I stumbled on this when I was casually flipping through the pages of Thaddeus Williams's God Reforms Hearts: Rethinking Free Will and the Problem of Evil (Lexham 2021:152). Justification by faith means, as it were, that we are restored into a relationship of love with God. This relationship is only possible because God first loved … Continue reading Do You Love God?
Gabriele Boccaccini is a University of Michigan professor teaching Second Temple Judaism and early rabbinic literature. He's also a renowned Enoch specialist. I've been reading his 2020 book Paul's Three Paths to Salvation (Eerdmans). I am planning to write a (very) critical book review soon and have it published somewhere. Today's post only concerns a … Continue reading Boccaccini, Paul’s Three Paths (2020)
Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-81) was going through a very difficult time when he penned Crime and Punishment in 1864. His first wife had died of tuberculosis and so had his brother Mikhail. Dead broke, and being chased by the collectors, he traveled (or escaped) in Europe, where he wrote Crime and Punishment, which was published in … Continue reading Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment, 2001 
I can hardly believe that it was already four years ago that I wrote this paper for one of my classes at McMaster Divinity College. Time indeed is fleeting. I think you may find this unpublished paper helpful if you are interested in Russian Formalism. This work first puts forth a brief history around Russian … Continue reading “Russian Formalism and Its Legacy” (2018)
I read a contact lens company's brochure while I was waiting to pick up my new glasses. The brochure was to advertise their new corrective lenses for myopia but it was full of useful information. I learned a few things: The definition of myopia: Put simply, it is near-sightedness.The symptom: Distant objects appear blurry.The cause: … Continue reading Spiritual Myopia