Idolatry of State [America]

One might think that idolatry would be an easy sin to identify. Do you have any little statues (or big ones I guess) you pray to or worship or pour out libations too (like Jobu in Major League). No. Good, then you are not an idolator. But I think idolatry is notoriously difficult to pinpoint. … Continue reading Idolatry of State [America]

Mike Pence’s Heresy & the New Cult of Caesar

I have watched zero percent of the RNC or DNC. I have better things to do than watch the pomp. But, I have watched some replays of some speeches from both sides, and read transcripts of a bit more. I do not post on [national] politics. I do post when politicians step into religion (like … Continue reading Mike Pence’s Heresy & the New Cult of Caesar

My Very Personal Thoughts On Dying

A friend asked me today if I was worried about my mom going back to work as a county social worker in NY amid Covid19. The question took me a bit off guard - not because I had to think about if as I was worried or not, but because I wanted to think about … Continue reading My Very Personal Thoughts On Dying

City of God, Book 10: Demon’s Pride

In Book Ten, Augustine continues pressing the Platonist to acknowledge their inconsistency, especially as it relates to the worship of gods/demons. The Platonist recognize that "the soul of man, though immortal and rational (or intellectual), cannot attain happiness except by participation in light of God, the creator of the soul and the whole world." And … Continue reading City of God, Book 10: Demon’s Pride

Image Bearing Requires Diversity

In Genesis 1 we read, So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.Genesis 1:27 Yes, man is in the image of God. Yes, woman is in the image of God. But together as man and woman we more fully represent the … Continue reading Image Bearing Requires Diversity