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

Sometimes it is Good for Prayers to not be Answered for We Know not what We Truly Want

Yesterday my brother tinkered with my house’s new fibre optic wifi modem and for some inexplicable reason, my computer can’t pick up the wifi. So I keep re-scanning and re-scanning … Continue reading

February 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

On the Vaunted Value of the “Original” Art Piece

Earlier today I commented on a piece talking about a master forger of art pieces saying: If the point of a work of art is to look at it, rather … Continue reading

February 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

On the True Doctrine of the Two Kingdoms:

The proper Protestant doctrine of the Two Kingdoms doesn’t identify the two kingdoms with the Church and the State. This is actually the papalist doctrine of the Two Swords wielded … Continue reading

February 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Yes, Jesus would bake a cake for a Gay Man… at his Heterosexual Wedding

Recently there has been a lot of discussion regarding Kansas’s legislative attempts to protect the religious conscience of service providers from needing to provide services which maybe compromising to their … Continue reading

February 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Hole in Post-Colonial Narratives

Asian successes have always posed a problem for most post-colonial narratives which attempts to account for all the present woes in Third World countries as the sole fault of those nasty nasty Western … Continue reading

February 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why We Shouldn’t Trust Our Stories

Originally posted on Alastair's Adversaria:
Earlier today, Derek Rishmawy posted a piece entitled ‘My Evangelical Story Isn’t So Bad (Or, a Ramble on Experience, Biography, & Theology)’. Within it…

February 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Roman Re-Slaughter of Christ in the Mass

CHAPTER II. That the Sacrifice of the Mass is propitiatory both for the living and the dead.And forasmuch as, in this divine sacrifice which is celebrated in the mass, that … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Case Study of the Noahic Narrative in the Epic of Gilgamesh as Preliminary Reflections on History and the Bible

I wish to do a short case study here of the Noahic narrative in the Epic of Gilgamesh as a preliminary reflection on the relationship between history and the Bible

February 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

In Service of the Congregation; Why Sunday Service Ought to be Liturgical

He must increase, but I must decrease. John 3:30 The Divine Service One of the older names of the Sunday service is the “Divine Service”, a name still retained in … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

A Relook at Robert Adams’s Definition of Goodness or Excellence

…there is something to be said for the hypothesis that being excellent in the way that a finite thing can be consists in resembling God in a way that could … Continue reading

February 18, 2014 · Leave a comment