Steve Macias

Dominion. Liberty. Contra Mundum.

The Inklings: New Peter Kreeft Lectures

The Inklings: New Peter Kreeft Lectures

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Dr. Peter Kreeft keynoted the Anglican Way Institute this past weekend for a conference on The Inklings. I know that many of us here at Kuyperian Commentary have been profoundly shaped by the work of the Inklings: C.S Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, and Dorothy Sayers.

His first few lectures are already available at the Church of the Holy Communion website including a talk on Tolkien’s…

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A grand baby at the baby grand.

Spurgeon - They Shall Go Hindmost With Their Standards

Spurgeon – They Shall Go Hindmost With Their Standards

Today’s meditation from Mornings and Evenings, by Charles Haddon Spurgeon.

“They shall go hindmost with their standards.”—Numbers 2:31.

HE camp of Dan brought up the rear when the armies of Israel were on the march. The Danites occupied the hindmost place,but what mattered the position, since they were as truly part of the host as were the foremost tribes; they followed the same fiery cloudy…

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A Biblical Case for Classical Education

A Biblical Case for Classical Education

Guest Post by Dr. Steve Jeffery, Minister at Emmanuel Evangelical Church

“Are you serious? Your kids are following a medievalcurriculum? From the days of feudalism; when life was nasty, brutish, and short; when people thought the earth was flat and doctors diagnosed their patients by drinking their urine? If that’s what you mean by ‘Classical education,’ you can keep it. I want my kids to have a

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What the Priesthood of All Believers is NOT

What the Priesthood of All Believers is NOT

Two Controversial Concepts

There are few ideas as likely to breed contention as the two I intend to discuss below. Both relate to how a Christian is counted in the body of Christ and both speak to how we understand the Church’s catholicity. The first idea, sure to cause a stir anywhere it may appear, is the notion of hierarchy. Merely mentioning the existence of such a dirty thing as hierarchy…

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Dewey’s Pragmatism vs. Poetic Knowledge

Dewey’s Pragmatism vs. Poetic Knowledge

poetic knowledge coverHere’s a quote from James S. Taylor’s Poetic Knowledge: The Recovery of Education:

[John] Dewey’s so-called pragmatism, as it filtered down to the masses who largely never read a word he wrote, fit neatly into the American view of education for the good life.  It was perfect, in its popular versions, for the American oligarchic man, that is, the practical businessman seeking not only to retain,…

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My little Athanasius exploring.

Thanks to all this season’s parking validations.

Thanks to all this season’s parking validations.

Practicing Hospitality

Guest Post by Rev. Gregg Strawbridge

Just a little after the Council of Nicea in 325 AD, Flavius Claudius Julianus, was born in 332. He became infamous: Julian the Apostate. He tried to reinstate paganism despite the fact that he was the last of the Constantian emperors of Rome. Augustine reports how Julian the Apostate (the Roman emperor, 361-363) would not permit masters of rhetoric and grammar…

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Joshua’s Covenant Theology

Joshua’s Covenant Theology

Guest Post by Joshua Torrey

I have been on a hiatus. I have been laying off covenant issues and trying for the most part to play nice with everyone in the theological playground. But recently I got to listen to the final chapters of my namesake. And it was within Joshua 23 & 24 that I got a profound look at the promises of God and proper Covenant Theology (CT).

There are certainly many variety of…

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