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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

On April 1, tribal citizens founded the “Sacred Stone Camp”near the construction site to protest the Dakota Access pipeline. (Photo: Stephanie Keith /Reuters/Newscom via The Daily Signal)by J ... discuss

Mother of God Oumilenie(Affectionate Tenderness), Russia, XVth Centuryvia Icons ExplainedMOTHER MOST AMIABLENext to the Lord, when he is nailed to the Cross stands Mary, John the beloved disciple, and ... discuss

Matthew 3:1-12Advent 2December 4th, 2016“John's Call to Repent”In much the same way that the holiday season brings visits from loved ones we may see once a year, today we have the annual Advent se ... discuss

Irish actor Liam Neeson’s pro-abortion views are believed to be the reason why he recently resigned as president of a club that he has been involved with since childhood. The Irish News reports ... discuss

December 5, 2016Today we pray for motherhood. Mary is the mother of our Savior. She is tender, loving and selfless. May all mothers be like Mary in how loving they are to their children and families.& ... discuss

  Ever since election day, the left has been calling for the abolition of the Electoral College. They can’t stand the fact that our Constitutional system will award Trump the presidency becaus ... discuss

December 4, 2016Today we pray for healing; the healing of relationships, minds and physical bodies. If you or someone you know is suffering and needs healing, know that many people are praying for you ... discuss

(Arabic: يحيى ابن منصور Yaḥyā ibn Manṣūr; Greek: Ιωάννης Δαμασκήνος/Ioannês Damaskinos; Latin: Iohannes Damascenus or Johannes Damascenus also known as John Damasce ... discuss

When Jesus went to the cross he went to hang in the place of and instead of elect sinners. He did not die for the human race-in-general. He had definite men and women, and boys and girls he was ... discuss

The Tabernacle was the mobile dwelling place of God–a tent covered in skin. When Jesus came, the Apostle John tells us that “He tabernacled among us.” Jesus is the enfleshed, mobile ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Writer - Whimsical and logical content writer in Colorado Springs Do you trust alcoholic beverages to be safe? In 1920 the United States instituted the Eighteent ... 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

December 3, 2016Today we pray for those suffering from financial hardship. Whatever difficulties result, we pray that this hardship bring people together rather than tear them apart. May trying times ... discuss

“I am grateful that God has heard these honest cries, and that he is patient and compassionate with my hurting heart. Though painful, I praise him for the lessons he teaches in the valley and th ... discuss

“These are the true seven principal parts of the great holy possession whereby the Holy Spirit effects in us a daily sanctification and vivification in Christ, according to the first table of Moses. ... discuss

by Patrick Buchanan: “I have in my possession a secret map, made in Germany by Hitler’s government — by the planners of the New World Order,” FDR told the nation in his Navy Day radio addres ... discuss

 Text: Mark 10:42-45In the name of Jesus: Amen.Why was Jesus born?  Yes, why was Jesus born?It is a simple question to ask this evening. It is not only a simple question but an important que ... discuss

December 2, 2016Today we pray for purity; the purity of our bodies, that we may treat them as temples of the Holy Spirit; the purity of our minds, that we may have holy thoughts; the purity of our hea ... discuss

In 1656 Puritan Pastor John Owen felt concerned that professing Christians were too “at peace in the world” (vii). He also believed that much of the teaching against sin in his day produced “sup ... discuss

Native American Protesters against the Dakota Access oil pipeline.ARRA News Service Articles on Dakota Access Oil Pipelineby Josh Siegel: Cody Schulz, chairman of the Morton County Commission in North ... discuss

By Gerrit Van DorlandDoing “Choice” Chain outside the gates of your own university campus is different. I spent the last two summers doing full-time pro-life activism on busy street corners all ov ... discuss

God is love. But love can also be hated when it challenges us to transcend ourselves. It is not a romantic “good feeling.” Redemption is not “wellness,” it is not about basking in self-indulge ... discuss

The American Medical Association and the pro-life movement have sometimes been at odds with each other. But when it comes to the nomination of pro-life physican and Congressman Tom Price to be the Sec ... discuss

December 1, 2016Today we pray in thanksgiving to God for the gift of His mother, Mary. She is a perfect example for us in living a life that is fully devoted to Christ. To thee, O Virgin Mother, who w ... discuss

