Technology Is not the Problem – Nature Is not the Solution

I recently started listening to the Amon Sûl podcast, an Orthodox thematic exploration of Middle Earth. That has led to poking around other Lord of the Rings related things. I have been disturbed (but not surprised) by the discussion around Tom Bombadil (an ancient nature sprite, as old as Middle Earth itself) who appears in …

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Good Writing

Stephen Hunter is a great writer. Before writing novels he honed his skills at the Washington Post. He has great turns of phrase, good character development, and nothing (well, at least not very much) is over the top. That's all well and good, but what pushes him into the realm of greatness is his subtlety; …

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Objective Truth, the Living Word, and Divine Wisdom

The blog has been silent for a while because I've been busy working on a much larger project related to 1 & 2 Corinthians. One of the preliminary "aha" items is Paul's description of divine power (which Paul says looks like human weakness) and divine wisdom (which is foolishness). What has struck me most powerfully …

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Michael Sauter Article

I almost didn't read the article because I'm not interested in yet another analysis of Jordan Peterson. But, hey, it's Front Porch Republic, so I gave it a shot. Turns out that this isn't so much about either Peterson or Sam Harris, but rather about the dangers of utility and the need for solicitude. https://www.frontporchrepublic.com/2018/08/jordan-peterson-sam-harris-and-the-problem-of-bigness/

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