Archive for January, 2014

“Does the Bible Teach Prevenient Grace” by Willaim W. Combs

I finished reading a 16-page article by William W. Combs, “Does the Bible Teach Prevenient Grace?” Combs believes not and his article sets out as a brief survey of the history of interpretation and examines a few key passages.  At least twice Combs tips his hand, saying Apparently, Wesley did not want to identify involuntary transgressions […]

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“The Everlasting Gospel” by William Blake

What can this Gospel of Jesus be? What Life & Immortality, What was it that he brought to Light That Plato & Cicero did not write? The Heathen Deities wrote them all, These Moral Virtues, great & small. What is the Accusation of Sin But Moral Virtues’ deadly Gin? The Moral Virtues in their Pride […]

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Understanding perfect minimal hashing

Let be a hash function that takes a key from some universe of keys and maps it to some set of integers .  More formally, . In the simplest hash, we can have an array of elements. The value is used as the index of that array such that is the value corresponding to that […]

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“No Worst, There is None” by Gerard Manley Hopkins

No worst there is none. Pitched past pitch of grief, More pangs will, schooled at forepangs, wilder wring. Comforter, where, where is your comforting? Mary, mother of us, where is your relief? My cries have, herds-long; huddle in a main, a chief- woe, world-sorrow; on an age-old anvil wince and sing– Then lull, then leave […]

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Concluding Unscientific Postscript

Last night was Nick’s “Theology Monthly” where we discussed creation.  There was disagreement over the interpretation of “day” in Genesis 1-2 and even disagreement over its importance.  I believe that “day” refers to a literal 24-hour period of time.  It seems to me to be the most natural reading of the text to be the way later […]

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