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David Paul | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Mar 19 2014 12:11 AM

I'm rather stunned that McGrath is the one who ended up in the Division final against Carson. I'd never heard of him until this contest, and looking at his available titles doesn't leave me impressed. It's a crime that Waltke got beat in the first round; he was the only one in his half of the bracket who had a decent shot at taking out Carson.

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Tom Reynolds | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 19 2014 3:10 AM

I've been flummoxed as well but for an entirely different reason. It says "Get a free book from Vyrso when you sign up for Logos March Madness updates!" so I thought well ok I'll see what they're offering. But when I tried to sign up it came up with this "You were not subscribed to any lists. Sorry, you have been banned from the mailing list 'marchmadness'." I hate to be banned from anything! BTW, I unchecked "Also send me news about special offers!"

Can someone tell me what the free Vyrso book is? Is it worth my time fighting with their website to subscribe?

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Lynden Williams | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 19 2014 3:37 AM

Not sure what the free book is, but here is a list of what is free and you do not own. 

https://vyrso.com/products/search?q=price%3A[0+TO+0]&start=0&sort=rel&pageSize=60&unlocked=no 

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Glenn Airoldi (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 19 2014 9:19 AM

Tom, thank you for this heads up.  We're looking into this now.

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Tom Reynolds | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 20 2014 7:34 PM

Thanks for looking into it, Glenn. I'll wait for your appraisal.

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David Carter | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 20 2014 8:19 PM

Tom Reynolds:
But when I tried to sign up it came up with this "You were not subscribed to any lists. Sorry, you have been banned from the mailing list 'marchmadness'." I hate to be banned from anything

Sorry but I had to laugh, some of the marketing practices round here beggar belief. Logos should make "How to win friends and influence people" mandatory reading for all staff.

Tom Reynolds:
Can someone tell me what the free Vyrso book is?

Yes, it is "Playing with Purpose Collection: Inside the Lives and Faith of Today's Biggest Football, Basketball, and Baseball Stars"

Tom Reynolds:
Is it worth my time fighting with their website to subscribe?

Why not just use a different email address? I always use a new address for things like this (not just with Logos) so I can see what other lists I magically get added to.

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Tom Reynolds | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 20 2014 9:15 PM

Thanks David!

I already picked that up for free on March 5 so I won't be wasting any more time on this. I see it has disappeared from the Vyrso site now. "This is not a product we currently sell"...https://vyrso.com/product/27328/playing-with-purpose-collection-inside-the-lives-and-faith-of-todays-biggest-football-basketball-and-baseball-stars I guess they are now reserving it for people who sign up for the mailing list...

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George Somsel | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 20 2014 10:31 PM

Tom Reynolds:

I've been flummoxed as well but for an entirely different reason. It says "Get a free book from Vyrso when you sign up for Logos March Madness updates!" so I thought well ok I'll see what they're offering. But when I tried to sign up it came up with this "You were not subscribed to any lists. Sorry, you have been banned from the mailing list 'marchmadness'." I hate to be banned from anything! BTW, I unchecked "Also send me news about special offers!"

Can someone tell me what the free Vyrso book is? Is it worth my time fighting with their website to subscribe?

This is almost funny !  Surprise  Unless you've been playing the troll or spamming, I've never heard of anyone being banned.

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 21 2014 4:31 AM

Tom Reynolds:
But when I tried to sign up it came up with this "You were not subscribed to any lists. Sorry, you have been banned from the mailing list 'marchmadness'." I hate to be banned from anything!

Banned is such a strong word.

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 21 2014 5:25 AM

David Paul:
I'm rather stunned that McGrath is the one who ended up in the Division final against Carson. I'd never heard of him until this contest, and looking at his available titles doesn't leave me impressed. It's a crime that Waltke got beat in the first round; he was the only one in his half of the bracket who had a decent shot at taking out Carson.

Although Logos doesn't have his best works, McGrath is a first-class Church Historian and is considered one of the most important writers on the interface between science and Christianity (he has three doctorates, all from Oxford: one in molecular biophysics, one in historical theology, and one in science/religion). He has just been appointed as Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at Oxford University.

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David Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 21 2014 7:27 PM

I love science...great stuff. Obviously, I love religion, too. I'm not too keen on the idea of trying to blend or meld them or even get them to kiss and make friends. I think there is a high probability that YHWH jinked the system to make things appear one way from a material view, when the reality is something else.Why would He do that? Same reason He made us out of stuff that is incapable of serving him perfectly. He literally has bucking the natural system as one of His chief goals. I therefore think that using natural "evidence" of a material nature to prove anything Biblical misses the point. Archaeology is interesting, but I will never base my confidence in YHWH in anything dug from the ground. Our belief is Book based, and the evidence is primarily interior.

