Our basic sense of security is not money or escape from difficulties but believing God is good in the midst of the storm.

The Truth of Christian Doctrine

“My truth cannot be mine alone. If I cannot in principle declare it to be truth for all . . . then it pitilessly ceases to be truth for me also.” Pannenberg, Systematic Theology, vol.1, 51.

Johannes Kepler

“We astronomers are priests of the highest God in regard to the book of nature.” Kepler, “To Herwart,” March 26, 1598, in Baumgardt, Johannes Kepler, 44.

‘The Night of Pain’

“The desire to be in God’s image without attaining Christ’s image is a desire for immediacy, which wants everything without detour and without self-actualization, a narcissistic desire of the ego to settle down in God, immortal and almighty, that doesn’t find it necessary ‘to let life be crucified’ and to experience the night of pain. To meditate on the cross …Continue reading →

Divine Passibilism

I agree with Marcel Sarot in that this is the best way to characterize the passibilist position: “(1) God’s feelings, or the quality of His inner life, can be influenced by the world, but only in a personal way, and not in a causal way. This means that God always remains Master of His own emotional life, that He never …Continue reading →

Pre-Lenten Preparation

Today He who hung the earth upon the waters is hung upon the Cross. He who is King of the angels is arrayed in a crown of thorns. He who wraps the heaven in clouds is wrapped in the purple of mockery. He who in Jordan set Adam free receives blows upon His face. The Bridegroom of the Church is …Continue reading →

Favorite Quotes

“I found an island in your arms Country in your eyes….” Jim Morrison “Fides Quaerens Intellectum.” (“Faith Seeking Understanding”) Anselm “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” Aristotle “God does not expect us to submit our faith to him without reason, but the very limits of reason make faith a …Continue reading →

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