  16 best quotes from the retiring Gen. James Mattis According to reports, President Barack Obama decided to force the Marine Corps legend out early because he rubbed civilian officials the wrong ... 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

Staying focused on what you are working on right now:  I hope to follow this advice.  Tomorrow.  Today is going to end in a moment or two with a Taiwanese drama veg-fest.  I have some tasks I real ... discuss

November 30, 2016Today we pray for the universal Church. To thee, O Virgin Mother, who was never touched by any spot of original or actual sin, we commend and entrust the purity of our hearts. Also, m ... discuss

Today is the feast of St. Andrew the Apostle. He is the patron of fishermen, singers, unmarried women, and women who wish to become mothers.St. Andrew, son of Jonah, was the brother of the Apostle Pet ... discuss

30 November, New Testament Today we celebrate the Feast of Saint Andrew, Apostle of our Lord Jesus Christ. Most New Testament references include him on a list of the Twelve Apostles or group him with ... discuss

(Greek: Ανδρέας, Andreas), called in the Orthodox tradition Protocletos, or the First-called, is a Christian Apostle and the elder brother of Saint Peter. The name "Andrew" (from Greek : ανδ ... discuss

Dr. Tom PricePresident-elect Donald Trump has named yet another pro-life advocate to a key position that would have oversight concerning pro-life policies. Today he named pro-life Congressman Tom Pric ... discuss

. . . The brutal legacy of Fidel Castro you won't hear about in the mainstream media.Dancing In The Streets Of Miamiby Humberto Fontova: Fidel Castro jailed and tortured political prisoners at a high ... discuss

The church of Saint Andrew in Patros, Greece, is home to a book written in Greek that records Saint Andrew's martyrdom, in which it is written: "Aigeatis who was the governor of Patros became enraged ... discuss

President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for HHS secretary, pro-life Congressman Tom Price, strongly supports defunding the Planned Parenthood abortion business. America’s leading abortion c ... discuss

November 29, 2016Today we pray for all those who suffer material poverty and go unnoticed and uncared for, that God will provide for them through us. Also, may we never take anything, or any one, for ... 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

Matthew 21:1-11Advent 1November 27th, 2016“The Manifold Coming of Christ”If you just came to church today and heard our Gospel reading, you might think that someone had messed up the scheduled rea ... discuss

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Audio Message: Welcome, officially to the Christmas season. As we call it, “advent.”Why do we have this season of advent? What is advent? Advent literally means “the arrival.” And specif ... discuss

Remember me. Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” He replied to him, “Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” When a person works an eight-h ... discuss

If only we could treat politics like plumbing. But no. Politics has to be a high and holy calling. What we are seeing is the result of all that every-square inch argument. And it’s not helpful for t ... discuss

If you do not know this kind of love, I would urge you to come to Christ and be reconciled to God. Come to the one who so loved the world that he laid down his life for his sheep. Come to him in repen ... discuss

Why can’t you take a turkey to church?Because they use such FOWL language!What kind of key can’t open any doors?A turkey.What always comes at the end of Thanksgiving?The G Which side of the turkey ... discuss

“At the evening of life, we shall be judged on our love.” (St. John of the Cross)Double (1954 Calendar): November 24St. John of the Cross was born in 1542 in Spain near the city of Avila.  At ... discuss

Today marks the annual Thanksgiving Day celebration throughout the United States.  Many people will cross all diet boundary restrictions, watch parades, visit family and friends, and watch football. ... discuss

I have a great fear. I have tried to sweep it to the back of my mind, but it remains. I have a fear of falling. Not into a hole, off my bed, or down the stairs. Into sin. I’ve heard stories of chur ... discuss

The magnanimous person is the one who does not bear petty grudges, does not wallow in self-pity, does not demand penance, does not advertise his suffering, and does not stoop to settle every score. In ... discuss

“Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves." ~ Matthew 10:16The media, the media, the media, I have never seen such pearl c ... 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

“In Trinitarian evangelism, then, the God we proclaim is the Father of Jesus who has eternally loved his Son (John 17:24). And this eternal Son is filled with the very life and love of God—th ... discuss

Yesterday, I preached from Ephesians 2:11-22.  There is much to learn and apply to our own divided world in our present church context.  Our world is filled with walls of division.  From divorce c ... 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

Whether it was your dream to have children or not, when you find yourself wiping bottoms and losing sleep and drying tears and skipping showers and meals, you don’t feel personally fulfilled. That w ... discuss

