Getting Sucker Punched by Satan [Pope Francis Bookclub]

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In 2014, I’m reading and blogging through Pope Francis/Cardinal Bergoglio’s Open Mind, Faithful Heart: Reflections on Following Jesus.  Every Monday, I’ll be writing about the next meditation in the book, so you’re welcome to peruse them all and/or read along.In this week's chapter from Open Mind, Faithful Heart, Pope Francis is discussing the danger of punching down (in slightly more highfalutin language). For those experiencing tribulation, the great temptation is fatigue.  The constan … [Read more...]

A Bible for Reading, Not Studying

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I don't own any copy of the Bible that's particularly enjoyable to read.  I have a massive study edition from my days in Directed Studies, that's much too heavy to carry anywhere casually.  I could use any number of online Bible websites, but it's hard for me to give the text the kind of focus I'd like when I'm in a context I don't use for long, focused reading.  The place where I'm most likely to encounter scripture in a format I enjoy reading is in the selections incorporated into the Divine Of … [Read more...]

“Piddle Twiddle and Resolve!”

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Bracing for an Intelligence Explosion [Guest Post]

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While I’m on vacation in Ireland, I’ve invited Unequally Yoked readers to assemble a wunderkammer of guest posts on books, practices, ideas, etc that particularly delight them.  Claire began this series with her post on prayers following communion, K.Chen followed on the virtues of YouTube covers, Ben Conroy talked about how stories enchant us, and today's post is from James D. Miller, an associate professor of economics at Smith College and the author of Singularity Rising.Mankind is going t … [Read more...]

“Careful the Tale You Tell, That is the Spell” [Guest Post]

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While I’m on vacation in Ireland, I’ve invited Unequally Yoked readers to assemble a wunderkammer of guest posts on books, practices, ideas, etc that particularly delight them.  Claire began this series with her post on prayers following communion, K.Chen followed on the virtues of YouTube covers, and the next entry is from Ben Conroy, a columnist at The Irish Catholic and an aspiring fantasy author.Anyone observing the human race for any length of time would very quickly conclude that mo … [Read more...]

Play it Again, YouTube! [Guest Post]

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While I'm on vacation in Ireland, I've invited Unequally Yoked readers to assemble a wunderkammer of guest posts on books, practices, ideas, etc that particularly delight them.  Claire began this series with her post on prayers following communion, and the next entry is from K. Chen, who usually blogs at See Infra.   I’d like to open by thanking Leah for this opportunity to embarrass myself in front of a large audience made of strangers and the occasional debate opponent. Leah asked for posts o … [Read more...]

Staging Better Fights (in Ireland!)

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This Wednesday, I'll be giving a talk under the aegis of The Irish Catholic on techniques for having better fights about religion.  (Appropriately enough, the venue is in the 'Donnybrook' neighborhood of Dublin).Here's the event link and the full details (Wednesday, July 2 at 7pm in St Mary’s, Bloomfield Ave, Donnybrook, Dublin 4. To book a place contact Geraldine on 01-6874095 or email  geraldine@irishcatholic.ie).If you'd like me to speak in your neck of the woods, you can always cont … [Read more...]


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