Monthly Archives: May 2017

“Every self-assertion, every form of self-seeking however small or poor, world-noble or grotesque, is a separating and scattering force”

These two promises, of seeing God, and being filled with righteousness, have place between the individual man and his father in heaven directly; the promise I now come to, has place between a man and his God as the God … Continue reading

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God’s Essence is his Existence: What the heck does this mean?

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The fantasist and the ascetic: reading David Bentley Hart

by Jonathan Monroe Geltner I. Sensibility The Dream-Child’s Progress and Other Essays is a devastating book. By that I mean that if you sit down and read it, ideally in one sitting, from the front cover to the back, you … Continue reading

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“To call God ‘Father’ is more exact than to call him ‘God'”

When the Savior declares that he has made known the name of God the Father, it is the same as saying that he has shown the whole world his glory. How did he do this? By making himself known through … Continue reading

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Meditating Four Quartets: Little Gidding (III)

Third Movement There are three conditions which often look alike / Yet differ completely, flourish in the same hedgerow: / Attachment to self and to things and to persons, detachment / From self and from things and from persons; and, … Continue reading

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“Who is this King of glory?”

The Gospel describes the Lord’s life upon earth and his return to heaven. But the sublime prophet David, as though unencumbered by the weight of his body, rose above himself to mingle with the heavenly powers and record for us … Continue reading

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“Christ is both the way and the door, the staircase and the vehicle, like the throne of mercy over the Ark of the Covenant”

Christ is both the way and the door. Christ is the staircase and the vehicle, like the throne of mercy over the Ark of the Covenant, and the mystery hidden from the ages. A man should turn his full attention … Continue reading

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The Doom of Man

Using the ancient palantir, Saruman, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and Donald Trump together pledge their allegiance to Sauron, the Dark Lord of Mordor. After a long moment of silence, they hear the chilling words of their doom and ours: … Continue reading

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