Greater Than Knowledge: The Peace Of A Conquering King

At times I feel that we have “Sunday schooled” Christianity – sunshine and rainbows where everything is good and Jesus magically solves all of our problems. While Jesus has come to bring us abundant new life, this reality is incomplete. In this world, the end isn’t always happy. In this world, terrible things still happen. …

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The Danger of Knowledge: Speculating On Why God Hasn’t Revealed More To Us

Have you seen Will Ferrell’s movie Stranger Than Fiction? I wouldn’t be surprised if you haven’t. Far different from the standard Will Ferrell movie like Anchorman, Talledega Nights, or Step Brothers, this movie is at least semi-serious. In it, Will Ferrell plays an IRS worker who begins to hear a strange voice narrate his life, …

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Giannis Antetokounmpo And The Fragility of Outcomes

At the age of 25, Giannis Antetokounmpo had won the NBA’s defensive player of the year award and the NBA’s most valuable player award twice. In both of his MVP seasons, Giannis and his team, the Milwaukee Bucks, were dominant during the regular season, but for both years they had disappointing losses early in the …

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This is Andrew’s dad writing.  Andrew is taking a brief vacation from blogging, but he will be back. The genetic mechanisms that govern species adapting to new conditions is a powerful concept.  In addition to its influence as an explanation for how human beings came to be, it has inspired programmers looking for imaginative ways …

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