Topic: christianity

Thomas C. Oden, one of the most gracious and respected theologians of our times, died yesterday at age 85. Professor Oden made the pilgrimage from theological liberalism, and what he acknowledged as a ... discuss

“So why do American evangelicals think that their religious identity hangs in the balance thanks to what happens in the nation’s electoral politics? (The short answer is that U.S. evangelicals ... discuss

So because I had come to see that baptism was something that God does for us, not something that we do for him; because I had come to see that Gods church existed in the Old Testament as well and that ... discuss

A friend shared an article with me from someone named Catherine Deveny about what she calls "financial abortion", the idea that if a woman can decide she doesn't want to be a parent and opt out throug ... discuss

“Thirsting for God God, you are my God. I will earnestly seek you. My soul thirsts for you. My flesh longs for you, in a dry and weary land, where there is no water. So I have seen you in the sa ... discuss

Consecrated 7 December AD 374 Saint Ambrose of Milan was born in Trier around AD 340. He became a Roman governor in northern Italy and the people of Milan later named him bishop by general acclaim. H ... discuss

C.S. Lewis"Do not waste time bothering whether you 'love' your neighbour; behave as if you did." -- C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity ... discuss

Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org   NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- Bill Donohue comments on the activities of atheists and ... discuss

was born in Asia Minor during the third century in the Greek colony of Patara in Lycia in the Roman province of Asia- today Antalya, Turkey — at a time when the region was Hellenistic in its culture ... discuss

“Please note that these are not necessarily the ten best books your teens will read in their lifetime. Not all of these books will stand the test of time as Christian classics. But each of them ... discuss

“How does one come to believe that Jesus must be okay with a woman divorcing her husband and taking up with another woman— despite Jesus’s words about the permanence of marriage and its crea ... discuss

I am thankful for RTS Charlotte’s Dr. James Anderson, associate professor of theology and philosophy.  In the video below, Dr. Anderson addresses our students at a lunch-time conversation on the is ... discuss

by Kerby Anderson, Contributing Author: Dr. Tim Keller was on my radio program recently to talk about his new book, Making Sense of God: An Invitation to the Skeptical. In many ways, it was a prequel ... discuss

December 6th, is the optional memorial of Saint Nicholas, (270-343) also called Nikolaos of Myra, (present day Demre, Turkey) the 4th-century archbishop known for his tireless devotion, generosity and ... discuss

Yesterday I had the privilege of preaching Ephesians 3:7-13.  The text serves as the second half of a lengthy thirteen verse section where Paul is unveiling the mystery of God’s saving plan to ... discuss

A native of Athens, was converted to Christianity by Pantaenus, founder of the Catechetical School at Alexandria (then the intellectual capital of the Mediterranean world), and succeeded his teacher a ... discuss

Many Christians are realizing in their older years, not that they wasted their youth, but that God was preparing them for their later years. “The Lord didn’t design us to coast out on flowery ... discuss

It’s not just about gay marriage or abortion or any other specific issue. They hate Christianity because it is Christianity. They hate it simply for being true, just as Christ was crucified simply f ... discuss

Unless otherwise noted, books are free but this can change without notice. Doublecheck. If you click a link and it doesn’t finish loading, just hit refresh. Sometimes the page just kind of hangs f ... discuss

Greater Double (1954 Calendar): December 3St. Francis Xavier is truly the modern apostle.  He was born in Spainish Navarre in 1506 and in 1528, he met St. Ignatius of Loyola.  He became one ... discuss

“It seems that the next four years will be difficult ones for the USA, no matter which candidate won the election. One of the first adjustments missionaries make is to learn that political prefe ... discuss

December 3rd is the feast of Saint Francis Xavier, (1506 - 1552) the 16th century Jesuit missionary known as the Apostle to the East. He converted more people in his life than anyone since the Apostle ... discuss

Mary and Jesus Under a Palm Tree (Middle Eastern)via Matt Stone's Global ChristianityHANDMAID OF THE LORDMy soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour; because He has regarded t ... discuss

Pastors and elders want thinking women in the church, right? And yet popular beliefs that came out of the nineteenth century’s cult of domesticity still seem to linger in the evangelical culture tod ... discuss

The only answer to the hillbilly brokenness is the gospel. And it’s a gospel which isn’t afraid to get its hands dirty but also a gospel which is deeply theological. Cultural Christianity isn’t ... discuss

by Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: Immigration As A Weapon - Monday's attack in Columbus, Ohio, by a Somali Muslim whose family migrated to Pakistan and then to America once again demonstrates tha ... discuss

