Win a Free Copy of Abraham Kuyper, Wisdom and Wonder!

Patheos, in addition to hosting a book club discussion of the new translation of Abraham Kuyper’s treatment of science and art and their relation to Christianity, published under the title Wisdom & Wonder: Common Grace in Science & Art, Patheos has also generously given me the opportunity to give away a copy to one lucky winner absolutely free!

Leave a comment to enter for a chance to win. Leave more comments to have more chances.

The fairest way to do this is for me to pick a comment at random using a random number generator. Although Disqus doesn’t automatically number comments, I will number them myself in the order in which they appear on the blog, and will then pick one at random using a random number generator.

I will consider only comments received before the end of the day on March 30th in my own time zone, Eastern Standard Time in the United States.

That means that the more times you comment, the more chance you will have of winning. The comment must be left on this post to be considered. If you want to discuss the book, it will be better to do so in the comment section of my post reviewing the book.

Let the games begin!

  • John W Brandkamp

    Oooh, this looks amazing! Whether I win a copy or not I’ll get a copy!

  • http://www.facebook.com/thatjeffcarter Jeff Carter

    I’ll put my comment in for a chance to win.

  • http://wilkinsonweb.com Dan Wilkinson

    I’d love to win this…thanks for the chance!

  • http://wilkinsonweb.com Dan Wilkinson

    “Leave more comments to have more chances.”
    So if I just keep commenting each one will count as a separate entrie?! I might have to stay up all night submitting random comments in order to tilt the odds in my favor!

    • http://www.patheos.com/community/exploringourmatrix/ James F. McGrath

      Presumably I’ll need to delete my own comment here to make sure I don’t win, before generating the number. But just to be clear, that’s right – if you stay up all night submitting random comments, you will be very tired, but your vastly increased chance of winning will probably make up for it!
       :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/thatjeffcarter Jeff Carter

    I’m 

  • http://www.facebook.com/thatjeffcarter Jeff Carter

    Stuffing 

  • http://www.facebook.com/thatjeffcarter Jeff Carter

    the

  • http://www.facebook.com/thatjeffcarter Jeff Carter

    ballot

  • http://www.facebook.com/thatjeffcarter Jeff Carter

    box.

  • http://wilkinsonweb.com Dan Wilkinson

    Oh wow…it is so tempting to spend a whole lot of time on this…but I also fully expect that if I submit hundreds of comments, the person that submits just one comment 5 minutes before the deadline will end up winning!

  • Jeremy Chappell

    sounds

  • Jeremy Chappell

    like

  • Jeremy Chappell

    an

  • Jeremy Chappell

    interesting

  • Jeremy Chappell

    book

  • Jeremy Chappell

    can’t

  • Jeremy Chappell

    wait

  • Jeremy Chappell

    to 

  • Jeremy Chappell

    read

  • Jeremy Chappell

    it

  • Jeremy Chappell

    !!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/thatjeffcarter Jeff Carter

    tick 

  • http://www.facebook.com/thatjeffcarter Jeff Carter

    tock

  • http://www.facebook.com/thatjeffcarter Jeff Carter

    you don’t stop

  • Anonymous

    Always

  • Anonymous

    happy

  • Anonymous

    to

  • Anonymous

    work

  • Anonymous

    for 

  • Anonymous

    books.

  • http://www.arnizachariassen.com/ithinkibelieve Arni Zachariassen

    Want!

  • http://www.rethinkingao.com Mike Beidler

    I want what Arni wants.  Give it to me.  Or else.

  • Pomorev

    Sweet!

  • http://wilkinsonweb.com Dan Wilkinson

    You people are pathetic with your one word comments!

  • http://wilkinsonweb.com Dan Wilkinson

    I’m going to take this opportunity for free expression to expound on all sorts of subjects…philosophy, theology, poetry, automotive technology. 

  • http://wilkinsonweb.com Dan Wilkinson

    So I was thinking about this lately:
    In the works of McGrath, a predominant concept is the concept of subtextual consciousness. Thus, the subject is interpolated into a subcultural paradigm of reality that includes art as a paradox.
    “Class is intrinsically meaningless,” says Marx; however, according to McGrath, it is not so much class that is intrinsically meaningless, but rather the genre, and some would say the collapse, of class. McGrath holds that we have to choose between modern posttextual theory and capitalist desituationism. Therefore, the subject is contextualised into a pretextual materialist theory that includes truth as a reality.

  • http://wilkinsonweb.com Dan Wilkinson

    And another one. This is like playing the lottery. Only with the chance for a better payout.

  • http://wilkinsonweb.com Dan Wilkinson

    On automatic transmissions, the torque converter takes the place of the clutch found on standard shift vehicles. It is there to allow the engine to continue running when the vehicle comes to a stop.  The principle behind a torque converter is like taking a fan that is plugged into the wall and blowing air into another fan which is unplugged. If you grab the blade on the unplugged fan, you are able to hold it from turning but as soon as you let go, it will begin to speed up until it comes close to the speed of the powered fan. The difference with a torque converter is that instead of using air, it uses oil or transmission fluid, to be more precise.

