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Top 10 Bonhoeffer Quotes

In honor of Dietrich Bonhoeffer — arguably the greatest theologian-pastor-prophet-preacher-martyr of modern times — here are SC’s top 10 Bonhoeffer quotes. 

[1] “Above all, grace is costly, because it was costly to God, because it costs God the life of God’s Son – ‘you were bought with a price’ – and because nothing can be cheap to us which is costly to God. 597 more words


The Beatific Vision of Christ according to the doctrine of St. Bonaventure of Bagnoregio

The Scholarly Journal, De Medio Aevo, has published my paper on the Beatific Vision of Christ, in their Fall 2014 edition, read it on line at… 9 more words


Explaining how Jesus' Desire to avoid the Cross isn't Evil and how That relates to His human and divine Will

I got a follow up question about Jesus’ prayer at Gethsemane: in short, Peter rebuked Jesus for intending to go to the cross, but isn’t Jesus desiring the same thing in His prayer in which He asks God to “let this cup pass?” 446 more words

Biblical Interpretation

Forgiveness and Repentance

“There are many who speak only of the forgiveness of sin, but who say little or nothing about repentance. If there is nevertheless no forgiveness of sins without repentance, so also forgiveness of sins cannot be understood without repentance.

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"What a wonder!" by Stephen Charnock

“Now let us consider, what a wonder of power is all this: the knitting a noble soul to a body of clay, was not so great an exploit of Almightiness, as the espousing infinite and finite together. 126 more words

Quotable Quotes

If Jesus isn’t God, how did he forgive sins?

An interesting article from a Unitarian Christian viewpoint. The argument may not dovetail precisely with Islamic theology, but it clearly demonstrates that the old argument that Jesus… 442 more words


The Council of Manazkert (726)

Saint Mark’s Monastery, Jerusalem, № 169 mostly contains homilies in Garšūnī, but at the beginning (ff. 4v-8r) there is an excerpt, in Syriac, from the… 459 more words