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Tom Reynolds | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 21 2014 7:46 PM

George Somsel:

This is almost funny !  Surprise  Unless you've been playing the troll or spamming, I've never heard of anyone being banned.

It's kind of hard to troll or spam a mailing list... I use a VPN so perhaps someone used the IP address I was assigned that day to click too many times on Bonhoeffer or Lloyd-Jones. ;-) It wasn't me! We'll see if Logos ever responds again with an idea of why it happened.

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Glenn Airoldi (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 24 2014 9:03 AM

Hi All,

Please know that no-one is being "banned" from anything here.  We found that message being generated as default language from our e-mail engine in response to some very specific user unsubscribe preferences.  We'll work on getting the tool updated with some more appropriate language in the near future.

Again, thanks for bringing this to our attention.

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Robert M. Warren | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 24 2014 9:31 AM

Bruce Dunning:
Banned is such a strong word.

At least he wasn't anathematized.

No longer actively posting. Please remind T-Bone to take his meds.

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 24 2014 9:43 AM

David, where would we be without your personal knowledge of YHWH?  I think of the thousands of years that first the jews, then the proselytes, then the Christians, and finally the post-modernists ... how none had access to your direct line.  I often wonder if it's not a sign.


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David Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 24 2014 9:52 AM

All the things I've said on this forum, Denise, and you make that comment in this thread?  Smile

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George Somsel | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 24 2014 10:00 AM

David Paul:

All the things I've said on this forum, Denise, and you make that comment in this thread?  Smile

You need to start somewhere, don't you?  Your position on science and religion reminds me of a position I heard long ago that God made things appear to be one way and told us it was something else to see whether we would believe him (the bible) or believe science.  Actually, it isn't a matter of believing the bible or science but a matter of believing SOMEONE'S INTERPRETATION OF THE BIBLE or science.

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 24 2014 3:46 PM

Hmmm, David.  I think you might have got me.  I usually write so the interpretation can self-reflect prism-wise, in a manner that prohibits any conclusion.

But you might have outdone me.  

Actually I'm pretty opposite you (though consonent at least with the contents of the NT; not the subsequent layers).  In my mind, if one accounts for a creator (which was a major issue in the 1st century and thence Marcion), then 'science' is theology ... studying God.  Where the post-WWII scientists left the track, was not distinguishing theory (usually far-past or far-future) from what they can actually see. 

Now here's where you'll kill me.  Given a varience between the writings and what I can see (the creation), I'll go with what I can see (both being from God)  One has battled its way through many generations, language alterations, and copyists; the other is pretty pristine.  And if the world turns out to indeed be round (I've only traveled around it half-way, both ways), that'd be a good thing.


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David Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 24 2014 5:02 PM

The old saying goes, "Are you gonna believe your eyes, or are you gonna believe what I say?"

In most contexts, that's an eye-winking knee-slapper.OBVIOUSLY, oral testimony is always trumped by visual proof, right? Well, sure, in pretty much all contexts, yes.

Except one...the context dealing with the One who refuses to become a visual representation. In dealing with that One, not only is visual evidence less compelling, it is even demoted. Thomas needed not just visual, but tactile verification of the Word. But receiving the Word through words...that is the response YHWH is looking for. He is a logical God, who certainly has used "wonders" to grab attention in the past, but most of those anecdotes are their own testimony that "wonders" don't change hearts. Obedience comes from a logical sense of "situational awareness". Not only does scripture make sense, having a high level of internal validity, but it is backed up with the perpetual trump card of prophecy (we've talked about the astronomical probabilities associated with prophecy before).

Bart Ehrman has made a lot of hay out of internal "in-validities" as he sees them. Scientists produce reams of info debunking Biblical notions. And of course, there's dinosaurs...I wonder how many Russell Crowe has on his floaty thing? My point is, YHWH has expressed pretty clearly that He feels He has demonstrated both His existence and His worthiness for worship beyond the point of dismissal. While there was a time when I felt otherwise, I have come to a place where I think it is not just possible but probable that He has created a world with physically tangible, measurable, describable, residual history...that is entirely fictional. Why?

"Are you gonna believe your eyes, or are you gonna believe what I say?"

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 24 2014 5:08 PM

Looks like George can update his 'heard long ago'  to 'today'!


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