The Endurance of the Electing God

“A man who is asleep…hears the voice of someone who loves him trying to rouse him gently from his sleep, because it is time for him to awake…” -David Bentley Hart, The Experience of God (pp. 11-12) “The smile of the cherishing mother that evokes the smile of the infant is a microcosm of a […]

‘Theological Theology’: Reflections on the work of John Webster

News has been circling around social media that my favorite living theologian, John Webster, has passed away (1955-2016). I was deeply saddened by this news, and thought to reflect on his work that has meant so much in my life as a Christian and training to be a theologian. It will probably end up being […]

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 […]

Counterformational Apologetics

Last year I did a three part series for the Solid Reasons blog on working towards a new type of apologetic approach. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 I’m hoping to devote some time to this subject again, and have some posts on Reformed Epistemology soon.

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 […]

Death, Suffering, Identity & The Will to Power; A Philosophical, Theological look at Batman V Superman (SPOILERS)

“Beware that, when fighting monsters, you yourself do not become a monster… for when you gaze long into the abyss. The abyss gazes also into you.” -Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche In the previous post we looked at this newest version of Superman, in which he has become a product of our modern secular age. We are haunted […]