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harold sikkema

Reading Genesis

Reading Genesis without knowledge of ancient languages, ancient history, archaeology, and philosophy is like looking through a microscope without any assistance from James Pawley's Handbook of Biological Confocal Microscopy, or anything or the sort. I might see interesting things, but...

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radical redemption

Re - deem: to "deem" again e.g. I deem you worthy. I dub you friend I assign you the identity "loved". Jesus came to save sinners like me. The story sweeps me off my feet, and into a dustbin, where I join other creatures whose...

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whom do you love? what do you believe?

Most people that I've met hold at least two kinds of commitments: commitments to people commitments to propositions The first kind is almost universally taken for granted. Human neurology prevents our complete transcendence of tribalism, and nobody faults Gandhi for defining his service to the...

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the act of faith

Allow me to deconstruct your world for you. It will only take a second. Faith is blind. Trust is naive. Love is misguided. See? It's all gone, what have you got left? Nothing. But you go on living anyway, as if these three things...

Allow me to deconstruct your w...

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