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Text: Matthew 5:1-12In the name of Jesus: Amen.Over the last four weeks, here at Zion we have most definitely felt the sting of death.  Yes, the sting of death has taken four dear saints from our ... discuss

If you are going to call me something I suggest you call me a Christian first, and I am commanded by Paul here to let the life of Jesus be all over me in the way I act and treat others so the title of ... discuss

In Protestant Christian worship, music has always been in a subordinate role, supporting and aiding the worshiper in taking to heart and mind the meaning and richness of the poetic lyric. Though Calvi ... discuss

Barronelle Stutzmanby Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt: "Hundreds of supporters cheered on the Washington Christian grandmother and florist who was fined for declining to make floral arrangements ... discuss

Heartbreaking story of a messy, messy process. We need immigration reform AND adoption reform. Adam Crapser and his older sister were adopted from South Korean by American parents who never bothered t ... discuss

It would be interesting to research the correlation between the number of abortions in the diocese with the compliance or lack thereof to canon law by the clerics there. Without a doubt, there are mo ... discuss

As part of the Traditional Missal, the Feast of Our Lady Mother of Divine Providence occurs on the Saturday before the 3rd Sunday in November. This Feastday is kept by various religious orders in ... discuss

“Jesus Christ also experienced the best of days and worst of days. Great joy was found as he grew in wisdom, statutory, favor with God and man. He was thrilled as disciples were found, made, an ... discuss

Fr. René J. Butler, M.S.Provincial Superior, La Salette Missionaries of North AmericaHartford, Connecticut(Click here for today’s readings)I once met a woman who was descended from the first man ex ... discuss

RAZCIt’s fair to say that until recently, most Americans had never heard of “Mike Pence.” But ironically, this relatively unknown man will soon take the second-highest office in the co ... discuss

As many of you know, I really enjoy the Q&A sessions at conferences.  Back in May of this year, Alistair Begg engaged in a Q&A session during the Basics Conference held on his church campus that yo ... discuss

A lot of sloppy work and outright lies going around about Bannon. One of them is that he called Kristol a renegade Jew. Er, not. David Horowitz, who is Jewish, wrote the article about Kristol bein ... discuss

Christmas is my favourite time of the year. I love everything about it including the smallest details and traditions commonly associated with the season. Every year, throughout the last half of Novemb ... discuss

Threatening President-elect Donald Trump and the people close to him seems to have become a popular trend among liberals in the past week. On Sunday, MTV News and Buzzfeed editor Rachel Zarrell chimed ... discuss

I’m a Muslim, a woman, and an immigrant, and I voted for Trump.  Her reasons are very interesting.  She begins with how Obama-Care has completely priced her out of the market, and ends with Is ... 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

The following 'Funeral Sermon' is posted with family permission.  May the Lord give to the family of Clarice Bunt, and all who mourn, comfort in their grief and a sure confidence in the Lord's lo ... discuss

November 15 Saint Albert the Great, Bishop and Doctor of the Church Optional Memorial St. Albert the Great was a bishop, theologian, philosopher and scientist in the 13th century. Raised by an aristoc ... discuss

Editor's note: We present this post from last November for your consideration. The time frame for obtaining the indulgences discussed below has passed, however, our prayers for the poor souls in purga ... discuss

A crucial date for Anglicanism in the United States of America is the consecration of the first Bishop of the Anglican Communion in the United States. During the colonial era, there had been no Anglic ... discuss

Fourth, the Christian life is marked by assurance and joy. This was one of the hallmarks of the Reformation, and understandably so. The Reformation’s rediscovery regarding justification—that, inst ... 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

A fitting reflection during November, the Month Dedicated to Pray for the Souls of the Dead who are in Purgatory.  Remember, cremation (despite what modern men are saying) has always been prohibi ... discuss

(c. 370 – 444) was the fourth Bishop of Tours, succeeding Martin of Tours in 397. According to legend, Brice was an orphan rescued by Martin and raised in the monastery at Marmoutiers. He later beca ... 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

  Via Daily Caller: A left-wing charity organization with unknown sources of money is providing the funding for protests around the country — some of which have turned into violent riots — t ... discuss

“When we approach marriage expecting our needs to be met, we fail to understand the real nature of love, and we sow seeds of marital destruction. God hasn’t designed marriage as a means to me ... discuss

