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January 23, 2019

Making the Rough Places Plain

Philosophy, notoriously, can be abstract and obscure. Yet philosophy is also a noble effort to grapple with some of the most difficult and pressing questions humans can face. What is the good? What is real? How can we know and be certain?

In A History of Western Philosophy C. Stephen Evans provides a model of conciseness and clarity in telling the story of Western philosophy from the days before Socrates to the present. As much as is possible Evans uses plain language to briefly tell the story of each key figure and of their ideas. Obviously, some passages can be hard but that is due to the difficulty of the material not the style of the author.

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Posted by Andy Le Peau at 10:11 AM | Comments

January 8, 2019

Bible Myth #17: Who Rejoices in Heaven?

Who rejoices over one sinner who repents? We all know the answer. Or do we?

When the Pharisees complained about Jesus hanging out with irreputable tax collectors and sinners, he told them three stories. First, the shepherd who leaves the ninety-nine sheep to find the one that's lost. Then the woman with ten coins who searches for one. Finally, the father and his two sons.

At the end of the second story, after the woman finds her coin, she asks all her neighbors to celebrate with her. Jesus concludes, "In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents" (Luke 15:10).

So who is rejoicing?

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Posted by Andy Le Peau at 10:16 AM | Comments

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