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St John of Damascus on the Holy Trinity

Perhaps the greatest theological challenge of the early Church was the articulation of the trinitarian identity of the one God. How do we express both the unity and distinctiveness of the divine persons, or as Charles Twombly puts it, their “identity and difference”? 621 more words

Book Reviews

Becoming human - part one

The goal of discipleship is to become like Christ, which means becoming authentically human.

Many Christians seem to think that being spiritually mature means God wants to dissolve us into nothingness. 873 more words


Charles Twombly: Perichoresis and Personhood

I had intended to read On the Orthodox Faith by St John of Damascus before reading, and reviewing, Perichoresis and Personhood by Charles Twombly. Given that the latter work seeks to exposit the former, this seemed to make sense. 399 more words

Book Reviews

NaPoWriMo 2016 Day Thirty

Today’s poem is a bit more theological than my usual fare, but a stimulating conversation with Joan VanDessel this morning inspired me to reflect on the idea of perichoresis. 162 more words


How do we worry less?

Jesus tells us, “your heavenly Father knows what you need . . . so do not worry about tomorrow.” How do we do that? Seriously, I’m asking – does anyone have some good techniques for shifting your mind from worry to faith in God’s love and care? 18 more words

Christian Living


Transcending history, and the world, a tale of souls and swords, eternally retold.

The almighty ones have granted you a sword to cut your own path. 501 more words

Found Poems

Easter Hope

God is our refuge and strength . . . therefore we will not fear, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea. ~ Psalm 46… 152 more words

Christian Living