“He rejected the Realists’ answer of force because it was clumsy and external. Force regulated by law can set limits to peoples’ dealings, but it is too crude to inspire their day-to-day, face-to-face exchanges. With regard to the family, for… Read More »Confucius, Punishment, and Perfect Love
Reality is steeped in ineluctable mystery; we are born in mystery, we live in mystery, and we die in mystery. Here again we must rescue our world from time’s debasement, for “mystery” has come to be associated with murder mysteries,… Read More »The Immeasurable Depth of the Mystery of God
For one of my classes, I’m reading Why Church History Matters by Robert Rea. In the first chapter, he answers the question, “What is tradition?” He offers several definitions, and these definitions depend upon how one capitalizes the word. What… Read More »Traditions: Good or Bad?
I was talking to a friend today, and he reminded me of a quote that I should have shared here! “But it is hard work to change, to be open, to take the risk of trust. Change always involves death… Read More »William Paul Young on Changing While Showing Grace
For a class I’m taking, we are reading Jaroslav Pelikan’s book The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine. My professor asked me to select a passage from this week’s reading and respond to it. Here’s what I… Read More »Tradition Versus Traditionalism