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 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

The “Historicity” of the Resurrection? The Historical Method and the Theological Interpretation of the Bible

For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. … Continue reading

November 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

How the 17th C. French Catholic use of Pyrrhonian Scepticism against Calvinism created the French Enlightenment Skeptics

The following is taken from Richard H. Popkin’s masterly article: Skepticism and the Counter-Reformation in France. This exploration into the Counter-Reformation in France will attempt to trace and explain one … Continue reading

October 30, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Traditionalist’s Untraditional Understanding of Tradition

What is Tradition? One of the oddest things about religious traditionalists is that it has a rather untraditional meaning of “tradition”. People are often confused between something being very old … Continue reading

October 30, 2016 · 1 Comment