Monthly Archives: December 2011

Knitting Projects from the Past Year

Though many might think that it should be a guilty secret, I am an unapologetic and unembarrassed knitter. While I usually post images of projects on this Tumblr blog (shared with an American friend, who crochets and does glasswork), I … Continue reading

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Joe Carter on Reading the Bible

A few years ago I stumbled across a variation of the four steps in a blog post by my Evangel co-blogger Fred Sanders and implemented his recommendation that day. I later had the pleasure of meeting Sanders in person and … Continue reading

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‘Symbol and Sacrament’ Chapter 2:I: Heidegger and the Overcoming of Metaphysics

Symbol and Sacrament Posts: Introduction, Chapter 1, Chapter 2:II, Chapter 3, Chapter 4:I, Chapter 4:II, Chapter 5, Chapter 6, Chapter 7 [I have split this chapter into two parts, as it is rather dense and philosophical, but worth spending time over.] Having highlighted the problematic … Continue reading

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Leithart on Empire

2) Power is unevenly distributed. Some individuals are more powerful, productive, creative, and wealthy than others, and so are some nations. That is uncontrovertible, but the corollary is important: Whether unevenly distributed power is good or evil depends on its use. Unequal … Continue reading

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Lichfield Cathedral

I visited Lichfield Cathedral with a couple of friends today. It is an incredible building, especially the Lady Chapel, which is bathed in light on account of its huge windows. Hopefully regular service will continue here tomorrow.

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The ‘Atheistic’ Character of Christianity and the Question of Christ

Perhaps one of the most basic assumptions that underlie much debate between Christians and atheists is that the two positions represent polar opposites, between which no common ground exists. Not only are the two positions ultimately irreconcilable, they are also … Continue reading

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Christmas 2011

I enjoyed a wonderful and memorable Christmas Day today. It was a privilege to share it with family and with both old and new friends. I probably ought not to eat anything more for a week now, though! I trust … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas To You All!

“And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”

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Anti-Santy Ranty

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‘Symbol and Sacrament’ Chapter 1: Onto-Theology in Classical Sacramental Theology

Symbol and Sacrament Posts: Introduction, Chapter 2:I, Chapter 2:II, Chapter 3, Chapter 4:I, Chapter 4:II, Chapter 5, Chapter 6, Chapter 7 Chauvet’s Symbol and Sacrament begins with the question of the reason why the Scholastics privileged the category of ‘cause’ when thinking … Continue reading

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