#77 – Unclean by Richard Beck (My 100 Favorite Books)

Would you drink a glass if wine if you knew it had a drop of urine in it? In his book Unclean, Richard Beck played with questions like this.  He examined a variety of psychological experiments that showed the majority of people answered no to such a question.  This is the idea of “negativity dominance”Continue reading “#77 – Unclean by Richard Beck (My 100 Favorite Books)”

Favorite Books Read in 2014

Its a few days late, but better late then never. 1. After Virtue by Alasdair Macintyre 2. The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending the Bible Has Made us Unable to Read it by Peter Enns 3. How (Not) to be Secular by James K.A. Smith 4. Paul and the Faithfulness of God by NTContinue reading “Favorite Books Read in 2014”

Unclean by Richard Beck (Review)

Would you drink a bottle of wine if there was a drop of urine in it? Why do we tend to assume that a tiny amount of impurity taints a huge amount of purity? Is there a deeper meaning to this “disgust” that we experience? Where does it come from? These are some of theContinue reading “Unclean by Richard Beck (Review)”