Sometimes I am meek Too scared to begin the day I wait in my room Dangerous people Prowling, sleepless on the streets Cruel expectationsRead more "Hiding"
By the Late Fourth century, when Saint Jerome issued his famous question, “What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?” he was looking back on 350 years of Christian syncretization with the categories of Hellenistic philosophy, and calling the Church out for what he perceived to be its failing in this regard, criticizing it, and admonishing […]Read more "On Syncretism And the Synthetic Church – Part III"
The Gospel According to Matthew – 2017.08.13 King of the God’s First we must bear in mind that these events never happened. This myth is a metaphor. It is intended to communicate the idea that Jesus is not merely the Son of God, but the king of the gods. In […]Read more "A Homily – Matthew 14:22 – 33 ©"
The Christian Church is a syncretic institution; borrowing language and thought systems, rituals and organization, from every culture it encounters. From the time that Jesus was crucified, to the drafting of Saint Paul’s first letter, the Church was adapting, changing, learning to communicate to an ever-widening audience, synthesizing their diverse beliefs and values, as if […]Read more "On Syncretism and the Synthetic Church – Part II"
Emergence 2.0 A Novel – In 55 Words a Day Day 218, August 6th, 2017 Chapter One: Sleep A sense of loss overwhelmed him. As he regained his senses, he was inundated by the knowledge of everything that had transpired without him while he was lost in the great sleep: […]Read more "Emergence, In Fifty-five Words – Section Five, 92835670100561474; Part Thirty, Translation, Collected Chapters"
The Christian Church emerged from Judaism slowly, over the course of decades. At the earliest moment we are able to distinguish Christians from Jews, Christians had already laid the foundation and were building their “New Jerusalem” on a shifting system of syncretic beliefs. The term syncretism is controversial among Christian Scholars, and believers. I do […]Read more "On Syncretism And the Synthetic Church – Part I"
The way was lit by lanterns Some blaring like a beacon Others cloaked and hooded Lanterns burning in the heart A light from age to age, aglow Against the curtain of time In the wild dark of space In our country, in our homes A compass reveals the way A floating needle pointing true […]Read more "Lamplight – Collected Parts"