Mark 4 Notes

[Continued notes for my Davenant Hall class, “Reading the Gospels with Wisdom.”] Jesus' return home may have been full of strife up to this point, with dark accusations from the scribes and someone tense relations with His family, but the rest of the visit moves from events to teaching in one of the few extended sectio… Read more…

Natural Law in Genesis 6 & 11

[For my Natural Law and Scriptural Authority Davenant Hall class, every other week I must write a reflection on a biblical text as it pertains to the themes of the course. This is my first of these, on Genesis 6 & 11.] Genesis 6 makes for a very peculiar case when considering natural law and the natural order more … Read more…

Mark 1 Notes

[For my Davenant Hall class, "Reading the Gospels with Wisdom," I will be analysing a portion of Mark's Gospel each week. I figured I would also post the notes here.] Mark opens his account by declaring the beginning of the Gospel (ευαγγελιου) of Jesus Christ, the Son of God (perhaps, depending on the textual… Read more…

Mocha without Warranty

My preferred kind of coffee is a mocha. I make them at home, and over time I think I've settled on a pretty satisfying recipe to my own taste. Here I provide it to the world to advance the common good. Ingredients 2 shots espresso (I make it with about 2/3 cup water) 2 tbsp milk (preferably whole) 2 tbsp half-and-half… Read more…