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

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

"But this is the broken world we live in"

A father has shared a heartbreaking photo of his son comforting his four-year-old daughter before she passed away from cancer.

Adalynn 'Addy' Sooter, from Rodgers, Arkansas, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor known as Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) in November 2016 after her parents noticed she was having some difficulty walking.

She underwent 33 bouts of radiation that initially killed the cancerous cells, but they returned. 

The family then tried their luck with an experimental chemotherapy treatment in Mexico, spending more than $200,000 for transportation and medical expenses in Monterrey - but the tumor continued to spread.

In the photo, Sooter's son, six-year-old Jackson, is seen stroking his sister's head and giving her his other hand to hold.

'A little boy should not have to say goodbye to his partner in crime, his playmate, his best friend, his little sister,' Sooter wrote on Facebook. 'This isn't how it's supposed to be. But this is the broken world we live in.'

Story is here.


He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. (Rev 21:4, NIV)

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