Over at First Things, Carl R. Trueman, a professor of biblical and religious studies at Grove City College and senior fellow at the Institute for Faith and Freedom, argues in his article entitled "A Dark Cloud for Democracy", that "The basic freedoms that we take for granted in the West are set to vanish entirely." Well worth a read... … [Read more...] about The end of freedom?
Joshua Mitchell, a professor of government at Georgetown University, has an interesting article published at Providence Magazine. He argues that Christianity introduced the concept of a "Just War" and that the resurgence of paganism that we see in the USA will most likely lead to the hallmark of paganism: cathartic rage as a reason to go to war, where one group seeks to … [Read more...] about Pagans with a guilt conscience
By R. Jeffrey Grace (From 2010) I’ve just finished attending a study group at Grace Cathedral for Richard Rohr’s latest book, The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See. I was struck by something he said within it… actually struck by many things, but the one thing I want to talk about today is on page 166-167 where he says, The ego self is the … [Read more...] about Reflections on Fr. Richard Rohr’s The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See
by R. Jeffrey Grace I. Introduction We begin with some preliminary comments about the gospel of Matthew in general, followed by an in-depth analysis of the passage, Matthew 12:38-42, and then end with a reflection on what the message of the particular passage in question means for us today.There is a general consensus among biblical scholars in dating the composition of … [Read more...] about Exegesis of Matthew 12: 38-42
by R Jeffrey Grace One of the most vexing issues facing ministers in the Church is the pastoral impact of the debates raging in our media and schools over the implications of evolution for those of us who believe that God created "the heavens and the earth" which includes human kind. At the heart of this vexation lies a very critical and fundamental issue: The nature of … [Read more...] about Science & Faith