Archive | September 2010

You are browsing the site archives by date.

Contemplating Sabbath … Part 6

This is part six in a series discussing Mark Buchanan’s book The Rest of God: Restoring Your Soul by Restoring Sabbath. If you missed the previous parts, here is a link to Part 5, or you can start at the beginning with Part 1. In chapter 3, Buchanan deals with the issue of busy-ness. He notes, with some poiniancy, that […]

Contemplating Sabbath … Part 5

This is part five in a series discussing Mark Buchanan’s book The Rest of God: Restoring Your Soul by Restoring Sabbath. If you missed the previous parts, here are links to Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4. Chapter two focuses on the renewing of our minds. (See Romans 12.2) Buchanan makes the point that nothing really […]

A Christian without Jesus?

One of my facebook friends responded to a link I posted last week with a couple of interesting questions that certainly made me think. I hope that my responses were helpful to him, but I wanted to think a little further about the questions, and the responses as well. The link in question was a […]

Sabbatical Status Update – 24 Sept 2010

I had a meeting this morning that signals the shift of focus on my sabbatical. Up to this point, I have been concentrating on the background information, reading, and preparation phase. I’ve read several journal articles about the type of analysis that we are trying to do. I’ve read the main report on the overall […]

Review of The Cult of Statistical Significance

Another post aimed mostly at myself for future reference, but feel free to read along! This is a review of The Cult of Statistical Significance: How the Standard Error Costs Us Jobs, Justice, and Lives by Stephen T. Ziliak and Deidre N. McCloskey. To begin, I admit that I could not even finish the introductory […]

Review of Christian and Humanist Foundations for Statistical Inference

I realize that this post will have a limited sphere of interest, but I felt the need to record my reactions to this book for my own sake (so I have a record of it for my sabbatical review) and let others read it if they want to. I recently finished reading Andrew Hartley’s Christian […]

Is Stephen Hawking Wrong?

Came across this very interesting article today about Stephen Hawking’s latest book. John Lennox responds eloquently. Here are a couple of quotes from the article that I thought were persuasive. He begins by acknowledging Hawking’s stature. There’s no denying that Stephen Hawking is intellectually bold as well as physically heroic. And in his latest book, […]