Welcome to the FIFTH installment of Isaac Hunter’s Online Bible Study, a systematic analysis of the 66 books of the protestant bible.

This is an online class, organized informally and asynchronously. There are no sign-ups needed, no grades to be got, just a clear analysis of the bible and it’s peculiar and fantastically supernatural message for us from outside the bounds of creation and time itself. So, check back in often as new episodes will arrive each week.

You can also subscribe to this bible study by clicking HERE, using your favorite RSS feed reader, so you’ll never miss a single episode.
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First century Christians continued the public prayer patterns of the Israelites, praying at the temple multiple times a day. As Christianity separated itself, its own traditions were developed.

The Didache recommended praying the Lord’s Prayer three times daily. Within a century or two, this blossomed into seven times a day, and incorporated the Psalms and then hymns, etc.

My question is this:

The Daily Office today appears to be quite an elaborate undertaking with multiple books to refer to, with different schedules based on the time of year, the season, etc. Why has this specific tradition grown so complex? Why not just stick to the Lord’s Prayer? Why not just read from the bible seven or eight times a day?
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So, I’ve decided to make a particluar change to how I approach discussion questions while pursuing my uThM degree plan, due to some realizations I’ve come to recently.

You can read more about my unschooled degree here.

It didn’t take long (specifically two posts) before I was reeling with flashbacks from undergraduate school, with ridiculous and futile requirements to post discussion questions each week.

Don’t get me wrong. When I started my uThM, I was actually excited about the prospect of dialoguing with people online about the topics I was interested in, especially with a pointed purpose.

But, as soon as I got started, the true nature of online discussion reared its ugly head.

You can read all of my discussion question entries here.
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Robert Lanza is the author of the book on consciousness and science, Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe, released in 2010. It is now the first book in series with the follow-up Beyond Biocentrism and further talks with his publisher for a third.

The gist of Lanza’s argument is a Theory of Everything, that would incorporate all the known laws of classical and quantum physics into a conducive whole, cannot be achieved through physics alone, but must take into account the biological origin of the external world itself.

Let’s see, shall we?

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Welcome to a check-in of my Unschooled Master of Theology in Biblical Studies degree. This post is just to let you know what I’m up to.

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Welcome to a new article series where I will be talking about my Unschooled Master of Theology in Biblical Studies degree. Nope. I’m not crazy. Well. Not really. Okay, maybe a little.….

Back in the early 90’s, when I was about to graduate high school, I made the decision to go into the military mostly because they were offering $30,000 for school if I signed up for four years. To make a long story short, I did my first enlistment, got out, and went the route everyone said was the route to take. I returned home and started taking classes at the local community college.

Fast forward ten years, and I emerge from academia with a Bachelor’s Degree in History from a regionally accredited school. The $30,000 was spent, and I immediately found another online school that offered a Master’s Program, with the plan to teach at the college level.

That, though, is where my story kind of came off the rails and, maybe inadvertently, let me to what I’m doing today.

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Welcome to the FOURTH installment of Isaac Hunter’s Online Bible Study, a systematic analysis of the 66 books of the protestant bible.

This is an online class, organized informally and asynchronously. There are no sign-ups needed, no grades to be got, just a clear analysis of the bible and it’s peculiar and fantastically supernatural message for us from outside the bounds of creation and time itself. So, check back in often as new episodes will arrive each week.

You can also subscribe to this bible study by clicking HERE, using your favorite RSS feed reader, so you’ll never miss a single episode.
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Welcome to the THIRD installment of Isaac Hunter’s Online Bible Study, a systematic analysis of the 66 books of the protestant bible.

This is an online class, organized informally and asynchronously. There are no sign-ups needed, no grades to be got, just a clear analysis of the bible and it’s peculiar and fantastically supernatural message for us from outside the bounds of creation and time itself. So, check back in often as new episodes will arrive each week.

You can also subscribe to this bible study by clicking HERE, using your favorite RSS feed reader, so you’ll never miss a single episode.
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With all the talk recently of the VA not paying my medical bills, with the possibility of bankruptcy and financial insolvency looming high over my head, it brings my mind back to a thought experiment I started several years ago but never finished. It is the question of, what would my life look like if I sold (or was forced to liquidate) all of my possessions and became homeless?

I will take some time over the next few months to answer this question, and maybe sketch out a glimpse of life without a house to protect me from the elements, or a car for transportation, or heat for warmth in the cold and rainy months of winter.

Follow along as I explore this idea in the series, Voluntary Homelessness.

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I stumbled onto an article today and thought it was a rather fascinating idea, one I think I would love to take part in if given half the chance at some point. The article covered a wager made by a professional gambler, that he could survive in near complete isolation, in the dark, for 30 days – if he did it, he would get $100,000. Now, that’s a wager I think I could do standing on my head.

But, let’s dig into this with a little more detail, because I wonder, as someone who has sought a high level of solitude in my own life, is isolation really negative to the human being? This is part of my ongoing series on Science Talk.

So, let’s dive in.

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It’s been a month and a half since that fateful day when I suddenly felt a burning tightness in my chest while out paddling in my kayak, two miles from shore. It was an experience I certainly will never forget, and one I’m now slowly recovering from.

This post will provide you with an update on how I’m doing, what the status is on the financial fiascoes, and what my goals are for the near and longer-term future. This is part of my Medical Crisis series. Stay tuned, as I will be posting periodically on my progress.

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I have not been able to post anything to the blog this week, as I’ve been a little preoccupied. This post will be a sneak peak into my most recent vacation to the island of Oahu and will start my travel series on my Hawaiian Vacation.

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