THE ONE AND THE MANY
Being • Eschatology • God • Time • Trinity
(This essay is dedicated to Ralph Pred, mentor and friend, who taught me almost everything I know and who would probably disagree with almost everything in this essay. Thank you, Ralph. Read more
“IS GOD DEAD?”
Christ • God • Parmenides • Trinity • Whitehead
So read the cover of Time Magazine on April 8, 1966. Time was reporting on a handful of radical theologians who claimed to have invented “Death of God Theology” (aka Theothanatology). Read more
EDUCATING CHRISTIANS
Christ • Culture • John & Paul • Science • Time • Trinity
We are good parents. From infancy we teach our children ‘the facts of life’ –how the world came to be the way it is and how it works. We certainly mean well. But do we do well? Let's see. Read more
HOW THE WORLD WORKS
Being • Eschatology • God • Trinity • Whitehead
The world consists entirely of events. Events have elements but not parts: they are indivisible because they are self-reflective and recursive. Read more
FRACTAL
Being • Christ • Culture • Eschatology • God • Science • Trinity
Have you ever been in a fun house? If so, you probably visited the Hall of Mirrors. You enter and all around you are mirrors. Read more
WYSIWYG?
Being • Parmenides • Science • Trinity
What You See Is What You Get! Or is it? Albert Einstein famously said that the fundamental question of philosophy is whether the universe is on the whole a benevolent place. Read more
THEOLOGY 101
Anaximander • Eschatology • Existentialism • Genesis • God • Parmenides • Time • Trinity • Whitehead
Theology 101 is comprehensive…but not complete. Questions remain to be answered, themes need to be further developed. Read more
PSALMS
Eschatology • God • Prayer • Trinity
The Book of Psalms consists of 150 songs praising and exhorting God. Read more
TRINITY
Trinity
According to the website, Catholic Culture, the Blessed Trinity is “the fundamental dogma on which everything in Christianity is based.” And yet the Trinity is considered a mystery. Read more
I AM
Being • God • Trinity
The Judeo-Christian tradition includes upwards of 80 books of scripture (depending on whose cannon you’re following), but I think a strong case can be made that the core theological insight, the in... Read more
NIETZSCHE written by David Cowles
Anaximander • Being • Christ • Existentialism • Heraclitus • John & Paul • Trinity • Whitehead
“What alone can our teaching be? – That no one gives a human being his qualities: not God, not society, not his parents or ancestors, not he himself…” “The fatality of his nature cannot b... Read more
NORSE MYTHOLOGY written by David Cowles
Culture • Eschatology • Pound & Joyce • Trinity • Whitehead
Beyond the works of Wagner (The Ring),Tolkien (Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit) and, of course, Marvel Comics, most of what we know about Norse Mythology comes from just two sources: The Elder Edda, ... Read more
TOPOLOGY OF THEOLOGY
Eschatology • God • Parmenides • Science • Trinity
At least since the Enlightenment, Westerners have been looking at the world in a very particular way. Read more
THE SECRET LIFE OF THINGS
Being • Trinity
What is a ‘thing’? According to the Nicene Creed, God is the creator of “all things, visible and invisible” and according to the Gospel of John, it is through the Logos (Christ) that “all... Read more
LOVE...ACTUALLY!*
Being • Existentialism • Time • Trinity
“I love you,” perhaps the most famous phrase in all of human speech. But what does it mean? I love many things: my wife and children, a fine bottle of wine, foie gras, London, to name a very few. Read more
EPHESUS: DOCTRINE OF TRINITY
Christ • Heraclitus • John & Paul • Trinity • Whitehead
The City of Ephesus, located in modern day Turkey, has hosted some of the most important advances in the history of Western Philosophy. Read more