Tag Archives: Jonathan Haidt

Why Didn’t God Give Israel Tampons and Toilets?

And God Thundered from Sinai “Wash thine hands!”  While Senator Lindsey Graham is afraid ISIS will kill us all at home, I think many Americans are more concerned about the infectious threats of Ebola and Enterovirus D68. In a conversation with … Continue reading

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How Jesus Invites us to be Religious and not Merely Spiritual

Spiritual but Not Religious “Spiritual but not religious” has become the go-to posture for many Californians today. It’s a very appealing idea, one embraced by celebrities of many stripes. Popular musicians like Bono work through spiritual and even Christian images … Continue reading

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Do We Build Wonders for Rain or Wonders for Glory?

Wonder Building If we were to build the Great Pyramid of Giza today one study suggests it would cost roughly 5 billion dollars. They believe it took nearly 20 years to build and required 4,000 workers to complete it. Estimates … Continue reading

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What Helped Me Better Understand My Atheist Friends and our Debates about the Meaning of Life

I made a realization yesterday that helped me better understand my atheist friends. When we get debating atheist I kept arguing that they had a meaning deficiency. How can you have meaning in life if you don’t have a dominant … Continue reading

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How Yhwh Talks to the Elephant in Leviticus

Be Holy The thesis statement of the book of Leviticus is found in chapter 19: “Be holy, because I the LORD your God am holy.” If you were to drop this command onto a common Californian living in 2014  questions would … Continue reading

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What A Man Peeing on My Neighbor’s House Taught Me about America’s Ability to Learn God’s Holiness

Anger, Disgust, Outrage So I’m driving out of the church parking lot in a rush to play taxi for my children and I see a guy standing with his back to me in that little space between the fence, the … Continue reading

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From Sinai to Pentecost: Do you require to be compelled or would you like to be wooed?

Insufficient Evidence It is not uncommon to hear skeptics claim that believing is God is not justified. God isn’t an old man in the sky that we can point to. You cannot find on some mountain in the Middle East … Continue reading

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