CC 2.0 via FlickrThe internet has opened a virtual great awakening in the spread of information.  Much of this information has been negative, and sometimes misleading.  Many have troubled ov ... discuss

Mary and Jesus (Chinese)via Matt Stone's Global ChristianityHOUSE OF GOLDBefore God made known his coming into the world in the fullness of time, He prepared Mary as the suitable creature within whom ... discuss

What differentiates one word from another – making one word a profane word while another is considered normative?  Why is one “four letter word” different from another one?  It ... discuss

In Defenders of the Unborn, historian Daniel  K. Williams asks: why did the pro-life movement last so long, even as other social conservative movements faded away?The answer lies in the fact that ... discuss

For most evangelicals, what stands in the way of baptizing infants isn’t a lack of biblical evidence, but an interpretive lens they wear when reading Scripture. That lens–shaped by revivals, rugge ... discuss

I am sorry that I did not rest in a routine of personal devotions early on. Settled into a place at a time and seeking the face of God sounds natural, like morning ablutions, but it is a living holy ... discuss

“When Christianity emerged in the Roman Empire during the first century it did so as a persecuted minority known for its distinctive sexual ethic. Harper argues, in fact, that it was their views ... discuss

Below are eight saints whose commemorations occur during the liturgical season of Advent — the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, St. Francis Xavier, St. John Damascene, St. Nicholas, St. Ambrose, ... discuss

King Kamehameha IV and his wife Emma were Christian rulers who encouraged the building of Christian schools and hospitals, and who contributed greatly to the spread of Christianity among the Hawaiian ... discuss

When I sit down to read my Bible, I remember that I am not alone. The Scripture is not alone either. I’m not only depending on the Spirit to work in me for that moment; I know that he has been worki ... discuss

Astute observers realize that this is more about being properly positioned and seen as against manufactured evils – how “moral” and “religious” they look to other like-minded people choosing ... discuss

The coming of Christ was a wise and gracious appointment that put the truth of the depravity and helplessness of man, the mercy of God, and the truth of the Scriptures in the strongest possible light. ... discuss

Whatever one may say about Evangelical Protestantism, empirically it is a massive fact on the global religious landscape, likely to remain so, with significant consequences in every area of social lif ... discuss

Nowhere do clergy matter more than in their most deeply held attitudes. Sociologists who study religion debate whether the decline in church attendance is a matter of demand—fewer moderns want it— ... discuss

was Patriarch of Alexandria (300–311).It is believed that Peter was given by his parents to His Holiness Theonas to be brought up as a priest, similarly to the story of Samuel in the Old Testament. ... discuss

“It is a significant movement recognizing the inertia of a denomination increasingly and irretrievably apostate under current management and the necessity of identifying, encouraging and equippi ... discuss

was born in Alexandria and raised a pagan, but converted to Christianity in her late teens. It is said that she visited her contemporary, the Roman Emperor Maxentius, and attempted to convince him of ... discuss

From the tenth century onwards veneration for St. Catherine of Alexandria has been widespread in the Church of the East, and from the time of the Crusades this saint has been popular in the West, wher ... discuss

Happy Thanksgiving and God Bless!The ARRA News Service is not expected to publish articles on Thursday.  There is minimum expectations for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It is time for some R and ... discuss

Gondolin, via Wikimedia CommonsTime and again humanity on this Earth comes to the brink of collapse.  We live in a world where there is a rather large pit of darkness.  And many times a cent ... discuss

Continuing my series of posts on the History of the Sovereign Pontiffs, I now pick up with the 13th Pope: St. Eleuterus. In the year 174, St. Eleuterus succeed Pope St. Soter as the Vicar of Chri ... discuss

In the 2007 Ligonier National Conference, Contending for the Truth, Albert Mohler preached on the subject of the “Authority of Scripture.” Francis Schaeffer’s ‘How Should We Then ... discuss

the Bishop of Rome from 88 to 99 AD. Also called Clement of Rome and Clemens Romanus, he was the fourth pope, after Anacletus, according to Catholic tradition.Few details are known about Clement's lif ... discuss

God tells us there will always be wheat and tares. Even among children born to believing parents there will be some who reject all their parents have taught. Some of these will rebel for a while and r ... discuss

