In Defense of the East and the West The debates concerning the infamous filioque clause have been a major part of the fuel, fanning the fire of divide between East and West. Sparked by discussion of Barth’s Dogmatics and re-reading a few pinches of Eastern theology, a few thoughts occurred to me. First, it seems…

War Between the States Pt. 2 Introduction As we have seen throughout this year, the world is as complicated as people. Virtues and vice, the image of God and our fallen nature, greed, lust, and wisdom are the tangled realities of the world we live in. This was no less true of the War Between…

David B. Hart Please do yourself a favor. Go to google and search for “David B. Hart”. Look for the articles “The Pornography Culture” and “Christ and Nothing.” I’d find the links for you, but well you should have to work for these kinds of jems. Seriously: he’s an Eastern Orthodox theologian/philosopher who has been…

War Between the States Pt. 1 Introduction and Review The War Between the States and all that led to it was the first major breach of trust and unity among the American states. Having fought side by side in the War for Independence, the War of 1812, and the Spanish-American War, to turn and face…

Shame There is no shame in confessing sin. No matter the heinous nature of the fault. The only shame, and it is great, is that sin which is not confessed. That which the impudent clutch with all their might close to their chests refusing to be relieved of their poison. That is a great shame….

Obedience of a Christian Man First published in 1528, this treatise is one of the lesser known accomplishments of William Tyndale (1494-1536). Tyndale’s aim is to simply lay out the structure of a Christian society and free the common layman to be obedient in his place. His style is very polemic. A rightoues indignation pervades…

Exercita Latina Una Quid est hoc? Hoc est capitulum primum ut tempto in lingua latina scribere. Hodie, in schola incipio docere quomodo usare infinituvus. Unus modus ut objectivus est. Per exempla: Si magister dicit: “Marcus est disciplus stultus.” Et unus discipulus (qui ‘Quintus’ appellatur) mala aures habet. Is interrogat ad alium discipulum, “Quid dicit magister?”…

From Napoleon to Bismarck Periodically, I would like to post my history discussion notes here. Here’s the first of (hopefully) many. Waterloo While Napoleon was exiled to the Island of Elba down in the Mediterranean, the world powers set out to reformulate France and bring some semblance of order to Europe. While the Bourbon family…

Charles Williams “Love you? I am you.” -cited by C.S. Lewis in The Four Loves

Communion of the Saints Part 2 The communion of saints is diachronic. Not only do we commune with the saints in China and England and South America, but commune with them through time. The same Spirit that unites peoples of different places, unites peoples of different eras. This is manifestly true by virtue of time…