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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Chandler on "Youth" in Ecclesiastes

Good stuff:


Youth - Matt Chandler - TGC 2011 from The Gospel Coalition on Vimeo.

Rap balle: Keynes vs. Hayek Round 2

So good. Thanks for posting this Steve...here's the video link on the blog

Tim Keller on the Exodus from the recent Gospel Co. conference

Yep, this is a long video. And yes, its worth your time. Take a lunch hour and feed the soul:


Getting Out - Tim Keller - TGC 2011 from The Gospel Coalition on Vimeo.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Ron Paul may run in 2012

Info and ideology here:

Monday, April 25, 2011

Moral Poverty? Can the 'is' around us provide workable 'oughts?'

Consistency, that is, the logical consistency of the outworking of a system, is telling.

Food for thought:

http://subversivethinking.blogspot.com/search/label/the%20moral%20poverty%20of%20atheism%20and%20naturalism

The unconstrained vision is an elitist vision

Interesting.

Subsidize it

HT: Trentimus Prime

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Sunday is coming

Join us at DSC tomorrow, 730, 9, and 1045. Caite is singing a sweet song, and the message will be one of hope and new life. HT: JT.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

For all my longboarding peeps

HT: 22 Words

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

National Debt

HT: Doug Wilson

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Bill Craig's debate with Laurence Krauss on evidence for the existence of God

This is worth a watch. Here's part 1 (with the other parts attached):

Nascar is beyond ridiculous

HT: veinte dos palabras

Straight Bruce Lee mijo:

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Justification vs. Explanatory force: religious a-theism

Burgess has some interesting thoughts on the subject:

http://keithburgess-jackson.typepad.com/blog/2011/04/religion.html

I've been considering this issue in a variety of contexts lately:

1. Reading Nietzsche, he offers an incredibly persuasive explanatory counter example to the state religion, platonic Christianity, of his day. Indeed, his critique has often led me to say, "it's either the worldview of Jesus' or Zarathustra...there can be no middle ground." I'm not sure that's right, but in a world without God, his thesis, explanation by psychological genealogy, is highly intuitive and seems logically conclusive. If man is alone, power dynamics seem to explain what we call good and bad.

2. Mike Butler's statement, "all men have a worldview, thus all are religious."

3. Which build's off of Godel's famous discovery that logical/mathematical systems are incomplete without axiomatic indemonstrable assumptions. That is, every system has presuppositions which it takes on faith to hold it together.

4. So, one question is: which conceptual scheme offers the most plausible explanation? Another question is, which explanation can justify, or account for the ground of, the idea of truth, plausibility, and explanation in the first place.

5. Regardless, we should admit our finitude, and that those who hold beliefs, theists and non-theists, are not only responsible to explain but also to provide warrant. This quest leads to questions of normatively and authority, which leads to the question of who's first principal (what kind of first principal) can hold all things together. This is, ultimately, what we are putting our faith in.




HT: Steve Hays

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Einstein vs. Hawking: Epic Rap Battles of History (for the Doc)

HT: Tastefully Offensive

Best line from the auto-tuned S. Hawking..."there are 10 million million, etc...particles in the universe, yo mama took the ugly ones and put em into one nerd!"