JBB’s Final Thoughts 24-Article: What Do People Really Mean When They Say… Jesus: Hope for Humanity

Jesus: Hope for Humanity That was the hand-printed sign that greeted me as I pulled into the Perkins Diner in Winter Park. I remember wholeheartedly feeling that way from my teens and into my thirties. It was the mid-70s, Vietnam … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts 24-Article: What Do People Really Mean When They Say… Jesus: Hope for Humanity

IBF 18: Accidental Miracles of History – A Review of Reza Aslan’s “Zealot”

Lately I’ve been reading books analyzing Religion and New Testament Christianity in particular; actually that’s nothing new for me. If I’m not indulging in some sci-fi than I’m usually reading the latest from several writers, such as Bart Ehrman or … Continue reading IBF 18: Accidental Miracles of History – A Review of Reza Aslan’s “Zealot”

In Bad Faith, Part 3: Franky Schaeffer, Son of “Slippery Slide” Comes Clean

I was amazed to hear the interview of Franky Schaeffer on NPR because his story was so revealing about the dangers of when sincere faith is influenced by political power and marketing. I was introduced to his writings in the … Continue reading In Bad Faith, Part 3: Franky Schaeffer, Son of “Slippery Slide” Comes Clean

In Bad Faith, Part 2: Born this Way? or This is Your Brain on God

As a college freshman at Loyola Marymount University I recognized that there had to be at least some psychological aspect to things like Speaking in Tongues (Glossolalia) and didn’t feel that that diminished the “God” part of the behavior at … Continue reading In Bad Faith, Part 2: Born this Way? or This is Your Brain on God

What to Include & Exclude After Re-Imaging

I had my laptop re-imaged this past week because of problems installing and running FCP. Painful. So, tonight I’m spending the first part of my Thanksgiving break re-installing software. This is a very familiar tale for me. Alas, in previous years I was usually installing something for a family member. Not too likely this time. Thus, the reason I’m even bothering to write about this is that, being an alphabetical kind’a guy, one of the first things I’ve spent the evening installing is an expensive product called Accordance, a Bible study tool, that I first purchased in 2004 and have been upgrading as recently as last Spring. When I say “spent the evening” I’m not kidding. I have a stack of CDs that I’ve been feeding to my laptop for several hours. I’m not entirely sure why I’m bothering installing the software, but there seems to be some persistent part of me that continues to want to be connected to my former passion and studies. None of this is logical in the least. But it’s there nonetheless.

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