On Not Doing Evil So That Good May Come: The Martyrdom of Franz Jägerstätter

8 und nicht vielmehr also tun, wie wir gelästert werden und wie etliche sprechen, daß wir sagen: "Lasset uns Übles tun, auf das Gutes daraus komme"? welcher Verdammnis ist ganz recht. (Romans 3:8) Luther Bibel 1545 Terrence Malick's latest film, A Hidden Life, portrays the life of an obscure Austrian peasant, Franz Jäggerstätter, who in refusing… Continue reading On Not Doing Evil So That Good May Come: The Martyrdom of Franz Jägerstätter

Lockdown & The Church’s Role in Government

Everyone must submit to the government authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and those that exist are instituted by God. So then, the one who resists the authority is opposing God's command, and those who oppose it will bring judgment on themselves.Romans 13:1-2 As some churches move to reopen Sunday services, while… Continue reading Lockdown & The Church’s Role in Government

The Power of Tearful Prayers – Remembering St. Monica on Mother’s Day

“There are many things which I do not set down in this book…But I will omit not a word that my mind can bring to birth concerning your servant, my mother. In the flesh she brought me to birth in this world: in her heart she brought me to birth in your eternal light.”- Aurelius… Continue reading The Power of Tearful Prayers – Remembering St. Monica on Mother’s Day

Four Domains of Christian Knowledge: Historical Apologetics

Philosophy and The Need for A Revelation In the previous section of this series, I discussed the first category of Christian Apologetics: Philosophical Apologetics, or Philosophy as applied to religious beliefs. Philosophical Apologetics can also be referred to as Natural Theology, and overlaps significantly with Philosophical Theology, which is more restricted in scope. While there… Continue reading Four Domains of Christian Knowledge: Historical Apologetics

Four Domains of Christian Knowledge: Church History

To continue in this short series of reflections on what makes for a robust program of Christian discipleship and learning, I now turn to a second domain of sacred knowledge: Church History. A Brief Intro to Narrative and Retrieval Theology Since the work of the German theologian Karl Barth (1886-1968), there has been a movement… Continue reading Four Domains of Christian Knowledge: Church History