“Mystery is not merely a way of saying that reason has not yet completed its victory. It is the goal where reason arrives when it attains its perfection by becoming love.”

— Elizabeth A. Johnson, Quest for the Living God: Mapping Frontiers in the Theology of God

  • Look both ways before you cross the street. If you’re on fire—stop, drop, and roll. To be polite, always say “please” and “thank you.” Don’t dig straight down. While many of us likely heard the first three statements spoken to us by their parent or a teacher, many others have heard the last statement come…

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  • It’s All God-Talk

    To some, theology is a specter, an ivory tower, or a weathered cage. It either haunts, demeans, or confines. And I don’t blame people who think of theology this way. Far too often, theology is presented in the public square as something that is either lofty or bigoted—as problematic or irrelevant. I believe that this…

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  • Being and becoming. In being, something is, existing as it is. In becoming, one is actively in the process of change. In both, the subject in question is engaged in a dynamic existence marked by transformation, movement, alteration, and transcendence. While this may seem like lofty metaphysics (although to a degree, it is), everything in…

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  • You meet in a tavern … Well, we actually met in freshman year during science class. Fine, that’s not entirely accurate either. They both knew each other from elementary school, and I first became friends with one of them in math back in middle school and the other over the course of freshman year. From…

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  • Virtue is often seen as something incredibly lofty—an unattainable standard which one can merely aspire to. As distant as virtue may seem, it is indeed achievable. Doubt it? I do too. But take Aristotle’s words to heart when he beckons us to realize that virtue is not only possible but practical. To live a virtuous…

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  • You Are Dust

    You are dust, and to dust you shall return. These words are anything but comforting. And what’s worse and that they came from the mouth of God, which makes it sting even more. What’d you just call me? Dust? While not addressed directly to us—the entirety of humanity—in the context of the scriptural passage, God’s…

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  • The Case of Free Books

    Often, as I walk through the halls of my university’s Humanities building to get to class, I often pass by a study room containing, among other things, a bookcase with a piece of paper taped to one of its glass doors with two words printed on it: free books. If there’s anything I love more…

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  • In the Epiclesis, the calling down the Spirit to sanctify the bread and wine that they may be worthy to be consecrated into the Body and Blood of Christ, a particular quandary comes into play when considering the structure of the eucharistic prayer: Where should the Epiclesis go? In particular, does it belong before or after…

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  • Saints (Row) & Sinners

    It’s absurd, crude, graphic, irreverent, shameless, vulgar, violent, reckless, crass, insane, and outright crazy. Yet it’s fucking amazing. Saints Row III’s primary appeal is how it sees nothing as sacred. In fact, none of its characters are even close to be properly considered “saints” in the fullest sense of the word. They’re all better off…

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  • The Weakness of God

    Omnipotent. Omniscient. Omnipresent. These omnis are terms used to articulate the attributes of God. While these may serve as means of better understanding God and fostering a deeper relationship with Godself to some, I find myself often feeling alienated and distant from the divine because of these terms. Related terms such as immutable and aren’t…

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    I am a fan +10 subs

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      thanks bes fen!! 😀


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