Perfectionism: Genetic?

From WSJ: Where does such perfectionism come from? Experts have long blamed parents who overemphasized achievement or made their love conditional on meeting certain goals. But recent research suggests that the genes that parents pass along may play an ever bigger role. Researchers at the Michigan State University Twin Registry have been examining aspects of [Read More...]

Best Humorous Argument for God

From Jeff Cook: We know God exists because of great beer. Don’t discount the Ontological argument just because you think you can imagine the perfect island. The ontological argument has real bite when you marry it with fine ales. Open your mind for a moment, and you may reply as Bertrand Russell once did, “Great [Read More...]

From the Shepherd’s Nook: John Frye and Parable of the Bible

This post is by John Frye. Many pastors like myself were given “tools” in seminary to help us in the craft of being a pastor. Tools of the trade are good things and, yet, can be used in a bad way. What I discovered about half way through my life as a pastor was that [Read More...]

Justice or Wisdom? (RJS)

John Walton and Tremper Longman III have slightly different takes on the book of Job as outlined in the introductions to their  new commentaries (Job (The NIV Application Commentary)) and Job (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms)). Both the areas of agreement and the areas of disagreement are informative. This is not [Read More...]


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