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Last update on Nov. 11, 2014.

Hey, look, it’s my fourth blogiversary!

According to my clever parsing of my HTTP logs, roughly 200 people (well, roughly 200 distinct IP addresses that are unlikely to belong to bots) read this blog directly over the Web; LiveJournal reports that 40 users are subscribed to its syndication feed over there; a smattering of other ...

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Who is this God person anyway?

Last update on Nov. 11, 2014.

Thanks to Michael and Nomi, Jen and I got to see the PBS four-hour special on the Mormons. It was a fascinating documentary, but I found one omission curious: there was almost nothing about the church’s theology.

Compared with most other sects that call themselves Christian, the Mormons have (at least) two striking differences in ...

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Converting the unfaithful: a primer

Last update on Nov. 11, 2014.

Once upon a time when I was an undergraduate, I wrote a series of articles for the school paper (I, II, III, IV) about the Boston Church of Christ (BCC), a religious cult that had spread like dandelions across local campuses. Two key points of their doctrine were that the only real Christians were the ...

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Selling little plastic shovels to the Gold Rush prospectors

Last update on Nov. 11, 2014.

I have to admire the chutzpah of whoever conceived of this publication.

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