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Is “Allah” God?

By Dr. J. Scott Bridger, Associate Professor of Global Studies & World Religions A slightly different version of this blog post originally appeared on the site of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary here. One of the questions I frequently encounter … Continue reading

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Doubting Doubt

by Kirk Spencer Philosophy in a Hot Room It is said that modern philosophy was born in an oven. Supposedly the philosopher René Descartes spent a cold morning in a hot room (stove-heated) attempting to doubt everything. It all sounds … Continue reading

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Race Pace / Grace Pace

by Joe Wooddell I used to run a lot more than I do now, but I still love to run. Different runners have different habits. Some enjoy listening to music while others prefer silence; some relish trail running, while others … Continue reading

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Biomedical Research and Bioethics

Over at the Southern Baptist Texan, Barry Creamer responds to a recent Boston Globe article, discussing the tug of war between biomedical research and bioethics. Here’s a snippet:

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Marriage Equality: Too Obvious to Be So Obvious

by Barry Creamer If this issue is so obvious, why were the justices split 5-4, and why are so many people “so obviously wrong” to everyone who disagrees with them? The answer is simple. The disagreement is rooted in competing … Continue reading

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Lowering the Flag and Lifting Up the Savior

by Kirk Spencer It’s been an interesting week. The confederate flag[1] was removed across the country and the N-Word was spoken by the president of the country. It reminds us that symbols and words are like living things. They change. … Continue reading

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“King” LeBron James Playing the Victim

by Joe Wooddell After Game 3 of the NBA finals (Cleveland over Golden State 96-91), it finally dawned on me why I so dislike some of what LeBron James does. What’s not to like? 40 points in the game, 41% … Continue reading

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