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Review: Morality after Calvin

Summers, Kirk.  Morality After Calvin.  New York: Oxford, 2017. Kirk Summers documents and illustrates the problems facing the Genevan church after Calvin’s death, as illustrated in Theodore Beza’s Cato. While Beza will defend natural law, he has no interest in constructing a … Continue reading

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Good Advice =/= universal law (on the debt free virgin thing)

I feel like I have to add my .02 to the “Men Want to Marry Debt-Free Virgins without tattoos” article.   On the most basic surface level, that’s fairly good wisdom.  But here is the problem with the prairie muffin/RC Sproul … Continue reading

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Edmund Spenser Reviews, Faerie Queene

Edmund Spenser structured his allegory around the Aristotelian virtues. Fierce Wars and Faithful Loves This is a modernized version of Book 1 of the Faerie Queene. Roy Maynard ought to be commended for aiding us in reading Spenser. Personally, I … Continue reading

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Review: Vanderwaal, Job-Song of Songs

I’m normally skeptical of Bible surveys and introductions. You can find the book online. They usually never get beyond surface level and are written with the grace of a dictionary. Fortunately, Cornelis Vanderwaal’s material isn’t that. He gets to the point but … Continue reading

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Sex, Puritans, and Ontology

Modified from an older post. One of the sad ironies of history is that the Puritans are painted as kill-joys, when in fact, among other things, they rejoiced in the idea of sexual pleasure in marriage.  I suppose other Christian … Continue reading

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Turretin on celibacy and Rev 14

No one could learn that song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth. 4 It is these who have not defiled themselves with women, for they are virgins FT offers the standard arguments against priestly celibacy, but he … Continue reading

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Thomas Watson on the 7th Commandment

Watson’s treatment of it, like anything else he writes about, is stirring, convicting, and breath-taking.  I plan to outline the chapter (Watson, The Ten Commandments.  Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth Trust, reprint 1986, pp. 152-163). The thing implied is that … Continue reading

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Eros and Civilization (Marcuse)

Marcuse reworks Freud’s categories from the individual to society. To paraphrase Henry van Til, Marcuse is Freud externalized. There is a dialectic between the Eros principle and the Thanatos principle. In order for civilization to thrive, it has to suppress … Continue reading

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Human trafficking in Israel a $ 1 billion industry

Originally posted on Cjaye57's Weblog:
Israel the so-called “oasis of democracy and human rights” been cited by the United Nations and the US State Department was one of the worst offenders in this slave trade, a $ 1,000,000,000 dollar…

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Situation Ethics (review)

You can summarize Fletcher’s ethic as “Claim love, and then you can use it to fornicate and stuff.” Even though this book is bad, it isn’t completely bad. The beginning of the book is fairly well-written. I will do my … Continue reading

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