Pope St. Clement Adoring the TrinityNovember 23rd, is the optional memorial of Pope Saint Clement I, also known as Clement of Rome, the 1st century pontiff and martyr who was converted by Saint Peter ... discuss

Clive Staples Lewis ("Jack" Lewis to his friends) was a tutor and lecturer at Oxford University, and later Professor of Medieval and Renaissance English Literature at Cambridge University. In the judg ... discuss

A young Roman noble woman of the 2nd century, an only child and convert to Christianity.Cecelia vowed her virginity to God, but her parents married her to Valerian of Trastevere. She was able to convi ... discuss

Melton went public with the relationship in a lengthy post on her Facebook page, where she extols her new partner for her caring attitude and her love for Melton’s children and former husband. ... discuss

“Schaeffer is popularly regarded as a presuppositional apologist in the tradition of Cornelius Van Til. As Schaeffer himself clearly saw, however, significant differences distinguish his apologe ... discuss

“When we disagree strongly with people who claim the same category that we do, we start to wonder what the identifying term even means. This is why definitions are helpful; they set parameters. ... discuss

On November 22, the Church celebrates the memorial of St. Cecilia, virgin and martyr. St. Cecilia, patroness of musicians, is one of the most famous and most venerated of Roman martyrs.It is believed ... discuss

  A bit of American historical record…. on, not your child between the ages of 18 and 25, if they ever heard of the Nuremberg Trials. 1 in 13 might say they have, but will not be able to t ... discuss

I do think this is a call for church officers to listen, to begin asking questions about women’s initiatives in their own church, to make sure that over half the church is not working separately, bu ... discuss

So is the damage this bill will cause. It is an assault on every Ontarian. It gets rid of “mother” and “father” in family law — mum entirely — to allow for a purely contr ... discuss

In the Christian view of human knowledge, subjectivity and objectivity are not irreconcilably opposed to each other. God created we who know. God created how we know. God created what we know, yet ult ... discuss

Is it angry white people that changed the election and yielded the presidency to Donald Trump?  Maybe so, maybe so.  But it wasn't just white people.  It was Hispanics, black people, an ... discuss

“The harvest is white.” Jesus said those words two thousand years ago and they are as true today as the moment He first spoke them. Millions of people across the world breathed a sigh of relief a ... discuss

As a follow-up to yesterday's post, I recommend reading this piece from Christianity Today on why women's ministries and leaders have developed the way they have, and what that means for the church in ... discuss

Any true church of Jesus Christ will be actively engaging the neighborhoods and the nations with the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Jesus has given us a clear commission that we often refer to as “T ... discuss

God is not sitting nervously on the throne wondering whether people are going to make the right choice. He doesn’t think: “Oh no, they made the wrong choice, now on to plan B!” There is a higher ... discuss

You can preach an expository sermon with clarity and conviction and even compassion, but if you’ve missed the gospel of Jesus Christ, you’ve not even preached a Christian sermon. Only the ... discuss

I was cleaning out my filing cabinet and came across an overhead (remember those?) from an old presentation I made back in the 1980s. I did not write the section on Divine Law and don't remember where ... discuss

The longer I serve as a pastor the more apparent it is to me that many people claim to be a Christian, when in reality they’re something else.  That sobering fact could not be any more real th ... discuss

From hallway conversations to Facebook and Twitter exchanges, we look at one another and ask, “How could you, as an evangelical, possibly support your candidate?” In times like these, we tend to i ... discuss

14 November AD 565 Justinian, Christian Ruler and Confessor of Christ, was emperor of the East from A.D. 527 to 565, during the time of decline of the Roman Empire. Aided by his beautiful and capable ... discuss

We trust that the elect are always brought to true faith by the sovereign work of the Spirit through the divinely ordained means (namely, the preaching of the gospel). Even where the church’s theolo ... discuss

The election of Donald Trump has swirled a storm of questions around Christians in America. The deep divisions across the country are mirrored in our faith communities. Some voted for Trump because th ... discuss

So, the election happened. And boy was it a messy affair! Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming up soon. Red kettle season starts tomorrow. Things are ramping up for another successful year in the Sa ... discuss

And that is the crux of the matter: Jack Chick embodies a deeply fundamentalist, nativist section of the American right wing. But while in his stance, he willingly alienated potential allies — pro-l ... discuss

