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

John Stott (1921-2011) lives as a homeless man – a story in memory of his death today

Today (7-27-11), the saintly John R. W. Stott died in London at the age of 90. "Uncle John" was and is one of the most important people to help shape the evangelical landscape in the last 100 years. He has also been called "the most influential clergyman in the Church of England during the twentieth … Continue reading John Stott (1921-2011) lives as a homeless man – a story in memory of his death today