Monthly Archives: February 2014

Thinking Trinity: Homoousion as Dogma

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by … Continue reading

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“Without belief in God, I’m drowning, wallowing, collapsing, lost”

In the end, it often seems that our search for God resembles a vain attempt to get through to Him via the wall rather than the door. And when we don’t make it, we deny Him. That’s what these young … Continue reading

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Thinking Trinity: The Radical Homoousion

When in A.D. 325 the bishops of the Council of Nicaea declared that Jesus Christ is begotten “from the substance of the Father” and “of one substance” with him, they probably did not foresee the momentous dogmatic consequences of their … Continue reading

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I am glad to have discovered Jerry Coyne’s blog Why Evolution is True. When I am in at a blogging low point, I can always visit Coyne’s site and enjoy a good laugh. Not with Coyne but at him. When … Continue reading

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“God does not have to forgive, because it is impossible for him to be angry”

A constantly recurring feature of all the revelations which filled my soul with wonder as I diligently observed it, was that our Lord God, as far as he himself is concerned, does not have to forgive, because it is impossible … Continue reading

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“Did ancient Christians not consider themselves to be sinners?”

Thought of the Dread Judgment produces a dispiriting impression on most people, even on those who both pray to God and reflect on the salvation of their souls. It seems to them all that the words greeting the righteous bear … Continue reading

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Meditating Four Quartets: Burnt Norton (V)

Fifth Movement Words move, music moves / Only in time; but that which is only living / Can only die. Words, after speech, reach / Into the silence. Only by the form, the pattern, / Can words or music reach … Continue reading

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Jesus and the Qu’ran

Over at his blog Blogging Theology, Paul Williams advances an argument that the “christology” of the Qur’an in fact comes closer to what the very earliest Christians believed about Jesus than the patristic affirmation of his divinity. I left the … Continue reading

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