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Wen we neva have power notting, Christ wen mahke fo all us guys dat wen ack jalike God no matta. Dass da time God wen pick. Eh you know, nobody goin mahke fo one guy dat ony do right kine stuff! If get one guy dat everytime get good heart, maybe bumbye somebody go mahke fo help dat kine guy. But den God wen show how plenny love an aloha he get fo us, cuz same time we was doing bad kine stuff, Christ still yet wen go mahke fo us.”

(Fo da Rome Peopo 5:6-8)

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  1. No Known Relation, but Eric Alterman sometimes touches on matters related to faith at Today he has some meditations on Moses.
    I say no known relation . . .
    but there aren’t a whole lot of us Altermans in the U.S. As far as I’ve been able to tell my great-grandfather came from a small village about 60 miles from the Baltic Sea, in what was once Prussia, and now is part of Poland–not too far from the home of the philosopher pictured above.
    My grandfather and son are named Eric, as was my late uncle. It was an odd experience for my son when he kept hearing his name at my uncle Erich’s memorial service.
    COUSIN ERIC, do you think we are related?

  2. Cousin Eric reviews reviews of Al Gore’s new book “The Assault on Reality” in a two part series:

  3. Cousin Eric also wonders if we are related:

  4. My mother used to say, “You can always tell an Alterman–but you can’t tell ’em much.”

    Cousin Eric is in the news again:

  5. Is this the “last Christian generation”? See the discussion of this topic and review of Josh McDowell’s book:

  6. Cousin Eric (in today’s altercation) listens to rabbi Art Green:

    “I was raised in a nonobservant home—my father was a militant atheist, opposed to any religious training, and my mother was a child of traditional Jews who felt obligated to her parents to provide her son a Jewish education.”

    Matters of meaning, religion, God and spirituality have dominated Green’s inner life since childhood.

    “I remember being seven or eight years old and going with my mother to Friday evening services. I was fascinated by religion—it was something that attracted me at a young age. I wanted to pray. I was fascinated by the question of prayer.”

  7. Peter Berkowitz discusses books on atheism in the Wall Street Journal Opinion Journal:

  8. “The journal of the Evangelical Philosophical Society, Philosophia Christi, now has the largest subscription base of any philosophy of religion journal and has quickly become well respected in the field.” from “The Constructive Curmudgeon”:

  9. Rabbi Jill Jacobs has a terrific article on the expression “tikkun ha-olam,” which means “repairing the world.” She traces the history of the term and makes some suggestions on its modern relevance: (Part One) (Part Two)

  10. Link to an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal on faith in Europe:

  11. Raymond Westbrook is the world’s leading authority on ancient near eastern law and biblical law in its historical context: If you can afford his book, it is available on Amazon:

    William Webb’s book on “redemptive movement hermeneutics” may be found at Amazon:
    His article summarizing his position and responding to critics is found in The Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (48:2 2005).

  12. Dinesh D’Souza reviews Michael Onfrey’s “Atheist Manifesto” in To The Source here.
    Onfrey rejects not only faith in God, but also values such as compassion, the value of every human life, and belief in free will.

  13. Oxford scientist and theologian Alister McGrath discusses Richard Dawkins’ delusions in “To the Source” here.

  14. Yale historian Lamin Sanneh says, “The overwhelming majority of the world’s languages have a dictionary and a grammar at all because of the modern missionary movement.” in Christianity Today here.
    See professor Sanneh’s page at Yale here.

  15. Mark,

    There is a nice interview with Lamin Sanneh here:

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