Article Published in Plough Quarterly

My readers might be interested to read a piece I wrote for Plough Quarterly. If you’re a subscriber to the print magazine you should find my article in the latest issue; if not, you can access it here:

Pagaeu Brothers Conversation I listened to this conversation this afternoon and found it very enlightening. Many of the issues ive been trying to work through with regards to the two types of truth, modernity and conciousness were brought up in the conversation. Well worth the watch. Some of the insights I gained: The idea of the "modernist … Continue reading Pagaeu Brothers Conversation

Jesus as Lord and the Path of Suffering

Paul Vanderklay often talks about the providence of reading many different books at the same time and the insights that can emerge as a result. I had this experience recently when reading NT Wright’s The Resurrection of the Son of God, along with the gospel of Mark. Dostoevsky’s The Brother’s Karamazov and a recent Q and … Continue reading Jesus as Lord and the Path of Suffering

Christians and Athiests I really enjoyed this conversation between Mary and Paul this morning. One part, starting at 40:50 really struck me. Mary pointed out the different way Christians and atheists see each other. In the past, atheists saw Christians as having something they didn't. Christians have faith, they see something, a greater reality, that the atheist … Continue reading Christians and Athiests

What is Truth? Part 2: Truth Defined

This is precisely the problem with the Correspondence theory of truth: it neglects existence and counts it a virtue to do so. I digress. To try to transcend yourself in pursuit of objective truth is precisely untruth. You are abstracting yourself away, and yet, in reality, you are still there. We do not have the … Continue reading What is Truth? Part 2: Truth Defined

What is Truth? Part 1: Modernity and the Correspondence Theory of Truth

What is truth? Pilate asked Jesus who stood before him. This remains the question. In the gospel of John, Jesus says that he is “the way, the truth and the life.” What does this mean? How can a person be the truth? The most popular contemporary theory of truth is the correspondence theory of truth. … Continue reading What is Truth? Part 1: Modernity and the Correspondence Theory of Truth

The Separation of Heaven and Earth

A fascinating video between Jonathan Pageau and Rachel Fulton Brown on the relationship between the symbolic masculine and the symbolic feminine, or heaven and earth. As Pageau points out, the Enlightenment emphasized the masculine over the feminine, or heaven over earth. This has wide ranging effects: Epistemology: rationalism over romanticism. This leads to a reductive … Continue reading The Separation of Heaven and Earth