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Reflections on Reading Plato

*This was written on August 18th, 2018. Since I recently finished reading a few selected dialogues of Plato (Ion, Apology, Phaedrus, Symposium, & Protagoras) I’ve decided to share a few reflections and thoughts from my reading. To be honest, I wasn’t excited about reading Plato. I still had memories from college of reading Plato’s depiction… Continue reading Reflections on Reading Plato

Herd Morality & the Philosophical Problem of Suicide

*This was written on August 4th, 2018. Since there hasn’t been much activity within our cordial guild recently, I’ve decided to stoke the fire a bit by producing some type of post. I must admit this post will probably not be a fully formed but instead will be a compendium of thoughts and unanswered questions.… Continue reading Herd Morality & the Philosophical Problem of Suicide

Inspiration & Incarnation (Review)

*This was written on July 7th, 2018. I picked up Peter Enns’ book, Inspiration and Incarnation: Evangelicals and the Problem of the Old Testament, recently and found it informative and helpful. So, in the spirit of this blog/guild, I’ve decided to do a quick summary and review of Dr. Enns’ work since it covers some issues that… Continue reading Inspiration & Incarnation (Review)

Coffee with Theologians: Emil Bruner on Revelation

*This was written on May, 20th 2018. As someone who has never really been exposed to contemporary theology until recently, I’ve found the process of becoming acquainted with its figures, terminology, and emphases quite cumbersome. Although these theologians stand much closer to myself and the problems of our society, I often find their works to… Continue reading Coffee with Theologians: Emil Bruner on Revelation

Morning

*This was written on May, 20th 2018.I stumble through the dark hallwayminding the slight ache in my headto find the coffee unmade. What with usual ease is done laboriously.I sit down on the cold couchminding the assortment of misplaced pillows to find my mind clear.What was done laboriously now with easeand clarity.

On Leaving Evangelicalism

*This was written on May, 8th 2018. It’s 8:32 pm, and I’ve just finished mowing the lawn. My nose tingles and is in a state of constant volatility much like Yellowstone’s “Old Faithful”. Freshly mowed grass is not my friend. The house is quiet, and I bask in a brief contemplative moment. I’m content to… Continue reading On Leaving Evangelicalism

Great Expectations, Notorious B.I.G., & Nietzsche

*This was written on May, 4 2018. The lives that many of us lead today are often anything but quiet. We scurry from one thing to another, our attention spans are stunted, our capacity for boredom is limited, and our ability to sit and ponder without glancing at our phones or being entertained has become… Continue reading Great Expectations, Notorious B.I.G., & Nietzsche