Thematic list of ALL posts on this blog

(Recently added or updated posts will be henceforth followed by a “NEW” on the same line).

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Interviews

Biblical Scholar and historian Mike Licona about the resurrection: Did Jesus leave his grave behind?

Sociologist and historian David Marshall about militant atheism: The Truth about the New Atheism.

Progressive Evangelical theologian Peter Enns about inerrancy: Renewing the Evangelical mind: an interview with Peter Enns

Philosopher Jerry Walls about Calvinism:  Predestined to eternally suffer? An interview with philosopher Jerry Walls

Christian movie maker Kevin Miller responsible for the film Hellbound? concerning universal salvation:  Intelligent design, eternal torment and the restoration of everything: an interview with Kevin Miller

Conservative theologian Matt Flannagan about Biblical genocides: Genocides in the Bible? An interview with Matt Flannagan.

Conservative Calvinist Chris Date about the nature hell: eternal torment or irremediable death?  Eternal hell and conditional immortality: an interview with Chris Date

A prominent former Christian fundamentalist from Britain about his experiences:   Leaving fundamentalism: an interview with Jonny Scaramanga

An Unbelievable faith? An interview with Justin Brierley

The ordeal of progressive Christianity in America: an interview with social activist Michelle Morr Krabill.

 

  • The Lord's Love

Progressive Christianity

The Definition of Christianity

On the Definition and Meaningfulness of Progressive Christianity

On the Inspiration of the Bible and other Books

  Did Jesus endorse atrocities?

The Central Message of Jesus

Advice for a struggling Christian

  Solo Scriptura and the unique inspiration of the Protestant Canon

On John Shore and right-wing Christian “rats”

Crude’s concern: progressive Christians and firing political opponents

How NOT to be a progressive: using the law to shut down your opponents

Longing for a solid foundation for one’s faith

Persecuted persecutors?

Theology from Exile

The ordeal of progressive Christianity in America

Reform your faith

Thom Stark on Blasphemy for God’s sake

Evangelicalism, intellectual honesty and academic freedom

Was William Lane Craig lying for Jesus?

Culture war: On loving one’s enemy and winning an argument

Biblical inerrancy and inspiration

On the difference between atheists, antitheists, Evangelicals and fundamentalists

The danger of inerrancy

Biblical Inspiration and Randal Rauser

Eric Seibert on Biblical atrocities

Genocides in the Bible? An interview with Matt Flannagan.

Should an inerrant Bible be the very foundation of Christianity?

Renewing the Evangelical mind: an interview with Peter Enns

Is there such a thing as “Biblical” marriage?

On the Art of Picking and Choosing

William Lane Craig and Divine Genocides

Moral Indignation and Divine Genocides

When did God pick up His Wife?

On the nice and ugly sides of the Biblical God

Is there such a thing as “Biblical” marriage?

Homosexuality

On the Sinfulness of Homosexuality?

Homosexuality, Polygamy and One Night Stands

On conservative Evangelicalism and homophoby

 The Good Godless Gay

“Sinful” homosexuality and the Golden Rule

Who is my gay neighbor?

The Church against perversions

Pope Francis and the importance of fighting homosexuality

Homophobia, Conservaphobia and legitimate criticism

How to pervert the legitimate fight against homophobia

A Lesbian coming out as a committed Christian

Gay marriage and the fall of American civilization?

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New Atheism / anti-theism

On the difference between atheists, antitheists, Evangelicals and fundamentalists

The New Atheism as a hate group

The link between religious fundamentalism and militant atheism

 The faith of the New Atheists

On the delusion of Crude and Lotharson: a response to Tildeb

Burning the Bible in the name of Reason?

How to rationally criticize a religion: the origin of misogyny

Tolerant progressive atheists

Becoming a new Atheist?

