Archives for Aug 5, 2011 @ 13:25

Some Comfort for Some 2

And did you see the second part? Famous Author Rejections: Hitting A Dry Spell Feel glum over oodles of rejection letters? Get this: John Grisham’s first novel was rejected 25 times. Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul) received 134 rejections. Beatrix Potter had so much trouble publishing The Tale of Peter Rabbit, she initially [Read More…]

Belief-Dependent Realism

I don’t agree much with Michael Shermer but he has some categories for why folks seemingly can’t see what we think are errors, or why folks seemingly can’t change their mind on something we think profoundly wrong. What do you think of his categories? Where do you see these categories at work? We form our [Read More…]

The Problem of Biblicism 5

Christian Smith, in his must-read and challenging book, Bible Made Impossible, The: Why Biblicism Is Not a Truly Evangelical Reading of Scripture, contends that what many of us (evangelicals) affirm is impossible to hold with intellectual integrity. He calls this belief “biblicism,” and if you want to read what it is read this post. The [Read More…]

James Robison, Wayne Grudem

Kris dug this one out of her iPad’s aggregator and it comes from James Robison’s site, and I don’t know where to begin… Wayne Grudem, a former colleague of mine, is well-known for blending Americanism and Christianity, and this chart below is a summary of his basic set of theories of what the enemy wants [Read More…]