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What mythical lawn creature is good at keeping time?
Matthew 25:31-46 The Parable of the sheep and goats teaches us that when the Son of Man comes in glory, he will sit upon his throne and judge between us. The king will take his seat of authority. He will then separate us out according to how we have served him: for, truly, as we … Continue reading The King is in his People
There is a danger in education which even the best curriculum cannot of its own circumvent. This is because the problem is one of the heart. The wrong kind of knowledge puffs up. Only love has the power to order the powers of the mind properly. This of course is no good reason to forgo … Continue reading Creating Little Monsters: A Misuse of the Liberal Arts in Mansfield Park
Why is poetry more philosophic than history? This is what Aristotle claims in his Poetics. We can begin with the idea that poetry is mimetic or imitative, just as all human art is. For instance, a cup copies or imitates the way natural vessels hold water. Consider the shape of lakes, ponds, streams, or perhaps the … Continue reading Poetry as more Philosophic than History
Who makes the Laws in Newton’s universe?
Advancing the Tradition: Thomas on Divine Substance In a recent paper, I place Thomas Aquinas’s denial that God is a substance in the context of a philosophic and theological tradition, focusing on the philosophic legacy he inherits. His conclusions are a development of both. In particular, he brings to light the consequences of finite being. … Continue reading God is not a Substance
Have we realized what it is to have a Savior who sees us as we are, not simply with our garments removed, but apart from all pretensions of righteousness, wisdom, affability, any and all the imitations and intimations of self-justification. We have a Savior who sees us in all the mediocrity and corruption of our … Continue reading And not Ashamed
What do you call an unpublished Greek scholar? Continue reading “Mr. Spun’s Truly Terrible Awful Jokes: #42”
Is Walker Percy justified in taking naming and assertion to be a uniquely human phenomena? This is a challenging question because it requires a certain level of abstraction. But in some sense, the very reflection upon this question is a phenomena which reveals the answer. Can I construe what I am doing right now as … Continue reading Walker Percy on Naming and Assertion