  • http://wilkinsonweb.com Dan Wilkinson

    i am eccentric and
    complicated i understand
    pain, for i cry and
    i’ll get what i want to go on
    so many ways, but what
    they still call her, she said ya
    life is displayed
    in this poem and don’t
    forget,always use your headbone!!

  • http://wilkinsonweb.com Dan Wilkinson

    “Many Christians feel threatened by science, and believe it is not trustworthy and poses an affront to faith. Issues surrounding bioethics, evolution, environmental stewardship, and the probability of more sientific discovery through new technologies all cloud our objectivity about right and wrong, good and evil” from the foreword to Wisdom & Wonder

  • http://www.facebook.com/thatjeffcarter Jeff Carter

    ditto

  • http://wilkinsonweb.com Dan Wilkinson

    Hmm…so my current odds are 11 out of 41. Clearly not good enough yet!

  • http://wilkinsonweb.com Dan Wilkinson

    If no one else comments but me from here on out, I need at least 30 more comments to have a 50% chance of winning. And to get a 99% chance of winning, I need a total of about 10,000 comments. Looks like I have a busy day ahead of me.

  • http://wilkinsonweb.com Dan Wilkinson

    another try…

  • http://wilkinsonweb.com Dan Wilkinson

    and another

  • http://wilkinsonweb.com Dan Wilkinson

    and yet another!

  • http://wilkinsonweb.com Dan Wilkinson

    No one else is trying? 

  • http://wilkinsonweb.com Dan Wilkinson

    Then I guess I will!

  • http://wilkinsonweb.com Dan Wilkinson

    Another entry!

  • Ignorantianescia

    Gotta say, I appreciate that Dan Wilkinson is putting quite some effort into this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/thatjeffcarter Jeff Carter

    not to be outdone

  • http://www.facebook.com/thatjeffcarter Jeff Carter

    i will

  • http://www.facebook.com/thatjeffcarter Jeff Carter

    put in 

  • http://www.facebook.com/thatjeffcarter Jeff Carter

    several

  • http://www.facebook.com/thatjeffcarter Jeff Carter

    more

  • http://www.facebook.com/thatjeffcarter Jeff Carter

    inane

  • http://www.facebook.com/thatjeffcarter Jeff Carter

    one

  • http://www.facebook.com/thatjeffcarter Jeff Carter

    word

  • http://www.facebook.com/thatjeffcarter Jeff Carter

    comments

  • Jason Gardner

    Count me in!

  • Jason Gardner

    Once more!

  • Jason Gardner

    And again!

  • Jason Gardner

    The black knight always triumphs–have at you!

  • Jason Gardner

    Old woman! 
    Man!
    Man, sorry! What knight lives in that castle over there?
    I’m 37!
    Eh–what?
    I’m 37, I’m not old! 
    Well I just can’t call you “man”! 
    Well, you could say “Dennis”!
    I didn’t know you were called “Dennis”!
    Well, you didn’t bother to find out did you! 

  • Jason Gardner

    Well I did say “sorry” about the old woman, but from behind you looked like–
    I object that you automatically treat me like an inferior!
    Well I AM king! 
    Oh, King eh? Very nice! And how’d you get that, eh? By exploiting the workers!

  • http://wilkinsonweb.com Dan Wilkinson

    watch out, competition is heating up!

  • http://wilkinsonweb.com Dan Wilkinson

    If one examines neocapitalist narrative, one is faced with a choice: either reject postcultural desituationism or conclude that the collective is intrinsically responsible for the status quo, given that McGrath’s model of preconceptual discourse is valid. Thus, the main theme of McGrath’s critique of cultural subtextual theory is the stasis of constructivist sexuality. The subject is contextualised into a neocapitalist narrative that includes truth as a reality.

  • http://wilkinsonweb.com Dan Wilkinson

    There are many natural scientists, and especially physicists, who continue to reject the notion that the disciplines concerned with social and cultural criticism can have anything to contribute, except perhaps peripherally, to their research. Still less are they receptive to the idea that the very foundations of their worldview must be revised or rebuilt in the light of such criticism. Rather, they cling to the dogma imposed by the long post-Enlightenment hegemony over the Western intellectual outlook, which can be summarized briefly as follows: that there exists an external world, whose properties are independent of any individual human being and indeed of humanity as a whole; that these properties are encoded in “eternal” physical laws; and that human beings can obtain reliable, albeit imperfect and tentative, knowledge of these laws by hewing to the “objective” procedures and epistemological strictures prescribed by the (so-called) scientific method.

