Sin began…

Posted by on Feb 7, 2019 in The Truth about Sin | No Comments

Today, I begin to disseminate my journey into the Salvation Epic.  I want to start at the very beginning of our salvation.  The end of paradise.  The beginning of death.   Here’s the question: What is the Biblical definition of sin? In a single word?    decay When God created Adam, He warned him not to […]

Part 7: Witches & Materialists

This is the seventh and final instalment of the series Symbolism & Spirituality.  Here is a recap of the broad strokes: In Part 1 We discussed the Harry Potter Series’ universal influence and achievement of becoming a shared text (replacing the Bible).  I suggested that the series is wrought with the symbolism of alchemy and has had […]

Part 6: Symbolism & Homosexuality

Today, I’d like to broach a sensitive topic: homosexuality & the Bible. This conversation cannot be separated from our hearts, so I want to begin by saying that if this issue is personal to you, you are a fearfully and wonderfully made individual and precious to God (Ps. 139:14). People who love Jesus and feel […]

Part 5: Symbolism & Prophecy

There is a way of reading and interpreting Scripture that is not contingent on plucking the axioms out of its pages.  One that doesn’t give up any ground when it comes to truth.  The answer to a Living, speaking Word, which transcends premodernism, modernism & postmodernism (making it quite metamodern), has been waiting in the […]

Part 4: Symbolism & Absolutes

“Relativity has replaced absolute truth,” is a common Christian complaint.  While we are working very hard to maintain our worldview of absolute truth, have we fully understood where relativity comes from? Did you know that, metamodern thinking cannot traffic in “absolutes” out of humility?  “Absolute” is not a functioning word for a generation who is willing to […]

Part 3: The Metamodern Christian

Philosophical thought is an interesting thing.  We all participate in it whether or not we use fancy words like “ontological” or “metaphysical.”  Each of us has a steadfast view of reality that is part of a larger cultural atmosphere.  The stages of philosophical thought were:  premodernism, modernism, and postmodernism.  Each progressive era emerged out of […]

Part 2: The Magic of Symbolism

In Part 1 we looked at the spiritual significance of J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Series.  If you linked over to the lecture you know that Harry Potter is unprecedented in the thickness of its symbols.  If you’re skeptical about the spiritual impact of symbolism in a written work, you’ve come to the right place!  Let’s […]

Nugget

Here’s a little something to go with Part I of our series on Symbolism & Spirituality… In 2013, Westmont College in Southern California hosted an intriguing lecture entitled, “The Baptism of the Imagination.”  The topic is the Harry Potter series, and it is given by a Christian who interchanges Alchemy with Christianity. If you are interested in […]

Part 1: Hunting for Gold

Let’s begin with enchantments. J.K. Rowling has made no claim that the Harry Potter series is alchemy coded into story, but she has made comments about alchemy here and here, and the evidence within the books points to their being alchemical works.    If this is the case, the HP Series has a pagan nature not owing to surface elements […]