In one sense, the Bible begins and ends in beauty. In Genesis, Moses repeatedly emphasizes that God’s verdict on His creation is that “it was good,” even “it was very good.” But this stateme ... discuss

November 12 Saint Josaphat, Bishop and Martyr Memorial St. Josaphat was born in the Ukraine and served an apprenticeship to a merchant in Vilnius, Lithuania. In 1604, he became a monk at Vilna. This w ... discuss

Thomas Spoehr, Lt. Gen., U.S. Army (Ret.): Today is Veterans Day. We celebrate Veterans Day on the 11th day of the 11th month of the year, the day the guns fell silent in Europe following the armistic ... discuss

During the recent political campaign I scribbled a few clerihews about some of the candidates. Here's a look back, starting with the winner:"John Miller" provided Trump filler. Asked if it was really ... 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

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

On November 11th, the Church celebrates the memorial of Saint Martin of Tours.St. Martin was born (c. 316) at Sabaria, a town in Pannonia near the famous Benedictine monastery dedicated to his name. A ... 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

Today the Church celebrates the memorial of St. Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor. He is regarded as one of the most important of the Western Fathers of the Church.St. Leo the Great (d. 461) was born in ... discuss

Shkodër, Albania, Nov 2, 2016 / 06:01 am (Aid to the Church in Need).- During 40 years of communist rule in Albania – which in 1967 declared itself the first completely atheist country in t ... discuss

Tallahassee, Fla., Nov 4, 2016 / 03:40 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A group that has been tied to the idea of a “Catholic Spring” revolution in leaked emails may have tried to intimidate pastors a ... discuss

I've been joking on Twitter that maybe Trump is a genius after all, because I don't know who else could have gotten Bill Clinton to wax eloquent for an hour about how sexy his wife is and how importan ... discuss

Why, hello, long-neglected blog. Not sure precisely why the impulse to place this here, but what the heck: going with it. Two disconnected thoughts that popped out while meditating on the scripture re ... discuss

So California passed six (count 'em six) new gun laws today! They are ridiculous. For example, take a look at the picture on the right. In 48 states this is an image of two hunters practicing safe hun ... discuss

One of the most misunderstood aspects of Catholicism, even for (maybe especially for) Catholics is veneration of and devotion to Mary. I know for much of my life I have had an aversion to Marian devot ... discuss

If you ask someone where to find the Crucifixion mentioned in the Old testament, they'll probably go to Zechariah 12:10:“And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a ... 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

The (Congressional) Medal of Honor was established in 1861, during the Civil War.  The qualifications for being awarded the Medal have been tightened up and refined over the years, but it is curr ... discuss

By now I'm sure most of my former readers have all but given up on this blog.  I have been going for weeks and months without posting anything.  But the last year has been rough.Some of my s ... discuss

By Veronica Arntz All of us are fully aware of the suffering in our lives—suffering, as a consequence of Adam and Eve’s fall, affects everyone, to various degrees and in different ways. While we k ... discuss

By Catherine Mendenhall-Baugh My sister Mary happens to own two beautiful paintings of Mother Teresa, painted by a friend and given to her many years ago. After a recent visit to her home, I mentioned ... discuss

By Allison LeDoux Conscience and Voting If we were to ask the average person, “What is a conscience?”, many would quickly call to mind Pinocchio’s sidekick Jiminy Cricket who was famous for the ... discuss

It seems that something bad has happened. See here: Sunday morning – this morning although it’s after midnight now so maybe I mean yesterday morning – I discovered that Roberta had suffered a st ... discuss

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. ... 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

The Collect(s).O GOD, our refuge and strength, who art the author of all godliness; Be ready, we beseech thee, to hear the devout prayers of thy Church; and grant that those things which we ask faithf ... discuss

(c. 658 – November 7, 739) was a Northumbrian missionary, known as the "Apostle to the Frisians" in the modern Netherlands. He became the first Bishop of Utrecht and died at Echternach, Luxembourg.P ... discuss

Born at Lynn in Norfolk in about 1373, Margery married and had fourteen children. After she had received several visions, she and her husband went on a pilgimage to Canterbury. Her fervent denunciatio ... discuss

"When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things." I Corinthians 13:11Recently, my husband was speaking with ... discuss

I happened to see yesterday a portion of the movie, "The Patriot" for the first time.  One scene in particular really struck me.A young man enters a church, issuing a call for men to join the Mil ... discuss

