As some of you know, I called the election right around the time Donald Trump, often-time Democrat, announced he was going to run as a Republican. If you are friends with me on Facebook, you’d see the occasional post noting Brexit trends as well as the Bradley Effect. I judged this based only on sociological and […]
I posted a quote from Auden on my FB earlier. I wanted to expand upon it and to separate “anxiety” from the clinical sense. from Auden, “The opposite of faith is not doubt, but anxiety.” –W. H. Auden From Moltmann, Of course the person who is forced into a tight corner becomes afraid, while hope […]
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Matt O’Reilly has written a response to an “opinion” piece on UMNS, an official organ of the UMC. I will not do much else except to add what Wesley wrote. Wesley wrote, “Orthodoxy, or right opinions, is never more than a slender part of religion; sometimes no part of it at all.” I would wager that […]
There is, as always, some discussion about Wesley and orthodoxy. Of course, many are misinformed with no intent to rid themselves of this plague of stupidity. Wesley was orthodox and considered that only the orthodox are Christian — but that those who were only orthodox were not to be styled as such.
A striking shape was recently observed for the endoplasmic reticulum, a cellular organelle consisting of stacked sheets connected by helical ramps [Terasaki et al., Cell 154, 285 (2013)]. This shape is interesting both for its biological function, to synthesize proteins using an increased surface area for ribosome factories, and its geometric properties that may be […]
Don’t worry, St. Symeon and St. John Damascene are still my favorites… but… task of moral judgment is always to prompt the soul’s incensive power to engage in inner warfare and to make us self-critical. The task of wisdom is to prompt the intelligence to strict watchfulness, constancy, and spiritual contemplation. The task of righteousness […]
Another Reformer, often unknown, was Heinrich Bullinger. Below are a few quotes – feel free to add your own. “This depravation of our nature is nothing else but the blotting out of God’s image in us.” “There was in our father Adam before his fall the very image and likeness of God.” The ineffable mercy […]