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Book Review: Great Philosophers Who Failed At Love

Great Philosophers Who Failed At Love, by Andrew Shaffer Perhaps the most embarrassing and Nathanish thing about this book is that it is one that I could see (in a worst-case scenario) being expanded to include my own disastrous love … Continue reading

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Book Review: What We Believe But Cannot Prove

What We Believe But Cannot Prove:  Today’s Leading Thinkers On Science In The Age Of Certainty, edited by John Brockman Quite bluntly, this book is a load of rubbish.  There is a sense of irony that few of the supposedly … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Bed Of Procrustes

The Bed Of Procrustes:  Philosophical And Practical Aphorisms, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb I made the mistake of reading this book before having read any of the other books by the author, and in retrospect that was not a wise idea.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ethics Of Ambiguity

The Ethics Of Ambiguity, by Simone de Beauvior What is it that makes this book so terrible?  Is it the futility of seeking to enshrine an absolutist view of ethics that is based on self-chosen existentialist grounds rather than to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Making Sense Of God

Making Sense Of God:  An Invitation To The Skeptical, by Timothy Keller In general, although I am not part of the intended audience for this book, I found a great deal to appreciate in it.  That said, this is not … Continue reading

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Book Review: Understanding Fundamentalism And Evangelicalism

Understanding Fundamentalism And Evangelicalism, by George M. Marsden It was not until getting to near the end of this book that I really appreciated it.  As someone who is on the outskirts of both fundamentalist and evangelical culture, largely through … Continue reading

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Sometimes Quantity Is Its Own Quality

From time to time I find myself somewhat amazed on social media at the amount of people who want to be connected to me.  There are some people (I may be considered among them) who are friend collectors who like … Continue reading

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Book Review: Essayists On The Essay

Essayists On The Essay: Montaigne To Our Time, edited by Carl H. Klaus and Ned Stuckey-French As an essayist, I find it somewhat striking that I have long written essays without stopping to think about what other essayists have said … Continue reading

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Book Review: Who Is Jesus?

Who Is Jesus?:  Linking The Historical Jesus With the Jesus Of Faith, by Darrell L. Bock In one sense, this book is an example of colossal hubris.  At first, when I read the beginning of this book, I was ready … Continue reading

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Book Review: Simple Discipleship

Simple Discipleship:  Grow Your Faith, Transform Your Community, by Dana Allin [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Tyndale Blog Tours.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] For a book with a title like this one, it’s … Continue reading

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