The Incarnation Means Reconciliation

“Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the […]

Anxiety|Struggle and the Electing God.

“What God has to say to us is this: First, we are forgiven. Astonishingly, with no ground other than the miracle of mercy, the past of sin is over, and we are set free for holiness. Second, we live in the light of God’s glorious presence. God isn’t simply on the other side of the […]

The Idolatry and Despair of Mindless Consumption; Finding Rest in Participation. Incarnation, Karl Barth and the Eucharist.

“We who carry our mortality about us, carry the evidence of our sin and with it the proof that you thwart the proud. Yet these humans, due part of your creation as they are, still do long to praise you. You stir us so that praising you may bring us joy, because you have made […]

Pressing into Advent.

I am helping my family journey into the Advent season. We put up an Advent calendar, a homemade version, with various treats and gifts inside each bag. Each day my son is rearing to open each bag, to discover what is waiting for him. Having a two year old son, and a two month old […]

An Abstract for a Paper; “Heaven and Earth Reconciled: A Trinitarian, Proper Functionalist Perspective”

Here is an abstract I submitted for a collection of papers for “Heaven and Philosophy”.   Abstract: Often when we think of heaven, our concepts tend towards a dualistic view of material and immaterial. Heaven, so it is thought, is a place we go when we die, and is our final destination. Though much has […]