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ENERGY & JOY: Taking God’s Keys

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Every pastor, sooner or later, faces the contradictory demands of being a professional and being in ministry.  A professional has a schedule to keep, credentials to maintain, a career ladder to ascend. Urgent details crowd out solitude, service, and...

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Ethical Knowledge in the University Before G. E. Moore

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"THE PROBLEM AND THE CHALLENGE: The lack of coherent and observed societal ethics, revealed by business and other scandals, challenges our culture to consider the role of education in responding to the current ethics crisis." 1). Divorcing from the church and...

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Failure of Evangelical Political Involvement In the Area of Moral Transformation, The

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The heart of the question before us is quite simple: Why after 25-30 years of Evangelical political involvement, at a high level of visibility and influence, there is little or no improvement in the ethical quality of American political discourse...

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Faith of Unbelief (The)

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Some preliminary observations: This is not to be a tu quoque session. That is: I shall not reproach the unbeliever for having faith as a way of trying to justify religious belief. FAITH here is understood, not as a profession...

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Faith, Hope and Love as Indispensable Foundations of Moral Realization

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"Inclining apparently to avoid moral trespassing and seeking above all to be scholarly, not admonitory and didactic, the ethicists, philosophical and religious, have left out what is crucial -- the primary ethical stuff. For the depiction and pursuit of actual...

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Finding the Noema

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Edmund Husserl was notable for his insistence that the primary work of the philosopher was finding things. Most importantly, the philosopher has the task of finding the 'things' that philosophers themselves talk about, in order to see if they really...

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Finishing Well

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This interview is published at the Halftime website.

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For Lack of Intentionality

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ABSTRACT: Much of contemporary Philosophy of Language has attempted to explain the relationship between language and the objects referred to by it without recourse to the intentionality of acts of consciousness, as Husserl and other Phenomenologists have understood it. This...

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Foreword: How I Changed My Mind About Women in Leadership

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When Alan Johnson kindly asked me to contribute a chapter to How I Changed My Mind about Women in Leadership, I had to tell him that I had not changed my mind on this point, and thus could not contribute....

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Foreword: I Told Me So: Self-Deception and the Christian Life

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In his teachings Jesus Christ picked up on a note struck by the prophet Isaiah: "This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far away from me." (Mark 7:6, Isaiah 29:13) The apostle Paul famously remarked upon the incongruity...

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Foreword: The Gift of Work

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We human beings are situated in a world structured by small and large systems of hidden powers. On the physical side, the wheel and the lever, heat (fire, steam, internal combustion engines), electricity, and the atom are all illustrations of...

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Foreword: Whole Life Transformation

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Whole Life Transformation places before us exactly what its title suggests. The message is that success in ministry and in life is found by becoming on the "inside" the kind of person who lives in the kingdom of God here...

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Frank Laubach’s Letters by a Modern Mystic

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A Pennsylvanian trained at Princeton, Union Theological Seminary, and Columbia University (Ph.D. in sociology, 1915), Laubach went to the Philippines under the American Board of Foreign Missions. After fourteen years of successful teaching, writing, and administration at Cagayn and Manila,...

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Getting the Elephant Out of the Sanctuary

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You will find two versions of this article on the Conversations website.

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God and the Problem of Evil

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There are very few people who do not ask "Why?" when confronted with the terrible things that have happened in history and continue to happen day by day. This is because we nearly all believe, to some degree, that there...

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Going Deeper

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Going Deeper is available from the Online Response website.

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Good Person: A Matter of the Heart (The)

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The morally good person, I would say, is a person who is intent upon advancing the various goods of human life with which they are effectively in contact, in a manner that respects their relative degrees of importance and the...

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Gospel of the Kingdom, The

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Keith Giles- “Dallas, can you explain the difference between the Gospel of the Kingdom and the more popular, Gospel of the Atonement for us?” Dallas Willard – “The Gospel of the Kingdom is that you can now...

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Grey Matter and the Soul

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It is said that the soul is the seat of emotions, intellect, and will, but the brain is involved in each of these functions. What is the difference or relationship between the brain and the soul?   First it will...

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Happy Graduation from Amoral University

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This interview is published on the To The Source web site.

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Hermeneutical Occasionalism

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In his intriguing paper on "The Spirit of Understanding," Kevin Vanhoozer takes the position that general hermeneutics, or the principles which govern the study of literary meaning as such, are not sufficient as a basis for the understanding of the...

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Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Phenomenology

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Counseling Practice and Its Knowledge Base Counseling is a practical field, in which specific actions are taken to achieve prescribed ends. The field exists for the sake of those ends, but, like all practical domains, it presupposes a body of...

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How Can Jesus Be The Son of God?

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How Can Jesus Be The Son of God? Another graduate student and I were waiting for our university library to open one Sunday afternoon. We fell into a discussion of religion. He commented that he could accept most of what...

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How Concepts Relate the Mind to its Objects:  The ‘God’s Eye View’ Vindicated

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I What is it for an object to be "before" the mind in thought, or in consciousness generally? And how, exactly, are "concepts" necessarily involved in such a case? Everyone seems to agree that they are involved. There must in...

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How Do We Assess Spiritual Growth?

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How can churches know if they are being effective at making disciples? Many churches are measuring the wrong things. We measure things like attendance and giving, but we should be looking at more fundamental things like anger, contempt, honesty, and...

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