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

Why Resemblance Nominalism is the Best Metaphysical Framework for Reading the Bible

We must not put Christ to the test, as some of them did and were destroyed by serpents, nor grumble, as some of them did and were destroyed by the … Continue reading

May 29, 2016 · 3 Comments

Is China older than the Roman Catholic Church? On the Historiography of Continuity and Unity

δὶς ἐς τὸν αὐτὸν ποταμὸν οὐκ ἂν ἐμβαίης. (You could not step twice into the same river.) -Heraclitus, as quoted in Plato, Cratylus, 402a One of my favourite responses to … Continue reading

May 29, 2016 · 2 Comments

Against Chesterton, Tolkien and Lewis; Why can’t something be Enjoyable WITHOUT it being Meaningful?

Behold that which I have seen: it is good and comely for one to eat and to drink, and to enjoy the good of all his labour that he taketh … Continue reading

May 25, 2016 · 9 Comments

On Persecuting and being Persecuted; What do Romanists and Anabaptists Share in Common?

And ’tis to be noted by the way, that the Doctrines of King-killing and Deposing, which have been taken up onely by the worst Party of the Papists, the most … Continue reading

May 20, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Trouble with the Idea of “Religious Freedom”

The American right often complains that their “religious freedoms” are being eroded in the public space, whether it is their desire not to participate in gay weddings or pay for … Continue reading

May 18, 2016 · 1 Comment

Notes and Comments on Julia Lovell’s “The Opium War”

China Taking Advantage of SJW Logic to Silence Western Critics Unorthodox reappraisals of the Opium Wars can jangle high-level political nerves. In 2006, the government closed down China’s leading liberal … Continue reading

May 18, 2016 · 1 Comment

Women Ministers? An Analysis of the Nature of the Ministry

But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was … Continue reading

May 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Divinity as Trinitarian Love; A Kenotic Christology

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be … Continue reading

May 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

What’s Wrong with Flip-Flopping? What Trump, Elizabeth I, and Han Fei have in Common

The sceptre should never be shown. For its inner nature is non-assertion… The ruler should never discuss matters of right and wrong with the ministers but let them carry on the discussion … Continue reading

May 6, 2016 · 1 Comment