The doctrine of Sin has been something I’ve had an interest in for a while, and some of my research and writing has touched on both sin and the forgiveness of sin. I think it’s a very important doctrine, and thus very important to understand with clarity and balance. Scholars of Aristotle and Aquinas will… Continue reading ordinary sin
The sinfulness of humanity is nothing I am ‘proud’ to believe in. Sin is tragic. But, rather an illustrate this with a list of actions that are easily diagnosed as harmful, it’s more interesting to give an example where sin may not be so obvious. Whether it’s an Olympic opening ceremony, a corporate philosophy or… Continue reading human sin: an example
“All we are is dust in the wind”, said Socrates. In reading about sin and human nature for my mini-thesis, I’ve dipped into the nature/nurture and determinism/free-will discussions. I tend to think that the biblical view of humans takes both sides of these conversations quite seriously. We are limited by our nature/genetics in what we… Continue reading dust in the wind?
I love movies that are realistic. Portraying life like it is – whether it is pleasant or not. “Seven” strikes me as such a movie, though it’s been years since I’ve seen it. One striking example is the ‘sloth’ character. That apartment is pure filth – stuff everywhere and chaos and ruin. I was thinking… Continue reading omniscience: terrific & terrifying