Ecology, Energy and the Economy – Part I

St. Jude’s Tavern is meant to be a watering hole where various ideas are discussed. The barroom conversation has been dominated by the theological and aesthetic of late, so I am going to shift emphasis here and post on some other important global issues. In discussing Ecology, Energy, and the Economy I will make a […]

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Roadside Memorial

For a young woman killed on the road near my home.   All things return to dust and carry in them the memory of primordial stars, Memory of the river pressed through concrete in the power lines beside the road Memory of the forest in the telephone pole.   In this world there is no […]

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Does Two Kingdoms Theology Make Christians into Republicans or Democrats? You Can’t Have It Both Ways

Originally posted on Christian in America:
We should all be deeply concerned about two kingdoms theology. Its disastrous effects on the church are evident, are they not? Recent evidence indicates that two kingdoms theology explains why some Christians, such as Christian Right pastor Robert Jeffress, support Donald Trump and the Republican Party. As David R.…

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Jesus re-creates humanity with a Cry

Originally posted on An Open Orthodoxy:
Watching the sunrise this morning on this Good Friday, I had a thought inspired by recent discussions of Jesus’ Cry from the Cross – “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” Here’s the thought I had. God creates ex nihilo or out of nothing. This ‘nothing’ isn’t a…

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The Harrowing of Hell

This post is related to the ‘To Hell With Them? series (Part 1 and Part 2) I am working through. However, I will take a more aesthetic approach here and share a brief but important section of my upcoming novel The Damned May Enter that deals with the Harrowing of Hell. In the Harrowing of […]

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Thoughts on the ‘Logos asarkos’

Originally posted on Jacob G. Hanby:
(an excerpt from a paper I recently wrote for Theopolis Institute) Athanasius speaks of the pre-existence of the Word; the Son is “by nature bodiless and existing as the Word;” in time He “appeared to us in a human body for our salvation.” (Incarnation, 1) Yet Athanasius also speaks frequently…

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What Lies Between Storm and Shine

The Oxbow – Thomas Cole (1836) *See Note on the composition of this poem below. What Lies Between Storm and Shine For Eva and Eloise and those beloved who have departed to at last find peace.   So odd I always thought how light like a pacifist drifts away on the winds before the storm […]

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