The New Christians
December 2008 Archives

“Find God in all things” – Saint Ignatius of Loyola “the blues is an impulse to keep the painful details and episodes of a brutal experience alive in one’s aching consciousness, to finger its jagged grain, and to transcend it, […]

I’m hoping to get more substantial posts on the pragmatics of hell up soon, but for now, a–somewhat dated, and quite brief–report, based on her pastoral experience, from Marilyn McCord Adams (author of Horrendous Evils and the Goodness of God […]

Filling in for Tony this week means I have to charge up a few parts of my brain that have been in sleep mode for about a decade. I will post a more involved blog later today, but I wanted […]

This post will be a quick explanation of what originally got me thinking about the pragmatics of belief in traditional doctrines of hell and also of why I think it’s valuable to discuss the issue.

I’m Keith DeRose. I’m a philosopher who blogs a bit on the side. Rather than giving any more introduction to myself here, I’ll just send those who are interested in reading about me to my web page, where I have […]

I cannot remember the last time that I unplugged completely, but that’s just what I’m doing starting today, though next Sunday.  No blogging; no tweeting; turning off my Facebook page, my email, and my phone. When I get back, I’m […]

“God has no religion.” -Mahatma Gandhi

Of course, it’s the time for Top 10 lists.  Here’s my contribution, a listing of the best new blogs I discovered (or re-discovered) this year: 10. Gmail Blog: Of course you use Gmail, so of course you want the latest […]

Well, if Andrew can take a week off, then any of us can.  I’ll be blogging lightly through the weekend, focusing instead on time with my kids.  Then, next week, I’ll unplug entirely, for the first time since I-can’t-remember-when.  I […]

By St. John Chrysostom, December 25, 386, in Antioch I behold a new and wondrous mystery! My ears resound to the Shepherd’s song, piping no soft melody, but chanting full forth a heavenly hymn. The Angels sing! The Archangels blend […]