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Entries from October 2003

rutba house

October 31st, 2003 by isaac · 4 Comments

So i few weeks ago i wrote about my intentional Christian community here in Durham and said that soon i will explain our name: Rutba House. Well, here is the explanation. This piece appeared in our recent newsletter.

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why is atheism so attractive?

October 30th, 2003 by Jason · Comments Off on why is atheism so attractive?

I’m not sure if it’s my character, social position (educated and middle-class), or philisophical leanings (still am wrestling with a modernist, rationalist mindset), but in my doubting the pull is always towards atheism. Why am I not pulled towards Buddhism, Judaism, or Islam in my moments of doubt? Likely it’s a matter of all the […]

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goings on

October 26th, 2003 by Jason · No Comments

Havne’t posted in a while, but Isaac has done his job well of reminding me that not dropping of the face of the blog planet was one of the commitments we made when he left! Neither of us feel legalistic about it (I think), but I definitely need his prompting to keep up correspondence with […]

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elliott smith

October 24th, 2003 by isaac · Comments Off on elliott smith

A musical genius of this generation killed himself a few days ago. Elliott Smith’s music is the soundtrack to my high school and college years. He made sense of my feelings when I didn’t have words to speak. Go buy “either/or” and listen to “angeles” (track 9). My friend Drew remembers Elliott here. The following […]

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back in town

October 23rd, 2003 by isaac · No Comments

Hello friends. I recently got back from a great time in Paris. It was wonderful to see Katie. Life is busy back here in Durham, but I am loving it. I appreciate all those who are posting great comments. (check out the comments on bonhoeffer). Everyone is more than welcome to post. I stumbled across […]

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ronnie and stanley

October 6th, 2003 by isaac · No Comments

Time for an update about my life here in Durham. We came up with a name for our house of hospitality, Rutba House (see here for the story behind the name). Two members have recently been added: Ronnie and Stanley.

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Tags: life