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Entries from December 2005

christianity today: buying some golden salvation

December 30th, 2005 by isaac · 3 Comments

I started receiving Christianity Today (CT) this past October. There was a free trial offer and I thought it might be a good idea to swim in that evangelical world for a bit. For me, the most helpful thing about the magazine is that it gives a window into Evangelical America. I mean, where else […]

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Tags: pop culture · theology

notes for christmas travels

December 21st, 2005 by isaac · 4 Comments

Lesson #1: If you connect in Newark, take a sleeping bag. When I found out my flight from Raleigh/Durham would be delayed an hour, I asked the nice woman at the Continental counter what I should do about my connection in Newark that evening. She said, There’s still a good chance that you might make […]

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Tags: life

Henri de Lubac on a supernatural anthropology

December 16th, 2005 by isaac · 17 Comments

Justin over at ressourcement started up a new blog on Henri de Lubac. And he graciously offered to post one of my papers on de Lubac on his new site. If you don’t know de Lubac, you should. He’s one of the theological greats of the 20th century. I imagine a hightened North American, protestant […]

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Tags: papers · theology

engagement

December 15th, 2005 by isaac · 10 Comments

After three wonderful years with my girlfriend Katie, I finally asked her to marry me! And, thank God, she said Yes. So, things are looking up. I mean, I am pretty much a loser without her—I would probably spend my life blogging if she wasn’t around to show me that it’s a perfect day for […]

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Tags: life

Capital Punishment & Tookie Williams

December 9th, 2005 by Jason · 14 Comments

I’ve been thinking about capital punishment for the past few days since my state is scheduled to execute Tookie Williams on Tuesday, barring clemency being granted by Arnold. This article in First Things is one of the best pieces I’ve read on the subject in a while (hat tip: Hugo).

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Tags: theology

Evolution or Intelligent Design: Which Makes a Better Bedfellow for the Faith?

December 9th, 2005 by Jason · 14 Comments

Can you tell it’s exam time with all these papers being posted? This is my last paper for the Science & Theology class, and perhaps the most controversial. I grew up a Creationist, transitioned happily (because I had intellectual misgivings about Creation Science) to Intelligent Design in college, and now find myself relatively comfortable with […]

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Tags: papers · science · theology

luke 7:36-50: looking with simon the pharisee at the unnamed woman

December 6th, 2005 by isaac · 3 Comments

In an earlier post I talked about our great loss when we think we have “mastered the game,” when we think we know all there is to know from a passage from Scripture. I said, “the text opens up the more we play, the more we jump in… It offers perpetual satisfaction, always more to […]

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Tags: papers · theology