Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Garden of Eden

 Genesis 2:  8 Now the LORD God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed. 9 The LORD God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that … Continue reading

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Heteronomy

Heteronomy is defined this way: “it refers to action that is influenced by a force outside the individual.” (The definition presupposes an atomistic self, i.e., a notion of the self as separate from “external forces.” Let’s suppose for a minute … Continue reading

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Cheating: A Metaphor for Spiritual Infidelity

I had a dream that I was cheated on last night. It was terrible. (Dreams, I think, are particularly interesting occurrences. They seem to allow me to experience something as I would if that thing actually happened, even though I’m … Continue reading

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Why Should Christians Care about Mary?

The Mary of this post is not Mary, the mother of Jesus, but Mary, Frank Jackson’s neurologically omniscient scientist. For some time now, I’ve wondered if there’s a connection somewhere between this inquiry in philosophy of mind and explorations of … Continue reading

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Can We Get a Napkin – 2 Responses to a Spontaneous Encounter with the Divine

The spontaneous food court musical put on by Improv Everywhere is, in my opinion, a Youtube classic. The final note of the musical is preceding by a camera shot of a little girl watching the spectacle. Her expression in is … Continue reading

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A Maze of Disconnectedness

I sat in something of a lawn chair on the roof of my house. I looked out across my suburban neighborhood and I saw an odd sight: the fences and walls that my neighbors had erected looked strangely like a … Continue reading

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The Dream Variety of Mystical Experience

Last night, I had a dream that I went to Hertfordshire University. I wonder how I would interpret this if I was an individual living in the ancient world. Perhaps I would interpret as some divine sign of where I … Continue reading

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