  • http://wilkinsonweb.com Dan Wilkinson

    Within limitless realms dwells incorruptibility. Sophia, who is called Pistis, wanted to create something, alone without her consort; and her product was a celestial thing. A veil exists between the world above and the realms that are below; and shadow came into being beneath the veil; and that shadow became matter; and that shadow was projected apart. And what she had created became a product in the matter, like an aborted fetus. And it assumed a plastic form molded out of shadow, and became an arrogant beast resembling a lion. It was androgynous, as I have already said, because it was from matter that it derived.

  • http://wilkinsonweb.com Dan Wilkinson

    Praised be the First Great Radiance and praised the Great First Light! Praised be the Wellspring and the great first Palm-Tree Praised be the mystic Tan(n)a which dwelleth in the great mystic First Wellspring. Praised be the great S’is’lam who sitteth on the bank of the Wellspring and Palm-tree; praised is the great ‘zlat Praised is the great Yawar who was formed from the loins of Radiance: praised is Simat-Hiia (Treasure-of-Life), Mother of all kings, because from them (both) all worlds proceeded – for she was appointed as the result of secret mysteries.

  • http://wilkinsonweb.com Dan Wilkinson

    God looks down and notices that Adam is all alone while all the animals have companions, so he decides to create a companion for man as well. He comes to see Adam and says to him, “Adam, you are my greatest creation and therefore, I am going to create for you the ultimate companion. She will worship the very ground you walk on, she will long for you and no other, she will be highly intelligent, she will wait on you hand and foot and obey your every command, she will be beautiful, and all it will cost you is an arm and a leg.” Thinking for a few moments, Adam replies, “What could I get for a rib?”

  • http://www.facebook.com/thatjeffcarter Jeff Carter

    I wear my sunglasses at night

  • http://www.facebook.com/thatjeffcarter Jeff Carter

    so i can

  • http://www.facebook.com/thatjeffcarter Jeff Carter

    so i can

  • http://www.facebook.com/thatjeffcarter Jeff Carter

    Watch you weave then breath your story lines.

  • http://www.facebook.com/thatjeffcarter Jeff Carter

    And I wear my sunglasses at night

  • http://www.facebook.com/thatjeffcarter Jeff Carter

    so i can

  • http://wilkinsonweb.com Dan Wilkinson

    John teaches in the night, John in the evenings of the nights,
    John teaches in the night and says:
    Oh freemen who are lying down,
    and oh freewomen who are not wakened,
    Oh freemen who sleep during the day of judgment,
    What will you do when the body is taken off the soul?
    In the day of judgment,
    What will you do?
    Oh muddle-headed, confused, corrupting world!
    Your strong men die
    and your book of falsity is restrained.

  • http://wilkinsonweb.com Dan Wilkinson

    Whence Adam the first man
    here became the head of the epoch/generation
    Whence is Eve his wife
    from whom the world was wakened to life.
    Whence is Seth (Shitil) son of Adam
    from whom are worlds and generations
    Whence are Ram and Rud, from the epoch of the sword
    Whence are Shurbai and Sharhab’il from the epoch of fire
    Whence is Shem the son of Noah and Nuraita his wife,
    from the epoch of the floods of water
    All of these fell and did not return.

  • http://wilkinsonweb.com Dan Wilkinson

    Guardians/watchmen were established in the earth
    Resembling the good day of the worlds and epochs
    The planets gaze upon fattened cows as they stand in the day of slaughter:
    The sons of the Earth (Tibil), fattened rams as they stand in the markets and are sold.
    Mercy (be) upon those who worship Life.
    May their sins and their trespasses be forgiven them.
    Life is victorious

  • http://wilkinsonweb.com Dan Wilkinson

    Set your group straight, rise up to the surface of the water, so that your strength may double. For my sake, beware the fishermen, the fishers who strike the Jordan. Šilmai and Nidbai curse them, so go back and stay a league behind me and their nets.

  • http://wilkinsonweb.com Dan Wilkinson

    Where were you, oh fisher, whose voice we do not hear in the marsh, and whose vessel does not resemble our vessels, and has not brought you among [our vessels before]? Your vessel is not sealed with pitch, and you do not resemble the fishermen of this world.

  • http://wilkinsonweb.com Dan Wilkinson

    For what possible reason do you fish but never catch? Your ship is not like our ship; it is a bright light like the sun in the night. Your vessel is perfect in the air, and sublime banners are unfurled on it. Our vessel goes by water, but your vessel moves within the waters

  • http://wilkinsonweb.com Dan Wilkinson

    We can no longer speak of the behaviour of the particle independently of the process of observation. As a final consequence, the natural laws formulated mathematically in quantum theory no longer deal with the elementary particles themselves but with our knowledge of them. Nor is it any longer possible to ask whether or not these particles exist in space and time objectively

  • doug

    i would like a chance to win this book from this fine blog.

