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Fiction Extract #3: Evil and Non-Being

Introduction on fictional extracts here

#3: Evil and Non-Being

So this one is much more in the works and is more a set of ideas. It’s from the final chapters of the novel which haven’t been written yet, so the odd style it’s written in will probably change. 1,096 more words

Left With a Sense of Exposure, Fear, Guilt and Shame

The early church fathers (guys like Gregory of Nazianzus and Athanasius) explained that prior to their sin, Adam and Eve had been “clothed” in the love and acceptance of God, so their nakedness did not bother them.   44 more words

God's Love

Why did Jesus have to come in the first place?

Why did Jesus have to die? For years, this puzzled me. I could get on board with the idea that I fell short of God’s perfect standard. 1,003 more words

Commentary

The Sufficiency of Scripture in Athanasius' De Synodis

Protestants believe the Scripture is sufficient in all matters concerning faith, morals, and doctrine. Yet, Catholics and Eastern Orthodox put the Scripture on par with the infallible pronouncements of Popes and Ecumenical Councils ( 1,017 more words

Christianity

A Response to One Catholic's Objections to Sola Scriptura

Because the following arguments put forward by “KO” tread familiar Catholic canned responses to Sola Scriptura, I am going to respond to them publicly for our mutual edification. 2,355 more words

Christianity

Quotes by the Church Fathers and Reformers

Augustine of Hippo:

“And men go abroad to admire the heights of mountains, the mighty waves of the sea, the broad tides of rivers, the compass of the ocean, and the circuits of the stars, yet pass over the mystery of themselves without a thought.” – Augustine of Hippo… 590 more words

Bible

CXXXV

Wordsworth wrote an endless poem in blank verse on” the growth of a poet’s mind.”  I shall attempt a more modest feat for a more distracted age: a blog, “Things which a Lifetime of Trying to Be a Poet has Taught Me.” 279 more words

Donald Williams