Jul 21, 2014

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Reflections on My Writing

My friend and fellow writer Kelly Belmonte invited me to contribute to a series of blog posts reflecting on writing practice (check out her contribution, and her new poetry book!) I always find it interesting to hear how fellow writers approach their work, so I was glad to put in my two cents, as follows: 1. What am I working on? My new book, Not God’s Type: An Atheist...

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Jul 16, 2014

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Myth of Natural Evil, Part 2

Part 2 of a 3 part series. Part 1 can be read here. Part 3 here. In this post I will continue looking at reasons why natural evil is an unhelpful, even non-existent category, for discussing the problem of evil. In the previous post we looked at the first reason, that some forms of natural evil are best understood in terms of their cause, namely human sin. Does Nature...

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Jul 14, 2014

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The City Podcast: Tolkien and CGI, Austen and Game Theory

On CGI Featuring: Dr. Holly Ordway, Cate MacDonald, Dr. John Mark Reynolds Will we ever be able to be in a movie the way we can be in a story when we read a book? We love movies. And we love stories. So here we are, discussing the advantages and disadvantages of CGI versus models versus imagination. Spoiler: Imagination wins. Recommended in this podcast: On Fairy Stories by J.R.R....

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Jul 9, 2014

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Myth of Natural Evil, part 1

Part 1 of a 3 part series. Part 2 can be read here. Part 3 here. It is a familiar refrain, “Where was God?” Whenever there is a tragic loss of human life, our otherwise secular culture suddenly cries out and asks, “Why did God let this happen?” When the tragedy in question is the result of depraved human agency, the absence of God’s action is still questioned, but the...

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Jul 7, 2014

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The City Podcast: Spiritual Growth

How to Imitate Christ Featuring: Dr. David Capes, Dr. Holly Ordway We know that as Christians we are commanded to imitate Christ. In this podcast, Dr. Capes and Dr. Ordway, both faculty in HBU’s School of Christian Thought, share some practical ways to help us imitate Christ in our lives and in our worship.   Thankfulness vs. Gratitude Featuring: Cate MacDonald, Dr. Holly...

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Jul 2, 2014

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The City Podcast: On Culture

Rites of Passage Featuring: Cate MacDonald, Dr. Holly Ordway, Peter Gross When did you realize you were an adult? Anthropologists tell us that rites of passage, either intentional or de facto, are a very crucial signal of entering adulthood. What was yours? Did you have one? What does a specifically Christian rite of passage look like? Peter David Gross, Director of Wheatstone...

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Jun 30, 2014

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How to Train Your Dragon 2: Sometimes It Takes a Kid’s Movie to Speak to An Adult

I’m pleased to offer a guest post from Jon Crutchfield, a graduate student in HBU’s MA in Apologetics program. He wrote this review as part of his work for his “Film, the Visual Arts, and Apologetics” class with Dr Evan Getz. Enjoy! — Holly Ordway *** Sometimes It Takes A Kid’s Movie to Speak To An Adult Jon Crutchfield There is much to learn from...

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