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 *My Unique Visions and Ideas*  *Philosophy - the study of the soul*  *Bible Interpretation - Literal vs. Figurative*  *My Creative Frames Theory*  *New Heavens and New Earth*

My Visions & Ideas Main portal to articles about this topic
Statement Of Faith What I believe regarding the Christian faith.
Literal vs. Figurative There are clearly many figurative passages in the Bible. But how are we to know which passages are to be interpreted literally and which figuratively?
The Bible The Bible is the inspired, inerrant, infallible word of God — but it is not the only word of God
The House Church    The House Church | Discussion Meetings | House Church Movement

I support the home church movement, but I'm unwilling to say the home church model is the best, or that it is the only model endorsed by the Bible.
Saved by Works Do works have a role in salvation? The Bible says yes!
Brain and Soul I am always surprised that learning even takes place at all. How can the brain as a physical, material object remember the responses to billions and trillions of stimuli?
The Trinity A real-life example to help in understanding the Trinity.
One Apostolic Church Main portal to articles about this topic. My model for a new kind of church:
  • not Protestant (because it isn't based on Sola Scriptura and Sola Fide)
  • not Catholic (because it rejects apostolic succession, the priesthood, and the hierarchy of bishops)
Christian authority is apostolic truth from the Bible, Early Church Fathers, and early Church Councils.
It Must Be True Various evidence for God's existence and his nature.
Hell Is Hell really eternal torture?
True Catholic Teachings I believe that most Catholic dogmas regarding faith and morals are true.
Heaven My musings on what heaven is like and what it means to have a glorified body.
The End of Civilization My musings.
The Future of America My Predictions.
Home Bible Community A denomination based on radical changes to the traditional church model as well as important differences with the House Church model.
Feed the Poor A utopian society in which all members of society are cared for.
What Every Teen Should Know Any society that doesn't teach these realities to every member of society is a failing society.
Oil Wars What to expect when the oil runs out.
Sustainability My conclusions on the topic of energy sustainability.
End Times Lately I've been studying topics related to the trendy global warming crisis: peak-oil, energy reserves, green energy, sustainable living. I've been thinking for some time that the earth can't support more than a half billion people or so without oil and that there will be a global cataclysm in the next fifty years — I've been calling this the "Oil Wars."
Jericho Is Genocide Moral?

What really happened when the Israelites massacred everyone in Jericho? Can God command us to commit mortal sin? In defending the truthfulness of the Bible, Christians often justify the genocide of Jericho.
The Church Refreshed My perspective on the Church and Christianity.
God Creates and Sustains the Universe My insight into the nature of the universe, time, and the natural laws.
Overview of My Ideas I list them.
The New Heavens and the New Earth My view.
Literal Interpretation My view that we should interpret the Bible literally.
Eternal Life Once created by God, the soul lives forever. The redeemed enjoy a special kind of eternal life.
Soul & Spirit Controversies Two controversies of the soul.
Soul & Spirit The Real You.
The Great Philosophers My comments on the teachings of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, and modern philosophers.
How to know what is true In my many years as a Christian I encountered many truth-claims.
Soul Topics Various topics.
Soul and Body The soul and the body are closely connected.
Scientific Philosophy Philosophers such as Socrates, Plato, Aristotle.
Philosophy, the study of the soul Main portal to articles about this topic
Christian Philosophy Various Christian topics.
The Gospel The Torture View vs. My View.
New Heavens & New Earth The new heavens and new earth is the final destination and goal of all the redeemed.
Song of Songs A true story.
Moral Law in a Perfect World Instead of wondering what kind of moral rule we should impose on all the wicked, depraved, ungodly people of today's world why not consider a world in which everyone is holy and saintly?
My Conversion to Catholicism To explain why I became a Catholic. I wrote this testimony for my Protestant friends so they would understand my conversion.
Freedom from Religion What is the proper role in society of the church?
The Church Went Bad The Church went bad. It went bad many times throughout history and is still bad if it can't sensibly present a united front of hope and holiness to this lost and dying world.
My Videos Text of my several videos
My View of Everything With an emphasis on controversial Catholic topics.
Original Sin Based on my system of Philosophy and Creative Frame theory.
Liberal Conservative What about environmentalism, sustainability, global warming, peak oil, the energy crisis?
Rich & Poor Economics, capitalism, sustainability, and the environment
Natural Law Philosophy at its Worst
Creative Frames Creation Out of Nothing. My novel view about how God sustains the world, and the relationship between soul and matter.
Interpret the Bible Literally We should interpret the Bible strictly literally.
Modern Morality for All Ages The modern moral law should be applied to Old Testament times and to Christendom. We should not excuse immoral behavior just because it happened in a previous age.
Soul vs. Matter Life exists only in the spiritual realm; the universe is inert.
Illegal For various topics I address the question, "should it be legal?"
The Age of Genesis The creation of the universe and its creatures; the first humans of the agricultural revolution (Adam & Eve); Noah's flood.
Misc Topics A concise description of my view on various topics.