Dear Readers, I mentioned earlier this year that I hoped to publish this book by year’s end. The book is a compilation of my earlier work in history as an undergraduate student, posts and debates that had been published on … Continue reading The Birth of God in Historical Context
In his essay “Farewell to the Devil?”, Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) examines and rebuts the argument presented by Swiss Catholic Theologian Herbert Haag, who asserts that Satan does not exist and that Satan was an idea that manifested ancient … Continue reading Farewell to the Devil?
A series of Haiku inspired by Chopin’s Nocturne No. 19 Soft clouds in moonlight Precision grace strikes my heart A twill spins twilight Iv’ry sounds belt sky A soul lifted up Divine clouds cover moonlight Truth known by beauty Expressed; heard; attained—now gone. Drowned by modern noise Continue reading Moonlight’s Grace
Pope Benedict XVI explained in his 1988 Erasmus lectures, “The debate about modern exegesis is not at its core a debate among historians, but among philosophers”. (Matthew J. Ramage, Jesus Interpreted, 9). Is the discussion of the Holy Scriptures primarily a philosophical debate of those who claim there is a God and those who do not? The statement appears to be correct on the surface; however, the difficulty with this particular assertion is that it is a false dichotomy when it comes to the interpretation of what is true and what actually happened as it is described in the written … Continue reading Biblical Exegesis: Primarily a philosophical discussion or historical?
O’ Ancient Beauty Thy torrents call deep to deep Thy Word makes it be Darkness; frost and chill The Sun rises into vale Thy word; speak and melt O’ Morning Sun, shine forth Thy rays of promise to renew A … Continue reading A Seed Must Fall
Objection: The affirmation of the Resurrection as a miracle is connected to the event itself, a position that rejects, a priori of the miraculous would leave no room for the Resurrection as the Gospels teach it.” First off, I’d simply … Continue reading Do Miracles need a priori knowledge?