Do you believe God is good? A Response to Chuck Lorre’s Vanity Card #416

American TV executive Chuck Lorre is well known for writing, directing, and producing such shows as Roseanne, Grace Under Fire, Dharma and Greg, Two and a Half Men, and one of my favorites, The Big Bang Theory. Lorre also, in his own enigmatic way, has become popular for his somewhat random comments on different facets … Continue reading Do you believe God is good? A Response to Chuck Lorre’s Vanity Card #416

The Definition of Extreme Poverty from John Chrysostom

What happens to an organization when it moves from the "grassroots" phase to becoming a conglomerate? And seemingly overnight? The term "conglomerate" can refer to business or geology. In business, a conglomerate is defined as "a corporation consisting of more than one previously unrelated industries or divisions that is usually the result of a merger … Continue reading The Definition of Extreme Poverty from John Chrysostom

Moses Maimonides and the Negative Side of God

What can we really know about God? And of that which we can know, how can we possibly describe Him within the confines of human language without misrepresenting Him? This was the struggle for the rabbi Moses Maimonides (AD1135-1204) and other proponents of what has come to be known as apophatic, the via negativa, or "negative theology." The … Continue reading Moses Maimonides and the Negative Side of God

A wake up call to the greatest nation on Earth from Augustine of Hippo

The words came straight from the words of President Obama last week: The United States of America is "the greatest country on earth." He made this statement while encouraging all-partisan leaders to work towards a compromise concerning the US debt crisis. Admittedly, even a compromise seems to be a no-win situation for our nation's economic … Continue reading A wake up call to the greatest nation on Earth from Augustine of Hippo

Athanasius talks to Lucifer?

Athanasius of Alexandria is best known for his "Christology" which developed into the orthodox catholic (little c = universal) and Catholic (big C = Roman Catholic) belief and teaching about Jesus. A small amount of research will undoubtedly turn up Athanasius' belief that Jesus was both fully God and fully man; and that Jesus existed … Continue reading Athanasius talks to Lucifer?