St. Thomas Aquinas and Christology

William Hemsworth

Thomas Aquinas is known as one of the greatest thinkers in the history of the church.  He was a prolific writer, and writings are still widely read today.  When it comes to Christology Aquinas had a lot to say, and his writings on Christology can be read in the third part of his Summa Theologica and his Commentary on Matthew.

His view on the incarnation was different because he assumed its necessity was hypothetical.  This does not mean that it was a theory and that it did not happen, but it was only a necessity if it was something that God had planned from the beginning.  Like Anselm and many others before him, Aquinas believed that nothing can coerce God.  In simpler terms, did God only ordain the incarnation as a result of the fall?  Or was the incarnation already put in place because God knew the fall would take…

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The Need to Evangelize.

This week evangelist Ed Graveline comes on the program to discuss the need to evangelize. Ed has been involved with St. Paul Street Evangelization since 2013. He has an amazing reversion story that he shares, and we discuss the command of Christ to evangelize the nations. If you want to join Ed in Sierra Vista,... Continue Reading →

Whatever You Do

William Hemsworth

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”-Colossians 3:17

Today in the United States we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.  It is a time to remember all of the blessings that the Lord has given to us.  We remember our families, shelter, employment, and pretty much anything else.

Though we have been blessed with immeasurable blessings there are times when we look on the negative side of things.  Whether we felt cheated about something, or felt we deserved that promotion at work.  Sometimes we may not give it our all as a result.  We must remember that everything we do can be offered up to the Lord, and as a result should be giving it our all.  By giving it our all, even in the toughest of circumstances, Jesus will be glorified and those around you will see…

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Relationships And The Four Last Things

William Hemsworth

When studying grace, we see that it is not only a free gift from God, but that it has a strong relationship with other aspects of soteriology.  What is the relationship between freedom, grace, divine foreknowledge, predestination, and perseverance as they pertain to the Four Last Things?  The relationship between all aspects are intertwined, but it starts with grace.  This understanding is important when it comes to the four last things which are death, judgment, heaven, and hell.

As previously stated grace is a free gift from God.  As with any gift we can either accept it or we can reject it.  When we make the choice to accept grace we then have true freedom.  The supernatural grace given to us leads us to even greater freedom.  Regarding this Charles Journet writes, “It is not only God and man, grace and freedom, but God through man, grace through freedom, that…

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Lonergan and The Law of the Cross

William Hemsworth

Bernard Lonergan was a Jesuit priest and one of the most influential Catholic thinkers in the twentieth century.  In an effort help others understand the redemption he proposes a theory called the Law of the Cross.  Lonergan looked to the development of western culture and developed his theology to include human science and degradation of human value.  Regarding this William Loewe writes, “it invites theology to enrich itself with the discoveries of the empirical and human sciences and of historical consciousness; more grimly, it presents the cultural crisis engendered by the deterioration of the objective status of meaning and value” (Loewe 162).  Lonergan proposes that Christian faith is the example that changed the world.

The goal of humanity is to make the world a better place.  In short, we want to humanize everything.  This does not mean that are seeking to get rid of God, but that we are seeking…

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