Thinking about how personality may pre-dispose us to certain ways of "believing"
If you are on a smartphone here is the link to the research:
[Intuitives] are curious about why things are the way they are, so they will question rather than accept at face value. Sensing types are comfortable with the familiar things in the present; intuitives thrive on new information and the imagined possibilities of the future.
Here is a link to a less academic summary: http://www.livescience.com/42314-personality-creationist-beliefs.html
Research credit to Tanya Campbell
exploring biblical inerrancy
*Heresy alert* / this post does not necessarily reflect the views of the poster (some of you are way too concerned with my soul!)
This week it’s Biblical Inerrancy. This is basically the doctrine that the Bible does not “err” - that there are no errors within. Evangelicals (like most of us reading this) believe that the Bible is the “Word of God” in the sense that it is his perfect communication to us, that he perfectly inspired the authors of the text and that they wrote the text without error. (and not just the ideas, the WORDS too). Then there is “infallible” - which stronger and different, but let’s stick to the topic.)
When you are thinking this through you will probably discover that what you truly believe sits deeper within you than many intellectual arguments can reach. However that doesn’t mean that it isn’t worth opening your mind and exploring your beliefs from time to time.