Tuesday, January 18, 2022

A Diligent Worker


1 Corinthians 15: 58 Therefore, my beloved brothers and sisters, be firm, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.

I would like to bring attention to a video channel by Dave Palmer: St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone.  He started this channel a couple of years ago, and he offers exactly what the label says.  Most of the videos are about ten minutes or so, where he explains some aspect of Thomas’s teaching in very simple and easy-to-comprehend language.

As of now, there are about 150 videos, probably averaging only about 50-100 views each, although some have been viewed many more times than this.  Despite the relatively low number of views, he continues to persist – and to the benefit of the handful of those who have found his work.

I think I found him a year or so ago, looking for something on the four types of law as understood by Thomas.  Here is a more recent video, where he asks if the natural law is dead.  The answer, of course, is no.  Sure, just like Nietzsche’s infamous “God is dead,” we (society) may try to act as if this is so, but it isn’t so – and the truth will sooner or later be revealed with a vengeance.

In any case, if you have any interest in an easy-to-understand exposition of Thomas’s work, Palmer offers an excellent resource.

1 comment:

  1. An Orthodox view of some of Thomas’s main teachings can be found in these essays and talks: