Following the Star: Traveling East with Our Man from Edinburgh

When the temptation for young men to go west is often as strong as it is, one has to fight the tendency to overcorrect at the first glimmer of light from the east. Many have done this only to end up like poor Icarus. Torrance helps us to keep our wax wings intact. He demonstrates a method of appropriation that doesn’t end in complete dissolution. Continue reading

Agnus Dei

In the Gospel of John we have heard that this Man is the Divine Logos. God spoke and that which was Spoken was the Son. We have heard that the Divine Logos is the Divine Life. By Him all things were created and by Him all things consist.  We have heard that the Divine Life is also the Divine Light.  His illumination brings light to a dark world and life to a dead world. But here He is called the Lamb.  Continue reading

Incarnation Continued: Humanity in the Presence of God

If God came to us where we are, but then left us, if he went away and did not take us with him, we would yet be in our sins. If the One standing at the right hand of the Father is not as much a man as he is God then we will never have any hope of entering behind the veil. If Christ dropped the hypostatic union with humanity then he dropped us, and were are left to our own devices on the dying side of the great divide. Continue reading