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January 15, 2013
Becoming Neo-Pascalian: A Personality Quirk?
As we pointed out last week, Pascal’s actual scientific and mathematical work has been far...
January 08, 2013
Becoming Neo-Pascalian: An Introduction, from Cones to Gambling
Pascal, this unusual 17th-century giant, seems to be poised to speak again from a distance...
January 05, 2013
Becoming a Neo-Pascalian
Yesterday I wound up the last obligations of my fall courses. This included grading a...
November 28, 2012
According to a Certain Studious Old Man, Objects in Mirror Are Closer than They Appear
I read the Psalms, and I imagine you do too. Many read the Psalms when...
October 24, 2012
What Difference Does It Make?: The Kaleidoscope Effect
For the better part of a year, I’ve been working on understanding a book and...
October 18, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 27: The End?
We’ve come to Anatolios’ conclusion, a chapter rich with ideas and summaries. I could...
October 10, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 26: True Love
Last week we addressed Augustine’s “psychological model” of the Trinitarian...
October 01, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 25: Source Code
Our friend Augustine, trying to understand the Three-in-One God whom we worship, resorted to Source...
September 24, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 24: A Julian Diversion
Augustine is going to take us on a deep, inner journey to the center...
September 17, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 23: A Christ Sighting
“We want to see Jesus,” they said (Jn. 12.21). This request, from a group of...
September 03, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 21: The Trinity Is the Gospel
This picture is a famous depiction of Christ as Pantocrator, i.e., Christ in Majesty, Ruler...
August 27, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 20: Gregory’s Key to Bible Study
As we pick up our conversation about Gregory of Nyssa, I want to recall what...
August 23, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 19: An Ephesian Interlude
My apologies for missing a few posts while I sailed the deep blue...
July 31, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 18: Believing in the Right Direction
If Athanasius was too big for words—too grand, too dominating, too heroic—Gregory of Nyssa...
July 24, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 17: Luminosity
Thus far, our conversation about the Three-in-One God we worship has been pretty much...
July 17, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 16: On the Incarnation, a New Kind of Christmas Story
We’ve earlier identified Athanasius as the bulldog of orthodoxy, the one who simply would...
July 10, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 15: God from the Inside Out
Last week we left ourselves with a strange God and a God who is a...
June 26, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 14: Putting Jesus on the “Outside” of God
Is the Son “inside” of God or “outside” of God? This seems to be the...
June 20, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 13: How Close Is Jesus to the Heart of God?
It all comes back to Jesus. All the goodness, all the blessing, all the wonder...
June 12, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 12: Creation Spirituality, Human Souls, and the Need for Systems
If I were writing a Harry Potter novel, at this point I think I’d post...
June 07, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 11: Riding the Rapids, or the Stream of Orthodox Christianity
If you’ve stuck with this exploration thus far, you’re doing well. I know we’re wrestling...
May 31, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 10: Suspicions and Semantics
In our last post, we met some actual characters in the dialogue. Let’s all step...
May 22, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 9: Cast of Characters, Better than a Russian Novel
Inside of the oldest church in Egypt We have a significant cast of characters when...
May 15, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 8: What Makes a Heretic?
The brouhaha began because people wanted to understand, they wanted to explain, they wanted to...
May 08, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 7: Before Nicaea
We may wonder why all this Trinitarian fuss arises in the 4th century… 300 years...
May 03, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 6: Two Starting Principles
When Anatolios tells us that there are two fundamental principles that must undergird our explorations...
April 26, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 5: Mystagogy, Event Horizons, and the Nicene Creed
We’re exploring the idea of a Christian spirituality that is more thoroughly grounded in the...
April 19, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 4: A Third Modern Approach
In our travelogue thus far, Anatolios has been laying some groundwork for our understanding of...
April 09, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 3: Modern Approach #2
If our first contemporary approach to Trinitarian spirituality led to an essential discontinuity between God’s...
April 05, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 2: Modern Approach #1
To be a Christian in the Traditional sense means to be Trinitarian. They have always...
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