"I am a sinner saved by grace" is one of the greatest lies in Christendom. It's not true (see the APPENDIX). Religion is good at convincing folks that being a sinner is somehow spiritual. Of course, you can be whatever you want. As someone said, "Argue for your limitations, sure enough they're yours." But here's … Continue reading Are Christians Sinners?
We "assemble" in a room once or twice a week, arriving and leaving as scheduled, sitting in formation, facing the same direction, singing the same songs, following the same program, standing, sitting, greeting and giving on cue, hearing the same message, fulfilling the same expectations, conforming to the same dogma, etc. etc. We're all players … Continue reading The Simplicity of Unity
ANSWER: ALMOST EVERYTHING! Obviously, the early Church Fathers never actually watched The Matrix trilogy of movies. But, then again, maybe in some archetypal way, the Lord projected the movie's major themes across time and space onto the screens of their corporate consciousness. I am awestruck at how closely the cosmology of the early Church lines … Continue reading What Does “The Matrix” Have in Common with the Early Church Fathers’ View of Reality? — Richard Murray