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How Does the Disciple Live?

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How the disciple lives naturally comes out of who the disciple is. As Jesus’ disciple, I am his apprentice in kingdom living. I am learning from him how to lead my life in the Kingdom of the Heavens as...

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How Reason Can Survive The Modern University: The Moral Foundations Of Rationality

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When I speak of reason surviving the modern university, I refer to reason as a living, social practice. Reason as a human faculty or as a mental function, and all that essentially pertains to it, is perhaps in no danger....

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Human Body and Spiritual Growth (The)

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"Spiritual formation" is the process through which those who love and trust Jesus Christ effectively take on His character. When this process is what it should be, they increasingly live their lives as He would if He were in their...

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Hume’s Remarks About “Monkish Virtues”

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My strategy will be to discuss the three main points in Professor King's paper, which will bring us, at point three, to Professor Davie's position. I agree with Professor King that Elizabeth Dimm does not succeed in convicting...

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Husserl’s Critique of ‘Extensional’ Logic: ‘A Logic That Does Not Understand Itself’

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I In Part II of Husserl's "great last work," as the Crisis is sometimes called, we find two passages in which he comments upon what he took to be an important and utter failure on the part of "die...

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Idaho Springs Inquiries Concerning Spiritual Formation

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In the fall of 1999 a small group of Christian teachers gathered in retreat near Idaho Springs, Colorado to prayerfully reflect on the meaning and prospects of Christian spiritual formation today. With no human authority, but deep concern for the life...

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Integrity of the Mental Act: Husserlian Reflections on a Fregian Problem (The)

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There is a general structure present in the event of something standing before us as the object of our consciousness. Obviously, for not just any event is an event of this sort. Such an event must be one with characteristic...

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Intentionality and the Substance of the Self

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When I was first contacted about contributing to this session, the thought expressed to me was that it might be good to do something to promote dialogue between Continental and Analytic temperaments within the Society of Christian Philosophers. That was...

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Introduction: Teresa of Avila: Selections from The Interior Castle

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I first studied Teresa of Avila’s Interior Castle twenty or so years ago, after many years of efforts to understand, live, and communicate what the spiritual life portrayed in the Bible was meant to be. I had found...

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Is Derrida’s View of Ideal Being Rationally Defensible?

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"Certainly, there be that delight in giddiness; and count it a bondage to fix a belief; affecting freewill in thinking as well as in acting. And though the sects of philosophers of that kind be gone, yet there remain certain...

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Jesus

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Christian spirituality has at its center Jesus of Nazareth, acknowledged by believers to be both Savior and Lord. To be a Christian, then, is to follow this Jesus. To appreciate what this has involved, and must continue to involve, it...

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Jesus The Logician

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ABSTRACT: In understanding how discipleship to Jesus Christ works, a major issue is how he automatically presents himself to our minds. It is characteristic of most 20th century Christians that he does not automatically come to mind as one of...

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Key to the Keys of the Kingdom (The)

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A pastor confided in me that he loved to spend a short while reading the newspaper in the morning, but felt it would be irresponsible. This was only one of many things he either denied himself or felt guilty about...

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Kingdom Living

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Kingdom Living Talk of ‘living in the kingdom’ and ‘following Christ’, is common but what does it actually mean?  Andy Peck talked to author and Bible teacher, Dallas Willard about his radical insights into what...

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Knowing How to Acknowledge God

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"Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Don't put your confidence in your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your path." Proverbs 3:5-6 "What ever you do, whether in word or deed,...

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Knowledge

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It is clear from this exposition that fulfillment as well as Knowing--which indeed is only another word for the same thing--can be characterised as an act of re-identification. (Husserl, VIth Investigation, Subsection 8) We have equated fulfillment with Knowledge (in the...

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Knowledge and Naturalism

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There is an objective difference between one who has knowledge of something and one who does not. This is true in both the occurrent and the dispositional senses of "knowledge" and "knows." That is, whether or not X has knowledge...

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Language, Being, God, and the Three Stages of Theistic Evidence

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I begin with a plea of "not guilty" to Professor Nielsen's charge that my belief in God is an irrational belief. I do live in the 20th Century, I have been given a passably good philosophical and scientific education,...

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Liberation Through Sensuality:  Cinematic Moral Vision in an Age of Feeling

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The aim of this paper is to cast light upon the moral vision—the vision of what is good and what is obligatory—that governs many if not most of the motion pictures produced in the United States...

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Living A Transformed Life Adequate To Our Calling

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* "Walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called." (Eph. 4:1) "Since we stand before so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every encumbrance, and the sin which so easily entangles us, and...

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Living in the Vision of God

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Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there will my servant be also. Whoever serves me, the Father will honor."                  ...

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Looking Like JesusDivine resources for a changed life are always available.

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Some time ago I came to realize that I did not love the people next door. They were, by any standards, dangerous and unpleasant people—ex-bikers who made their living selling drugs. They had never tried to harm my...

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Marriage and Divorce

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I. Christly Basis For Marriage The basis for getting married, which conforms with the way of Christ, is regard for the well-being of oneself and others and especially a regard for the advancement of the kingdom of God in this...

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Materialism & Personality OR: What Physics Can’t Do

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I need to enter two preliminary clarifications: One is that in speaking of what physics can't do I am by no means intending to criticize physics, which as a field of knowledge contains no claims whatsoever about what it...

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Mereological Essentialism Restricted

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Do wholes have their parts essentially? If y is ever a part of x, is the property of having y as one of its parts then essential to x, so that y will necessarily be a part of x as...

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