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The Gospel of Pragmatism

9 May 2013, 06:00

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Pragmatism is basically the idea that positive results are sufficient criteria for determining value, even truth. In other words: if it works, use it. One of the most famous pragmatists was a man known as Nicollo Machiavelli. For Machiavelli, the goal of a strong and controlled kingdom was worth whatever it would take to get […]

Peering Underneath the Umbrella: Musings on Gothardism

3 December 2012, 06:00

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In recent days, I’ve been reading a bit about Gothardism on various websites, and it has brought back a lot of memories. Growing up, my family never went hardcore into the ATI (Advanced Training Institute) program, and we would still be considered on the outer fringes by the inner circle members. We were actually very “worldly” […]

No Fun Allowed

8 October 2011, 01:00

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I have a really hard time having fun.  I’m not talking about mischief–just plain fun.  Relaxing or playing games is difficult for me.  I’m much more comfortable working hard until I collapse into bed at night. I remember listening to Mr. Gothard one time in a session in Knoxville.  He was sharing a story that […]

When Tragedy Strikes

27 July 2011, 18:13

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I got the call last Saturday. “Aaron passed away last night,” the friend on the other end told me. I was in shock. Aaron was basically my age, and he had a precious 3-year-old daughter and a young wife. He was on the worship team at my last church. We had played, chatted, and worked […]