Shallot Acrobats and The Joy of Creation

“The Christian apprehension of creation requires and involves the principle that creation is benefit. It shows us God’s good pleasure as the root, the foundation and the end of divine creation.” -Karl Barth, CD III.1 p.331 “God’s gracious action in creation belongs from the first to that delight, pleasure, and regard that the Trinity enjoys […]

Caesar or Christ: Worship as Resistance and Rejection of the Empire.

In May of this year I had attended a lecture given by R.R. Reno, the editor of First Things, in which he discussed how we are now living in a “dissolving age”. He first began attempting to diagnose the problems he sees that are affecting our current political cycle, mostly the issue of Donal Trump […]

Trinitarianism and Gospel Narrative

Today is Trinity Sunday and I decided to read some passages from David Bentley Hart’s massive ‘The Beauty of the Infinite‘ which has some wonderful reflections on the infinite beauty of God, who is in His Triune being infinitely peace and beauty. In part 2.1 of the book, Hart discusses Karl Rahner’s simple formula, which Hart […]

Oneness: Reflections on God’s Being and the Church

“We all believe in our hearts and confess with our mouths that there is a single and simple spiritual being, whom we call God…the overflowing source of all good.” -Article 1 of the Belgic Confession “We believe and confess one single catholic or universal church—” -Article 27 of the Belgic Confession “Question: What idea of the […]

Blessed Ascension Day! (A Meditation on the catholic Tradition)

“He who descended is the same one who ascended far above all the heavens, so that he might fill all things.” -Ephesians 4:10, ESV “Since, then, we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession. For we do not have a […]

Hope.

“Will it really be all men who allow themselves to be reconciled? No theology or prophecy can answer this question. But love hopes all things (1 Cor 13:7). It cannot do otherwise than to hope for the reconciliation of all men in Christ. Such unlimited hope is, from the Christian standpoint, not only permitted but commanded.” -Hermann-Josef […]

The Sojourner

“…the Word of God in the human being; for he was not bound to the body, but rather was himself wielding it, so that he was both in it and in everything, and was outside everything, and at rest with the Father alone. And the most wonderful thing was that he both sojourned as a […]