John Loftus and the instrumental mindset

The truth about the New Atheism: an interview with David Marshall

Bullying in the name of Reason and Science

On studying Religion without binary thinking and overgeneralization

Selling one’s soul to the cult of Dawkins

New Atheism, Child Abuse and Deception: a Response to Tildeb

Tribalism, love and God’s shameless ploy: a response to Cyngus and Valdobiade

Persecuted anti-theists?

Apologetics

The trilemna of C.S. Lewis

The transcendental Argument for God’s existence

A merciless fight / Een schonungslose Kompf

Can materialism be meaningful?

Does the progress of science vindicate naturalism?

Should a materialist be an eliminativist?

Probabilities and a magical disproof of God’s existence

God and the argument from external cause

Missionary atheism, intellectual honesty and John Loftus

God and the cause of the universe

Invisible burden of proof

Did Jesus leave his grave behind? An interview with Mike Licona.

An Unbelievable faith? An interview with Justin Brierley

On the Compatibility of Materialism and Moral Realism

The Greatness of the Apostle Paul

On the burden of proof of the atheist

Is John Loftus a consistent biological robot? Can he avoid redefinitions?

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Philosophy

Philosophy of religion

Does the absence of evidence mean evidence of absence?

  Do extraordinary claims demand extraordinary evidence?

Can all religions be true?

On divine perfection, mysteries and logical contradictions

Probabilities and warranted knowledge

Why probabilities matter

On the ontology of the objective Bayesian probability interpretation

A mathematical proof of Bayesianism?

The crazy bookmaker and the Cult of probability

 Knowledge-dependent frequentist probabilities

On the probability of evolution

Probabilities and a magical disproof of God’s existence

Ockham’s razor

Deconstructing the Popular Use of Occam’s Razor

Ockham’s razor, the Origin of the Universe and the Search for an Airtight Argument

A mathematical proof of Ockham’s razor?

Metaphysics

On the feeling of a lonesome bat

Should a materialist be an eliminativist?

Can materialism be meaningful?

On the Compatibility of Materialism and Moral Realism

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Fundamentalism

On the difference between atheists, antitheists, Evangelicals and fundamentalists

Accelerated fundamentalist education

Leaving fundamentalism: an interview with Jonny Scaramanga

Evangelical talibans

 The sad testimony of the daughter of a Calvinist apologist

Recovering from the Conservative apologetic industry

How fundamentalism hinders creativity from unfolding

Anti-atheist non-sense

Is fundamentalism destroying Christianity?

On Biblical inerrancy and the priorities of fundamentalists

The main root of religious evil

The Advice of a Former Christian to Religious Apologists

How fundamentalists create hell(s)

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Calvinism

A short introduction to Calvinism

Naked Calvinism: motivation and methodology

Naked Calvinism: on the sinful nature of man and Genesis

Naked Calvinism: the secret will of God

Naked Calvinism: why the difference between single and double predestination does not matter

 Naked Calvinism: presuppositionalism

 Naked Calvinism: a reformed preacher at the doors of heaven and hell.

Predestined to eternally suffer? An interview with philosopher Jerry Walls

Fostering communion and unity with committed Calvinists?

Social and global justice

Economical injustices

On the definition of Socialism

Petition against an egregious evil in Florida

On the virtue of being pro-death

On upholding inhumanity and some ethical implications

On the war on drugs, cannabis and schizophrenia

Western imperialism

On Syria and Western imperialism

Edward Snowden isn’t welcome at all in Germany

Is America becoming a police state?

On the pain of being driven out of one’s own land

A chaos spawned by America

The day America will become a true civilization

Miscellaneous

Fostering Justice on the battle fields of the Culture War

Something to meditate upon

Out of Eden: are we approaching a Golden Era?

Becoming better persons

Blogging as a spiritual experience

The rational tail and its emotional dog (and its practical ethical implications)

Creation / Evolution

Creation or Evolution?

