Quick Guide to Being More Rational

Don’t be an irrational person…think! Develop habits of thinking well, and engaging the world with everything you have: mind and body, body and soul, ideas with action, thinking with gratitude… Continue reading

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Originally posted 2011-10-24 12:39:17. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Imagination Comes Before Action

Some thirty years ago a young clergyman by the name of Gunsaulus announced in the newspapers of Chicago that he would preach a sermon the following Sunday morning entitled:

“WHAT I WOULD DO IF I HAD A MILLION DOLLARS!” Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-28 07:31:10. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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American Fundamentalists and the English Journalists by G. K. Chesterton

By this time, we have all had our laughs over “Monkeyville” and the public execution of the Missing Link, not least the Americans, who are fully alive to the fun of the fair, and most of all, perhaps, those astute Americans who are said to have used the whole scientific and philosophical controversy as a means of advertising the little town of Dayton in Tennessee. Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-30 07:26:27. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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The Relevance of Truth

Nature has planted in our minds an insatiable longing to see the truth. ~Marcus Tullius Cicero (1st Century BC, non-Christian)

There is a lot of nonsense about the importance of truth from skeptics and atheists nowadays. Why should truth be important in the first place? Now, as a Christian, I believe truth matters, because honesty and beauty and virtue matter, but these things stem from a particular understanding of the world and all human affairs. Continue reading

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Originally posted 2012-01-03 19:31:50. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Thoughts Matter- Thoughts are Things- Ch 1

THE MAN WHO “THOUGHT” HIS WAY INTO PARTNERSHIP WITH THOMAS A. EDISON

TRULY, “thoughts are things,” and powerful things at that, when they are mixed with definiteness of purpose, persistence, and a BURNING DESIRE for their translation into riches, or other material objects. A little more than thirty years ago, Edwin C. Barnes discovered how true it is that men really do THINK AND GROW RICH. His discovery did not come about at one sitting. It came little by little, beginning with a BURNING DESIRE to become a business associate of the great Edison. Continue reading

Originally posted 2012-01-04 07:44:27. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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God and the Scientific Method

Sometimes we are certain that we are right about something very important, but when pressed about it, the logic and reasoning behind the conviction are dizzying to explain. But defense is important, because it is God’s faith in you, and our minds and hearts need unity to glorify God (Eph:13; Rom 12). The setup of this defense is simple,

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Originally posted 2012-01-06 21:19:10. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Right is What God Says and IS- Euthyphro Redirected

  • “Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable.”
    - C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed

An Old Debate

The Euthyphro dilemma is found in Plato’s dialogue Euthyphro, where Socrates asks Euthyphro: “Is the pious (τὸ ὅσιον) loved by the gods because it is pious, or is it pious because it is loved by the gods?” This seems to apply to righteousness in general though too.  Continue reading

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Originally posted 2012-01-05 19:26:13. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Logic and Lawn Tennis by G. K. Chesterton

When we say that we doubt the intellectual improvement produced by Protestantism and Rationalism and the modern world, there generally arises a very confused controversy, which is a sort of tangle of terminology. But, broadly speaking, the difference between us and our critics is this. Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-10-17 12:48:16. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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On Turnpikes and Medievalism by G.K. Chesterton

Opening my newspaper the other day, I saw a short but emphatic leaderette entitled `A Relic of Medievalism’. It expressed a profound indignation upon the fact that somewhere or other, in some fairly remote corner of this country, there is a turnpike-gate, with a toll. Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-27 07:26:21. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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The Advantages of having One Leg by G. K. Chesterton

A friend of mine who was visiting a poor woman in bereavement and casting about for some phrase of consolation that should not be either insolent or weak, said at last, “I think one can live through these great sorrows and even be the better. What wears one is the little worries.” “That’s quite right, mum,” answered the old woman with emphasis, “and I ought to know, seeing I’ve had ten of ‘em.” Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-21 19:28:56. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Building a Bible Study: A Bible Study Primer

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Bible studies are important. Good bible studies are incredibly beneficial. Continue reading

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Originally posted 2012-01-02 07:32:59. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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