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Entries from June 2005

Colombian travels: finding vocations

June 27th, 2005 by isaac · 4 Comments

“What are you studying?” That was the re-occuring question from my cousins, aunts and uncles. In Colombia, apparently, achieving degrees in theology and bible doesn’t make much sense (maybe it doesn’t to most people here in the US either).

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Tags: life

Ethics, the Bible, and Health Care

June 27th, 2005 by Jason · 6 Comments

I decided to do my final paper for my Ethics of Life and Death class on health care for a few reasons: I knew next to nothing about the state of health care in America (I’m a spoiled twenty something who’s never really had to worry about it) I had no clue how Scripture should […]

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Tags: bioethics · theology

photos and a webcam

June 24th, 2005 by Jason · No Comments

Well, once a week is proving too little to get my fix of photography, so I’ve taken the plunge and set up a photo blog. My goal is to have a new image up daily (during the week anyhow), but we’ll just have to see how well I’m able to stick to it ;-). Anyhow, […]

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Tags: photos

Dying Well

June 14th, 2005 by Jason · 3 Comments

What do I think is a good death? How would I like to die? What would make for a bad death? These are all questions which have been on my mind since 9/11. A bit morbid, I suppose, but I think they are questions worth asking, especially in a culture which often talks about death […]

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Tags: bioethics · theology

against theological triumphalism

June 4th, 2005 by isaac · 2 Comments

So, I’m back in Santa Barbara for the summer spending time with my girlfriend and friends around town. I jumped into a home group at church where we get together every week and study the texts and teachings that will be addressed in upcoming sermons. Well, in this past week’s study a quote from J. […]

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Tags: theology

of the costly sort

June 2nd, 2005 by Jason · No Comments

This week’s theme was patriotism. I wanted to take a picture that captures some of my ambivalence about the topic. On the one hand, my Christian identity far transcends my national identity, but on the other hand I appreciate the security, freedoms, and culture (some of it, anyways) of the U.S. I found the image […]

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Tags: photos