Is Addiction a Brain Disease?

Mark Lewis says No. What say you? Addiction to substances (e.g., booze, drugs, cigarettes) and behaviors (e.g., eating, sex, gambling) is an enormous problem, seriously affecting something like 40% of individuals in the Western world. Attempts to define addiction in concrete scientific terms have been highly controversial and are becoming increasingly politicized. What IS addiction? [Read More...]

Hacked or to be Hacked

Nicole Perlroth: Chances are, most people will get hacked at some point in their lifetime. The best they can do is delay the inevitable by avoiding suspicious links, even from friends, and manage their passwords. Unfortunately, good password hygiene is like flossing — you know it’s important, but it takes effort. How do you possibly [Read More...]

Job is Innocent – And He Proves Faithful (RJS)

The prose prologue to the book of Job, found in chapters 1 and 2, introduces a number of issues that challenge standard Christian presuppositions.  The commentaries by John Walton (Job (The NIV Application Commentary)) and Tremper Longman III (Job (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms)), both their agreements and their differences, help [Read More...]

Old Testament, Militarism, and Idolatry

This post is by Preston Sprinkle. While it’s true that the Old Testament sanctions violence and warfare in some cases, it condemns militarism. Again, militarism is: [T]he belief or desire of a government or people that a country should maintain a strong military capability and be prepared to use it aggressively to defend or promote national [Read More...]


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