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Where do you find that in the Bible?

April 23, 2020 by


The title of this blog post is a question that we run into from time to time.  When we hear it we know immediately that the interlocutor has been exposed to a concept called Sola Scriptura.  What is Sola Scriptura? It is a teaching found among a number of sects and cults that the “Bible […]

A Few More Things about Christianity that Just Aren’t So

August 15, 2017 by


Although no comments were posted about the first installment of this series, I’ll plunge on where angels fear to blog and share some more foolish misconceptions that have become attached to Christianity–in error.  Picking up where the last left off, let’s go on in the Scripture vein. 4. Christians believe that the Bible is the […]

Things Christians Think about Christianity That Aren’t True

August 13, 2017 by


This is the third part of an ongoing series about – well – mistakes that some Christians and some Christian groups make about what Christianity believes or teaches.  In other words, “what isn’t Christianity!”  In the first two installments, we looked at six wrong notions: 1.  Christianity is about keeping the rules. 2. Christians believe […]

A Few Ideas about Christianity that are Wrong

July 30, 2017 by


Over a nice cup of French Roast yesterday I had the occasion to mention to a priest friend that lately I’ve been pondering a list of wrong things that people believe.  I don’t mean wrong things that are thought by people outside the Church, although there sure are plenty of those.  I mean wrong things […]

The Judgment of Advent

December 24, 2011 by


I thought I’d share a final “Advent-ish” type meditation for these last few hours of Advent.  It is traditional to preach in Advent on the Four Last Things: Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell.  This particular meditation is about judgment. The Advent season collect makes it clear that at the last day, Jesus will come in […]

Well–I Think

June 22, 2010 by


I’ve been thinking for a while about resurrecting this blog, and for the last week or so article theses have been flying at me from, it seems, all directions. First, a little background.  There is a Sunday morning adult education class at St George’s, the CANA parish in Colorado Springs, entitled “The Kingdom.”  The theme […]

The Plan of Narnia

December 8, 2007 by


Priest and Scholar Michael Ward may have uncovered a hitherto unknown organizing schema for C. S. Lewis’ Narnia Chronicles in his assertion that the classical gods of the planets form the interpretive framework for the seven chronicles.  (see the Touchstone article here.)  Other schema have been suggested in the past, as Ward notes in his […]

Letty Russell and our theological enemies

September 1, 2007 by


Letty Russell died recently. She was a radical feminist professor at Yale Divinity School — the sort of theologian who makes your standard-issue liberal protestant look like a dowdy stick-in-the-mud. In other words, she was not the sort of person I would normally be attracted to! But many years ago fate led our paths to […]