Month: December 2018

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Christmas Reading

Now, I don’t expect you to read these on the first day of Christmas, but there are 12 whole days of Christmas (that’s right Adam Sandler). James Chastek, just a thomist, reflects carefully on what it means to call Mary, the Mother of God: Nestorius insisted on the seemingly innocent theological clarification of referring to …

Bible, Christianity, Speculative Theology

Bruce Charlton and John’s Gospel

Over the past few months, Bruce Charlton has been reading John’s Gospel exclusively in order to better understand the meaning of Jesus. He’s come to some startling conclusions. He compiled them all here. In his final post reporting on this process, he made these observations: I regard the Fourth Gospel as chronologically the first, and …

Book-Review

Tales of the Mountain Men

My book club recently read Tales of the Mountain Men, a collection of excerpts about mountain men, edited by Lamar Underwood. While it has interesting stories, each segment ended right when it got interesting. It felt like I paid Underwood 12 dollars to advertise other authors’ books. So as a book, it gets like 5/10 …

Metaphysics, Christianity, Philosophy, Politics

“Natural” Atheism

The ever-interesting Bruce Charlton explains why people are “naturally atheists.” The fact that all modern public discourse excludes the divine. As a modern child grows up, he becomes socialised, he becomes trained in modern public discourse of many kinds: school work, everything to do with the mass media, sports, pastimes, hobbies… and all of these exclude …