All posts tagged: Christianity

From whence goodness comes

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Faith & Theology

When Houston Baptist University introduces its Liberal Arts Core Curriculum in the fall of 2011, Systematic Theology will become a required course. This change is part of a core overhaul that will make HBU one of only a few universities in the world offering an education centered on the classical texts in both philosophy and theology. Though I enrolled under the previous system, I have tailored my personal academic experience toward a balance of old […]

Social Justice and Christian politics

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Faith & Theology / Political Commentary / Society & Culture

I couldn’t find a clip of the show from an objective source, but the gist of the story is that last week Glenn Beck bashed on churches that promote “Social Justice” as part of their mission. “I beg you look for the words social justice or economic justice on your church Web site,” he said. “If you find it, run as fast as you can. Social justice and economic justice, they are code words. … […]

Bad Science for the cause of Secularism

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Faith & Theology

Recent study shows that people's ideas about God's values tend to match their own, and researchers are using this to conclude that religious people impose their own beliefs on God, thereby creating their very own perfect being, and validating their own views. There's just one problem I have with the analysis of the results: correlation doesn't imply causation.