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Provocative Post from De Regno Christi

The Problem with Westminster’s Two Kingdoms

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In Praise of Babylon 5, or What the Atheist Taught Me About Christian Culture

I’ve loved science fiction since childhood. Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise always captured my imagination by propelling me into strange new worlds full of adventure and the wonder of discovery. It didn’t stop with Star Trek, though. … Continue reading

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Interesting Thought on Missions and Transforming Culture

In 1659, Jesuit missionaries in China wrote to Rome to ask to what extent they should allow local Chinese customs to influence the practice of the Faith there. The Vatican wrote back: What could be more absurd than to transport … Continue reading

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Christian Education and the Tithe

In The Levitical-Medieval-Reformed View of Education, William N. Blake argues that Christian education should be the domain of the Church. This is a provocative article. I especially find intriguing his notion that the tithe should underwrite Christian education, rather than … Continue reading

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“Gratia Naturam Non Tollit, Sed Perfecit”

“Grace does not destroy nature, but perfects it.” I couldn’t help but think of this maxim from Thomas Aquinas (1224-1274) when I read the following citation of the Dutch Reformed theologian Herman Bavinck (1854-1921): Therefore Christ has also a message … Continue reading

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Eschatology, Piety, and Culture-Building

[Warning: Spoilers present]Reading Walter Miller’s A Canticle for Leibowitz has made me to think a lot about how eschatology affects one’s concept of spirituality and practice of piety. By “eschatology” I don’t mean merely what one thinks is going to … Continue reading

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More On A Canticle for Leibowitz

Presently my fiction reading is Walter M. Miller, Jr.’s A Canticle for Leibowitz. I’m not ready to post about how this book is affecting me except to say that very few fiction works have ever affected me the way this … Continue reading

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Technology and Christian Millenarianism

The Divinity of Man and the Spirit of Invention. This is a partial transcription of a talk by David Noble, author of The Religion of Technology. Very interesting, especially because it chronicles the seemingly intimate connection between Christian eschatological hope … Continue reading

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More Two Kingdoms Stuff

“Two Kingdoms” stuff has been on my mind a lot lately for various reasons, so just because I can I here present my translation of a portion of Huggucio of Pisa’s commentary on the Roman episcopal letter Cum ad Verum. … Continue reading

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On “Medievalism” and Protestant Quests for Church Unity

Several recent posts by two men I highly respect, Doug Wilson and Andrew Sandlin, have provided some nice occasions for me to clarify some things that some readers seem to find troublesome about my vision on this website. The two … Continue reading

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