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Ninety-Five Theses for a New Reformation: A Road Map for Post-Evangelical Christianity

Donald T. Williams. Ninety-Five Theses for a New Reformation: A Road Map for Post-Evangelical Christianity. Toccoa Falls, GA: Semper Reformanda Publications, 2021. 485 pp. In 1517, Martin Luther nailed a list of ninety-five theses to the door of the church in Wittenberg, Germany, suggesting ways in which the Catholic Church needed reform. Over 500 years […]

Thorin and Bilbo: Image Bearers

Literary characters such as those found in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit often reflects what is best in human nature or what Christians refer to as the divine stamp or imago Dei.[1] This essay will examine Thorin Oakenshield, the dwarf king, and Bilbo Baggins, the hobbit, as a king and prophet respectively, similar to ones found […]

Do You Long for Having Your Heart Interlinked?: The Imago Dei and Our Need for Relationships in the Blade Runner Universe

Blade Runner (BR) and Blade Runner 2049 (BR2049) portray dystopian societies that both challenge Christian morals and pose questions to the Christian about essential aspects of humanity. The films present “replicants” that raise the issue of what it truly means to be human and made in the imago Dei. Whereas BR raises the issue of […]

My Favorite Things

Ash fell like snow on the black walnut tree across the street. Diana peered at it through the kitchen window, but swirling smoke obscured her view. She imagined the ash into snowflakes. “Silver white winters that melt into springs,” she sang softly. She imagined her father’s nine-hundred square foot apartment into Nonnberg Abbey without any […]

Stained-glass Man

I   Once upon a time, there was a Stained-glass Man Who held a glass world in the palm of his hand. Day in and day out, the Man caught the eye Of each and every passerby.   In rain and in shine, in snow and in heat, Stained-glass Man stood, with pilgrims at his […]

Transhumanism and the Abolition of the Human Person

In its broadest sense, transhumanism is the view that humanity’s problems can and should be solved through science and technology.[1] Humanity’s chief problems, on this view, derive from our biological, cognitive, and psychological limits. Transhumanists, therefore, seek to overcome these limits through applying science and technology to human persons. And this, they propose, will eventually […]