Tag: dualism


The Idea of the Holocaust…


When I was in high school, I was fascinated with World War II.  I took a class on World War II and I guess my fascination continued into college because I majored in history and I took another course on World War II.  I watched all 26 episodes of the...

Enlightenment Dualism


"No religion should ever be involved with anything other than its own place of worship, where worshippers can believe and practise anything they deem fit, far away from enlightened, logical, reasonable people."** Where did this idea come from? Both Bacon and Descartes trusted in reason to be the arbiter of...

Application or Implication


When I was a kid, my Sunday School teachers were always asking us, "What's the moral of the story?"  I'm wondering if this reductive reading of the Bible is embedded in the idea of the “Application”: the part at the end of the sermon where the pastor explains how the...

Enlightenment Dualism


Dualism is the Enemy Have you ever been told that any issue of "faith is a private matter and should be kept to oneself." Where did this idea come from? Both Bacon and Descartes trusted in reason to be the arbiter of truth (Read "Fact versus Truth") albeit from different...

Dog Poop in the Brownies: How to read Philippians 4:8


I attended a youth event when I was in high school.  The speaker was a youngish, cool youth pastor and he challenged us to get rid of all our secular music.  He said it had to be destroyed; selling it or giving it away would just spread the evil.  He...

(Bad) Theology on a Bookmark


I couldn’t find my copy of The Screwtape Letters which I have been reading with my English class so I picked up a Bible that was sitting close by.  As I was turning to Psalm 51 I came across a little slip of paper that someone had presumably used as...