Topic: desire

Anyone who has ever sat on an awards committee knows well that there are standards to be met. Make the award too easy to attain or provide it to someone who has not met the criteria and the currency o ... discuss

This is the spot where, week after week, my enthusiastic soprano notes join the booming bass of the church elder two rows ahead to create a joyful noise. This is the place where my heart adds its “A ... discuss

In or out of the cave? Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who in his great mercy gave us a new birth to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to a ... discuss

I am pretty much a pariah in the Catholic blogosphere. I just don't fit in with the rest of the "gang."  I have been condemned on more than one catholic blog.  And it all comes down to a ver ... discuss

This article was originally published by Hope Australia on April 22, 2017.Paul RussellBy Paul RussellAnyone who has ever sat on an awards committee knows well that there are standards to be met. ... discuss

Saint Faustina received visions of our Lord, in which, Jesus instructed her to tell the world of His infinite Love and Mercy. She recorded these visions in her diary; later published under the title D ... discuss

Divine Mercy: The Easter Gift   \"Fear not, I am the first and the last, and the living one; I died, and behold I am alive for evermore\" (Rev 1:17-18). We heard these comforting words in the S ... discuss

Wisconsin news outlets broke a sickening story this week of a man charged with raping multiple children and attempting a “crude” abortion on one of them after she became pregnant. WSAU New ... discuss

by Printus LeBlanc: Recent tensions with North Korea have put the U.S. power grid on the front page. Former Chief of the Central Intelligence Agency, James Woolsey stated, “I think this is the prin ... discuss

April 21 is the feast of Saint Anslem, a Benedictine monk, abbot, philosopher and theologian, who held the office of archbishop of Canterbury from 1093 to 1109. He is a Doctor of the Church who is kn ... discuss

  When the PCA began, North American society was in flux on the issue of women’s roles. Today, the society is settled on the full inclusion of women in every sphere. This presents us with a ... discuss

April 21, 2017On this seventh day of the Divine Mercy Novena, we pray for the souls who are detained in purgatory. Our Lord told Saint Faustina, "Today bring to Me the souls who are in the prison of P ... discuss

It is important that Reformed leaders take seriously the desire of those who are looking for continuity to the ancient church. We need to instruct the members of our congregations on how they can be c ... discuss

In a huge win for the Students for Life group at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington, the school has officially cut ties with the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood. In a ... discuss

Jesus told St. Faustina that this Feast of Mercy would be a very special day when "all the divine floodgates through which graces flow are opened." (Diary 699) Our Lord made a great promise to all tho ... discuss

“In this collection on Christian Men and Their Godly Moms, we have learned of the power of a mother who was spiritually strong even while physically weak, and we have learned of the power of a m ... discuss

“God carefully constructed his world and then placed it in the hands of people. You and I are designed to be resident managers, caring for the wide variety of amazing things God has purposefully ... discuss

Joseph Criscuoli. The Crucifixion. (used with permission)JESUS DIES ON THE CROSSThe Lord is firmly nailed to the cross. He has waited for this for many years, and this day He is to fulfill his desire ... discuss

    Divine Mercy Novena Prayers First Day of the Divine Mercy Novena Intention: Today bring to Me ALL MANKIND, ESPECIALLY ALL SINNERS, and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. In this way ... discuss

Hot Off the Paid-For Presses  by Seton Motley, Contributing Author: One of the greatest of the great many scams to be hatched and nurtured during the radical Left revolution of the 1960s - was th ... discuss

Pietro Lorenzetti. The Last Supper. 1320-1330.THE LORD'S LAST SUPPERSingular events took place in that period, which the evangelists have recorded for us; take, for instance, the rivalry between the a ... discuss

Today begins the holiest and most important time of the Church year — the Easter Triduum. It commemorates the heart of our faith: the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Sacred Triduum begi ... discuss

Ellinor Grimmark is a nurse in Sweden who filed a claim that the hospital where she worked discriminated against her because she refused to participate in abortions. Newly-graduated, Grimmark was fire ... discuss

or Wednesday in Holy WeekIn Western Christianity, the Wednesday before Easter is sometimes known as 'Spy Wednesday', indicating that it is the day that Judas Iscariot first conspired with the Sanhedri ... discuss

