Category Archives: Theology and Philosophy

No surprise, but when you peal back the world and try to dig around to see how it works conceptually, it’s a complex place. When you want to know how people and God or people and people, it get’s that much more complex and at moments can move from hideous to beautiful, from gut wrenching to awe inspiring.

Adoption and Identity: A Different Type of Purity

See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are … Continue reading

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What Should Christians be Reading? A Few Thoughts

Reading effects how we view the world. From the fiction of J.K. Rowling to the insidious works of Fitzgerald, from the pages of the Bible to the writings of Thomas Malthus, reading molds our heads. So, what in the world … Continue reading

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Motivation and Four Types of Fatigue

Someone asked me a question about motivation today, and frankly, I have a unique experience with motivation and loosing all motivation only to carry on in some sort of empty way. The daily work of acquiring and spending motivation is … Continue reading

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Backpacking with the Saints

Earlier this year I set out planning a liturgical backpacking trip. After spending sometime working up my little project one morning, I escaped for a bit checking the mail only to find one of my favorite corespondents – the Oxford University … Continue reading

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Twister, a Swimming Pool, and Prayer

Put your hand here, balance there, take one foot into the air… One of the profoundly honest things that I encountered in “Do Your Om Thing” is the concept of physical prayer. When you twist into a pretzel, there is … Continue reading

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Anti-Christ’s in John’s First Epistle

Children, it is the last hour! As you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. From this we know that it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they did not belong … Continue reading

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Foundations in Love: Uti and Frui

The foundation of any structure keeps it in line – keeps the frame standing. A good architect puts up a building in such an order that the pieces combine together to function in unison. One of the prayers I have been enjoying … Continue reading

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