  • http://wilkinsonweb.com Dan Wilkinson

    Rudolf Bultmann
    One day began
    To study the Gospel of John; and found, to his satisfaction,
    That pretty much every word was redaction.

  • http://www.facebook.com/thatjeffcarter Jeff Carter

    “We don’t serve your kind in here,” said the bartender.

  • http://www.facebook.com/thatjeffcarter Jeff Carter

    Two tachyons walked into a bar.

  • http://wilkinsonweb.com Dan Wilkinson

    these aren’t the droids you’re looking for

  • http://wilkinsonweb.com Dan Wilkinson

    still trying…it’s not over till it’s over!

  • Mark Karalis

    James,

    I enjoy reading your blog and hope that I can win a copy of “Wisdom and Wonder” by Abraham Kuyper. I especially like the cartoons that you post. Thank You

  • Chris Nyland

    Love to win the book!

  • http://wilkinsonweb.com Dan Wilkinson

    Ok…this is my last entry…unless I do more…

  • http://wilkinsonweb.com Dan Wilkinson

    no, wait, this one!

  • Bill Ferrell

    I want to win. Thanks

  • Bill Ferrell

    Please consider me.

  • http://wilkinsonweb.com Dan Wilkinson

    nothing better to do on a Friday night

  • http://wilkinsonweb.com Dan Wilkinson

    Get ‘em out by Friday!

    You don’t get paid till the last one’s well on his way.

    Get ‘em out by Friday!

    It’s important that we keep to schedule, there must be no delay

  • http://www.facebook.com/thatjeffcarter Jeff Carter

    beep! beep!

  • http://www.facebook.com/EarBucket David Coulter

    “Come, my spade. There is no ancient gentleman but gardeners, ditchers, and grave-makers: they hold up Adam’s profession.”

  • http://wilkinsonweb.com Dan Wilkinson

    ohhh…the competition is still going strong!
     

  • http://wilkinsonweb.com Dan Wilkinson

    time to start the last minute comment blitz

  • http://wilkinsonweb.com Dan Wilkinson

    “I will consider only comments received before the end of the day on
    March 30th in my own time zone, Eastern Standard Time in the United
    States.”
    I wonder when the end of the day is? Sunset? Midnight? Is it a literal 24-hour day? Or merely an undefined span of time? Regardless…I’m going till I drop!

  • http://wilkinsonweb.com Dan Wilkinson

     and, speaking of Eastern Standard Time, aren’t we in daylight savings time now? So it would be Easter Daylight Time: EDT instead of EST? I’m so confused.

  • http://wilkinsonweb.com Dan Wilkinson

    well, I fell short of my 10,000 comment goal…but I tried.

  • http://wilkinsonweb.com Dan Wilkinson

    if you turn this comment on its side it looks like a fish.

  • Anonymous

    I should have read this earlier

  • Anonymous

    I guess I still have a little bit of time left. Ten minutes to be exact

  • Anonymous

    Pat Robertson called and said that if you don’t give me the book God is gonna sick a tornado on your ass. Unless you pray real hard. :)

  • Anonymous

    Btw, I was not cussing. That was literally, as in God is going to send a tornado to destroy James’ donkey

  • Anonymous

    Only, however, if his donkey lives in areas where tornado’s commonly frequent.

  • Anonymous

    Does God love donkeys?

  • Anonymous

    What about Mules?

  • Anonymous

    Technically, mules cannot reproduce. As God meant for males and females to be together soley for the purpose of reproduction, what do we do with mules?

  • Anonymous

    They must go to limbo theology, where evangelicals put transgendered and hemephodites and other things that aren’t in the bible and they can’t figure out how to condemn them yet

  • Anonymous

    You know, the chance of me getting this is ridicioiusly low

  • Anonymous

    I have five min! I think! Unless that alcohol affected me and I am not thinking straight, in which case everyone is laughing at me

  • Anonymous

    Dr. Mcgrath has given into calvinism.

  • Anonymous

    he is randomly elected someone for the book

  • Anonymous

    Just like God randomly gave his elect white male straight rich republicans salvation

  • Anonymous

    I suppose it is too late to form a super pac to influence the outcome of this lotto

  • Anonymous

    If only i had a time flux capacitor…

  • Anonymous

    Make like a tree, and get the hell outa here!!

  • Anonymous

    I love back to the future

  • Anonymous

    Which is a satanic movie btw

  • Anonymous

    It portrays us living in the future, when we all know God is coming back before 2000

  • Anonymous

    no!

  • Anonymous

    almost

  • Anonymous

    ONe more!

  • Anonymous

    Just a little!

  • Anonymous

    please!

  • Anonymous

    Still going

  • Anonymous

    still

  • Anonymous

    almost…

  • http://www.patheos.com/community/exploringourmatrix/ James F. McGrath