I am not calling for an end to irenic engagement. Far from it. Indeed, I desire to add more of that quality to my own speech. But let us remember that God chastised the unfaithful shepherds of Jeremia ... discuss

The Maryland General Assembly adjourned Monday night after its ninety-day session for 2017. Here is the Baltimore Sun's summary of highlights of the good, the bad and the ugly that ... discuss

. . . As Secretary fo State Tillerson Heads To Moscowby Robert Romano: The morning right before President Donald Trump ordered the U.S. Navy to bomb the al Shayrat air base on April 6, his one-time ri ... discuss

The prefix “homo,” which means “same,” evokes a world without ultimate distinctions, where everything is ontologically the same, where all things share the same substance. Pushed to its religi ... discuss

When future historians of the Church evaluate this present age, the publication of the Auburn Affirmation will stand out in importance like Luther’s nailing his ninety-five theses. But it will b ... discuss

I’m really having a hard time. And no, I’m not white. I’m actually an African-American woman who is a Baptist in a conservative PCA church in the South. And though I can consider you to be my ... discuss

But notice that Paul sets this in a very important, broader context. The negative 0task of putting sin to death will not be accomplished in isolation from the positive call of the Gospel to “put o ... discuss

Most Christians I know today in America have never experienced biblical persecution.  They may have to endure disagreement with unbelievers, but that is not biblical persecution.  Most Christians I ... discuss

In Romans 13:14, Paul joined the active avoidance of sin together with the gospel message of Christ’s righteousness: “Put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to ... discuss

Contact: Kelli Bolton, 614-599-0197 COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 7, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- There are many opinions about what the "church" is and isn't these days, leaving it to be made a mockery of. ... discuss

“Calvin’s friends had good reason for proceeding to publish [a biography] with haste. There were others who wanted to tell a very different story. Calvin’s nemesis Jerome Bolsec lived to have th ... discuss

Pro-Abortion author Katie Roiphe admits that abortion kills a life, and people know it: “The idea that “life begins at birth” is useful politically, but as many have pointed out, in the age of ... discuss

April 8th is the optional memorial of Saint Julie Billiart. For the little girl who loved to play “school” as a child, founding a religious order dedicated to the education of the young was someth ... discuss

Contact: Kelli Bolton, 614-599-0197 COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 7, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- There are many opinions about what the "church" is and isn't these days, leaving it to be made a mockery of. ... discuss

Pregnant With a Second Child, Ashleigh Visited an Abortion Clinic. But Something Changed Her Mind More than 12 years ago, all Ashleigh wanted to do was hide her pregnancy. Today, you’d be har ... discuss

Young Men these days.Time and again in human history the excesses of society must be addressed.  As the tides of over-indulgence take hold and bubble into the grizzly morning afters of post-moder ... discuss

I’m not writing here about people who are Christians and happen to be perfectionists in other areas in life. I’m referring to those of you who love the gospel, live in the church without hidden s ... discuss

At my own college, when a senior colleague at a public meeting last fall uttered an expression (“in their native habitat”) felt by some to be “offensive” — though clearly not ... discuss

The true interpretation of the words of the Confession may be seen by the petition which the Westminster Divines addressed to Parliament requesting the adoption of their book of discipline. This petit ... discuss

As to your opponent, I wish that before you set pen to paper against him, and during the whole time you are preparing your answer, you may commend him by earnest prayer to the Lord’s teaching and bl ... discuss

More than 12 years ago, all Ashleigh wanted to do was hide her pregnancy. Today, you’d be hard-pressed to find a prouder mom. The dozen years between then and now have brought on drastic changes to ... discuss

In what is becoming increasingly typical in women’s magazines, Redbook Magazine published a heavily biased series of women’s abortion stories this week that makes aborting an unborn child ... discuss

It’s one thing for a parachurch ministry to have a document which states biblically sound doctrine. It’s quite another to weave the truth and implications of that doctrine into the daily doings of ... discuss

