Here at The Two Cities, a couple bloggers have engaged their past selves in various regards, whether it be their former eschatology or their 15-year old self. When I was 17, I started to write a few chord progressions and corresponding melodies that eventually, after a 3-year process of revision and re-revision, became a song I finally […]
Both Nietzsche and the collective Christian witness proclaim messages of the redemption of humanity from its current state. But just as their worldviews are different, so are their messages of redemption. In fact, the two worldviews are so different that one’s message of redemption is incompatible with the other’s framework. In a world that has […]
As a general rule of thumb I try not to engage in Facebook or Twitter debates, but occasionally and by occasionally I mean often, I can’t help myself. Not all Facebook debates are doomed, I recently engaged in a meaningful back and forth with a friend on gun control that ended on a good note […]
“Surely the Lord God will do nothing, But he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.”— Amos 3:7 Why do Christians no longer have prophets like Israel did in the Old Testament or why don’t we have apostles like the Church did in the New Testament? In my interaction with Latter Day Saints (LDS) […]
“Lex orandi, lex credendi.” Or so goes the ancient Christian maxim, loosely translated, “As we worship, so we believe.” If the songs we sing shape the way we think, we should be very thoughtful about the way our churches are led in worship. Songs are short, memorable, and have the capacity to pack in a […]
Over the past few months Twenty One Pilots (TØP) has slowly but surely become one my all-time favorite bands. I have been listening to all three of their albums, Blurryface, Vessel, and Twenty One Pilots (self-titled) pretty much nonstop. Car Radio The first song I heard by TØP was ‘Car Radio’. The song is unique to their […]
I was reading Josh Carroll’s post about the disease called “Critiqueomania” and I found that I myself have had rather severe bouts of this plague. Some of these outbreaks have been part of my former angst, but others seemed very well meant. Some were definitely “Critiqueomania,” but there were other times where my criticism was well […]
Rudolf Bultmann and John Calvin resemble each other in a few ways: both of them were european, protestant, public theologians who have had a long legacy in their field of study. In other ways, they are very different: Calvin was, well, Calvinist. Bultmann was a staunch Lutheran. Bultmann lived mostly in the 20th century, Calvin […]
At many points in its colored history, the church’s unity and its holiness have appeared to come into conflict. On one side, people argue, “The only way we can call ourselves holy, is by staying united. Unity is holiness.”
In the first century Jewish believers were awaiting the day when the Messiah would come and defeat Rome, end the exile, establish the kingdom of God, and bring the new covenant. Jesus fulfilled all of those roles of Messiah, but not in the manner in which it was expected.
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