As much as we would have it be otherwise, we, as Christians, really cannot rely on “nature” to provide an answer to many ethical questions. We are a people united in our belief that our human nature is beloved and capable of union with the divine, but what precisely human nature is, is a truly complicated question.
Simone Weil is a figure who is hard to categorize, a Christian mystic who resisted being baptized, a political philosopher who wrote only one complete book, which bases a theory of political organization on the needs of the human soul.
The process of writing theology might be compared to the making of a fine distilled spirit...
During the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, when many of us turn our attention to the twin subjects of ecumenism and ecclesiology, it is helpful to hear a variety of voices on the nature of the church, especially pertaining to baptism.