In my experience, many who struggle with this form of perfectionism have love for Jesus and deeply enjoy him. Their consciences are tender before God and they are sensitive to their own sin, willing t ... discuss

“Thus the saints in the Scriptures prayed, as Elijah, Elisha, David and others, with short, but strong and powerful words; as we see in the Psalms, in which there is hardly one that has a prayer ... discuss

Lessons to Be Learnedby Seton Motley, Contributing Author: It must be difficult to be ensconced in an entrenched minority. Day after day, year after year - toiling away, knowing you may never see th ... discuss

Dear Lord,I sit here alone with my thoughts wondering if you will ever forgive me. Why do I continue to fail you? I'm failing you because I‘m turning away from the precious gift of having a child ... 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

I did not have very affectionate parents. Products of their own upbringings, I actually never remember them saying they loved me, or showing any signs of outward affection. I am not sure if it was jus ... discuss

“I am Not Ashamed of the Gospel For I am not ashamed of the Good News. It is God’s power which is at work for the salvation of every one who believes—the Jew first, and then the Gentil ... discuss

Judge Neil GorsuchPresident Trump has nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, to fill the seat vacated a year ago by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. We expect that the full Senate ... discuss

Univision has demonstrated, yet again, that unfettered access to abortion-on-demand remains high on the network’s policy advocacy agenda, second, perhaps, only to immigration. The blatant advoca ... discuss

“Someone may still suggest that whatever use the rest of the psalm may be to the Christian, the imprecations are foreign to us. But the New Testament contradicts this suggestion too. The impreca ... discuss

by Dr. Ron Paul: Is common sense beginning to creep into US policy in the Middle East? Last week Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the longer-term status of Syrian President Assad would be ... discuss

by Dr. Jack Sternberg, Contributing Author: Whenever I write about healthcare it usually causes problems. As a physician, it’s impossible for me not to feel the pain of those patients who are not i ... discuss

CC 2.0 via PixabayBeauty is inescapably surrounding, yet it's so easy to ignore.  We see it everyday, the blue sky, the clouds, the night sky, and if you live in the city it's relatively obscured ... discuss

State Rep. Tina Liebling does not share with most Minnesotans their desire to protect innocent unborn human life, according to Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL), the state’s oldest and la ... discuss

To my mind, the best of all subjects for nature-study is a brook. It affords studies of many kinds. It is near and dear to every child. It is an epitome of the nature in which we live. In miniature, i ... discuss

Many of the families who come together to form these communities believe they are being obedient to God or purer in faith. But what begins as a good desire turns into a measuring rod. Families begin c ... discuss

No, our rules and boundaries aren’t all identical in the conservative Christian world. My boundaries don’t mimic those established by both Mr. and Mrs. Pence. For example, it’s not uncommon for ... discuss

“Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.” — 1 Timothy 4:12 This is a well-known Scripture passage to anyo ... discuss

The Bible is not the living word merely because it is the ‘sword of the Spirit [who is the Lord and giver of life]’ (Eph 6.17), but in its very essence is animated by the breath of God that is ine ... discuss

Under Mao Zedong’s dictatorship, Christianity, Buddhism, and Taoism suffered persecution and near-extinction. In recent decades, however, they have each made an astounding comeback. In The Souls of ... discuss

CreditLife is hard. It seems like everything is a struggle. We struggle with our families and friends, we struggle at our jobs or even finding a job, we struggle with our weight, we struggle with our ... discuss

“One in eight online searches is for pornography, and the same goes for one in five searches on mobile devices. Twenty-four percent of smart phone users admit to having pornographic material on ... discuss

“From the abundance of his generosity, God grows mushrooms to feed squirrels and saplings to feed deer. He provides earthworms for robins and mice for foxes. The greens I grow in my garden come ... discuss

By starting with students’ own moral practices and intuitions concerning justice, a professor can lead them in productive conversations about moral matters. The most important step is to point out t ... discuss

NATIONAL CONGRESS OF AMERICAN INDIANS: ‘Judge Gorsuch Has Significant Experience With Cases Involving The Interests Of Indian Tribes And Indian People’SEN. CORY GARDNER (R-CO): He’s ‘Someb ... discuss

