A Brief Reply to My Brother Regarding the Essence of Political Theory

A caveat: I’ve not yet had time to read the article my brother pointed me to. My brother, in the comments to my post on Popper, writes: First, Lewis’s critique seems aimed at Behaviorism (hence the word “conditioners”). Behaviorists believed...

/ January 19, 2005

The Quotable Karl

Barth, not Popper. There is no doctrine more dangerous than the Christian doctrine of the atonement, it does indeed make “wild and careless folk” (Heid. Cat., qu. 64), if we do not consider it with this warning in view. The...

/ January 19, 2005

An abstract and somewhat poetic post

I was talking to Matt at his fiance’s house, conversing on the nature of talk. I said nothing not brought to discussion is ever remembered or well understood. “No,” he said, “there’s something to be said, not for talk, but...

/ January 16, 2005

Popper

When perusing comments over at Pandas Thumb, I came across a link to this list of the top 100 non-fiction books of the 20th century from National Review. Check out entries six and seven: 6. The Open Society and Its...

/ January 14, 2005

In Good Company

Grace Hill Media made good on their promise to buy tickets to In Good Company for the Los Angeles based bloggers who responded to their promotion (they excluded us from the grand prize because the movie is already showing in...

/ January 11, 2005

What is to be done with this tragedy?

The situation in the East is overwhelming. I hope that I am not the only one experiencing some resistance at facing the truth, hearing what has happened, seeing the images. It feels surreal and a part of me wants it...

/ January 8, 2005

A Dilemma for My Brother

For those trudging through the 1000 word posts on Matthew 24, here is a much simpler and shorter essay. My brother claims that Jesus told his disciples he would return “immediately after” the fall of Jerusalem in AD70. Jesus did...

/ January 7, 2005

Did Jesus Claim to Return and Get it Wrong?

My brother took up my previous post on this issue on his own blog. I am following suit and returning the favor here. He writes: First, note that the parables listed (about drowsiness, about delay) and the tasks given (preach...

/ January 7, 2005

Back from the Dead…

My brother’s recent “Best of” post reminded me of a conversation that I had left unfinished. He writes in response to my question about the point of his contentions: [The point is that] Jesus can’t be taken at his word[.]...

/ January 5, 2005

What we Believe but cannot Prove

I found it from my brother, but only because I checked his site before A&L Daily. The Edge has released answers by predominantly scientific thinkers to their question, “What do you believe is true even though you cannot prove it.”...

/ January 4, 2005