Last night I had dinner with Jaison Jacob - a Calvinist friend living and studying at Moore Theological College. The discussion turned to matters surrounding the bible - something that I was hoping to avoid because we always go in circles on this issue and never get anywhere. However to my surprise, Jaison was able … Continue reading Revisiting Sola Scriptura
Mark 7:1-13 RSV-CE 7 Now when the Pharisees gathered together to him, with some of the scribes, who had come from Jerusalem, 2 they saw that some of his disciples ate with hands defiled, that is, unwashed. 3 (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, do not eat unless they wash their hands, observing the tradition of the elders; 4 and … Continue reading What is Catholic Tradition?
One of the complaints that Catholics commonly throw at Protestants is that their doctrine of "Private Interpretation" leads to doctrinal anarchy: When you're doing theology with a mindset of "The Bible, the Holy Spirit and Me" it's inevitably going to lead to massively inflated egos, widespread doctrinal disagreements and an intensely burning pride. What I … Continue reading Private Interpretation and the Scope of Catholic Theology
I remember being surprised, baffled and deeply intrigued when I discovered that there were different canons of scripture out in the world. As time went on, I began to wonder what the implications were for ecumenism. I began to wonder what the implications were for faith: If a community of confirmed, faithful Christians firmly believe … Continue reading Questions of Canon and Ecumenism