Saturday, October 30, 2010

Nasty-est Election Commercial Yet ;)

This was too good to pass up. HT: Justinius Van Taylorsma

Monday, October 25, 2010

Obama Opera (HT B. Jacobson)

So good. Again, where are my auto-tuning peeps when they're needed:

Rapping the Heidelberg Catechism?

I'm not making this up.

Thanks to LOS for the heads up.

Manata on Clark-fessionalism on Frame on Personality (more Go(o)d food for thought)

Precious few of us are interested in the following interchange, but its close to my heart, so I post away. The question: Is John Frame's view of the trinity a) orthodox, and b) confessional? Paul Manata has some helpful musings on the matter.

Friday, October 22, 2010

So dumb, so dumb, so dumb (RP we be ig'nant)

A good reminder:

Hays on Welty? on Frame

Here's a helpful update on the issue (Triperspectivalism) from a *friend* of Steve Hays at South Eastern Seminary. I'm posting the quote in its entirety below. Follow the link to check out Steve's blog:

A friend of mine, who used to be one of Frame's TAs, and is currently teaching at SEBTS, shared this with me:

In any case of knowledge there is going to be:

-- belief. But this is an existential matter, and subject to various
subjective, psychological realities.

-- truth. But this is a situational matter, involving a correspondence
to reality as it really is.

-- justification, or rationality, or warrant, or reliability, or [fill
in the blank] positive epistemic status of some sort. But this is a
matter of epistemic norms.

So just in terms of an everyday, garden-variety instance of knowledge, there will always be a threefold perspective on what is required for that bit of knowledge to be knowledge.

I always saw Frame's TP not as revolutionary, but as a helpful, pedagogical reminder of the various conditions for knowledge, a reminder that encourages us to be balanced when we comment upon what it takes to have knowledge. What Frame says in TP is at the heart of any basic epistemology of the analysis of knowledge. If you leave one of the perspectives out, you simply don't have knowledge. This is uncontroversial to me. Knowledge isn't 'all about truth' or 'all about belief' or 'all about norm'. It's about all three, at the same time, and it can't be anything less than that.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Manata on Clark on Frame

For those of us interested in Dr. Frame's work, denying that it is 'subjectivist,' or a revision of Van Til's analogy, or contrary to reformed piety and practice, this good word on bad reasoning by Paul Manata will be of interest:

While I'm at it, let me commend Paul's blog to you. For those philosophical theology types it is a real gem. Make sure your subscribe to 'analogical thoughts' as well.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tim Keller Drinks Diet Coke


Monday, October 11, 2010

Fun Theory (Piano Stairs)

Ron Paul: The FED Intruder (Hide ya kids, Hide ya wife)

Just try to imagine him with a red bandana and black wife-beater.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Adoption (A cool video from a recent conference)

I have a good number of buddies who have adopted, both locally and internationally. This last Sunday was 'adoption' Sunday at our church. Trent Hunter preached out of James 1, reminding all of us that pure and undefiled religion is purity of heart and care for widows and orphans.

An OB friend of mine adopted a terminal baby he met during a teen-pregnancy delivery. Baby Matt died under a year later. He never slept through a night, yet by all accounts he was a joy and blessing to the family. It was a picture of God's love.

Another friend, Bryan Lopez, works at Sandia. He's a business man with a radical heart for redemption. Recently their family of 5 became 8 with the addition of triplets, the smallest of whom has enduring medical needs. He's tired, but the smile on his face is so big you would hardly notice. It is a picture of God's rescue.

This video goes well with the amazing things I've been blessed to see all around me. The church isn't perfect, the people who attend are in process, but the community believes in values that would cause families like these to sacrifice for the amazing joy set before them. That is a picture of redemption. It is a picture of Jesus.

Hat Tip: Vitamin Z

Isaiah's Story from 31Films on Vimeo.