"Why Me?"Row on row of crossesStanding side by side.Men who are remembering, marchingSome with sorrow, some with pride,Torn by much emotionRecalling those who died!Flags unfurled and flyingSome held, ... discuss

On Nov. 8, Americans will elect the 45th president of the United States, choosing between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump. Karen Cross, political director of the National Right to ... 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

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So, I leave in a little while to head out to North Dakota with Father Mariusz Koch, CFR to do a priest training. I must admit I have mixed feelings. First of all, I will be away for election day which ... 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

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In Michigan we are not required to name our homeschool, but I thought that “Hannah-Bear High School”  wouldn’t look terribly professional on a diploma or transcript, so we finally s ... discuss

Over 20 years ago the 19-year-old man who killed my daughter was sentenced to prison for life.  Ten years after the sentencing I began to wonder if he was still there and found that I was able on my ... discuss

A flawed candidate beat an equally flawed opponent last night. We shall see what he does with it. It was a remarkable feat given his limited qualifications, his temperament and his lack of traditional ... discuss

I have been asked by an U.S. Christian physicians guild to present my experience with more than thirty-two years of incurable and chronic illness and degenerative disability (multiple sclerosis). Beca ... discuss

Today is All Saints' Day, when the Church commemorates all saints, whether known or unknown. I repost this for today's feast of All Saints' Day because I simply love this excerpt from The Seven Storey ... discuss

Pro-life Donald Trump and Gov. Mike PenceNRTL /Dave Andrusko reporting:   If there’s anything we can say for certain–besides that pro-life Donald Trump is closing fast on pro-abortion Hi ... discuss

by Marjorie Dannenfelser and Frank Pavone: A Washington Examiner op-ed asked whether Donald Trump is worth pro-lifers' support and asserted that pro-life leaders "owe us … a candid appraisal o ... discuss

Pro-Life Senator Richard Burr Defeats Pro-Abortion Deborah Ross in North Carolina In North Carolina, pro-life Senator Richard Burr has defeated pro-abortion Deborah Ross i a race that will likely he ... discuss

Our faith is based, not on abstract speculation, but on historical events. Christ does not hover around us as a philosophical idea, for he “was made flesh and dwelt among us.” The Church’s feast ... discuss

Today a long-forgotten crucifix will be placed once again in the Basilica of Saint Peter in Rome. It will hang in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel near Bernini’s great tabernacle. Bernini himself would ... discuss

Well, I missed a week because of Memorial Day. Oh well! Listening To:Our teens and some of their friends meet on a weekly basis to work on a capella singing - including both secular and sacred pieces. ... discuss

On November 3, we celebrate the feast of St Martin de Porres, a Peruvian Dominican Brother whose life of charity and devotion led to his canonization as the first black saint of the Americas.Martin wa ... discuss

Sometimes persistent questions demand a response. The question I would like us to ask and answer this morning is will beauty save the world? It may sound like an odd question. It’s a question occasi ... discuss

6 November AD 1632* Throughout history, God has raised up and blessed many wise kings, wily generals, and heroic fighting men. In Gustav II Adolf, He did all three — and to that mix He added pa ... discuss

 But I have this against you, that you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, and she teaches and leads My bond-servants astray so that they commit&n ... discuss

A close up of the human eye, photo by Soren Manvelvan."I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread."The opening words of this verse, in Ps ... discuss

The Day of PentecostMay 15, 2016Hello.In French, “Bon Jour”.In Spanish, “Hola”.In Hebrew, “Shalom”In Chinese, “Ni How”.In Swahili, “Habari”.And in a new language I am still learnin ... discuss

Luke 10:1-20Pentecost 7July 3rd, 2016“Rejoicing with the 72”God bless America. Here on this national holiday weekend in which we celebrate America and its birth, we Christians can give thanks for ... discuss

Pentecost 9July 17th, 2016Luke 10:38-42"Martha and Mary and Vocation and Faith"Some years ago a psychologist named Abraham Maslow put forward a theory of human needs which was expressed in the form of ... 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

“Humility at the Feast”So the scene today is a dinner party on a Sabbath day, probably after the weekly synagogue meeting, in which Jesus is invited to dine with some Pharisees in the home of a ru ... discuss

Sermon – September 11, 201617th Sunday after PentecostLuke 15“Savior of the Lost”24-year-old Welles Crowther was an equities trader at the World Trade Center on September 11th. He helped at leas ... discuss

