Unhelpful

Posted on 01/16/2013 by Jim

aetiological

adjective

  • alternative spelling of etiological.

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Modern Parables? Christians' Silly Stories and the Lessons they Teach

Posted on 10/24/2011 by Jim

Recently a friend shared a variation1 of the following story on Facebook: Does evil exist? The university professor challenged his students with this question. Did God create everything that exists? A student bravely replied, "Yes, he did!" "God created everything? The professor asked. "Yes sir", the student replied. The professor answered, "If God created everything, then God created evil since evil exists, and according to the principal that our works define who we are then...

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A Vegetarian Conversion

Posted on 08/08/2011 by Jim

God took pity on me for my lack of an evangelical conversion experience and provided me with one. The only catch is that it doesn't involve my eternal salvation. It involves my diet. I've had a vegetarian conversion. My Bible for this conversion was Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer. I purchased it on a whim after reading a blog post singing it's praises. Meticulously researched and skillfully written, it's less a persuasive essay than...

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Chipotle

Posted on 03/07/2011 by Jim

The fascinating thing, of course, is that Chipotle has so effectively branded the tinfoil wrapped burrito that the sight of a gold foil wrapped burrito makes people wonder.

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Writing in Books? Easier When It's Not Real

Posted on 01/15/2011 by Jim

I've purchased my first electronic book.1 While we could debate unendingly about the benefits and drawbacks of electronic versus hard copy, let's not start. I simply wanted to take a minute to note a particular change in my reading behavior: highlighting and marginalia. When it comes to hard copy, I'm overly possessive and unfortunately obsessed with not damaging the book. This results in the elimination of any possibility of marking in the book. Silly, I'm...

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