Materialism, Manicheanism and the Matrix

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Do you remember that stylish film The Matrix? The hero, Neo Anderson, exists in a dull, conformist, monotone and monochrome world. Then he wakes up and is “born again” and enters the world of adventure and risk which is the real world. What I find curious about modern American Catholicism is that it is similarly monotone [Read More...]

Wake Up and Smell the Catastrophe

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You know the theory that a frog put in a pan of water will stay there as the temperature rises and the poor thing doesn’t sense the increase in temperature and eventually boils to death. The biggest problem with American Catholics is that the majority of them are asleep. Lulled by materialism, the good life [Read More...]

The Real Divisions in the Church of England

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Yesterday I posted an explanation of the complex relationships within the Church of England. I explained here about Anglo Catholic, Evangelicals and Liberals. However, this is not the full story. As usual, there is a story behind the story. The divisions between Liberal, Anglo-Catholic and Evangelical are, in many respects, only superficial and historical. The [Read More...]

Christ in Creation from Frank Viola’s Jesus: A Theography

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Instead of a simple book review I’m using Frank Viola and Leonard Sweet’s book Jesus: A Theography as a jumping off point for a couple of posts. First of all– a couple of reasons why I like this book and recommend it to you. First, the content is solid and scholarly, but Second, it’s written in [Read More...]

Guest Blogger: Marcus Steele

Marcus Steele

This really is a real person. Honest! I’ve decided to invite some guest bloggers–some well known like Fr Rutler and some who are newer to the blogosphere. Marcus Steele is one of the newbies. Marcus was a poster child of success: a Marine Captain and Harrier fighter pilot; an advisor to the largest institutional investors in [Read More...]

Jesus: A Theography?

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Ogden Nash said, “Here is a good rule of thumb, too clever is dumb.” I have to admit that my first glance at Frank Viola and Leonard Sweet’s book called Jesus: A Theography sort of made me choke. “Theography?” I geddit. Jesus is God so he doesn’t get a “biography” he gets a “Theography”. I [Read More...]


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