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.┬áMarcus 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?

Jesus

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...]

Sin or Sanctity?

Sin is monotonous. Sanctity is totally original. Underneath this observation lurks a deeper truth–that sin is boring. We believe in original sin, but there is nothing original about sin. This is because evil is derivative. Satan cannot create anything, all he can do is twist or destroy or distort what is good. Take any sin [Read More...]

Hypocritical Hypercritical Critics

Remember the old joke about the man who says to the priest, “I never go to your church Father. The place is full of hypocrites!” Priest answers, “Well come along anyway. We can always make room for one more.” In today’s gospel Jesus heals a woman on the Sabbath and the Pharisees pick him up [Read More...]

On Morality and Martyrdom

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A debate has been cooking amongst various bloggers who are atheists about whether there is such a thing as objective morality. I was interested in the observations that animals behave in a ‘moral’ way–elephants grieve their dead herd members, dogs stand loyally beside the grave of their dead master, monkeys share and gorillas are tender [Read More...]

Leap of Faith: The Substance and the Evidence

As a fundamentalist boy I had to learn my Bible verses from the King James Bible. One I remember clearly is Hebrews 11.1 “For faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.” For some reason I always loved the way that rolled off the tongue. It had a [Read More...]


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