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  1. Actually, a friend of mine just mailed me a book that might be good for what you are looking for. I am not familiar with the author, and I haven't started reading it. I just got it today, but it looks interesting. It's called Confronting Christianity by Rebecca McLaughlin. One thing to keep in mind about Lewis' Mere Christianity is that it was written in a different era. The truths don't change, but some of it might seem a little cringy and not exactly PC. I'm honestly not a fan of Tim Keller's writing at all, but he does have some good books aimed at those who are questioning. Not exactly a podcast, but there is a lot of audio of Ravi Zacharias online. I consider him to be possible the greatest apologist of our time. He's super interesting to listen to.
  2. The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones is excellent for this IMO. There is a forward by Tim Keller in which he states that the book should be required reading for every seminary student.
  3. DD has requested the forms to request the deferral, but she is still undecided. She did not make a single new friend last year. Not one. So there is no one to sit by at lunch or anything like that. I think that's one of my concerns (among many). Actually, the whole sitting by someone at lunch won't even be a thing this year at her college. I think all dining options are take out only. That's kind of my point. This is not going to be a year conducive to making friends. It's complicated, of course. I can't get in to all the issues playing in to this. New development: she is sick right now. Pediatrician thinks it's COVID, so we got a test this afternoon. If she's positive, I doubt she'll be able to attend at least the first week of classes, so she'll be behind from the get go. Not good. I need to find out the details how many days post symptoms students are required to quarantine. Everything is just complicated and depressing and scary right now--for everyone.
  4. the forums need a logical fallacy button
  5. I think one of the problems we are having (and why people are alarmed at what they see as "silencing") is that the private companies like Youtube and other social media platforms haven't done much policing up until recently. Consider the alarming rise of paganism and white supremacy among young white men in our country. These young men have been recruited on many different platforms. Here is a link to consider for those who say "that's not the way it's done" regarding debate. Maybe not much in the past, but the last time there was a pandemic of this magnitude, there was no internet, no social media, etc. Perhaps now is the time to change the way the scientific community interacts with lay people.
  6. Scholarship office replied to my email. They will allow a deferral for one semester for special circumstances, study abroad, internships, etc. So we would have to have a special circumstance. I'm leaving it up to dd to decide. She has severe ADHD (inattentive). She has documentation with office of accessibility and also is part of a program that supports (coaching) students with disabilities. Part of the reason we got her into that program was because of how much she struggled with the online classes last spring. So that would be our special circumstance. We personally know of 2 students in recent years on scholarship who took an entire year off, and the university held the scholarships for them. I got an email from that coaching program that said the uni will announce class modalities on Aug 1. The options they listed--we had never even heard of them. Here are the possibilities: (if any of y'all can shed some light on this, I'd be greatly appreciative.) "On August 1st, the University will publish the course modalities for Fall. Please review your Fall 2020 schedule to determine how your class will be offered: 1) Face to Face, 2) Online (synchronous, asynchronous or mixed), 3) blended or 4) HyFlex. I will be available next week to discuss any changes or answer questions, just email or text me for an appointment. "
  7. Just wanted to pop in with an update. My pain is completely GONE. I quit tea and nightshades Friday afternoon. Sunday was much better. Monday morning I woke up in pain again--pretty bad, but it abated after little while. Tuesday--zero pain. Today--zero pain. I will not drink tea for a few more weeks to make sure this sticks. If the pain comes back, I'll have to see a doctor. If I stay pain free, I may reintroduce a glass of tea every once in a while to see if I can tolerate it at all. @Harpymom,THANK YOU! Each of you who posted--thank you for caring enough to take the time to help me think this through. I'm very grateful for this community.
  8. It wasn't about the data. It was never about the data. It was about not censoring opposing opinions. But y'all win. I admit defeat to C's mad debating skillz.
  9. BINGO! This is what y'all are really all about! Goodnight!
  10. That "strange media" would be CNN. A quick Google search will verify.
  11. I totally agree with you! These are extraordinary times. And perhaps that is why I think silencing these doctors in not the right move.
  12. There is absolutely a place for this in academia. Universities host debates all the time over lesser issues. This needs to be one. One of the medical schools or perhaps the AMA could sponsor it.
  13. really? okay. I'm not saying that specifically only the people on this thread are afraid of something. Man...yall are more literal than me! lol
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