Category Archives: Faith & Ideology

Un-learning

Sometimes, after a wrong start, you have to un-learn things. Continue reading

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Shattering a Shibboleth

Are salvation and conversion the same thing? Is salvation punctiliar or processional? Continue reading

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Organized Chaos

It’s daily clippings again, but I’ve gathered them under some headings. Continue reading

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More miscellany, 3/25/20

Some argue that Christianophobia, which is an unreasonable hatred or anger towards Christians, does not exist but rather Christians are merely losing their privilege and being treated like everyone else. But given that the evidence that in academia individuals feel … Continue reading

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A lot to contemplate

The Greeks – Aristotle no less than Plato – as well as the great medieval thinkers, held that not only the physical, sensuous perception, but equally man’s spiritual and intellectual knowledge, included an element of pure, receptive contemplation, or as … Continue reading

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Trade-offs of pluralism

What’s a polity for? Continue reading

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Anytown Ecumenical High

My beautiful dream was far more clueless than I had even a hint of. Continue reading

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Entangled musings

Still picking up threads after 22 years. Continue reading

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Perverse rejoicing

With a provenance like the Wall Street Journal’s “Houses of Worship” opinion series and a title like Thank God, American Churches Are Dying, you’d be justified in expecting a mix of self-conscious perversity and unhealthy, un-reflective antecedent bias. Continue reading

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Michael Gerson’s malice

Michael Gerson’s launching pad is a sham, but his launch succeeds anyway. Continue reading

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