Category Archives: Theology

The Beauty of God

What a strange thing: beauty has a name. In fact, beauty is a divine name. If this is true, then we are not so awkward as to fittingly apply this name in the prologue of John’s Gospel: “In the beginning … Continue reading

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The Picture of Faith in Matthew 11:2-6

The beginning of Matthew 11 starting at verse 2: When John, who was in prison, heard about the deeds of the Messiah, he sent his disciples  to ask him, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we … Continue reading

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A Foolish Response to Suffering

I remember sitting in my Intro. to Philosophy class listening to our professor lecture on the problem of evil. He said something to the effect of, “In presenting this problem, I prefer to call it ‘The Problem of Suffering’ since … Continue reading

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Four Metaphysical Principles Regarding Our Knowledge of God

I have been very much in the business of writing about whether or not God exists. In the words of Lt. Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) from Inglorious Basterds, “And cousin, business is a-boomin.” While the question of God’s existence is an important … Continue reading

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What is God?

There is a story regarding philosopher and theologian Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) in his youth asking his teacher a simple question, “What is God?” The teacher was stumped and didn’t know how to answer Aquinas. So, how about you then? What … Continue reading

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David P. Scaer on the Concept of “Anfechtungen” in Luther’s Thought

“Temptation” points to the Christian’s life as a period of testing by Satan. In this temptation the Christian is given the opportunity by God to overcome Satan personally, but there can be no suggestion that God is the origin of … Continue reading

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An Excerpt from Anselm’s “Cur Deus Homo”

“For God has shown the magnitude of his love and devotion towards us by the magnitude of his act in most wonderfully and unexpectedly saving us from the evils, so great and so deserved, by which we used to be … Continue reading

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