Maximus’ Moment

The Greeks are having a moment, and being one of the most thoroughgoing New-platonists among the Fathers (and who is far more accessible than Dionysius), Maximus is sharing this Hellenistic moment.

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In Defense of Invented Words

I read an essay recently (I won’t shame him by posting a link; he’s a friend, after all) in which the essayist went off on a screed—well, it wasn’t very long, so more of a diatribe—about invented words  (ie, “woke” and “fleek”), the verbing of nouns (ie, “adulting” and “Draking” … “Draking”? Really?). His point …

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Technology Is not the Problem – Nature Is not the Solution

I recently started listening to the Amon Sûl podcast, an Orthodox thematic exploration of Middle Earth. That has led to poking around other Lord of the Rings related things. I have been disturbed (but not surprised) by the discussion around Tom Bombadil (an ancient nature sprite, as old as Middle Earth itself) who appears in …

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Objective Truth, the Living Word, and Divine Wisdom

The blog has been silent for a while because I've been busy working on a much larger project related to 1 & 2 Corinthians. One of the preliminary "aha" items is Paul's description of divine power (which Paul says looks like human weakness) and divine wisdom (which is foolishness). What has struck me most powerfully …

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