Mont Saint Michel with Henry Adams

Henry Adams was an American historian and member of the Adams political family, descended from two U.S. Presidents. In his famous work, Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres (published I believe in 1904), Adams had some fine things to say about medieval Europe and Christendom. His words definitely challenge us today. In this video I've adjusted different phrases... Continue Reading →

On Authorial Intent

"Authorial intent" is something many philosophers of language have balked-at over the last century, especially post-modernists within the so-called New Criticism school of thought. The idea is that "all we have is the text" so we shouldn't get distracted in trying to know the "mind of the author" since such a thing (if it existed) is technically... Continue Reading →

Our (God) Problem with Patriarchy

"I do nothing on my own authority, but speak just as the Father taught me" (John 8:28b). "I know that his commandment is eternal life. What I say, therefore, I say as the Father has told me... The Father is greater than I...  [so] I do as the Father has commanded me" (John 12:50; 14:28b,... Continue Reading →

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