John 3:8, transformation, wind, Plato’s MENO.

In John 3:8 Jesus attempts to cloak moral/spiritual transformation in an earthly figure that Nicodemus (who should understand given his status as a teacher in his community) can understand. He uses the analogy of birth. Nicodemus does not understand. Jesus’ response? Another earthly analogy involving wind. (Paraphrase) Listen man, don’t balk at what I am …

Exemplar Causality and Salvation/Transformation

“Exemplar Causality” can be found in Bonaventure and Aquinas. The idea is old and its mention in conversation just the other day has sent me off like a rocket. The ancient question of transformation, reform, development, progress is always due attention. It is in the most significant sense the question of change, with the edition …

On living well…

If living well is possible in this world, and I believe unabashedly that it can be approximated, it will involve committing ourselves in a way that will create challenges. Note that I began with living well. Such a beginning presupposes knowledge, and such knowledge, or its discovery, is not here the point. My interest is …