Monthly Archives: November 2016

The Eternal Now That is Not Now

In his book Creation and the Sovereignty of God, Catholic philosopher Hugh McCann seeks to vigorously defend the traditional understanding of timeless, or atemporal, eternity. If this world of becoming, mutability, and temporal succession has been created from nothing, then … Continue reading

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Prisoner of Time: The Temporal Deity of Analytic Theology

As a follow-up to my recent article on open theism, I thought I’d begin reading Creation and the Sovereignty of God by Hugh J. McCann. McCann stands in the analytic philosophical tradition and is known as a strong advocate of classical theism. I am … Continue reading

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“Is the law then broken when God shows mercy even on the Sabbath day?”

Behold there was a woman, who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years. [Lk. 13:11] Now there was in the synagogue a woman who for eighteen years was bowed down by infirmity. And her case may prove of no little … Continue reading

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Was St Nicholas a Klingon?

Almost 70,000 impressions (the number of times people on Twitter have seen the tweet)! Star Trek and the Saints—a powerful combination! The great debate among patristic scholars: Was St Nicholas a Klingon? — Eclectic Orthodoxy (@EOrthodoxy) November 24, 2016 … Continue reading

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Incomprehension of Deity: Aquinas vs Swinburne

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“The whole of creation is offered as a gift to us”

He brought us from non-being into being; He dignified us with reason; He provided us with crafts to help sustain our lives; He causes food to spring up from the earth; He has given us cattle to serve us. For … Continue reading

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Aging into Medicare

Two weeks ago I was diagnosed with Macular Degeneration. It was not a complete surprise. My mother developed the disease in her 80s, despite the tons of greens and carrots she ate during her lifetime. For those who are unacquainted with … Continue reading

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“Do not imagine that everything has been provided for your own stomach”

“The land of a rich man produced abundant harvests, and he thought to himself: ‘What am I to do? I will pull down my barns, and build larger ones.’” Now why did that land bear so well, when it belonged … Continue reading

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