John Cotton, 1654

"What a stimulus to seek after the true and full knowledge of Christ is the realized conviction of the utter vanity of all things else without Him."

Original Peace

...the Christian infinite belongs to an ontology of original and ultimate peace, and as a consequence allows a construal of beauty and peace inconceivable in terms of the ontology that Christian thought encountered first in various schools of pagan metaphysics, and encounters again in the thought of Nietzsche and his heirs." ~ David Bentley Hart …

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To Obey Or To Protest

There has developed in effect a kind of corpus which practically all Christian groups accept but which has nothing in common with the biblical message, whether in the Hebrew Bible that we call the Old Testament or the Gospels and Epistles of the New Testament. All the churches have scrupulously respected and often supported state authorities. …

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Prayer

But the "excitement" of Easter cannot be given to man by man himself. Even more than his exinanition, Christ's exaltation is the consequence reached by God himself through his power in action. God himself is the rector and the master and the king of this whole history which is his covenant with us. Either we …

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Utopia and Reality

I think, at least regarding society and politics, this sums up well how I view the differences between the capacity of human society to grasp after and its actual limitations. ...it will never be possible to insure moral antidotes sufficiently potent to destroy the deleterious effects of the poison of power upon character. The future …

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The Clock Doesn’t Stop On Ideas

Ours is a secular age. While the conditions of secularity — the nonaxiomatic nature of belief in God, the contestability of all ultimate beliefs — are not unrelated to the prescriptive project of secularism, there is no necessary connection between the two. A secular society could undergo religious revival where vast swaths of the populace embrace religious …

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