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 with “Gay Marriage” Marriage has in Essence Ceased to Exist and Become a Mere State Registered Friendship

Most defence of the heterosexual nature of marriage normally centers around some sort of “ideal” standard which marriage ought to conform to and what that ideal is. Some might even … Continue reading

August 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Do the Courts have the Power to Stop a Witch Doctor? The Collapse of Trust in Experts and the Charlie Gard Case

Discontinuing medical procedures that are burdensome, dangerous, extraordinary, or disproportionate to the expected outcome can be legitimate; it is the refusal of “over-zealous” treatment. Here one does not will to … Continue reading

July 30, 2017 · 1 Comment

Justification by Faith Alone and the Witness of the Catholic Church; Sola Fide in Melanchthon, Aquinas and Pelagius

Sola Isn’t the Point It is my observation that a lot of misunderstanding over the doctrine, or more accurately the formula, of justification by faith alone, tend to obsessively focus … Continue reading

July 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Tale of a Kantian and a Christian

And it came to past that as the paths between a Kantian and a Christian converged an angel of the Lord appeared in all its heavenly glory and he sternly … Continue reading

July 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Pope John XXII’s Condemnation of Papal Infallibility; A Study of Papal Power in “Quia quorundam”

The Historical Context of Quia quorundam On 10 November 1324, Pope John XXII issued the bull Quia quorundam to condemn a group of people who contended for a rather extreme … Continue reading

July 1, 2017 · 1 Comment

Propitiating the Wrath of Man; The Just Government Theory of the Atonement

And when you were dead in trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive together with him, when he forgave us all our trespasses, erasing the record that … Continue reading

June 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Against the “Corporate” Reading of Romans 9; On the Gratuity of God’s Calling Transcending Corporate Lines

Preliminary Outlines Recently I have been interacting on Facebook with readings which resist a Calvinist conclusion on Romans 9. In particular my attention was drawn to this essay by Brian Abasciano which argues for … Continue reading

May 20, 2017 · Leave a comment