Only mad human pride imagines we can perform any deeds good enough to win even consideration let alone respect let alone righteousness from a being so powerful as to speak the cosmos into existence. Without grace we would all be lost without hope.
We believe the Bible is the Word of God, and as such is the only sound basis of wisdom. In other words our theology is straight up Christianity.
We are not denominational because the Word decries such with the phrase, "Is Christ divided?" The only area where we might be called radical is that we believe God meant what He said, and that we are not authorized to pick and choose the parts we like.
In particular, writing prose opens one to comparison with the great writers of history because once outside the unique nature of verse, the form becomes secondary to the contents. In such a comparison we can hardly expect to emerge any better than tolerable.
This is especially true because our observations are not unique to us. The issues we examine are found throughout literature and history. These issues have spawned entire branches of the social sciences. Compared to the thousands of volumes of detailed scholarly analysis on all these topics, our brief passages will seem superficial indeed. In our defense, please keep in mind the series' theme of uniting areas in general examined discretely.
which of course relates to the dialectic :-)
Mirror Covenant is the collision between Balzac and Wagner. In the sense of Wagner, a unified artistic vision. In the sense of Balzac, to apply that unified artistic vision to every area, every music, of the human comedy. Mirror Covenant must attempt to cover the entirety of human experience with a coherent vision energized by Jesus' Lordship over Heaven and Earth. Like Balzac's vision, the implementation cannot help but fall short of our ideal. We have learned not to allow the ideal to get in the way of the acceptable. Humbling though that may be. Are we to neglect to press forward toward the mark of the high calling of God in Jesus Christ just because we stumble from the weight of sin that so easily besets us? God forbid.