Sermon – September 18, 201618th Sunday after PentecostHope Lutheran Church, Warren, Michigan1 Timothy 2:1-15“Hope. In This Place.”What a blessing and privilege to return here for Hope's 50th an ... discuss

Luke 17:11-19October 9th, 2016“Mercy for Lepers”“Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” “Well, friends, first you have to ask me into your heart.”  No...“Jesus, Master, have mercy on us! ... discuss

“Two Kinds of People”Luke 18:9-17There's an old saying, “There are three kinds of people in the world:  Those that can do basic math, and those that can't.”  (Think about it)Today Je ... discuss

Original Air Date:  August 22, 2016With guest Rev. Matt Richard of Zion Lutheran Church in Gwinner, ND.Today’s topic is Christ Alone “Period” vs. Christ Alone “Comma.” Too often we thin ... discuss

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The following 'Funeral Sermon' is posted with family permission.  May the Lord give to the family of Harold Waswick, and all who mourn, comfort in their grief and a sure confidence in the Lord's ... discuss

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Image Source: Institute for Competitive Intelligence.Over the last few years, liberals have had their egos stroked by studies which report that they are smarter than conservatives. For instance, a few ... discuss

The one memory that will stay with me, when all other memories of September 11, 2001 have faded, is how obscenely beautiful the weather was. There really should have been more portents. Fierce, fiery ... 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

I’d like to take a moment and think out loud about the messy revelations coming out about both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. I am in no way withdrawing my support for Donald Trump. In fact, ... discuss

Flecte quod est rigidum,fove quod est frigidum,rege quod est devium.Bend the stubborn heart and will;melt the frozen, warm the chill;guide the steps that go astray.MeditationEmbodying all the other gi ... discuss

Wednesday of Higher Things, (July 27, 2016) 1 Kings 17:8-16 TITLE: “The Bread That Does Not Run Out” In the name of Jesus. Amen. Do you know what it is to be hungry? I don’t mean I’m s ... discuss

My installation at Holy Cross on August 19, 2011. Five years ago today I was installed as pastor at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Rocklin, California. As with many things, it seems like it was both ye ... discuss

A review essay by Todd A. Peperkorn The Word Remains: Selected Writings on the Church Year and the Christian Life is a collection of sermons and writings by the renowned mission pastor and nineteenth ... discuss

U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael W. PendergrassFifteen years ago today, I overheard a coworker down the hall from my office telling someone else about planes hitting the World Trade ... discuss

Just a quick update for y'all.Spiritually I've been feeling a lot better lately. Ever since I made the decision to not return to the entertainment industry (writing screenplays and acting), I've felt ... discuss

Before I begin I just want to wish y'all a happy St. Therese of Lisieux feast day! Yes, it's late but it's still October 1st in Los Angeles. ;)I'm sitting cross-legged on my bed, listening to MuteMath ... discuss

Tiny violin. Get it? lol.I'm just going to say it: sometimes I worry that no man will want to marry me because of all the health issues I've been through in recent years. There. I said it. It's out in ... discuss

by Jane St. Clair The Arizona Jackalope I’ve never seen an Arizona Jackalope myself but then, Arizona Jackalopes are quite rare. Part of the reason is they only mate during lightning strikes in ... discuss

by Jane St. Clair The Nature Conservancy’s beautiful Ramsey Canyon is where Tucson people go to escape the heat … People ask us here in Tucson, “How do you stand the 110 degree summer h ... discuss

The Catholic Health Care Association of Saskatchewan recently asked me to deliver a keynote address to their 2016 annual conference. On the promotion brochure they said:"Mark Pickup's life and testimo ... discuss

Praise God! Our pro-life training conference here in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania has been a great success. Dr. Brian Clowes, Emil Hagamu and I have been sharing with regional pro-life leaders what we’ve ... discuss

Zondervan has released a monumental study Bible. The NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible promises to bring the ancient world of Scripture to life for contemporary readers. The array of resources pr ... discuss

Question: "What is the “handwriting against us” in Colossians 2:11-15? Is it our sins or the Law or both or neither?" The text, as we have it in the King James Version is as follows:"In whom ... discuss

Relief from the Arch of TitusQuestion: "What’s going on with the she-bears Elisha called up when he cursed the 42 “youths” (more likely young adults) in 2 Kings 2:23-25? Why was it two she-bears ... discuss

