8:32 PM

Greatest Quote of the Day

how can you oscillate from theology buff to total goof like this? im flabbergasted! - kristen

there you have it folks: i oscillate between theology buff and total goof... anyone shocked?


6:21 PM

Calvin, Calvin, Wherefore Art Thou, Calvin?

I kinda wish Calvin wasn't dead, cause his theology is intoxicating. If he were single and alive...

On the other hand, his politics were atrocious. Maybe not...

France was amazingly awsome.

“…wherever you cast your eyes, there is no spot in the universe wherein you cannot discern at least some sparks of his glory. You cannot in one glance survey this most vast and beautiful system of the universe, in its wide expanse, without being completely overwhelmed by the boundless force of its brightness.” (Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion 52, Vol 1) He's no CS Lewis, but certainly more straightforward (and poetic!) than MANY theologians and philosophers.

In other news, Clint Black is the man: "Love isn't someplace that we fall, it's something that we do."

The Calvin/Barth paper is just starting to come into existence, so I won't be turning it in for a while... going with the later due-date option.

7:46 AM

Parle vous Angles?

i don't think you spell it that way, but at least i know how to say it. and i'll be saying it alot in the next week, because i'm going to dijon and paris for thanksgiving!

hence no posts this week. but you'll get over it. :)

happy thanksgiving, y'all!

2:05 AM

Ha ha!

I must confess to being a bit peeved that i didn't come out 100% Jonathan Edwards and 90% John Calvin...

You scored as Anselm. Anselm is the outstanding theologian of the medieval period.He sees man's primary problem as having failed to render unto God what we owe him, so God becomes man in Christ and gives God what he is due. You should read 'Cur Deus Homo?'



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11:36 PM

A Preview of Coming Attractions

Greetings. Thought I'd explain where the up and coming lines of thought are coming FROM. :) Over the next few weeks I'll be posting alot of stuff about a paper I'm writing for my Philosophy of Religion class on the natural knowledge man can (or cannot) have of God, comparing the perspectives of Karl Barth and John Calvin. Being a die-hard Calvinist who even likes to jam to the famed "Calvinism" song by Where Are My Pants?, I am clearly going to be going to town on this one. :)

Here's where I'm starting from, given my knowledge of Calvin, Scripture, and the readings in Calvin and Barth that we've done for class... (funny how in a Philosophy of Religion class where the primary emphasis is Christianity we have yet to actually read Scripture...)

Barth believes that we can know nothing of God apart from special revelation (i.e. the Word of God, which he breaks down further into the Incarnational Christ, the Holy Scripture and
creeds, and preaching). Incidentally, he also believes that Scripture is not inerrant.

Calvin, on the other hand, believes that the world is, as he calls it, "the theater of His glory." He believes that men know that God is there because they can see Him in creation.

Romans 1 backs Calvin. (Shocker.)

So what I have to do is delve deeply into the minds of these two brilliant men and talk about what they think, comparing each to the other. What I get to do is sneak the Gospel in the back door. (I've been ramming it through the front door all semester in class; now's the time to prove I can pull off subtlety.)


7:39 PM

The Persecuted Church

Today is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, so my pastor preached a sermon on how easy it is to forget our brothers and sisters around the world who are being persecuted, and what that says about us. One illustration he used was particularly indicting: "If I forget our anniversary, that doesn't mean I don't love my wife, but it does say alot about how much I cherish her. Forgetting the persecuted church is not the same thing as forgetting God, but it does say alot about how much we cherish Him."


"Remember those who are in prison as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you are also in the body."
Hebrews 13:3

4:27 AM


hello world!

this is new for me, so it may take me a while to get the hang of it. i've had a xanga for quite some time, but i wanted a place to be more theological and intellectual - and hopefully engage in some discussion. :) yay for new sounding boards!

ps - the title is from "there is a fountain filled with blood"...