The Mind and The Machine (Review)

Any book that combines a discussion of Raymond Kurzweil's theory of the coming singularity with analysis of the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien is probably going to be a good read.  Matthew Dickerson's The Mind and The Machine: What it Means to Be Human and Why it Matters does not disappoint.  Dickerson's basic question in the … Continue reading The Mind and The Machine (Review)

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Listening to People…Not Making them Objects

I recall various times throughout my life when I found myself a part of a circle of Christians having a discussion about some other person or group of people.  This discussion centered on the question: "can this group/person be a sincere or real Christian?" I read a book recently where a sentence stated, "can a … Continue reading Listening to People…Not Making them Objects

An Evening Filled with Questions about God

Last evening on campus CSF had a "Spiritual Discussion Forum."  It is a place where students can come and present questions about anything related to faith, religion, Christianity and Jesus.  We had about 15 students attend, all of whom would identify as Christians of one variety or another: Catholic, Pentecostal, Presbyterian, etc. My hope would … Continue reading An Evening Filled with Questions about God

Real Church in a Social Network World = Relationships (A Book Review)

I've wanted to read a book by Leonard Sweet for years. A good friend of mine studied under Sweet for his Doctor of Ministry degree and has always spoken very highly of him. Along with that, I've noticed Sweet's work throughout the years, often making a mental note to pick up this or that book … Continue reading Real Church in a Social Network World = Relationships (A Book Review)