 Creationism and Tim Chastain’s spiritual crisis

CreationWiki, evolution and the inerrant Bible

Young Earth Presuppositionalism

Young earth creationism and the demise of Christianity

The great duel: Ken ham versus Bill Nye

Remythologizing Genesis

Design Detection and Endless Space

My fictional writings

  Christmas story / Wiehnachtsgeschicht / Conte de Noel

  Easter tale / Ostermärchen / Conte de Pâques

Feminism and equality

Reclaiming female ministry within the Church

Complementarianism, egalitarianism and the differences between men and women

  Egalitarianism and complementarism, statistics and exceptions

  Gender equality and the liberal agenda

Heaven, hell and immortality

Do we posses an eternal soul?

Do we have a soul (according to the Bible)?

Eternal hell and conditional immortality: an interview with Chris Date

The dark side of destiny

Endless torment and cognitive dissonances

  On hell and cognitive dissonances

Hell, callous indifference and embarassment

On hell and a psychopatic mindset

Hell, Motivations and Reasons for Believing in God

God’s love and the question of universal reconciliation

Salvation by love

  The tentative apologist and the friendly atheist discuss about heaven

Cosmos reborn (happy theology on the new creation) by John Crowder

Intelligent design, eternal torment and the restoration of everything: an interview with Kevin Miller

Afterlife, near death experiences, fundamentalism and Christianity

Yearning for the end of the world?

The end is at hand: New Testament prophecies and the future of the world

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Abortion

Abortion and the pride of the Western world

On the war on abortion and incitment to terrorism

How to be CONSISTENTLY pro-life or pro-death

The Hessdalen Lights - Unexplained Phenomena

Paranormal realms?

What is an UAP (Unidentified Atmospheric Phenomenon)?

The strange disappearance of an Australian pilot

The weird experience of a Eastern German mayor

An extraordinary hoax?

The Myth of the Good Alien: on Skeptical Wishful Thinking

A fleeting greenish comet ascending into the French sky

France

A daunting task: defending human rights in France

Gay marriage in France /Mariage homo en France / Homoehe in Frankräich

On anti-white racism and extraordinary claims

Christ, God and the Son of Man

Was Jesus just your average Joe?

Did Jesus think he was God?

Jesus and political involvement

Struggle, pain and doubt

Hopeless prayer?

On Luther, Hitler and Religious Confusion

The Problem of Evil revisited by Lotharson

 Miscellaneous

Holy feasts / Heelische Feschte

Wunervolle Igel = wonderful hedgehogs

Datrom = daydream

Willkumme zu Fuchsi / Welcome to Foxy

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13 thoughts on “Thematic list of ALL posts on this blog

    • Awer Lothringisch isch doch gar niet ze schlimm, oder? Es isch fast wie hochdäisch ;-)

      Vielen Dank, meinen Blog zu verfolgen, das werde ich auch fortan machen. Vielleicht können wir uns in der Zukunft gegenseitig Mut bringen :=)

      Gottes Segen aus Lothringen, seiner Juwel in der Schöpfung!

      • Es gibt leider so wenig christliche Blogs (und dann auch noch auf Deutsch … lese sehr ungern englisch) – da ist es gut, wenn man sich zusammentut :)
        Wünsche dir auch SEINEN Segen :)

  1. I’m glad you are blogging and are here in the world making it a better place with your presence. I’ll be back often to check out your excellent material…and, no, you are not “crazy”! But, daring to think critically can make anyone think he/she is from time to time. Btw, you recently noted in a response to one of my posts, “But psychopathy and the lack of empathy seems to be worse” than schizophrenia. Could you elaborate a bit on that? Thanks.

    • Hello literary lew, thanks for your nice comment!

      I am extremely glad to know that from time to time, some people think I am not crazy :=)

      Psychiatric diseases and the existence of God:
      I actually have an attention deficit and hyperactivity syndrome. This causes lots of pain but also have positive aspects concerning creativity and intuitions, that’s why I can accept that’s the way God wanted me to be and I have to learn to cope with it in an optimal way and increasingly become a more loving person.