Every year, I write to honor my sister, Terri Schiavo, on March 31st, the anniversary of her death, and reflect on the state of our nation when it comes to the treatment of our medically vulnerable. F ... discuss

It is not inference or implication that “Critical Race Theory” strongly influences the thinking of Dr. Willams and Mr. Tisby. One can draw a straight line from “Critical Race Theory& ... discuss

Having said all this, let’s not minimize the extent to which traditional Christianity and traditional Christians are facing increasing intolerance in this country. The fines, the lawsuits, the jobs ... discuss

This is from a series of  bulletin inserts I wrote for our church, waaaaay back in 2008. It's good for reflection now that Lent is underway and my initial fervor may have flagged. I'm just s ... discuss

In the gospel today we hear of a man who was ill for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be healed ... discuss

Republicans in the House are putting together another attempt at repealing Obamacare and defunding the Planned Parenthood abortion business. On Friday, Republican leaders pulled the previous legislati ... discuss

 “What is truth?” retorted Pilate. With this he went out again to the Jews gathered there and said, “I find no basis for a charge against him.” (John 18:38)  These words spoken by ... discuss

“Relying on self proves to be the highway to spiritual calamity. Indeed, to state it again, trusting in one’s power and abilities and character to do God’s work will most assuredly give birt ... discuss

“As we have come into our postmodern moment, then, we find that there is no longer a narrative to life; there are only our personal stories. There is no overarching meaning to it; there are just ... discuss

Keynote Address at Salvation Army/NTC Graduation Ceremony Good evening graduates, distinguished leaders, and faculty of the college. It’s an honor to be here today. As many of you already know I am ... discuss

The Collect.GRANT, we beseech Thee, Almighty God, that we, who for our evil deeds do worthily deserve to be punished, by the comfort of Thy grace may mercifully be relieved; through our Lord and Savio ... discuss

When personal words fail, how glorious is it to be able to rely on the words of Scripture and the text of a well-worn hymn to give voice to the truth of the gospel and to unite our hearts in hope. It ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Grace Changes Everything Even destruction into construction When you’re gracious to others, many times you’ll discover they ... discuss

I have heard it said that if a sense of order and discipline is not established in a child's life before the age of seven, he is lost. I do not know where that pearl of parenting wisdom came from and ... discuss

Repentance is not only a change of mind, but a change in action. In repentance, we are so amazed and happy for what Jesus Christ has done for us, in giving us new life, forgiveness, and eternal hope, ... discuss

Bewildered, convicted, witnessing. The woman left her water jar and went into the town and said to the people, “Come see a man who told me everything I have done. Could he possibly be the Chr ... discuss

Friday. The kid and I have been down for the count again with yet another upper-respiratory infection. I sure hope we are done with this soon. I feel like we are really the odd ducks in the world of ... discuss

(Note:  As you can tell from the first paragraph, this little piece has been hanging around for years, waiting for me to find it again!) According to Aristotle, “Man by nature desires to know&# ... discuss

What motivated you to join the pro-life movement? What continues to motivate you?The prospective of changing minds and hearts on the issue of abortion motivated me to join the pro-life movement. Every ... discuss

I'm taking a break from working on my research paper on childhood stuttering (speech-language pathology students represent!) because, as I was working on the paper, I was hit with two thoughts that se ... discuss

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Oh, Lent 2017... you're throwing me some massive curveballs I wasn't anticipating. As I mentioned in the last post, on Thursday I went to my follow-up appointment with my doctor following Tuesday's E. ... discuss

"Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, that I may discern between good and evil, for who is able to govern this your great people?” ~ 1 Kings 3:9The GOP has releas ... discuss

My Lord, my God, my Savior, my King, what do you want me to do for You?  Speak to my heart and tell me what You want of me in these troubled times.  Help me Oh Lord to desire only to do Your ... discuss

The publishing world sees very few books reach blockbuster status, but William Paul Young’s The Shack has now exceeded even that. The book, originally self-published by Young and two friends, ha ... discuss

