Category: Theology and Practice

Egalitarian Histories and the Claims of Scripture

The next couple days I’m going to revist a couple recent posts where people have left insightful comments that I would like to fully respond to. I’m going to begin with this post regarding PZ Meyer’s post about giving “proper...

/ April 26, 2005

Trent, Reformation, and the Spirit of Our Age

With all the news coverage of the passing of Pope John Paul II and now the election of Pope Benedict XVI, I have begun to hear more people abuzz with talk of ecumenism and the possibility of unity between Roman...

/ April 22, 2005

We May Have been Wrong

Recently, Mere-O featured a story in the Independent about previously unknown Greek texts being deciphered. It turns out the story may not be a story at all. From Hannibal at arstechnica: So as of right now, the rest of the...

/ April 20, 2005

The Sort of Thing Mere-O Goes Nuts Over

From the Independent: Now, in a breakthrough described as the classical equivalent of finding the holy grail, Oxford University scientists have employed infra-red technology to open up the hoard, known as the Oxyrhynchus Papyri, and with it the prospect that...

/ April 18, 2005

Hart on the Soul

Eastern Orthodox theologian David Hart on the Christian view of the soul: This is not to deny that, for Christian tradition, the soul transcends and survives the earthly life of the body. It is only to say that the soul,...

/ April 5, 2005

“Indeed”

On this day we commemorate the day when the Christ, the Lord of all, vanquished the power of death for all. Death was Satan’s final stronghold, and man’s final obstacle, and it was defeated on that first Easter morn. Jesus...

/ March 27, 2005

Interesting Reading for the Weekend

I know it’s Easter today and I have a ton of Easter thoughts. However, as I was perusing the blogs tonight I found some very interesting reading. For instance, check out Hewitt’s recent work on the Schiavo case (particularly here...

/ March 26, 2005

Easter Prayer after reading Augustine’s “Confessions”

Lord, you are good and your promises never fail. I bless you most precious God, maker and sustainer of the universe. I am learning much through Augustine right now. He fell away from you and must return, but can only...

/ March 26, 2005

Peter Kreeft at Biola

Christian apologist Peter Kreeft visited Biola University this weekend as a guest of the Torrey Honors Institute. Kreeft has written numerous books in various styles on numerous subjects including apologetics, heaven, prayer, Catholicism and Aquinas. His next work (and the...

/ February 26, 2005

Reynolds on TNIV

Naturally, Dr. Reynolds offers a unique and insightful perspective: We are people of the Book. We cannot accept a post-literate culture anymore than we leave pre-literate cultures alone. We must teach all God’s people to read. Media other than books...

/ February 18, 2005