Thinking and Knowledge
By John Bartels
Thinking and Knowledge May 21, 2023
The Woodman's Mistake - A Valuable Lesson
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Pentecost Sermon 2023
Rev. Ivan Edelson at St. Cuthbert,s. Challenging and thought provoking.
Are we looking in the right place to find happiness?
How to stop being used and manipulated.
How to stop being used
Jesus' Prayer and purpose. John 17.
God points to the resurrection and says "This is what I think of my Son".
The Two Realities
Understanding that there are two realities makes for a more humble attitude to being confident about what we say is reality.
"I am the way and the truth and the life" - Jesus
Are you feeling lost in life?
Part 2 of the podcast on knowing and believing.
A second meaning of "believe".
Do you know or believe there is life after death?
The importance of knowing the difference between the word "know" and "believe".
God's omniscience, quantum physics and Isaiah 55:8-9
If God knows my future how can I have free will?
Heaven. Session 6 (last). St. Cuthbert's Church. 14 April 2023 Port Elizabeth.
The journey to Heaven. A Bible Study.
Judge a person by the questions they ask and not the answers they give.
An interesting quote from Voltaire which you may or may not agree with but is certain to get you thinking.
How to stop being unfairly used.
Feeling that you are being used unfairly is a very unpleasant, nasty feeling. There are some steps you can take to stop it.
Can acting happy cause feeling happy?
An interesting discussion with AI trying to answer the question: Can acting happy cause feeling happy?
Victoria Falls Niagara Falls comparison
Comfort from the Lord during times of anxiety
Verses of comfort and assurance from Scripture.
Harmony in discord
What does "Harmony in Discord" mean? Some useful insights.
Some logical fallacies
A discussion with chat.openai.com on some logical fallacies.
The importance of definitions.
Get agreement on what you are talking about!
Doubt during our journey to Heaven. Session 5 St. Cuthbert's Bible Study 30th March 2023
Dealing with doubt during our Christian journey.
God's Love and Protection as we journey towards Heaven. Session 4 St. Cuthbert's Bible Study 23 March 2023.
All praise and glory be to God who loves and protects us without ceasing.
Sermon by Father Revd. Ivan Edelson on 19th March 2023 at St. Cuthbert's Anglican Church, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
May anyone hearing this insightful and challenging sermon be blessed.
The Metaphor and the Chameleon
Is a chameleon a good metaphor for a man pleaser?
Session 3 of 6 - St Cuthbert's Bible Study: The Whole Armour of God Ephesians 6:13-18 - 16 March 2023
What is the whole amour of God? The metaphor of the Roman Soldier.
The freedom to speak includes the freedom to hear.
"(the) freedom to speak and the freedom to hear are inseparable; they are two sides of the same coin." - United States Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall in Kleindienst v. Mandel (1972).
Bartels Rhodesian Memories Summer Rain
How to jog your memory
Jogging your memory
Action produces information
How to find out what information you need.
"Presentism" - A useful and interesting word.
Applying today's standards to yesterday
Two out of six Bible Study Sessions at St. Cuthbert's, Port Elizabeth. Autumn 2023. Click on Spofy for Time Stamps to parts of the Episode.
After a brief introduction the first session about the manna starts at (00:30). The second session about the need to put on the whole armor of God starts at (03:30) with the comments about "Lead Kindly Light) at (12:05).
Addo Elephant Park near Port Elizabeth
Some brief comments about a wonderful National Park - the third biggest in South Africa.
Are morals absolute or relative? Where did the "Golden Rule" come from? Did the "Golden Rule" exist before the "Big Bang"? What do you think?
The magnificent Cape buffalo
What do you know about a Cape buffalo? What does it weigh? How fast can it run? Can it jump? (00:10) time and (00:20) more and (00:25) again
A properly functioning democracy.
This is a discussion I had about democracy with chat.ai.com.