bible christianity theology

old/new both/and

Two terms in the single verse of Romans 3:21 evidence both the continuity and the discontinuity of the newness of the righteousness-revealing gospel of Jesus with the oldness of the sin-revealing Law.

But now, the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from [χωρὶς|choris; in discontinuity with] the law , although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to [μαρτυρουμένη|marturoumene; in continuity with] it-

bible christianity ethics theology

lit up

theological musing:

I just picked up an other-than-standard-size light bulb for new place.  It reminded me of working for a lumber/hardware store in which I had to order, merchandise, and sell (among various other things) lighting supplies. It’s all bulbs and fixtures when it comes to lighting, really.

But then there’s another way to do lighting.  Focus, redirect, or otherwise use natural light (i.e. sky-lights).

This (I don’t remember how exactly) got me thinking about different ways of thinking about Christian Spirituality.

ethics philosophy


Discussions about the nature/essence of reality lie behind discussions about goals/ends, which lie behind discussions about morality/ethics.

Or – ontology precedes teleology which precedes ethics.

Or – οντος → τελος → ηθος