From the very beginning of the Church, the gifts of the Holy Spirit were a remarkable and wondrous occurrence. Even as the Apostles were endowed with a miraculous measure of the Spirit in the form of tongues, healings, prophecy, miracles, and inspiration; the early Christians were also given individual gifts that seemed to follow along … Continue reading The Gifts of the Holy Spirit: Then and Now
The Christian Mind: How Should a Christian Think? was originally published in 1963 and written by Harry Blamires who has been described by sources as an Anglican theologian, a literary critic, and a novelist – attributes to which this writer would include noetic philosopher. The edition of Blamires’ work that is under consideration herein forms part … Continue reading The Christian Mind
Do you remember the movie Soylent Green? A futuristic society where government nutritional supplements were distributed to the masses in tiles of different colors. Tuesday is Soylent Green day. The movie dealt with several social issues: poverty, population overcrowding, crime, and environmental depletion just to name a few; yet, another issue that rears its ugly … Continue reading A Good Death?
Written by Nancy Pearcey and published by Crossway Books in 2004, Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity is part history, part philosophy, and part religious consideration. Pearcey constructs a well written, easy to read apology on the overall effects of scientific and philosophical models on the whole of human epistemology, and Christian thought … Continue reading Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity
The deleterious effects and lamentable outcomes of drinking upon the individual and society in general have been well documented from both scientific and anecdotal evidence. Even as the evidence continues to mount in opposition to the use of alcohol – even in moderate amounts – the world, by contrast, continues to promote the consumption of … Continue reading “Me Paroinos”
Looking back over an old blog I apparently made a faux pas. I recorded the author of The Cruciform Church as Allen C. Leonard when in fact it should have been C. Leonard Allen. If I offended please accept my deepest regrets. If you're laughing at me ... stay tuned for more (as I'm sure … Continue reading The Cruciform Church: Becoming a Cross-Shaped People in a Secular World
So, soap box. I have a grand total at this point of three (3) followers, and the one man that knows me personally had to know this day was coming ... somewhere, somehow it was on the horizon. So here I go, Gentleman Theologian, on a rant. The backstory. Two events happened this week that … Continue reading Christian Charity