Kiln of the Soul

Kiln of the Soul virtual parish

Thank you for your interest in Kiln of the Soul Ministries. This is a virtual parish. While our members are real humans, we are scattered over the whole world and do as much "church" as we can online. The name we have given our religion is Radix Fidem -- that's Latin for "root of faith." Current activities center around the virtual parish blog. This domain is where the parish will "meet" in virtual space.

Aside from the peculiar business of being a virtual parish, what sets us apart more than anything is our commitment to living from the heart. That's not just a figure of speech, nor do we associate the heart with emotions or some deep quasi-emotional place in the soul. We take rather literally the concept in Scripture that the heart is the seat of convictions and the will. That's where your commitments reside.

Further, even secular science recognizes that the heart is a distinct sensory organ with its own "brain" capable of processing what it senses with a broad range of ten to fifteen feet from the body. But while researchers cannot tell you anything about what the heart-mind senses or what it does, they do know that our conscious awareness can link with the heart. However, Scripture tells us that "with the heart man exercises faith toward righteousness" (Romans 10:10). Scripture presupposes that there is a realm of moral perception above what the five senses and our logic can grasp, that only the heart can reach out and discern the character of God woven into Creation. We believe Scripture requires us to learn faith as the exercise of the heart over the intellect.

Thus, we teach heart-led living in faith.

May the Lord lead you closer to His side.

Ed Hurst

Resources

Articles

East versus West: A Review of Epistemology -- A survey of the differences between Western and Biblical intellectual traditions, in particular the assumptions about how we know anything.

Post-Victorian Feminist Mythology -- This is a quick survey of how some current feminist mythology was crystallized during the Victorian Era.

The Cult -- We know them not by their physical existence but by their works, their perverse moral character in everything they do in opposition to God's divine justice.

Books

A Course in Biblical Mysticism -- This is structured like a college course to introduce the emergence of Western Civilization as a contradiction to biblical Christianity. A significant point showing how Western Christianity bears very little resemblance to the religion Jesus taught to His disciples.

The Mind of Christ -- An examination in depth of clues to what sort of human intellect Jesus had.

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