The Tonsuring of a ReaderQuestion: "How does one become a Reader, and what does a Reader do?"We learn a great deal about what it means to be a Reader from the admonition that the bishop gives to a Rea ... discuss

Question: "When are prostrations made at the Liturgy?"We do not make prostrations at all on Sundays, with the exception being the veneration of the Cross on the third Sunday of Lent, or when the feast ... discuss

On the level. Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over ... discuss

In 2008, my family and I moved from TX where I was pastoring back to AZ to plant Church of the Cross (which has since become Missio Dei Peoria). In January 2015, a year after adopting four kids at onc ... discuss

It’s an interesting phenomenon that asking for help is often seen as some sort of weakness by our culture. We mythologize figures like the Marlboro Man, the independent spirit who don’t ne ... discuss

Nashville mega-church pastor Pete Wilson recently resigned from the multi-campus Cross Point Church which he and his wife Brandi planted in 2002. As the church celebrated its 14th anniversary, Wilson ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Voice of Rhyme and Reason for Life - Content Writer - Singer/Songwriter - Voiceover Artist in Colorado Springs Do you live life inside the lines? We all have ’em. Lines. Th ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Voice of Rhyme and Reason for Life - Content Writer - Singer/Songwriter - Voiceover Artist in Colorado Springs The life which I now live is better than the one I lived before Thi ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Voice of Rhyme and Reason for Life - Content Writer - Singer/Songwriter - Voiceover Artist in Colorado Springs Independence Day 2016 – Let’s talk about ultimate freed ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Voice of Rhyme and Reason for Life - Content Writer - Singer/Songwriter - Voiceover Artist in Colorado Springs When you’re a 4-wheel enthusiast, winch capacity should cross you ... discuss

Enlightening.... It seems such an appropriate word to describe an energy summit. Informative, educational, and intriguing would have all been accurate as well, but enlightening seems to capture the es ... discuss

For centuries Christian churches had little appreciation for the biblical Feast of Tabernacles. They understood Passover was the foundation for Jesus’ atoning death on the cross, and they understood ... discuss

Today’s Kindle deals include three from Christian Focus: A Christian’s Pocket Guide to Sin by Iain D. Campbell, A Christian’s Pocket Guide to Suffering by Brian Cosby, and A Clearing ... discuss

It is another good day for Kindle deals. Today we’ve got three from R.C. Sproul, The Doctrines of Grace by James Boice, A Basic Guide to Eschatology by Millard Erickson, and a new one fr ... discuss

Today’s Kindle deals include: The Seven Saying of the Savior on the Cross by A.W. Pink, The Dating Manifesto by Lisa Anderson, Romans by Charles Hodge, and And He Dwelt Among Us by A.W.& ... discuss

This sponsored post was provided by New Growth Press. Proverbs can be a fun book to explore with your children. The short sentences, funny images, and blunt statements resonate with kids and ... discuss

Today’s Kindle deals include some good ones that rarely go on sale: Bold Reformer by David Steele, Uneclipsing the Son by Rich Holland, Expository Listening by Ken Ramey, and The Pu ... discuss

The so-called "catholic" blogosphere reacted this week in horror (again, almost in one voice) to what they consider to be a truly evil action. Oh, I don't mean the horrific massacre of 49 people and ... 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

“Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do.Go and learn the meaning of the words,I desire mercy, not sacrifice.I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.”Matthew 9A few we ... discuss

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By Meagan NijenhuisIn a country where there is no protection for pre-born children and nearly 300 little boys and girls are walked to their death every single day, there is a lot of devastation. Nearl ... discuss

We always knew that feminists dissed motherhood. Here's more evidence of that. Check out this abstract:Although Benevolent Sexism (BS)—an ideology that highly reveres women who conform to traditiona ... 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

"The first to plead his case seems right, until another comes to examine him" (Prov. 18:17).I would not be writing this, except when I made an effort to notify the RedGraceMedia team of some errors ... 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

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

"Because the Lord revealed their plot to me, I knew it, for at that time he showed me what they were doing. I had been like a gentle lamb led to the slaughter; I did not realize th ... 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

source via WikimediaDriving down the highway, in the darkness of the night along the great lake Michigan I spotted across the mists of the sea the city in which I reside, lights dotting alon ... discuss




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