A Meditation on the doctrine of the Trinity

We believe that God is the ground of all being, That he entered into his creation through the incarnationAnd that he indwells us as a constant reality. These three facets of God’s interaction with creation remain the consistent ground of Christian faith and understanding of God. They are the reality through which we experience the…

Listening to the Majority voice in the Church

Welcome to the Kingdom! It is an incredibly strange phenomenon that we find ourselves in, for the past 1300 years the Church has been largely a European religion/phenomenon. This however is quickly and radically changing, and the Church in the West is now a minority in terms of Christian population, so the question I have…

Musings on the Corinthian Correspondence

The Corinthian correspondence has become my meditation this year. I am admittedly somewhat fascinated by it. In what appears to be at least his second letter (that is 1 Corinthians, cf 5:9) to the church Paul is concerned to correct the spirit of division found there in the pervasive one-upmanship and elitism that has infiltrated…

Contra-Dispensationalism

A stirring fire in my heart burns against the falsities of Dispensationalism which evangelically neuters the church in its witness to natural Israel, and makes her complacent in picking up the promises that her lover made to her. Some of my readers may not know what Dispensationalism is, so for their sake I will give…

Colossians 3:1-2 and Union With Christ

Since, therefore you have been raised with Christ, set your desires on things above, where Christ in glory is seated with God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on earth. I have started to really look into the topic of Union with Christ. It has been something on the periphery of my…

On “I am of Paul”

The interpretation of what lies behind the factionalism that Paul addresses here in this opening section of 1 Corinthians is many and varied, one of the less plausible ones in my opinion is that of the Kephas group being aligned with the “Super-Apostles” of 2 Corinthians, that this group saw itself being positioned behind an…

1 Cor 1:1-17 Translation

Paul called an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother. To the church of God, beloved in Christ Jesus, that is in Corinth, called saints, with all those who call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ in every place, both their Lord and ours. Grace to you…

Credo: We Believe

We Believe… The first statement of the Apostle’s Creed is a statement of belief, an affirmation that what is laid out following is borne by the Spirit into the hearts of men (Eph 2:8) A Spirit borne testimony by which God makes foolish the things of the world.

Psalm 50:1-2

The Mighty One, God, The LORD, speaks, and calls the earth from sunrise to sunset. Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines out. Here we see Yahweh, speaking out from His dwelling place, and to whom does he speak; He is addressing the peoples of the earth. God is speaking out from His…

On the Distinction between New Age and Christianity

The Creature/Creator Distinction The problem with what has come to be known as New Age Spirituality converging with Christianity is exclusively in the realm of how we differentiate the created from the creator, on this I think in general the Western Church in following Augustine’s synthesis of Theology with Platonism has made this Creature/Creator distinction…