Nietzsche Not withstanding an admittedly rudimentary knowledge of this jolly old pagan, I must give my judgment that he is perhaps one of history’s greatest conspiracy theorists. To have grasped the breadth and depth of the radical and subversive work of Christ and to conclude that its fundamental traits are a sham and a farce…

Clowney Edmund Clowney (1917-2005): one of the Church’s great generals.

That Jolly Old Pagan In C.S. Lewis’ The Four Loves he, on several occasions, refers to Ovid as that “jolly old pagan”. It’s not just once mind you, but at least two or three times. Lewis’ remark is striking in a couple of ways not the least of which is the fact that in all…

Learning Life I’m no expert, I assure you. But life is for living. Here I am, Holy Week is coming to its climax, and I’m doing lesson plans. I believe in the resurrection, ergo I believe in living. I’ve decided to give my students assignments in living. I would feel embarassed and ashamed if I…

Nominalism and Logic

In The Shape of Sola Scriptura, Keith Mathison quotes John F. Johnson in his description of the late medieval philosophy scene: “The realist school of thought, with its belief in universals, did not challenge the authority of the Church. Realists treated logic and dialectic as useful but clearly subordinate tools. The nominalists, on the other…

The Trinitarian Gospel And this is the gospel: that God is three in one. It is only with this God that humans may have any direct dealings. It is only with a God who can reveal Himself to and in us that we have any hope. We can only come to know a God who…