But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Saturday, 22 July 2017 18:09

A Tale of a Kantian and a Christian

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And it came to past that as the paths between a Kantian and a Christian converged an angel of the Lord appeared in all its heavenly glory and he sternly commanded the both of them:

“This is the command of the Lord unto you, you shall both sprout wings and take flight, or at the Day of the...

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The Historical Context of Quia quorundam

On 10 November 1324, Pope John XXII issued the bull Quia quorundam to condemn a group of monastics who contended for a rather extreme position concerning the rule of poverty and that Christ and the apostles possessed nothing in common or individually. The...

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And when you were dead in trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive together with him, when he forgave us all our trespasses, erasing the record that stood against us with its legal demands. He set this aside, nailing it to the cross. He disarmed the rulers and...

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Preliminary Outlines

Recently I have been interacting on Facebook with readings which resist a Calvinist conclusion on Romans 9. In particular my attention was drawn to this essay by Brian Abasciano which argues for a predominantly corporate understanding of election. It is...

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Since this is argument, that without the Church there will be no Bible, comes up so frequently in arguments with high church apologists, I believe that it will be useful to summarise my reply to this argument.

There are several variants which this argument take. What I will contend is that for...

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Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace.And count the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him,as he does in all his letters when he...

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You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me…

-John 5:39

The Theological, not Epistemological, Question of Divine Revelation

From the outset it is necessary to clarify the background questions and issues which...

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For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do.By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh…

-Romans 8:3

This is strongly penal language. However, Paul does not say either that God punished Jesus or that God punished...

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Saturday, 11 February 2017 01:04

The Non-Avenging God of Shūsaku Endō’s “Silence”

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Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

-Romans 12:19

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth,...

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Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

-Genesis 1:26

Oh, no single...

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I was thumbing through Peter Murphy’s Murphy on Evidence (Thirteen Edition) and I came across a legal formula which struck me as possessing a curious resemblance to a theological confession.

I have in a previous post articulated how the legal standards of “proof beyond reasonable...

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The sabbath was made for humankind, and not humankind for the sabbath.


A Brief Overview of the Events surrounding the Controversy


In the Roman Church a battle is raging over Pope Francis’s controversial apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia. In it the Pope seems to be altering an old...

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