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The End of Countenance II

  “Come brave souls, so far who’ve have made it. Dare to take one final step. Better to have not started building the house, than midway leave it. A few … Continue reading

January 25, 2017 · 1 Comment

The End of Countenance

  “I do not lightly take this tale to quill. A fairy-tale. Only called such to ease you into world that really is. In two parts I tell it, so … Continue reading

January 24, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Brief History of Phylosphee 101

  Ito 1500 B.C: The question is, are you a journey or destination person? Rivato 1465 B.C: It is wrong to assume that a person can only be one of … Continue reading

January 18, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Great Divorce: Grace & Works

The following is a conversation I had with a Protestant (I believe he was Reformed) about the relationship of grace to works. I think it highlights why it is we (Catholic … Continue reading

January 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Rochelle’s Quest for the Canon

“Did John’s authority to baptize come from heaven, or was it merely human?” -Luke 20:4   Rochelle is sitting at a busy local Café, having a lively conversation with a … Continue reading

December 11, 2016 · 1 Comment

On Libertarian Free Will and Causation

  Some thoughts on a recent convo with someone on Determinism and Libertarian Free Will. It was veered more on the philosophical aspect but then it goes into theological consequences … Continue reading

December 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Saving Oneself: The Monergist Objection

Often times the charge from Calvinists, and those of the monergistic bent, is to claim that if we have free will in terms of UR, ultimate responsibility, then we are … Continue reading

November 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Feast of the Entrance into The Temple of The Theotokos

  It’s interesting what one can see with fresh eyes. Growing into Orthodoxy has kind of been like learning a new language and culture, and some of the humour is … Continue reading

November 21, 2016 · Leave a comment


Everyone was looking. What began as proud shouting, now became the piercing wails of the fallen. A difference which to some was only in pitch. The yelling had been awful, … Continue reading

November 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Encounters With Mormon Missionaries

  I’ve seen an increase in Mormon missionary activity in Belfast over the past few months (or perhaps I’m just noticing). I’ve had two encounters where I’ve actually spoken to them. … Continue reading

November 13, 2016 · Leave a comment