Monthly Archive: April 2008

Merton Monday 07

It sometimes happens that men who preach most vehemently about evil and the punishment of evil, so that they seem to have practically nothing else on their minds except sin, are really unconscious haters of other men. They think the world does not appreciate them, and...

We Are All Broken. No One is Exempt.

I had a brief talk today with a young man who suffers from certain psychological “conditions.” I don’t know what they are, and I’m not really concerned over what they are. He asked me to pray for him, that he might have a more gentle spirit,...

Class Dismissed

This month, an acquaintance passed away. From everything I’ve gathered, she was as friendly and kind as she had always led me to believe. I will miss seeing her around. She always seemed to be open to the world, and genuinely happy. She was also, by...

Of Guesses, Gambles and Dreams

Of Guesses, Gambles and Dreams

There is a line of reasoning—one I find quite compelling—in some Christian theologies, and it is summarized by this very simple statement: Love must be chosen. To elaborate a little bit, this reasoning is typically employed in the construction of a theodicy, a defense of God...

So Why Did the Loving God of Jesus Kill So Many People?

So Why Did the Loving God of Jesus Kill So Many People?

I don’t always agree with Gregory Boyd, but I usually do. He’s often controversial, but he’s also and always one of the sharpest tacks in the box. His blog is informal, but addresses some pretty serious topics here and there. Right now, Greg’s wrestling with how...

A Place to Start

A Place to Start

I’m not sure why this is on my mind today, but I’ve a pretty good idea that it’s because I just wrote a quick paper on book three, chapter twelve of Augustine’s De doctrina Christiana, which reminded me that Augustine was one of those folks that...