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Visit (to Library) Prompts Letter (to Publisher): Sikh Edition

(Last updated on 16 June 2018) This is a letter I just wrote to an organization promoting Sikhism, the youngest of the so-called “world religions.” Encountering some Sikh beliefs in a recent editing project, I became curious, visited my local … Continue reading

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I just posted a comment on Craig Huey’s site.If this post is a review, it may also appear, less nicely formatted and typically abridged, on such other sites as Amazon and GoodReads. If this post has odd gaps in it, … Continue reading

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Worth Reading…with Healthy Skepticism: Carrin’s Spirit-Empowered Theology

(Last updated on 7 August 2017) Carrin, Charles, D.D. Spirit-Empowered Theology. Minneapolis: Chosen, 2007. 351 pages. $19.99 retail. ISBN 978-0-8007-9817-8. I am not part of the signs-and-wonders (Pentecostal, charismatic, and Third Wave) movement, nor has this book tempted me to … Continue reading

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My Sad Farewell to Reddit, with Thoughts on Faith and Experience

(Last updated on 22 December 2017) As it happens, my Reddit post was “removed [by a Reddit moderator] as it violate[d] Reddit‘s content policy with respect to personal and identifying information.” Since I am philosophically opposed to anonymous Internet posting … Continue reading

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(Last updated on 18 July 2016) Pious Eye (David M. Hodges) posted a comment to Reddit’s DebateReligion subreddit arguing that faith is not based on experience, evidence, or arguments, but that, rather, trust in the faculties that allow experience, evidence, … Continue reading

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The Carson Option: Viable for Evangelicals?

I just read an interesting document, the World Alliance of Reformed Churches and General Conference of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church’s 2001 “Report of the International Theological Dialogue between the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the World Alliance of Reformed Churches” (hereafter, … Continue reading

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Starting [Near] the Finish Line: [Almost] the Gospel of Grace

Wallace, John B. Starting at the Finish Line: The Gospel of Grace for Mormons. Pomona House Publishing, LLC: 2014. 202+X pages. ISBN 978-0-9914622-0-9.IntroductionThis book has many positive qualities. The author’s sincere faith and desire to see Mormons saved cannot be … Continue reading

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Kosher Pig: Tasty in Places, but Undercooked

(Last updated on 5 July 2014) Shapira, Itzhak. The Return of the Kosher Pig: The Divine Messiah In Jewish Thought. Clarksville, MD: Lederer Books, 2013. xii+318 Pages. ISBN 978-1-936716-45-6.The author of The Return of the Kosher Pig (hereafter, Kosher Pig), … Continue reading

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Dalai Lamas in Hell? Continuing A Conversation

(Last updated on 5 July 2014) About the Image: “The Wager” by David M. Hodges, created late 1990s, updated 2013. The version of this image I recovered recently from some old Zip disks dated to 11 September 1998. The late … Continue reading

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Visit Prompts Letter: Can I Get A (Jehovah’s) Witness?

I’m not sure how this happened with all the barbed wire, “No Trespassing” signs, and roaming attack dogs on the property, but Monday of this week a local Jehovah’s Witness made it to my front door. (Actually, there were two, … Continue reading

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Hoping the Best for C. S. Lewis: Reflections on Robbins

(Last updated on 5 July 2014) Image: Foggy Foothpath © Copyright Dave Smethurst and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons License. One seminary I attended, Bethel Seminary San Diego, hosted lectures this week by a C. S. Lewis scholar. … Continue reading

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Biblical Authority in Mormonism? Yahoo! Groups Discussion

(Last updated on 16 June 2014) My Mormon interlocutor, Linda, was not persuaded by my remarks. See her response on the discussion group’s page. My response to her response may be found on Yahoo! Groups and, in improved form, below. … Continue reading

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Intermittent Yahoo! Groups Dialog with Mormons Continues

(Last updated on 5 July 2014) I’ve made a new post to the evangelicals-Mormons discussion group. Find the original, complete with any typos I’ve corrected below (but without added links), here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/evangelicals_and_lds/message/3815. Sorry for the long delay in responding. Though … Continue reading

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