Deus Ex Machina

"This is the generation of the great LEVIATHAN, or rather, to speak more reverently of that mortal god, to which we own under the immortal God, our peace and defense." -Thomas Hobbes: Leviathan

On Mathematics, Physics and the Reality of God; Or the Normal Force is the Evidence for God

I was given an occasion to pick mathematics again and as I read through my physics, calculus and linear algebra texts once more, I remembered why I tried to go … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Reformation as a Non-Event; Why from the Perspective of the Gospel Nothing Remarkable Happened at the Reformation

Our forefathers sacrificed the outward unity of the Christian church to the supremacy of the Holy Scriptures and the preaching of free grace. Therefore church in the Reformation sense is … Continue reading

October 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

Why the Roman Magisterium Does not Solve Any Interpretative Problems

Well, since Reformation Sunday is approaching, time to engage in some good ‘ole Catholic-Protestant polemics. The following was a response I made on a blog debating the issue of what … Continue reading

October 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

On the Difference between the Creator-Creation Distinction and the Spiritual-Material Distinction

One of the key features of religions is to emphasise the value of “spiritual” or “cultural” values over the sheer pursuits of sheer material empirical things, e.g. beauty, aesthetics, refined … Continue reading

October 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Some Random Thoughts About Animals, Consciousness and the Immortal Soul

It seems to me that contemporary Christianity is made up of three fundamentally inconsistent propositions with regards to consciousness and the soul. (1) We should care for “creation” and the … Continue reading

October 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Reversing an Old Charge: The Nestorian Nature of Iconodulism

The following is taken from the blog Proto-Protestantism where in this post the author discusses a lot of issues to do with the nativity, Christmas, etc, including this rather intriguing … Continue reading

October 11, 2013 · 8 Comments

The Empirical Contingency of the Moral Life and Divine Grace

We usually do not attribute moral fault or praise for enterprises which are essentially beyond a person’s control and subject to contingent forces. For example, whether a person is rich … Continue reading

October 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Scolding of the Sanctimonious Scolds Against Pornography

They shall not dwell in thy land, lest they make thee sin against me: for if thou serve their gods, it will surely be a snare unto thee. Exodus 23:33 … Continue reading

October 6, 2013 · 2 Comments

What Does it Mean to be a Member of the Roman Catholic Church? On the “Visibility of the Church”

Some time ago I had a rather interesting discussion with a couple of friends as to what does it mean to be a member of a visible church and we … Continue reading

October 3, 2013 · 1 Comment