Musings on Scripture, Tradition and Reading Long Dead Christians

One of the things that has divided Roman Catholics from Protestants for centuries is the question of what has authority.  The Protestant movement from the beginning held to sola scriptura, scripture alone.  This does not mean that scripture is the only authority but rather that scripture is the final authority, or that it "trumps" all … Continue reading Musings on Scripture, Tradition and Reading Long Dead Christians

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Who’s Afraid of Relativism (Review)

If you've spent any time in Christian circles discussing apologetics and theology, you are probably familiar with warnings against the specter of relativism.  We are warned that moral relativists are the problem, they are slippery and stand on shaky ground  According to relativism, we are told, anything and everything goes.  Against this we must stand … Continue reading Who’s Afraid of Relativism (Review)

Five Theological Orations by Gregory of Nazianzus

In my journey through reading Christian classics, I recently read Basil of Caesarea's On the Holy Spirit.  Basil was good friends with Gregory of Nazianzus, together with Basil's brother Gregory they are known as the Cappadocian Fathers.  Their writings were hugely influential in solidifying the doctrine of the Trinity leading up to the Council of … Continue reading Five Theological Orations by Gregory of Nazianzus