A Sermon for the Dormition by David Armstrong (with Brief Commentary)

If you have not yet read "You Did Not Forsake the World: A Sermon for the Dormition" by David Armstrong at A Perennial Digression, please leave this page and do so. With David's permission, I'm reposting much of it here with two brief connections of my own afterward (in hopes that another few readers might … Continue reading A Sermon for the Dormition by David Armstrong (with Brief Commentary)

Christ’s Empty Grave in the Writings of David Bentley Hart

Does David Bentley Hart believe in the historical and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ? Does he think that the grave was empty on Easter morning? I have seen this question asked many times, and it’s not a surprise. For a few generations now, “radical theologians” of many varieties have questioned the historicity of Christ’s resurrection … Continue reading Christ’s Empty Grave in the Writings of David Bentley Hart

Classical Japanese Aesthetics with David Armstrong and David Bentley Hart

Here are a few portions transcribed from "To Dwell in the Evanescent" (a conversation with David Bentley Hart at A Perennial Digression). These highlights will hopefully draw you into the entire conversation with David Armstrong and David Bentley Hart if you haven’t listened yet: 2:30Over the years, more and more, I realized that I had … Continue reading Classical Japanese Aesthetics with David Armstrong and David Bentley Hart

Imaginary Realms and their Denizens

Christmastide coincides with the coldest and darkest days of winter here in Minnesota, and while the conditions would afford the more spiritually disciplined the opportunity for contemplation, reflection, and prayer, I find myself reading The Simarillion for the first time alongside The Lord of the Rings, which I haven't read since I was in my … Continue reading Imaginary Realms and their Denizens