Every night I do a walk-through, of our house, locking each door before bedtime. I don’t know why, but the past few nights, I’ve peeked out the front door and wondered why some people leav ... discuss

“I would suggest that the biblical discussion of divine election or unconditional election cannot bypass Romans 9 or other Scriptural passages that indicate that God chooses those whom he will ... discuss

GENESIS 6-9The Complete Bible Handbook gives a totally new perspective on the consequences of Noah's story. It resulted in the Noachide Covenant which laid down laws for how the Jews would deal with G ... discuss

In Ligonier’s 2016 West Coast Conference, Derek Thomas preached on the subject — How the Gospel Brings Us All the Way Home. Where does #NeverTrump go in a Trump presidency? – Denny ... discuss

Born about 316 in Roman Pannonia (modern Hungary) to pagan parents (though his mother later converted), his father was a Tribune (officer) in the Roman Army.In his early teens, Martin began to follow ... discuss

In significant ways, at least in terms of pop culture and conventional wisdom, we are indeed in a post-Christian era in our country – but so often in history, it’s in these times that Jesus really ... discuss

In Advaita (Oneism), there are no ultimate distinctions, and so it is natural that critical thinking is profoundly undermined. Hindu gurus tell us to abandon the mind in order to feel a oneness with t ... discuss

School children rose from their desks to stand for two minutes silence in memory of soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in two World Wars. We children stood tight-lipped and gazed at the Red Ensi ... discuss

I first posted this over a year ago, but it feels more fitting than ever today, so I'm sharing it again. ~~~~~It's an ugly world out there. I don't even have to sum up headlines for you -- you can jus ... discuss

November 11 Saint Martin of Tours, Bishop Memorial “Our thoughts turn especially to Martin of Tours († 397), the soldier who became a monk and a bishop: he is almost like an icon, illustra ... discuss

It is because we have become practically anti-supernatural and simultaneously super-spiritual in our theology, so that we are, on the one hand, bored with God’s ordinary means of grace (the sacramen ... discuss

Now it's time to get to work at building a better future. Trump is president-elect, but there is only one king: Jesus Christ. God is sovereign. May his will be done. And may we Christians who care ... discuss

Hostile Witnesses: How the Historic Enemies of the Church Prove Christianity is one of the latest books from Catholic Answers Press and continue their excellence in offerings. I had previously read Ga ... discuss

Courtesy cbcsI recently had a friend challenge me on the canonicity of the so called "apocrypha" - what Catholics call the deuterocanonical books. These are the seven books of the Bible which Protesta ... discuss

* “The Coming Christian Collapse” (Rod Dreher, The American Conservative)* “Football, National Anthem & Christianity” (Mark Tooley, Juicy Ecumenism)* “Unlike the NFL’s Colin Kaepernick, Fr ... discuss

Last month Claire and I were blessed to participate in a reunion party involving people from the Christian Brotherhood’s early years. It was a momentous event as more than 50 of us celebrated the gr ... discuss

At the heart of modernism is the reduction of Christianity to an abstraction.  To say that Christianity is an abstraction is as much as to say it can be anything to anybody, which is as much as t ... discuss

By Stephanie Pacheco Mrs. Clinton’s intolerance is as glaring as Mr. Trump’s; she merely has a different target: religious liberty. Throughout the campaign, Donald Trump has insulted women, person ... discuss

Time magazine broke a story by Elizabeth Dias yesterday with quite the headline, Top Evangelical College Group to Dismiss Employees Who Support Gay Marriage. Ed Stetzer wrote an article in reply for C ... discuss

This book is not one you want to blast through in a few weeks like I did. I really like Franciscan friar Richard Rohr and have been receiving his daily emails for about a year now. I have only read on ... discuss

In an interview last week, popular Christian writer Jen Hatmaker stated her support for same-sex marriage and her belief that LGBT relationships can be "holy." Her words touched off a battle among Chr ... discuss

Born to a noble Roman family in the 3rd century AD, Saints Crispin and Crispinian, twin brothers, fled persecution for their faith, winding up in Soissons, where they preached Christianity to the Gaul ... discuss

Of Lebanese origin, brother of Saint Aedeius. Student of the philosopher Meropius. While on a voyage on the Red Sea, the ship wrecked on the Ethiopian shore, and only Frumentius and Aedeius survived. ... discuss

