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

Divine Salvation by Human Love; A Sketch of a View of the Atonement

Clearly they are not angels whom he helps, but the descendants of Abraham. Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every way, so that he might be … Continue reading

October 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

St Anselm’s Theory of the Atonement Summarised and Interpreted Biblically

Anselmian Atonement is not a Penal Theory of the Atonement St Anselm’s atonement theory falls within the family of satisfaction theories of the atonement. Satisfaction theories roughly argues that because … Continue reading

October 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Theological Tickle-Down Effect and how to Choose a Church

[John Milbank] borrows Hauerwas’s notion of narrative theology, which prioritises the historical experience of the Church: ‘Bible-Church constitute a single, dynamic ‘inhabited’ narrative’. And he identifies the basic narrative, or mythos, … Continue reading

October 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Spiritual as a Substitue for the Supernatural; On the Vulgar Tangibility of the Supernatural

And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know … Continue reading

October 18, 2015 · 2 Comments

A Defence of the Serene Queen against the Unruly Passions of the Fascists

…by virtue of resting empty and reposed, [the intelligent ruler] waits for the course of nature to enforce itself so that all names will be defined of themselves and all affairs will … Continue reading

October 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Weak Man Fallacy in Evaluating Denominational Merits

The straw man fallacy is familiar to most of us, it is simply the fallacy of misrepresenting an opponent’s position and attacking that misrepresentation as a substitute for criticising his … Continue reading

October 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

How to Argue: Some Common Sense Notes on Rhetoric and Argumentative Precepts

That the aim of an argument is to persuade with reasons is common sense. But from the way many people do it it doesn’t seem as if they have grasped … Continue reading

October 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Alpha Wolf or Queen Bee Ruler? Confucian versus Chinese Legalist Conceptions of a Good Ruler

One of the key difference between a Chinese Legalist conception of a good ruler against that of the Confucian is that the latter conceives of a good ruler as a … Continue reading

October 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Reasons why God would still Care about Western Christian Nations

[Cardinal Bea] asked [the author] not to forget what the Bible teaches about the sin and guilt not only of individual men, but of whole communities and nations, from the preaching of the … Continue reading

October 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Gun Control from the Perspective of a Singaporean

This is something I wrote in response to the recent Oregon shooting. Over time, both on Facebook and IRL, I’ve accumulated a number of American friends, from across the political … Continue reading

October 2, 2015 · Leave a comment