After the hour of None on the final day of Advent on the 2018th year since the incarnation of our Lord, the Spirit of God came to me and spoke: I cannot force you to love me, But I can promise you that I love you, And that I will never stop loving you, That … Continue reading Prophecy Fragment #9 – Impassable, Immutable Love
To the one who calls out to us from everlasting to everlasting and whose burning heart relentlessly pursues us unto the ages of ages; To him who embraces us as we burn forever and ever in this lake of fire and who loves us without limit as we wander the edge of this outer darkness; … Continue reading Prophecy Fragment #8 – An Apokatastasic Doxology
On the 26th day of the 9th month in the 2018th year since the incarnation of our Lord, I was lifted up into heaven by the Holy Spirit whereupon I did converse with God: Compassion operates in silence. It does not brag or boast. The good deeds done in darkness are the greatest, for only … Continue reading Prophecy Fragment #3 – The Virtue of Hidden Compassions
In the previous post, we saw how pure reason, unaided by revelation, is able to arrive at an understanding of God which approximates the classical Christian presentation of the Trinity. In that article I used the words "Father", "Son" and "Spirit" to refer to the three hypostases out of habit, however this was something of … Continue reading Simplicity and Trinitarianism
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