Monthly Archives: June 2012

Roosevelt Park via Virginia Corridor Trailway

We finally got to check out the Virginia Corridor Trailway. Along the way we passed Roosevelt Park, so we stopped and played a little. Even ran into some old friends, the Sextons :) This is the bridge over Briggsmore: Advertisements

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Most recent news: Upcoming VBS in SF & Modesto

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Kites at Orchard, Tennis at Graceada, Climbing at Moran Estates

We’ve been really busy lately but wanted to plunk down some pics for this blog.  We’ll try to keep this more updated. Flying Kites at Orchard Park:  MiMa bought the boys some dollar store kites for Easter, so they tried … Continue reading

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Groothuis’ "Christian Apologetics" ch.10: The Ontological Argument

This chapter from Groothuis’ Christian Apologetics on the ontological argument will probably boggle my mind forever.  Here’s what I’ve got, though. The first premise below is okay, because the idea of a perfect being is conceivable (not contradictory). Anselm’s first ontological argument:1.  God … Continue reading

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Groothuis’ "Christian Apologetics" ch.9: In Defense of Theistic Arguments

One thing I found helpful in this chapter of Groothuis’ Christian Apologetics was the distinction between general revelation and natural theology.  Not all general revelation is ‘natural’–“God may have revealed himself in a way not susceptible to argumentation.  If so, this general revelation … Continue reading

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It rained that day.

It rained that day. If something life-changing is imminent, “It rained that day” inserts itself like a hypnotic suggestion into my mind, telling me I can weather this storm, too. Things never stop changing, and it usually doesn’t rain.  It’s … Continue reading

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A few recent haikus…

a straw becomes gold an arrow in the whirlwind who can escape it? …. as in days of yore the seed springs up eternal drawn toward the heights …. Birds of a feather Flock. Iron sharpens iron. Chip off the … Continue reading

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Groothuis’ "Christian Apologetics" ch.8: Faith, Risk and Rationality

Selected favorite quotes from Groothuis’ Christian Apologetics: p. 158:  “Pascal does not mention hell overtly in his famous argument.” p. 161:  “First, prudential matters do not determine beliefs; they merely prime the pump for investigation and consideration.  One must consider the credibility … Continue reading

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Groothuis’ "Christian Apologetics" ch.7: Why Truth Matters Most

Selected favorite quotes from Groothuis’ Christian Apologetics: p. 147-148:  “most postmodernists are not skeptics but nonrealists.  Knowledge for them is not difficult but easy: just assent to the language game in which we find ourselves–unless we deem it a totalizing metanarrative.” p. … Continue reading

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