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Atonement for a Sinless Society

Posted: February 21, 2017 by Todd in Books, Theology

started 1/26/17 Kindle Version (More) Musings and Methodologies Book has changed a lot since original publication, but the core argument remains. Atonement theories tend to outlive their usefulness. “The Structure of What Follows” – Outline of rest of book Part 1: The Stories We Tell About Sin and Shame “Sin doesn’t really exist as a […]

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Started 12/26/16 Heard about it on Tim Ferriss Show podcast Introduction Junger desired for some calamity just so he could be part of a band coming together to survive. (xiv) STORY – Man gives Junger his lunch; Man took responsibility for Junger (beyond generosity). (xiv-xvii) “Humans don’t mind hardship, in fact they thrive on it; what […]

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Started 11/29/16, Physical Book www.thepracticingmind.com Chapter 1: The Learning Begins Sterner had a shift in his early to mid twenties in the process of becoming an accomplished musician where he had an “ah-ha” moment realizing that he now loved to practice.  He saught to deconstruct that process and golf offered an opportunity to do that […]

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Anatheism: Returning to God After God Richard Kearney This was a great book.  Kearney doesn’t get into faith development or stages of human development, but his writings would seem to pair well with that sort of thing.  My notes are below. Preface What do we mean when we speak of God? Omnipotent causality or self-emptying […]

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The Unbearable Wholeness of Being: God, Evolution and the Power of Love Ilia Delio This is the best book I’ve read this year.  A beautiful theology based on understanding evolution as the human story.  Here are my notes: Introduction “In my view, evolution is the story.” The area where evolution has the least influence is theology due […]

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dieempty.com/resources toddhenry.com @toddhenry    Chapter 1: Die Empty “Before I Die, I want to ________” mural “The death rate is hovering right around 100%.” General positive encouragement to be all you can be without excuses. Chapter 2: Your Contribution Principle: “Your body of work should reflect what’s important to you.” “Can I lay my head down […]

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Working Beneath the Surface: Attending to the Soul’s “Hidden Agenda” for Wholeness, Fulfillment, and Deep Spiritual Healing Thomas Riskas – 1997, Executive Excellence Publishing Started 1/22/14.  Finished 2/6/14.https://plus.google.com/106146167933478760178/postswww.riskasconsulting.comhttp://www.linkedin.com/in/riskasconsulting Preface Riskas began to grow discontent with initial change in clients that later backslid, which was true for himself too. He came to believe that our darker […]

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  Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School John Medina – 2008, Pear Press Finished January, 2014. http://brainrules.net/ http://brainrules.net/dvd (short videos summarizing each chapter/rule) @BrainRulesBooks Chapters have summaries at the end Chapter 1: Exercise – Rule #1 – Exercise Boosts Brain Power “one of the greatest predictors of successful aging […]

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  Ingenius: A Crash Course on Creativity Tina Seelig – 2012, HarperOne Finished December, 2013. Author: @tseelig – http://about.me/tinaseelig Introduction “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” – Alan Hay “Creativity is an endless renewable resource.” “The parts of your brain that are responsible for self-monitoring are literally turned off during creative endeavors.”  (118) […]

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  Change By Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation Tim Brown – 2009, HarperBusiness Finished October, 2013. Great video here on IDEO’s design process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taJOV-YCieI Introduction Design has a human-centered; not technology centered worldview “David Kelley” – “Design Thinking” Innovation is now a survival strategy Change by Design’s two parts: design thinking as […]

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