Monthly Archives: November 2015

When Scripture Becomes Scripture

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The writings of the Bible exist as historical artifacts and may therefore be read as historical artifacts. To properly interpret a text we must seek to understand it within its historical context. We need to…

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The Challenge of Discipleship in the Modern World

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To See God Crucified: The Theopaschism of St Gregory Nazianzen

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“We need an incarnate God, a God put to death, so that we might live, and we were put to death with him.” (Or. 45.28) Before there was Jurgen Moltmann, there was St Gregory the…

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The Apophatic Quality of Theological Speech

The more positively God reveals Himself—the more He posits about Himself—the more apophatic our theology becomes. If, on our own and supported only by the testimony of our conscience and the created order, our talk about God bears am apophatic … Continue reading

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Refugees, Roanoke, and Captain Sulu

Why the mayor of the City of Roanoke felt it necessary to weigh in on Syrian refugees is beyond comprehension. It is hardly the case that Roanoke is overwhelmed by refugees, nor is it the case that the local citizenship … Continue reading

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St Gregory the Theologian and the Apollinarian Nonsense

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A God-man without a human mind—that appears to have been the view advanced by Apollinarius in the late 4th century. I suppose it makes some kind of sense. If the divine spirit effectively substitutes for…

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Mixing and Blending: The Orthodox Recipe for Theanthropos

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“He comes forth, God with what he assumed, one from two opposites, flesh and spirit, the one deifying and the other deified. O the new mixture! O the paradoxical blending! He who is comes into…

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