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Right Here

Mother Mary

Archangel Muriel

You have surely forgotten me by now. I have been away for so long and yet I didn’t “go” anywhere. I have been right here, although, not where either of us left me. 493 more words


Speculations Concerning The Origins and Destiny of Evil

The Problem of Evil

The Problem of Evil is probably the single most compelling objection that an Atheist can raise when confronted with an advocate for classical theism. 2,657 more words


Meditations on Freedom

In the fascinating debate between Calvinists and Arminians, the issue of “Freedom” is key. For Arminians, nothing could be more obvious than the reality of free will, and they find evidence to back up this intuition in the pages of scripture; while for Calvinists, nothing could be more obvious than the bondage and enslavery of our wills to sin and evil, and the bible… 2,072 more words


Idolatry of Freedom

In Catholic, Orthodox and Arminian circles, “Freedom” often seems to be pushed as the central dogma of the faith. More important than the divinity of Christ; More important than the victory of the cross; More important than the all powerful, completely loving, salvation-intending will of God; Human “Freedom” reigns supreme. 1,652 more words


Anatomy of Melancholy, 167-169: Subsect. XI - Of the will

Those natural and vegetal powers are not commanded by will at all; for “who can add one cubit to his stature?” These other may, but are not: and thence come all those headstrong passions, violent perturbations of the mind; and many times vicious habits, customs, feral diseases; because we give so much way to our appetite, and follow our inclination, like so many beasts. 211 more words

The Anatomy Of Melancholy


I want to talk about silence. This is because I want to talk about everything. I don’t like silence. Silence is powerful.

Even when I am silent I am talking: to myself, to imaginary people in my head, hardly ever to God. 192 more words


Beauty, Sex and Babies, and what Augustine got wrong...

In the words of Mick Jagger: “Augustine knew temptation. He knew women wine and song, and all the special pleasures of doing something wrong.”

And then he repented. 2,209 more words

Journeys In Ministry