Is theology arrogance?

“Doing theology” often implies that we understand God better than the apostles or their disciples, and Jesus would really have benefited from a background in textual criticism. But has everything orthodox already been taught? Read the rest of this entry »

Racing to the red light

“The modern world is a crowd of very rapid racing cars all brought to a standstill and stuck in a block of traffic.”

G.K. Chesterton, ILN, 5/29/26

Halting somewhere

“The Church has halted somewhere between Calvary and Pentecost.”

Joe Brice

Proportional repentance

A corollary of the common heresy of proportional atonement is the heresy of proportional repentance. That says that you only have to repent of the bad things about you. But there are many good things about you. You don’t have to repent of them.
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Though I am simple before men…

“Though I am simple before men, I am not simple in the knowledge of the Lord.”

– Claesken, Martyrs Mirror, p. 612

Holy ignorance of our shining

Oh, for closest communion with God, till soul and body, head, face, and heart shine with Divine brilliancy! But oh! for a holy ignorance of our shining!

Robert Murray M’Cheyne

The Congressman from Vega

My uncle, who is politically-attuned (read: fanatical to the point of insanity and I still love him), just found out that his favorite former Presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich is a Vegan. Vega is a bright star in the constellation Lyra, 25 light years away. Possibly John Dean is an Andromedan.

I cannot thank and praise the Lord sufficiently.

“I cannot thank and praise the Lord sufficiently, that He so comforts me in my tribulation, and that my mind is still fixed to fear the Lord with all my heart all the days of my life, according to my weak ability.”

– Clement Hendrickss, Martyrs Mirror, p. 834-841