Leonard of Noblac or of Limoges or de Noblet (also known as Lienard, Linhart, Leonhard, Léonard, Leonardo) (died traditionally in 559), according to the romance that accrued to his name recorded in a ... discuss

The following is a 2004 message from Pastor Gary C. Price at Omega Ministries."For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to t ... discuss

The following is from Rusty Thomas, director of Operation Save America. Former director, Flip Benham, used to call the phenomenon described here as “the same fist, different glove.” There ... discuss

Was chiliastic Ebionism responsible for the rise of Islam? We all know that Islamic jihad wants to bring the nations of the world into a holy war in order to bring about the eschatological event ... discuss

Pastors should be encouraged to preach sound doctrine. Husbands should be encouraged to study the Word with their wives. But, we should be careful not to set up extrabiblical hedges. In our defense of ... discuss

“A Vision of All the Saints”Rev. 7:9-17In a well-known movie, “Dead Poets Society”, Robin Williams played a poetry teacher at an elite boarding school for teenage boys. His unorthodox teachin ... discuss

In this Lightning Cut episode, Pastor Richard answers a question about marriage and weddings. What are the differences between our culture's views of marriage and weddings versus Christianity's views? ... discuss

Running Through My Head Today:A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes from Cinderella (2015; Lily James) and It is Well With My SoulGrateful For:The transitional deacon who has been assigned to our parish ... discuss

Yesterday, I preached from Acts 17:1-9 in an pre-planned evangelistic service within the life of our church.  In this particular passage, we see the mission and preaching ministry of Paul put on dis ... discuss

November 2 is All Souls' Day. Today Roman Catholics commemorate and pray for the holy souls in Purgatory, undergoing purification of their sins before entering heaven.The theological basis for this fe ... discuss

Today the Church celebrates the feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome, the Mother Church of Catholicism. The Basilica of St. John Lateran is the cathedral of Rome. This is not St. Pe ... discuss

Editor's note: Each Tuesday we will feature posts discussing Saint John Paul the Great's Theology of the Body; his reflection on our nature and life as persons made in the image and likeness of God, c ... discuss

By Charles LewisI attended the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition 2016 Symposium in Windsor, ON., recently. I am writing this to address something that deeply concerns me about what I heard, over and ove ... discuss

cc 2.0 via FlickrThe big choice is before us, coming up very quickly.  Who should I vote for, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, or someone else?  I think it's important that we address this iss ... discuss

Sermon – August 21, 201614th Sunday after PentecostLuke 13:22-30“Striving for the Narrow Door”I saw a statistic this week that said, out of all the high school athletes who compete in swimming, ... discuss

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Image source: gospelcoalition.org.On Monday, May 23, Patheos published an article by Rebecca Bratten Weiss on suffering and “the clamor of insufficient explanations”. By “insufficient explanatio ... discuss

One challenge Christians face, particularly millennials, is the apparent challenge Science poses to articles of faith. To be brutally blunt, most of this appearance of challenge stems from the inabili ... discuss

Paul Combs, Tribune.orgI am no longer concerned about the prospect of Donald Trump as President of the United States. It was never a strong likelihood, despite his sense-defying victory in the Republi ... discuss

Today the Roman Rite, and much of western Christianity, celebrates Trinity Sunday. What began as a local feast in some parts of the Western church in the Middle Ages, was added to the universal Roman ... discuss

It seems every so often I run across someone on Facebook (rarely in personal activism) who asserts that we must convert people to Christianity in order to end abortion, or that we must share the Gospe ... discuss

And by "it", I mean completely frothing off at the mouth about the "evil" "misogynistic" "anti-choice" movement. Ruth Graham over at Slate wrote a surprisingly well-balanced article about the more alt ... discuss

This book is written for the layman. Bradstreet combines his scientific knowledge and expertise with Rabay's theology and expertise. Bradstreet is an award-winning professor, author, and astronomy " ... discuss

 Comedian booed on talk show after claiming on talk show after claiming abortion is “cool” Calvin Freiburger The Keepers of the Official Abortion Narrative hold that absolutely nobod ... discuss

Anthony Ozimic, SPUC's director of communications, was recently interviewed by Die Tagespost, a German Catholic newspaper, about Theresa May. They wanted to know the position of the new prime minister ... discuss

Thank you for your prayers during our mission to Tanzania the last two weeks. It was a blessed and productive time with our partners and new friends, though it is good to be home. As we were completin ... discuss

