Episode # 040 – Ashen Monk Mountain Chapter 40

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Haunted by the demons of his past, Christopher Ward, a new monk at Saint Joseph’s Abbey, receives a mysterious invitation from the Vatican to visit an unheard of monastery deep in the Canadian Rockies, only to discover there is a closely guarded secret hidden within its walls. What will Christopher do when faced with his true destiny? What would you do if that destiny meant you must protect the entire world from what lies below?

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Not long ago I wrote a book review about Before the Fall by Noah Hawley. That was a pretty okay book, one I actually managed to finish after a few trips over to the Eden property several summers ago.

But, I also stumbled onto this move, which I at first thought was a movie version of the book, but later discovered it replaced the “the” with an “I” and the movie has absolutely nothing to do with the book.

And, while at the property this week, I took a break from my Unschooled Master of Theology Program and finished this movie.

I was actually rather surprised to find a half decent story with a pretty above average ending.

So, lets take a few seconds and see how great it really was…

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Episode # 039 – Ashen Monk Mountain Chapter 39

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Haunted by the demons of his past, Christopher Ward, a new monk at Saint Joseph’s Abbey, receives a mysterious invitation from the Vatican to visit an unheard of monastery deep in the Canadian Rockies, only to discover there is a closely guarded secret hidden within its walls. What will Christopher do when faced with his true destiny? What would you do if that destiny meant you must protect the entire world from what lies below?

Join Isaac in this new, spine-tingling, supernatural fiction series, and find out what must be sacrificed to heed the great and terrible call that is Ashen Monk Mountain.

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This week I finished a Teaching Company course that I’ve had on my list for at least two years. I started it at first listening to it in my car during my commute, but stalled quickly. About six months ago, though, I changed my phone carrier and not only have a much larger harddrive on my new phone, but I also have unlimited internet. This means I’ve incorporated my phone into my learning process, using my phone in the mornings while undertaking manual labor (when at Eden), or all day while at work (since I can listen to lectures, podcasts, audiobooks while working in the office). This is how I’ve been able to finish the course, Exploring Metaphysics, and it’s opened up some interesting lines of inquiry for me in my studies.

While you’re at it, you can also read all of my other course assignments for my uThM Program here.

With this post, let’s dig in and work through the course Discussion Questions in Metaphysics!

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Awhile back, as part of my Unschooled Master of Theology Program I embarked on a long desired task of reading the entire corpus of the Church Fathers. All 37 volumes.

As of today, I finished the first letter in the series, 1 Clement to the Corinthians. Although so far the extra biblical documents have been pretty drab and uneventful, at least 1 Clement is not as entirely devoid of purpose as say the Didache was. It was more like the Book of Enoch, in it had several interesting points, but overall was utterly and fitfully boring.

Despite this, let’s jump in and see what’s going on in the first century….

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Episode # 038 – Ashen Monk Mountain Chapter 38

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Haunted by the demons of his past, Christopher Ward, a new monk at Saint Joseph’s Abbey, receives a mysterious invitation from the Vatican to visit an unheard of monastery deep in the Canadian Rockies, only to discover there is a closely guarded secret hidden within its walls. What will Christopher do when faced with his true destiny? What would you do if that destiny meant you must protect the entire world from what lies below?

Join Isaac in this new, spine-tingling, supernatural fiction series, and find out what must be sacrificed to heed the great and terrible call that is Ashen Monk Mountain.

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Episode # 037 – Ashen Monk Mountain Chapter 37

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Haunted by the demons of his past, Christopher Ward, a new monk at Saint Joseph’s Abbey, receives a mysterious invitation from the Vatican to visit an unheard of monastery deep in the Canadian Rockies, only to discover there is a closely guarded secret hidden within its walls. What will Christopher do when faced with his true destiny? What would you do if that destiny meant you must protect the entire world from what lies below?

Join Isaac in this new, spine-tingling, supernatural fiction series, and find out what must be sacrificed to heed the great and terrible call that is Ashen Monk Mountain.

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While at the Eden Property this week, I watched a documentary about alien encounters. Now, I’m not a witness of any kind of extra terrestrial encounter, I’ve never seen in person any kind of crop circles nor did I serve in any kind of clandestine military organization focused on the impending intergalactic war, but I do find the idea of non-human entities enticing.

Not only this, but it does seem like the main thrust of consciousness studies today are focused on a particular world-view that fits in rather well with the current research I’m doing in my Unschooled Master of Theology Program.

This documentary, Close Encounters of the 5th Kind by Dr. Steven Greer, was quite interesting.

So, let’s explore the more eerie facets of the reality we are living in….

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Episode # 036 – Ashen Monk Mountain Chapter 36

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Haunted by the demons of his past, Christopher Ward, a new monk at Saint Joseph’s Abbey, receives a mysterious invitation from the Vatican to visit an unheard of monastery deep in the Canadian Rockies, only to discover there is a closely guarded secret hidden within its walls. What will Christopher do when faced with his true destiny? What would you do if that destiny meant you must protect the entire world from what lies below?

Join Isaac in this new, spine-tingling, supernatural fiction series, and find out what must be sacrificed to heed the great and terrible call that is Ashen Monk Mountain.

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Episode # 035 – Ashen Monk Mountain Chapter 35

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Haunted by the demons of his past, Christopher Ward, a new monk at Saint Joseph’s Abbey, receives a mysterious invitation from the Vatican to visit an unheard of monastery deep in the Canadian Rockies, only to discover there is a closely guarded secret hidden within its walls. What will Christopher do when faced with his true destiny? What would you do if that destiny meant you must protect the entire world from what lies below?

Join Isaac in this new, spine-tingling, supernatural fiction series, and find out what must be sacrificed to heed the great and terrible call that is Ashen Monk Mountain.

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Part of my Unschooled Master of Theology Program is extensive reading in various, often interrelated subjects, and that includes fiction.

This book, The Testament by John Grisham really took me by surprise. It was one of the books I got from the lending library at the office, and I brought it (with the rest of the books I’d collected) to the Eden property where they now sit in case I’m ever without a laptop or smart phone (hint, hint, come soon an apocalypse near you). I plan, once I’m through reading each book, either to return the copy to the lending library at work or, if it’s in bad shape (or a bad book), burn it in the campfire.

So, let’s jump right in….

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Episode # 034 – Ashen Monk Mountain Chapter 34

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Haunted by the demons of his past, Christopher Ward, a new monk at Saint Joseph’s Abbey, receives a mysterious invitation from the Vatican to visit an unheard of monastery deep in the Canadian Rockies, only to discover there is a closely guarded secret hidden within its walls. What will Christopher do when faced with his true destiny? What would you do if that destiny meant you must protect the entire world from what lies below?

Join Isaac in this new, spine-tingling, supernatural fiction series, and find out what must be sacrificed to heed the great and terrible call that is Ashen Monk Mountain.

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