sent me this article...    Pretty interesting!…Continue

Atheists and Morality

Started by Addai in Theology (General). Last reply by Addai Aug 19. 3 Replies

I'm making this thread to deal with the new sub topic that popped up in the other thread with Robert and PJE to cover the topic in general.    If you got a specific question or gripe than post it.I…Continue

Knowledge or Opinion?

Started by Robert Atwood in Theology (General). Last reply by Robert Atwood Aug 13. 26 Replies

From my standpoint, one of the most interesting documents in the philosophy of education is Plato’s Meno.  (BTW, if one looks up “Meno’s slave” on Wikipedia, the explanation given there is exactly…Continue

Baptism in One Name Only?

Started by Frank P. Spinella Jr. in Theology (General). Last reply by 1stjohn Aug 12. 10 Replies

Matthew's gospel concludes with a commission to baptize in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  But if Acts is accurate, Peter wasted little time violating that commission (Acts…Continue

Ancient Manuscript Comparative Studies... any good Secular Sources?

Started by Addai in Theology (General). Last reply by Robert Atwood Aug 9. 5 Replies

I seem to have gotten myself involved in a discussion concerning the manuscript reliability with some atheists.      Now I know from past studies that the empirical evidence for comparing books of…Continue

The IRS as instrument of political suppression

Started by Addai in Theology (General). Last reply by Addai Jul 30. 2 Replies

I've been very dismayed over the IRS scandal that has largely gone uncovered for a year and a half.    While it's finally getting it due in some places, I'm a bit worried that this is one Watergate…Continue

Walkin' Away!

Started by Leslie Jebaraj in Theology (General). Last reply by KG Jul 28. 44 Replies

I bumped into a couple of statements by a renowed Bible teacher."The Bible clearly teaches that God's love for His people is of such magnitude that even those who walk away from the faith have not…Continue

Jewish and Christian Understandings of "Holy Spirit" in the First Century

Started by Frank P. Spinella Jr. in Theology (General). Last reply by 1stjohn Jul 24. 37 Replies

Using the KJV as a source, there are lots of OT references to the "Spirit of God" (e.g., Gen. 1:2, Ex. 31:3, Job 33:4 ) and "Spirit of the Lord" (e.g., Judges 3:10, 2 Sam. 23:2, Ezekiel 11:5, Is.…Continue

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