Question: "What are we to make of parts of the Liturgy that seem to be relics from a time when the Liturgy was closed to the general public? For example: the dismissal of the catechumens: "Catechumens ... discuss

I feel compelled, as a Christian and as an American citizen speaking only for myself, to condemn the policy of the United States government which has been to overthrow the Syrian government by arming ... discuss

I have not read it yet but Christianity Today‘s review of Shane Claiborne‘s new book Executing Grace has much that resonates with me. My views on this issue have changed drastically ove ... discuss

Today I was looking up Blessings and Benedictions in the New Testament, and came across this nice list.  We often hear these words in the liturgy, but don't know exactly the source.  This si ... discuss

 The first century vision is breathtaking, given our divisions today."After his death and resurrection a fellowship of followers of Jesus came into being which was called The Church. Beliefs a ... discuss

A little history about the Pope's visit to Armenia:"In 301 AD, twelve years before Constantine legalized Christianity in the Roman Empire, King Tiridates III made Christianity the official religion of ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Voice of Rhyme and Reason for Life - Content Writer - Singer/Songwriter - Voiceover Artist in Colorado Springs All of creation… that pretty much includes everything created ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Voice of Rhyme and Reason for Life - Content Writer - Singer/Songwriter - Voiceover Artist in Colorado Springs Do you know a message of hope? Would you believe most people in the ... discuss

One of the great joys of blogging is receiving feedback from those who read what I write. Every week or two I like to collect some of the letters to the editor that I receive and share them he ... discuss

The times are changing. Sexual morality is undergoing nothing less than a revolution as traditional morality gives way to something radically different. The former morality, based on the Chris ... discuss

Today’s Kindle deals include: Christianity and Eastern Religions and Islam and Christianity by Rose Publishing as well as 10 Questions And Answers On Atheism and Agnosticism by Norman&nb ... discuss

It’s a huge day for Kindle deals today. Zondervan has a sale on all kinds of their best commentaries, Crossway has a list of Piper books on sale, and Matthis Media also has a whole list. ... discuss

Whatever else you know about the Bible, I’m sure you know this: It lays out a sexual ethic that displays God’s intent in creating sexuality and that challenges humanity to live in ways con ... discuss

It’s the weekend! This one kind of snuck up on me and yet somehow it’s one of those ridiculously packed-full ones. Mostly I’m looking forward to being at New City Baptist Chu ... discuss

Today’s Kindle deals include: The American Hour by Os Guinness, Money, Greed, and God by Jay Richards, God’s Indwelling Presence by Jamaes Hamilton, Sgt. York by John Perry, Read the B ... discuss

This year I have been participating in the 2016 Reading Challenge, a fun way to increase and diversify your reading through another year. I took the challenge and set this year’s goal at 104 ... discuss

EWTN, the Catholic network founded by the late Mother Angelica, played a crucial role in my return to the Catholic Church, as it has in the lives of countless others around the world. There is no dou ... discuss

Jesus' attitude is striking: we do not hear the words of scorn, we do not hear words of condemnation, but only words of love, of mercy, which are an invitation to conversation. "Neither do I condemn y ... discuss

"According to the former head of the Vatican’s highest court, Cardinal Raymond Burke, Muslims and Christians do not worship the same God, since Allah is a “governor,” whereas Christianity was ... discuss

By Jonathon Van MarenThere are moments in the lives of men and women that, in retrospect, shift the course of human history in ways too enormous and too wonderful to even imagine at the time. In those ... discuss

Madonna del Parto Unknown Master, Italian (late 15th century in Valsesia)Rather than write a book review, which would require more time than I care to spend on this blogpost, I thought I'd comment on ... discuss

Fr. Lev Gillet, an Orthodox monkAmong those who wrongly reject God, it seems that there are many who do so for the right reasons - no god but a loving, just god is worthy of our adoration. They simply ... discuss

Where have the Christian intellectuals gone? There can be no question that the public square is increasingly devoid of any serious Christian thought and depopulated of Christian thinkers. Alan Jacobs ... discuss

This article originally appeared on November 29, 2004. We are living in dangerous times, but far too many Americans seem to have forgotten this unforgiving fact. How can so many forget the unforgettab ... discuss

“Jesus loves me — this I know, for the Bible tells me so.” This is a childish error? Evangelical Christianity has a big problem, says Andy Stanley, and that problem is a reliance on ... discuss

