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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
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
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
On the first page of Being and Time Heidegger places the following passage from Plato's Sophist (244a): ... δῆλον γὰρ ὡς ὑμεῖς μὲν ταῦτα (τί ποτε βούλεσθε σημαίνειν ὁπόταν ὂν φθέγγησθε) πάλαι…Continue
Thought maybe it might be nice to have a thread where people can post pics or links to personal pics. (I had my 8th anniversary a few days back, and a new acquaintance asked me about it. And…Continue
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
Did the story recounted in 1 Sam. 28 really happen? Wherever you come down on this, you’re going to be in good company. Smelik, “The Witch of Endor: I Samuel 28 in Rabbinic and Christian Exegesis…Continue
Been working on the 23rd chapter of Matthew. There is a certain parallel structure in the early part, the Pharisees,have seated themselves in the chair of Moses-- do not be called "teacher"tie heavy…Continue
Reading Paul's invectives against the wisdom of the world (e.g., 1 Cor. 1:18-25, 1 Cor. 3:18-20), one could almost read him as encouraging Christians to abandon reason for blind faith, to ignore…Continue
Been reading the Cambridge history of Renaissance Philosophy. The first part concerns printing and censorship -- a bit thin on philosophical interest. However, something I read did strike me as an…Continue
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