Monthly Archives: June 2012

Hiatus

Though I have come close to finishing my post on Romans 9, I am going to wait till I return from my trip to post it. This is also true of the next iteration on prayer. I pray you all … Continue reading

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Faust and Faustianism

Most people who have heard the name Mephistopheles have gotten it from a 1980’s Police song, Wrapped around Your Finger. Sting, of course, was an English teacher, and he took the character Mephistopheles from Goethe’s Faust. Mephistopheles is Satan. Goethe … Continue reading

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What’s happening with Lux Christi, and some thoughts on mediating instruments

What’s up at Lux Christi? Well, I came back from vacation with an extra member to my household, a young man named Matthew that my wife and I are looking to adopt. He has a lot of challenges in front … Continue reading

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Some passing thoughts on Catholicity (or, an Ehrman/Pagels view of catholicity)

I have been on vacation with my family this past week, and amidst relaxing I have also had to take care of business as relates to my university, and have had scant ability to keep up with what was going … Continue reading

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A Kierkegaardian Interlude (Thoughts on Prayer IV )

Kierkegaard well noted that “purity of heart is to will one thing.” I frequently think about this whenever I say or sing the Beatitudes. Though as I am now and for the foreseeable future at an Antiochian parish – – … Continue reading

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The Articulation of the Cosmos: the road to Romans chapter 9.

I first read Philip Sherrard about 20 years ago when doing some reading on Orthodoxy and the Papacy. There was nothing memorable about what he said, but this lead me to look at other things he had done, most notably … Continue reading

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Informed Prayer (Thoughts on Prayer: III)

When the disciples asked our Lord to teach them to pray they were admitting something more than just an ignorance of forms. Indeed, they were steeped in forms. The complexity of the temple rites, the varied and detailed prayers of … Continue reading

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