Integrity, integrity…….uh……integrity?

The potential bomb the blogosphere has been abuzz with has landed. Suddenly in question is this quote, made by Kerry in the second presidential debate: “This president hasn’t listened. I went to meet with the members of the Security Council...

/ October 24, 2004

Evangelicals and Gnosticism Continued

Once again, I’ll move this out of comments on to the main page. Why? Because I’m wordy. Jim said: “You were surprised that such a bright student could hold a Gnostic belief; but does it really make a practical difference...

/ October 24, 2004

The Body and Christianity: A Reply to A Reader

Jim, As always, good thoughts and questions. “Mr. Chesterton, in all fairness to your students, Paul’s words on the subject (especially 1 Corinthians 15) aren’t perfectly clear.” I realize Paul isn’t perfectly clear. The historical Christian tradition, however, is. Out...

/ October 23, 2004

C.S. Lewis on Property Dualism

C.S. Lewis’s sermon “Transposition” contains in it an excellent layman’s summary of what is now known as property/substance dualism. The fundamental principle of “Transposition” is that “higher mediums” can’t be transposed/represented by “lower mediums” without the loss of something. The...

/ October 20, 2004

Devestating Video about John Kerry

Check out this video on John Kerry. It is, at the very least, interesting. It is a montage of Kerry clips on issues surrounding Iraq, some taken from the first war. One wonders how many were taken out of context–assuredly,...

/ August 10, 2004

Who was M. Regulus? (And why don’t we care?)

In prep for my classes next semester, I picked up The City of God today and started what will have to a be a very fast read. It’s been a while since I was in Augustine so I was a...

/ July 18, 2004
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Plato’s “Republic” in Aristotle’s “Politics”

In the third book of Aristotle’s Politics, he sets forth his ideal government. In order to find the best one, he informs the reader that he will exposit and reject several theories by other prominent philosophers. He begins, naturally, with...

/ July 16, 2004
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Gaudeamus Igitur…….

Along with 500 other Biola students, I am a recent college graduate. Having been told that I am part of Christianity’s “best hope” for the future all weekend long, I have been convinced of one thing: the ability to impact...

/ June 1, 2004
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Free from politics

Jim (Matt’s brother) writes: But then you’ve got films like On the Waterfront, which is political, entertaining, and artistic at the same time. (It also has one of the most sympathetic, perhaps most realistic Hollywood portrayals of a man of...

/ May 26, 2004
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Hitler as Aesthetic

Check out the interesting book review brought to us by Books and Culture. The book reviewed is a Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics in which Frederic Spotts argues that the “will to power” and aesthetic sensibility of Hitler are...

/ May 21, 2004