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Ground Rules: Part 3

Just in case read part 1 and part 2. Merritt just finished with his litany of alleged contradictions. Of the various methods I’ve seen to “explain” these: Now we get into the heart of the matter that Christians seeking to answer the skeptic need to pay close attention to. 1. “That is to be taken […]

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Ground Rules: Part 2

#0: Ground Rules: Part 2 Just in case read part 1. The next few sentences of Merritt’s introduction are an avalanche of misleading statements that I presume were the chief reasons he decided to reject the Bible. For instance, Genesis 1 and 2 disagree about the order in which things are created, and how satisfied […]

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Ground Rules: Part 1

A lot of the list that I’ve been working from regarding the presumed contradictions, was compiled by someone named J Merritt and its posted on the Stephen J Gould website. Stephen J Gould was an evolutionary biologist who, sadly, died of cancer in 2002.  Gould developed the theory of Punctuated Equilibrium; a theory in evolutionary […]

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The Liturgy as Literature

I’ve been studying storytelling. Not just the typical three-act structure, but also the plot points, pinch points, climactic moment, the dark night of the soul and temporary triumph. Good stories hit all the major points. It keeps you engaged and leaves you with a sense of fulfillment, or challenge. Recently, sitting in church, I thought […]