      It is much harder to see the positive aspects of Schizophrenia, but I can perhaps accept the idea that God allows that as a by-product of other features of His creation.

      But what about psychopaths who lack empathy and act in an extremely evil way and CANNOT do otherwise because they lack moral feelings?
      Why would God allow this? And how can we consider them guilty if they were entirely determined to act in a horrendous way?

      Christianity has traditionally always interpreted human evil as being the consequence of the free decisions of agents. But here this is clearly not the case.
      Would that mean that God predetermined people to act badly, like most Muslims and Calvinists believe?
      I think such a God can only be considered as a moral monster.

      I haven’t a clear solution to this problem, it just a logical consequence of God’s perfection He is only going to judge these people according to what they could have done and will try to change them so that they’ll be ripe to live eternally with him.

      I am currently writing a response to an interesting video from atheists about the problem of evil (which I’ll post soon enough on this blog) and while I believe their argumentation is really not compelling, I am troubled by the problem of psychopathy.
      But it’s quite possible I will finally view that as less problematic as I have come to terms with the idea God allows psychosic disorders to exist.

      But I am struggling and I think everyone should.

      And atheists should also struggle much more with despair while considering the fact that according to their worldview all the horrible things in the world will never been redeemed, all the people having died under an atrocious pain will never be comforted or consoled.

      The word is both beautiful and freakingly absurd and this should concern everyone.

      I think it is generally important to make a difference between what we subjectively feel (from our current perspective) can only be wrong and what is objectively the case if one considers all the good things God can do to the victims of evil during 1000, 100000, 10000000000, 1000000000000000000… years of afterlife.

  2. I’m really impressed by the multi-lingual quality in this intro by the way ;). That’s so cool! Maybe someday I’ll pick up a couple extra languages outside of just reading some Greek.

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  4. Liebe Marc!

    Thank you for your kind reply.

    Orthodox are not “universalist” in the technical sense of the word: we don’t believe that “everyone goes to heaven after they die.” The Orthodox church does not speculate about the kinds of things Protestants get tied up in knots over… We believe that Christ will judge, and that coming face to face with him will reveal the state of our hearts – whether we love and can receive his love, or whether we don’t. The first will be experienced as joy and light and is Paradise; the second as pain and is “hell”. Beyond that, we are not certain. Most believe that pain may last eternally, but some saints, as I wrote, hold another view, and their teachings have never been officially condemned. The only official dogma of the Orthodox Church is to be found in her services, and there is exceedingly little in the services regarding details of the afterlife.

    The best thing for you to do if you have any questions about Orthodoxy is to find an Orthodox priest with whom you feel comfortable conversing. Here is a link to Orthodox churches in Britain with English services: http://www.englishliturgy.org/directory
    I’m sure you can find someone near where you are. There are other Orthodox churches; typically their services are in Russian or Greek, but you could certainly find a compatible English-fluent priest among them as well.

    You could email Prof. Andrew Louth at Durham for information:

    https://www.dur.ac.uk/theology.religion/staff/profile/?id=670

    Another option would be to visit a monastery. A very well known monastery is in Essex, St John the Baptist:
    Address: The Old Rectory, Rectory Road, Tolleshunt Knights, By Maldon, Essex CM9 8EZ, United Kingdom Tel.: (+44) (0) 1621 816 471

    I know of a monastery in France that derives from the same monastic tradition:

    http://monastere-saint-silouane.eu/Saint_Silouane/Accueil.html

    A list of French monasteries is here:

    http://orthodoxwiki.org/List_of_French_monasteries

    For Switzerland:

    http://www.orthodoxie.ch/directory/main-de.htm

    You can Google “Gabriel Bunge” for some interesting interviews with this Swiss monk.

    Here is an Orthodox monastery in Germany:

    http://www.spyridon-skite.de/39994/home.html

    Here are some other German links that might help:

    http://kokid.de/

    That’s probably much more information than you need; start where you are there in Lancaster.

    Alles gute-
    Dana

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