Category Archives: Apologetics

Past History, Future Presence: Recovering from the Insanity of Divorce

“Is there anyone with whom a past history of personal presence and kindness secures a future personal presence?” Continue reading

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Judging, Loneliness, & the Recovery of Community – Pt. 2

“both of these judgments invite us to acknowledge that we need a solution to the loss of community that utterly transcends what we can do on our own” Continue reading

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Judging, Loneliness, & the Recovery of Community

“To belong is a vital need based on the spiritual nature of the human being. Contempt spits on this pathetically deep need. And, like anger, contempt does not have to be acted out in special ways to be evil.” -Dallas Willard Continue reading

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Group-Think, The Precarious Power of Protest, and Owning Your Own Skepticism – Pt. 2

“Listening with patient integrity to both sides of an argument can cause acute mental pain. For it involves the interiorizing of the debate until one not only grasps but feels the strength of both positions.” – John Stott Continue reading

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Group-Think, The Precarious Power of Protest, and Owning Your Own Skepticism – Pt. 1

“…the leader who is called out isn’t the only one who’s tempted with misusing power. Because public, passionate, and unexpected criticism is itself an exercise of power, the one who’s publicly exposing another can misuse their power as well. ” Continue reading

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Forgiveness, Re-Entrusting, and Rest

I wanted to be entrusted with the opportunity to succeed in the very sphere that I had once failed. Continue reading

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Mormons / LDS and Knowing God

If God’s summons to worship him alone is grounded in the fact that I ultimately owe my own existence to him alone, then why doesn’t the LORD himself also have this duty towards the “One” who gave himself his own being? Continue reading

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