Venerate by your Hands; Worship in your Heart

Catholics cop a lot of crap from fundamentalists for having statues in their churches. Even more damnable in the eyes of these heathen Protestants is the fact that Catholics bow down to the statues and some Catholics even go so far as kissing them. This seems like clear and undeniable evidence that Catholics disregard and stand in … Continue reading Venerate by your Hands; Worship in your Heart

On the Interchangeability Between Different Models of the Trinity

The Trinity is a fascinating doctrine. It is important to always keep divine simplicity squarely in view when pondering the Trinity, in order to avoid slipping into idolatry. I recently realised that the classic "Father, Son, Spirit" presentation of the Trinity is not the only possible way to speak of this divine mystery. In fact, … Continue reading On the Interchangeability Between Different Models of the Trinity

7 Myths About Universalism

Below is Parry’s article—originally published as Bell’s Hells: seven myths about universalism in the Baptist Times. You can be a good evangelical without believing in eternal punishment, writes Robin Parry On Tuesday February 22 2011, Rob Bell – the influential pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan – posted the promotional video for his new … Continue reading 7 Myths About Universalism

Private Interpretation and the Scope of Catholic Theology

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