The Unity of the Office of Elder

A quote from the Lutheran scholar, David Chytraeus, on how elders have always been elders, Now the fact that, afterward, ministers were distinguished from one another by degrees–this was a human contrivance for the sake of order. Jerome, in his letter to Evangelus, addresses this matter at length, arguing that priests and bishops are the…

Christ’s Dominion via Atonement

George Smeaton has a beautiful section in his work, “Christ’s Doctrine of the Atonement” on how the atonement denudes Satan of his power. He suggests that in the atonement, Christ merited the right to His current rule of the world of mankind as the God-man, as well as the right to subdue Satan’s reign. I’ll…

First NFT

I made my first NFT (non-fungible token), and put it up on OpenSea. I am an encaustic artist, but I decided that for the blockchain that I would pixelate my artwork, and have a singular instance of it available. Let my know what you think! https://opensea.io/assets/0x495f947276749ce646f68ac8c248420045cb7b5e/21586066079442703507287287538189466399209856477752404633085227154365455794177

Vermigli and SSA (pt. 4)

This is continued from part 1, part 2, and part 3. I am writing this little series to consider how Vermigli’s view of original sin relates to contemporary issues of same-sex attraction in the theology of the Church. In the first post, I compared Vermigli’s anthropology, or view of human composition, with contemporary views. In…