What Does “The Matrix” Have in Common with the Early Church Fathers’ View of Reality? — Richard Murray

ANSWER: ALMOST EVERYTHING! The Matrix Trilogy Obviously, the early Church Fathers never actually watched The Matrix trilogy of movies. But, then again, maybe in some archetypal way, the Lord projected the movie’s major themes across time and space onto the screens of their corporate consciousness. I am awestruck at how closely the cosmology of the…

Jesus is the Rock

The fate of evangelicalism in America hinges on this: Do we look to JESUS in developing our conception of God, or do we look to the BIBLE in developing our conception of God? I know what many are thinking. I know that we’ve been taught to harmonize the teachings of Jesus with the rest of … More Jesus is the Rock

A cry of dereliction?

Originally posted on AnOpenOrthodoxy:
Jesus’ questioning cry “My God! My God! Why have you forsaken me?” (MK 15.24|MT 27:47) is known in theological circles as the ‘Cry of Dereliction’ (of abandonment, rejection, or forsakenness). For now let’s call it ‘the Cry’. But frankly, to call the Cross the Father’s dereliction of his Son is already…

The Exodus

Originally posted on Dave Barnhart:
I have seen your religion, and I hate it. I have heard your doctrine, and I loathe it. Take away your empty praise songs, your vacuous worshiptainment. Your mouth is full of religious words, but your proverbs are salted manure. ? “The sick deserve to be sick. The poor deserve…

Can Jesus Save the Bible?

Originally posted on LCI:
LCI Council member, Revd Simon Hall, reports on speaker, author and theologian Michael Hardin’s visit to LCI and asks the question “How did Jesus read his Bible?” I spend a lot of time debating on Facebook. Probably not hours every day, but certainly minutes. Sometimes a lot of minutes. Now and…