The Greek words for soul and spirit are very diverse in that they have a wide range of meanings that often gets lost in translation.
Attitudes about time and eternity as they relate to God are based on older definitions of the eternal. Since the 1900’s our understanding of how the world works has slowly been completely revolutionized. I explore how to move the debate forward in the context of popular opinions on it.
The Lord’s Prayer is actually a very potent Spiritual Discipline that can be unpacked to pray at the level of our teacher Jesus Christ himself. The trick is to stop repeating it and start living it, and you just might find the Spirit of Christ is living in you!
I discuss Gregory Boyd’s take on Open Theism, a novel school of theology that makes some startling claims about God’s foreknowledge. But my main response to open theism is it makes God so human like… that it ignores that God once became fully human and kept his majesty too!
Theology is a broad topic, just learning the names of half the major aspects of the discipline will make you a better Christian theologian than half your friends!
Contemplative Prayer is both a dangerous and a useful spiritual practice if the typical pitfalls are avoided. The main thing about it is to remember that no matter what, the imagination still slips in. It’s worth taking some time to contemplate contemplation. Practical guidelines and walk-through included.
The Orthodox have a different view on a lot of things; when it comes to the church they are more than just different! In this post I’ll explore Eastern Orthodox Ecclesiology in dialouge with Kalistos Ware’s views and my own protestant Occidental prospective. It’s a journey to another time and place as we dust the halls of old byzantine imperial ideals!
The Westminster Confession Ch. 32 is a place the document shows its age. Agreeing with the Confession or not, the investigation of its world view is enlightening. The writers made decent arguments; their world view was colored by an anthropology that has increasingly been challenged.