Category: Theology and Practice

Know Your Historical Evangelicals – Intro

It’s a pleasure and an honor to be joining the fine gentlemen (and, more importantly, my good friends) here at Mere-Orthodoxy. For my inaugural contribution to this fine forum, the plan is for me to share each week from my...

/ February 6, 2005

Transposition and introspection

Lewis in Weight of Glory makes the point that for any higher thing (like a three-dimensional cube) to be transposed onto a lower medium (like a two-dimensional piece of paper) two things must be true: a) the thing must lose...

/ January 21, 2005

The Quotable Karl

Barth, not Popper. There is no doctrine more dangerous than the Christian doctrine of the atonement, it does indeed make “wild and careless folk” (Heid. Cat., qu. 64), if we do not consider it with this warning in view. The...

/ January 19, 2005

A Dilemma for My Brother

For those trudging through the 1000 word posts on Matthew 24, here is a much simpler and shorter essay. My brother claims that Jesus told his disciples he would return “immediately after” the fall of Jerusalem in AD70. Jesus did...

/ January 7, 2005

Did Jesus Claim to Return and Get it Wrong?

My brother took up my previous post on this issue on his own blog. I am following suit and returning the favor here. He writes: First, note that the parables listed (about drowsiness, about delay) and the tasks given (preach...

/ January 7, 2005

Back from the Dead…

My brother’s recent “Best of” post reminded me of a conversation that I had left unfinished. He writes in response to my question about the point of his contentions: [The point is that] Jesus can’t be taken at his word[.]...

/ January 5, 2005

What we Believe but cannot Prove

I found it from my brother, but only because I checked his site before A&L Daily. The Edge has released answers by predominantly scientific thinkers to their question, “What do you believe is true even though you cannot prove it.”...

/ January 4, 2005

Belated, but nevertheless HNY!

I like New Year’s celebrations. Despite some opinions to the contrary, I really am not so cynical as to not get some enjoyment out of the holiday. In fact, it really is one of the greatest celebrations we Americans share....

/ January 3, 2005

Christmas

My brother points out that today we celebrate the “Christian appropriation of paganism.” He labels it syncretism, but that’s a tad misleading. Christianity did not just adapt the pagan practices, but baptized them. The celebrations we now understand as Christmas...

/ December 25, 2004

Unto Us

Emmanuel. God with Us. Prince of Peace. Counselor. Mighty God. The King of Kings. The Christ. Merry Christmas.

/ December 25, 2004