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Pilate and the modern Christian (Mondays with MacDonald)

“Pilate asked him, ‘What is truth?’” — John 18:38a Pilate thereupon—as would most Christians nowadays, instead of setting about being true—requests a definition of truth, a presentation to his intellect in set terms of what the word ‘truth’ means; but instantly, whether confident of the uselessness of the inquiry, or intending to resume it when […]

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Moral atheists (Mondays with MacDonald)

In his novel, Paul Faber, Surgeon, George MacDonald indicated that he would have agreed with a substantial part of Pope Francis’s recent positive remarks about moral atheists: But such as Faber was, he was both loved and honored by all whom he had ever attended; and, with his fine tastes, his genial nature, his quiet […]

Monday, May 27th, 2013

The proximity of the divine and human natures (Mondays with MacDonald)

And now the day draws nigh when Christ was born; The day that showed how like to God himself Man had been made, since God could be revealed By one that was a man with men, and still Was one with God the Father; that men might By drawing nigh to him draw nigh to […]

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Infinite power — but not infinite love? (Mondays with MacDonald)

There are, or there used to be when I was a boy, [those] who, in their reverence for the name of the Most High, would have shown horror at the idea that he could not do anything or everything in a moment as it pleased him, but would not have been shocked at all at […]

Monday, December 10th, 2012

“He could not do it without us”: synergistic atonement — Mondays with MacDonald

“Then again, as the power that brings about a making-up for any wrong done by man to man, I believe in the atonement.”

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Sharing in the divine nature through prayer — Mondays with MacDonald

God is ever seeking to lift us up into the sharing of his divine nature; God’s kings, such men, namely, as with Jesus have borne witness to the truth, share his glory even on the throne of the Father. See the grandeur of the creative love of the Holy! nothing less will serve it than […]

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Behavior must trump doctrine (Mondays with MacDonald)

The old race of the Pharisees is by no means extinct; they were St Paul’s great trouble, and are yet to be found in every religious community under the sun.

Monday, September 3rd, 2012