The year 1976, the very year that many Americans came to know that evangelicals even existed, continues to reverberate throughout evangelical Christianity. The towering giants of the evangelical world ... discuss

Dietrich Bonhoeffer once said, "Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not the speak is to speak. Not to act is to act." This quote was an indictment against ... discuss

JD Hall, a prominent four-point abolitionist, has spent significant time recently making hay about the evils and dangers of the Abolish Human Abortion movement. Sadly, he does so while disingenuousl ... discuss

Abolish Abortion Florida is merely the most recent push to date in the nationwide abolitionist movement. The proposal to criminalise abortion as 1st-degree homicide, punishable to the maximum extent ... discuss

17 October AD 107 St. Ignatius was the bishop of Antioch in Syria (near contemporary Antakya, Turkey) at the beginning of the second century AD and an early Christian martyr. Antioch was a port on th ... discuss

18 October, New Testament Saint Luke the Evangelist was a physician (Colossians 4:14) and a companion of St. Paul on some of his missionary journeys (see Acts 16:10ff; 20:5ff; 27-28). Material found ... discuss

The Lutheran Church was recognized from early on as "the singing church." Here are three who helped to establish, maintain, and enhance that appellation. Philipp Nicolai: 26 October AD 1608 Nicolai w ... discuss

31 October AD 1517 The beginnings of the Reformation came well before its birth date. Renaissance Humanism ushered in an age of classical studies, including the teaching of Greek and Hebrew. This pave ... discuss

I woke up this morning, and God was good.  When I lay down to sleep, God will be good.  And when I wake up again tomorrow, God will be so good.  God remains holy, true, and good.  ... discuss

The older generation, oi vey, they just don't get it do they?  They act like we're on some sort of pleasure cruise to heaven.  I really can't understand it myself.  These churches will ... discuss

Statue of the "Minute Man" via Wikimedia CC 2.0The Heritage Action Sentinel program is a stroke of genius in the realm of political change.  Few organizations truly realize the potential in assem ... discuss

Message Audio: Today we’ll address the topic of healing. In the fallen world in which we live there are many times when we experience things that harm us. We have to go through hard times. Each ... discuss

1. Not interested – OK for you, not for me. Holds many misconceptions about the Bible and Christianity. Have a negative view of religious faith in general. Believe all religions are basically the s ... discuss

The symbol of leftist media bias, the New York Times headquarters, via Wikipedia.To me it seems like the mainstream media has been able to steal another election for the Democratic party.  The sa ... discuss

Trump vs. Hillary caricature via wikimedia commonsPolitical satire isn't just funny. Though it certainly is quite entertaining. But perhaps the most refreshing thing about political satire is that i ... discuss

Politics is the art of seeing through the lies and to the truth of any given situation. This is never easy. There are layers to each issue, there are talking points put out by candidates, and then t ... discuss

CC 2.0 via FlickrYou may or may not know that the writer of this blog, me, Mr. Justin Steckbauer is a soldier and officer-candidate in The Salvation Army.  Though this is my personal blog, and th ... discuss

"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge" -Hosea 4:6.  To be robust Christian activists, warriors for Christ in the culture we must constantly be fighting for the truth on the very pio ... discuss

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v class="MsoNormal">I am sure that many of you have seen, or at least have heard of, the recent box office hits, The Hunger Games (2012) and the Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013).  If you are un ... discuss

Jayson York is pastor of Water’s Edge Bible Church in West Chicago, Illinois. The term “Evangelical”has become so widely used that it has effectively lost all meaning. We discuss the doctrine o ... discuss

Governments were intervening for the common good beforethe first socialist theories were invented.I know many of you Republicans right now are fixated on the awful prospect of Donald Trump becoming th ... discuss

I decided this couldn't wait to blog about till Easter, especially as it probably won't still be in theaters then, sadly. "OMG" is actually rather accurate to describe the pivotal scene in this movie, ... discuss

When a billionaire from New York City is running for President of the United States and the Christian Conservative is behind him in the polls, we have to ask ourselves how is this possible? How can so ... discuss

After being involved in every scam, illegal deal, and her actions as Secretary of State that caused four Americans to lose their lives in Benghazi, not to mention her secret internet server, Hillary C ... discuss

by Garet Pahl – The heart of Christianity is a myth which is also a fact. By becoming a fact it does not cease to be a myth. God is more than a god, not less. Secular mythologists would claim th ... discuss

