“This has ironically convinced me that the radical materials’ description of their own brains as malfunctioning meat robots is correct, at least as far as it applies to them.”

I am, however, a little leery of his description of atheists as spiritually autistic.  It seems to bear negatively on autism.

Accommodating Miracles

This study-guide style worksheet for children’s Bible study strikes me as vaguely horrifying, a short cut to making it a drudgery. Imagine helping your child learn to love the Chronicles of Narnia by requiring them to fill out study questions.  Hearty analysis of a worthwhile text rises naturally from the familiarity that comes from reading it repeatedly, because you want to.  I don’t see how jump-starting that with homework is going to improve the process.

More of a silver man, myself

Ligan Duncan on worshiping God for yourself.

There was a time when I was subject to the idea that one’s spirituality was best expressed by one’s ability to say outrageous things, sort of a theological pyrotechnics, much like Victoria Osteen in the clip that’s been going round the internet. She’s not far from the truth, much like vinegar isn’t far from wine.

One of the things I appreciate about the reformed tradition is the emphasis on clarity, without losing good Christian piety. A word fitly spoken truly is like apples of gold in settings of silver.