Read more "A New PhD Dissertation on Secret Mark — The Jesus Memoirs"
A few blog posts have noted that Timo Paananen has submitted his doctoral dissertation on the fragments of the so-called “Secret Gospel of Mark” in the letter to Theodore ascribed to Clement of Alexandria. I have quickly skimmed through the introduction of what looks like an interesting thesis. When I have time, I will have […]
Read more "Naomi Klein’s eco-feminist view of Pope Francis’ Vatican — Desni linkovi"
(source) July 17, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) — “A Radical Vatican?” is the attention-getting title of a revealing article published in The New Yorker on July 10, by a self-described “secular Jewish feminist” whom the Vatican unexpectedly hosted at a July 2-3 conference on the papal encyclical Laudato Si’. Naomi Klein’s 2007 book “The Shock Doctrine: The […]
Read more "The Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative Summer Institute was the self-care I didn’t know I needed. — Dr. Carjie Scott"
by Carjamin Scott on May 26, 2019 at 10:05 p.m. CST Last week, I attended The Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative Summer Institute at Vanderbilt Divinity School. I did not know what to expect. Admittedly, I assumed it would include, academic talking heads, speaking a language that would require me to keep a dictionary app […]
Read more "Peace the World does not Give — Mike Angell"
Jesus wants to focus his followers longing. He wants to give them peace, but for their sake, for honesty’s sake, he must redefine the term. He must re-orient them, give them new direction. Jesus does not give peace as the world gives peace.
“The saints are what they are, not because of their sanctity makes them admirable to others, but because the gift of sainthood makes it possible for them to admire everybody else.” -Thomas Merton The gift of sainthood is the acceptance, recognition, and belief in the Universal Christ. Because we meet the Living God in the […]Read more "Reflections: 27 May 2019"
Read more "Funerals and Flowers — All Things Religious"
Every morning my dog and I walk through my backyard, across the neighbor’s yard, into the church parking lot, and then through the cemetery, to get to a quiet development where we encounter very few vehicles or people in the stillness of the early morning. He needs the walk. I need it. It’s peaceful. And […]
Read more "Is Philosophy Therapy, Or Is It Simply A Search for Truth? Nigel Warburton Interviews Jules Evans — Feral Philosophy"
There’s been a lot of interest in reviving Stoic philosophy recently, particularly the therapeutic aspects of it. I’m skeptical about this, as in my view philosophy is primarily the attempt to understand, and as such is an activity of enquiry. There’s no guarantee that discovering how things are will benefit us psychologically: it might in fact make things much worse. As Friedrich Nietzsche pointed out, it might not even be possible to confront the deeper truths of reality head-on. That would make human existence unbearable. What do you think?