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  • Spider's Web
    Arachnophobia and the human soul
    Though it often escapes popular awareness, there is a debate within academic circles that is becoming increasingly heated. The debate is over whether or not humans have free will. This debate arises from a larger philosophical issue – that...
  • Bible
    Mondays with Matthew: Jesus is tempted in the desert
    The fourth chapter of Matthew's Gospelbegins with the words, "Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil." The first question that comes to mind is, "Why?" Why was Jesus, the Messiah,...
  • Grandmother and granddaughter enjoy some quality time together.
    DIY Last will causes trouble for an elderly lady and a windfall for her nieces
    We live in a do-it-yourself world--always on the go, never enough time. But while some things are perfectly suited for the DIY approach, others simply aren't.Take the story of Ann Aldrich, an aunt to two nieces (their father, one of Ann's...
  • The rise of innovation
    Finding your Monetized pathway in Technology
    There’s really no beginning or ending point. A foundational premise: the conceptual idea underlies fun and desirability. This does not underlie interests in retail positioning, though plausible. Nor a reflection forcing gravitation to...
  • Jesus is coming back for His Bride!
    We are the Bride of Christ
    Applying our walk with Jesus: part 1 in a continuing seriesJesus wants a bride (His Church) to share an intimate relationship with Him (Isa 62:5, Rev 19:7-9, Rev 21:2). While it is not revealed in any great detail as to why Jesus wants or needs a...
  • Paulus by Motti Lerner
    In Praise of Silk Road Rising's Production of Paulus by Playwright Motti Lerner
    I espied him from the corner of the room where I stood revising some preliminary notes for this article. He was just several steps away and about to walk right past me ten minutes before show time. I could have buttonholed playwright Motti Lerner...
  • Sheep in the fold
    The link of truth with both liberty and the slaver's lash
    It is said that Liberty cannot be granted by men, but is an inalienable right given by God. Is truth also an inalienable right, inspired by God? It is also said that any question asked will be answered in like kind, a universal law, and that is...
  • Free will
    The 'free will' wars - what all the fuss is about.
    If you are not aware of the huge pitched battles taking place among academics of all colors on the question of free will, you might already understand, intuitively, where the battle lines are drawn..Let us open with the standard theist position:...
  • flood waters
    What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger
    Have you ever wondered just how you would get through a situation? Is it possible to ever know when you start a new project (job, or relationship) how it will turn out? I have been trying new things and not all of them have worked out as I had...
  • Sam Harris' Caltech talk on free will
    Sam Harris' Caltech talk on free will
    “What could be more dehumanizing than the view that most of the people most of the time by virtue of the fact that they were born in the wrong place to the wrong parents, given the wrong theology, exposed to the wrong intellectual influences...
  • Free Will
    Review: 'Free Will' by Sam Harris
    Following the success with the short e-book “Lying,” (Review) Sam Harris published his second short e-book titled, “Free Will.” The 96 page e-book lays out Harris’s case against the concept of free will using...
  • Sam Harris and Jerry Coyne on free will, part 6 of 9
    Sam Harris and Jerry Coyne on free will, part 6 of 9
    We continue considering that Sam Harris and Jerry Coyne deny free will.Note Sam Harris’ birdbrained statement (literally):Of course, many scientists…For instance, the biologist Martin Heisenberg has observed that some fundamental...
  • Sam Harris and Jerry Coyne on free will, part 9 of 9
    Sam Harris and Jerry Coyne on free will, part 9 of 9
    We conclude considering that Sam Harris and Jerry Coyne deny free will.Having considered their views: do you get is now? Jerry Coyne is now promulgating the concept that there is no self-reformation but only environmental reformation brought about...
  • Sam Harris and Jerry Coyne on free will, part 8 of 9
    Sam Harris and Jerry Coyne on free will, part 8 of 9
    We continue considering that Sam Harris and Jerry Coyne deny free will.But now to a deeper issue which is to actually wonder whether there is something deeper going on here? As previously noted, it is rather odd that on, Jerry Coyne’s view,...
  • Happiness in love
    Happiness in love
    To someone who was used to outward busy-ness, simplicity may seem a bore and stark. But if you find yourself falling from the ladder of success and forced to live in humble circumstances, welcome the new adventure.Happiness blossoms freely in...