Monthly Archives: December 2021

Preaching the Parables with Robert Farrar Capon

Preaching the parables of Jesus might seem an easy matter, but preachers know different. We typically try to “explain” what they mean, but precisely in doing so we often violate their provocative, confounding, and converting intent. Jesus tells stories not … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Robert Farrar Capon | 2 Comments

Telling the Big Story

Posted in Eschatology | Leave a comment

Universalist Implications in the Eastern Tradition

Posted in Eschatology | 3 Comments

St Gregory the Theologian and the Apollinarian Nonsense

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 the human mind in Jesus … Continue reading

Posted in Gregory Nazianzen | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Eternal Revising: The Fifth Ecumenical Council and Apokatastasis

It is, I know, a curious thing—to spend three days before and on Christmas revising my world famous (some might say infamous) article on the Fifth Ecumenical Council. But you need to understand: I’ve been working on this darn thing … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 26 Comments

Silent Night

Silent night, holy night! All is calm, all is bright round yon virgin mother and child. Holy Infant, so tender and mild, sleep in heavenly peace, sleep in heavenly peace. Silent night, holy night! Shepherds quake at the sight. Glories … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

“He Who sits upon the sublime and heavenly Throne, now lies in a manger”

What shall I say! And how shall I describe this Birth to you? For this wonder fills me with astonishment. The Ancient of days has become an infant. He Who sits upon the sublime and heavenly Throne, now lies in … Continue reading

Posted in Citations | Comments Off on “He Who sits upon the sublime and heavenly Throne, now lies in a manger”

Christmas

by Charles Williams “Let us go a journey,” Quoth my soul to my mind, “Past the plains of darkness Is a house to find Where for my thirsting I shall have my fill, And from my torment I shall be … Continue reading

Posted in Inklings & Company | 2 Comments