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

The Non-Avenging God of Shūsaku Endō’s “Silence”

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” -Romans 12:19 He is the image … Continue reading

February 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

To be the Image of God; Ordained as Vice-Regents over the World

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens … Continue reading

February 4, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Presbyterian Epistemology of Contemporary English Law of Evidence

I was thumbing through Peter Murphy’s Murphy on Evidence (Thirteen Edition) and I came across a legal formula which struck me as possessing a curious resemblance to a theological confession. … Continue reading

January 20, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Battle over Amoris Laetitia; What does it Mean for Protestants?

The sabbath was made for humankind, and not humankind for the sabbath. Mark:2:27 A Brief Overview of the Events surrounding the Controversy In the Roman Church a battle is raging … Continue reading

January 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

How Weak/Moderate People are the Prerequisite for a “Strong” Commonwealth

…the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. – 1 John 2:16 The Cyclical Theory of History and the Dependence of the Nation upon … Continue reading

December 31, 2016 · 1 Comment

Democracy as Rule by Public Rationality and Common Sense

Democracy and the Crisis of Legitimacy The crisis of democracy today, with accusations that certain election outcomes are “populist” rather than “truly democratic” (assuming that the distinction is intelligible in … Continue reading

November 20, 2016 · 1 Comment

How would the Great Wall of Trump Reduce Illegal Immigration?

A rich man’s wealth is his strong city, and like a high wall in his imagination. -Proverbs 18:11 A border wall is unconservative, and it offends my Asian sensibilities. If … Continue reading

November 15, 2016 · Leave a comment