Category: Doctrine and Belief

When Salvation is not Enough

An extrapolation of my previous post eventually places me in a position that many may find strange; a point I freely admit. In fact, I feel compelled to say that I may be way, way wrong here. And in the back of my head is the...

Discourse and (In)consistency

With due respect to my post immediately preceding this one: My seminar paper for this past semester was a brief study of a small part of James Paul Gee’s Discourse theory, applied to an online debate concerning a particular Christian doctrine. In a related sense, while...

What Changes, and Does Anything Not?

I’m taking a break at the moment, to do some mental garbage collection and a bit of a flush. As an exercise, because I was just reading about Baby Boomers and Millennials, let’s take the ideas, tossed about during the recent political campaign, that America isn’t...

Merton Monday 31

  To find love I must enter into the sanctuary where it is hidden, which is the mystery of God. And to enter into His sanctity I must become holy as He is holy, perfect as He is perfect. How can I even dare to entertain...

Merton Monday 28

  If I am to be “holy” I must [be] something that I do not understand, something mysterious and hidden, something apparently self-contradictory; for God, in Christ, “emptied Himself.” He became a man, and dwelt among sinners. He was considered a sinner. He was put to...