Gleanings from Maximus’ Disputation with Pyrrhus

Note: All quotes from the disputation come from Joseph Farrell’s translation of the event in his work entitled The Disputation With Pyrrhus of our Father Among the Saints Maximus the Confessor. St. Maximus the Confessor is known for many things, especially his ardent defense of dyothelitism in the face of physical torture. Yet, many are […]

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Brief Thoughts on Reactionary Theology

In the many years in which I’ve done apologetics, I’ve noticed some groups that develop their theology in a reactionary way. What do I mean? Instead of developing theology according to what Scripture and Tradition says, some build their theology by standing against what another group says. In order to make this more concrete, I’d […]

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A Micromanaging Magisterium?

Someone recently asked me if luck was a concept compatible with Christianity. I explained it goes against the Biblical concept of divine providence. At that point, the person asked me whether this was just my opinion or something the magisterium teaches. I explained it was my opinion and to my knowledge luck is not directly […]

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A Call to Use Equal Weights

The LORD detests dishonest scales, but accurate weights find favor with him. (Proverbs 11:1) Scripture often speaks about the need to use equal weights and measures in commerce, in order to remain honest. This was a necessary command, as it was a common temptation to alter the scales by which items were weighed in order […]

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Theology on a Train: A Multi-Faith Dialogue

Characters: Atheist, Southern Baptist, Presbyterian, Catholic A, Catholic B, Reformed Jew, Messianic Jew, Sunni Muslim A, Unitarian, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Orthodox Jew, Mormon, Reformed Baptist, Anglican, Charismatic, Lutheran, Kantian Philosopher, Sunni Muslim B. It’s a Saturday morning and the New York City subway is filled with passengers. A group of people scramble to enter […]

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