In Saint Pope John Paul II's quarter century of addresses to the Roman Rota (1979 - 2005), he seemed to evidence growing and grave concern about possible misuse of marriage tribunals, even focusing ... discuss

What started out as a “last throw of the dice” to save the Anglican Communion has succeeded–at least for now. One would think there would be some thanksgiving, but instead there is l ... discuss

The following conversation occurred between an abolitionist and someone who objected to the work he was doing outside a child sacrifice center. I asked, "And what would Jesus have done if He were pass ... discuss

Time and again we have heard those on the left site their reasons for keeping guns out of the hands of legal citizens of the United States.  Gun violence is at an all-time high, but so is every o ... discuss

In January 2009, we began a series on “The Essentials of the Christian Faith,” with Patrick Szalapski. That episode was an overview of seven essential doctrines of Christianity. Since then, we hav ... discuss

To the Martyrs: A Reflection on the Supreme Christian WitnessCdl. Donald WuerlEmmaus Road PublishingCover Price: $22.95   Anti-Christians condemn Christians for their hypocrisy. However, not ... discuss

NORAD Tracks Santa + Family Fun Activities ( in Chinese | Deutsch | English | Español | Français | Italiano | ... discuss

Here we are again getting ready to celebrate "The most wonderful time of the year" when 'peace on earth and good will towards men' is, or, at least, was the rule we lived by.  Now the secularists ... discuss

My daughter Chrissy and her friend Mary pray in front of Our Lady. “The real crisis that our world is going through now is not essentially economic or political, but a ‘crisis of God,’” says ... discuss

Liberals hate a lot of stuff why they accuse others of being hateful.  Why is this? Are they naturally inclined to hate what is good, and love what is evil, of course, they are and this is why t ... discuss

SourceIt seems hardly a day goes by that the Catholic blogosphere is not in an uproar over some statement or action by someone whom they feel is threatening to destroy the Church. The offender is more ... discuss

Senator Ted Cruz stood in front of a Congressional Committee to bring forth his bills that would stop the Syrian Refugees from coming into America.  As always Sen. Cruz did and outstanding j ... discuss

Ryan Habbena is back this month, and we’re talking about Israel. There’s a wide spectrum of views on just who, or what, Israel is. Is it a people group, a geographic location, both? Who are we to ... discuss

Our Sunday school class is studying Romans, and for two weeks had an outstanding, articulate retired Lutheran pastor, Douglas McBride formerly of San Antonio, as our teacher. Class members are taking ... discuss

Subject: Harvard, 1642, "Let every Student...consider well, the maine end ofhis life and studies is, to know God and Jesus Christ which is eternalllife" Having trouble viewing this email? http://www ... discuss

English: Catholicism_Protestantism_and_Islam (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Some major changes occurred when Pope Francis as he is called, took over as Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, this was no ordinar ... discuss

Secular jihadists have set their sights on the inauguration oath typically taken by many public office holders.  Here is a new petition -- undoubtedly inspired by the Kim Davis kerfuffle -- at wh ... discuss

From Scott Oliphint’s Covenantal Apologetics: Principles and Practice in Defense of Our Faith (pp. 47-56):The faith that we are defending must begin with, and necessarily include, the triune God-Fat ... discuss

Has the patristic era lost its relevance for modern hermeneutics (i.e., interpretation) or exegesis? Not only do they have much to teach our age, but I hold that they are indispensable guides to the d ... discuss

Steve Cooley is the associate pastor of Bethlehem Bible Church. He is a retired Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy, and graduate of the Master’s Seminary. He is a regular on “No Co ... discuss

WHO SAID IT?Margaret Sanger or Aryan Nation Leader Tom MetzgerFirst some background on our two quotable and notable contestants:The ADL website provides the following profile of Tom Metzger, leader of ... discuss

I've been collecting quotes in a lovely commonplace book (from Paperblanks, pictured above on the left) for a number of years now (and collecting quotes in places all over for many years before that). ... discuss

In order for Liberalism, (Socialism) to succeed it must erase every vestige of our American Heritage, which includes Christianity, our nation's symbols, our individual liberties, and anything else the ... discuss

Psalm 146:3 says, “Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation.” The Church’s track record of remembering this advice is pretty poor, however. As the state’s ... discuss

The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good. – Psalm 14:1 Fred Butler, of Hip and Thigh, returns for his second ep ... discuss




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