Why Akathleptos?

Why Akathleptos? Because it means Uncontainable. God is infinite. Hence, the whole universe cannot contain Him. The term also refers to the incomprehensibility of God. No man can know everything about God. We can know Him personally but not exhaustively, not even in Heaven.

Why Patmos? Because the church is increasingly marginalized and exiled from the culture.

Why Pen-Names? So the focus is on the words and not who wrote them. We prefer to let what we say stand on its own merit. There is precedent in church history for this - i.e., the elusive identity of Ambrosiaster who wrote in the 4th century A.D.

“Truth is so obscured nowadays, and lies so well established, that unless we love the truth we shall never recognize it." Blaise Pascal



Friday, April 27, 2018

Life & Death

From Paul Cardall, the composer and musician of this extraordinary music ....

"Most of you know that I received a second chance at life after a donor heart was placed in my chest on September 9, 2009. Ironically, my younger brother passed away 3 months earlier while I waited for the transplant surgery. He was unable to donate his organs. (The video contains actual footage from the day mom brought our baby brother home).

Today, beating in my chest is the heart of another young man who like my brother has gone home to the God who gave us life.

The best way I know how to express the raw deep emotions I've experienced is through the piano music I create."

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The video also includes footage of a young Paul in the hospital for the heart transplant. Today, Paul is a Christian artist living in Nashville (his web site is here). As someone also suffering from congestive heart failure, this is one of the most beautiful and powerfully moving pieces of music I've ever heard. Every day is an extraordinary gift from an amazing God.


My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. (Psalm 73:26, ESV)

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