New wineskins

January 2, 2016 (Timu): A couple of nights ago I was praying for G.D. who is having health problems, that by some means he would come to a saving knowledge of God. I forgot exactly what heretical thing I said, but Amber looked up at me in surprise.... But it has stayed with me. The …

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Meaning-making

Have you ever wondered whether the meanings of things are made or found? Or neither. Or both. As is the case with many philosophical dilemmas like this, the choice between the two is a false one hung up on terminology and/or limited perspectives. Resolving this dilemma requires transcending it: moving to a higher plane of …

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Moral physics

The concept of sacrifice is central to Christianity, but it is also found in many - if not most - traditional cultures around the globe. For many years it often occurred to me that if sacrifice is so intrinsic to human culture and mythology, then it must have roots in lower levels of organization: in …

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What I believe(d)

A journal entry from July 5, 2008: I believe in something many people call 'God'. Some kind of force, energy, and presence pervading the universe. I believe this thing we call God sustains life and order in the universe and by our definition of 'good' must be good for doing that. I believe that insofar …

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