Dear Paul VanderKlay –

. . .The single greatest insight in the entirety of the Western philosophical tradition is the basic phenomenological distinction between naïve experience and theoretical thought. In other words, our thoughts about reality are not necessarily the way reality is. While this may seem obvious, it is often overlooked by both the learned and unlearned alike; wrecking untold havoc on life and thought . . .

The Word did not become flesh in order to become word again.

. . . In the protestant reformation, divine authority was wrested away from the ecclesiastical institution and pushed back into the canonical tradition (i.e. Scripture). However, after five-hundred years, it has become apparent that this move was insufficient. This is why liberal theology (at its best) sought to push that authority back even further into the very person of Jesus Christ . . .