Pagaeu Brothers Conversation

https://youtu.be/0VIRA6T33o4 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

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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

https://youtu.be/WdlMtQSKszc 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

Social Media and I: The Pernicious Effects of Social Media.

The following essay is an extended version of a speech I gave on the topic of social media. The piece is directed to a Christian and specifically Hutterite audience. I have omitted some culture-specific references that don't apply to most readers. I don’t use social media. In the last few years, I have deleted my … Continue reading Social Media and I: The Pernicious Effects of Social Media.

Pointing and Participating: The Good, The True and The Beautiful

In the Classical Christian conception, God is the source of all being, all things participate in his being. Evil does not participate in God, but rather is non-being and privation of being. Being therefore is good. Although God is beyond our finite comprehension and cannot be fully grasped through His creation, we participate and catch … Continue reading Pointing and Participating: The Good, The True and The Beautiful

What is Truth? Part 3: The Incarnation

This is part three of a three part series. Part one can be found here, part two can be found here. This is where we return to our original question, how can a person, Jesus, claim to be the truth? To answer this question, we need to outline the Christian narrative in broad strokes, beginning … Continue reading What is Truth? Part 3: The Incarnation