J. Scott Self, Ph.D.

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The apostle Paul, in Romans 7, describes a condition of spiritual angst that is very familiar to most religious people. “For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.” Later, in the same chapter, Paul summarizes his battle with sin; “Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?”  Paul’s description of… Read More

The title of this post sounds strange, indeed. I suppose that one could imagine a hundred different heresies emanating from the idea of connecting grades to salvation. Let me see if I can expand on just one of those possible heresies… Several of my colleagues and I have been working on a proposal for a conference where we focus upon providing feedback to doctoral students’ writing. Since the conference is comprised of… Read More