Convicted and choosing freedom. “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden; it is only about the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden that God said, ‘You shall not ea ... discuss

3 March AD 1554 John Frederick (Johann Friedrich), eldest son of John the Steadfast and nephew of Frederick the Wise of Saxony, was born in Torgau on 30 June 1503. He earned the appellation "John the ... discuss

This is a why-to book. IT's part memoir. It focuses on Jesus' concept of empowerment vs. the world's way. Goggin and Strobel start out with an Introduction to this book. The authors split this book ... discuss

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Evangelical Christians have been especially attentive to worship in recent years, sparking a renaissance of thought and conversation on what worship really is and how it should be done. Even if this r ... discuss

We must ask ourselves before we soon begin Lent: Is our process of purification a priority now or are we putting everything off until Purgatory?The meditation themes for improvement of the "requisite ... discuss

We are about to enter into the holiest time of the Catholic year:  Lent.  But what makes it such a holy time? Most people view Lent as basically a time to give up something that you really l ... discuss

David Livingstone Smith is a philosophy professor who has written the book on dehumanization. It's called, Less Than Human, and is billed as the \"first book to illuminate precisely how and why we ... discuss

David Livingstone Smith is a philosophy professor who has written the book on dehumanization. It's called, Less Than Human, and is billed as the \"first book to illuminate precisely how and why we ... discuss

Deep breath in. I've been feeling incredibly restless in my faith and with myself and I know it's due to my lack of Mass attendance and trips to the confessional. Exhale.You guys know that I ... discuss

The following is a brief book excerpt from A Doubter’s Guide to the Ten Commandments: How, For Better or Worse, Our Ideas about the Good Life Come from Moses and Jesus by John Dickson (Zondervan, 2 ... discuss

Robbed of a broader meaning to our lives, we appear to have entered an era of mass obsession, usually with ourselves: our appearance, our health and fitness, our work, our sex lives, our children̵ ... discuss

A couple of days ago, I was going through what I think might've been a spiritual attack. I was trying to pray the Rosary when I was bombarded with thoughts that I was a pathetic excuse for a Catholic. ... discuss

"And he [Elijah] said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts: because the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; a ... discuss

Today's readings mirror, in many ways, the re-creation of the world.  In Genesis 1, we are told that the first creation of God was light:Genesis 1:1-4:In the beginning God created the h ... discuss

Why do women have abortions? As important a question as that is, it's hard to find a reliable answer. For more than a decade, the Guttmacher Institute has listed the same three reasons on their ab ... discuss

Why do women have abortions? As important a question as that is, it's hard to find a reliable answer. For more than a decade, the Guttmacher Institute has listed the same three reasons on their ab ... discuss

We were night urchins in those days.  Pariahs of the night.  It was the suburban kid culture.  We weren't kids anymore though.  And we didn't know how to be adults, nor did we care ... discuss

Year-end is a time for reflection. What went well, what didn’t? What would you change or keep the same? What lessons can be learned? 2016 continued to feel like a holding pattern. After resignin ... discuss

Vatican City, Dec 21, 2016 / 03:13 am (CNA/EWTN News).- While hope can often be viewed as the desire for things out of our reach, Pope Francis has said that the birth of Jesus offers us a new kind hop ... discuss

Chicago, Ill., Dec 21, 2016 / 09:13 am (CNA).- Coloring books for adults have exploded onto the bookstore scene in the past two years. What was once considered a hobby for the kids is now all the rage ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 649 Proper of Seasons: 359 Psalter: Thursday, Week IV, 1118 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Thurs ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 667 Proper of Seasons: 375 Psalter: Friday, Week IV, 1148 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 Proper of Seasons: 135 Psalter: Friday, Week IV, 984 ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 661 Proper of Seasons: 374 Psalter: Friday, Week IV, 1145 Midday Prayer for Friday, December 23, using the Current Psalmody God, come to my ass ... discuss

Vatican City, Dec 22, 2016 / 05:44 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a lengthy, in-depth speech to members of the Roman Curia Thursday, Pope Francis dug into what he said are the key guidelines of his ongoing r ... discuss

A version of the following article first appeared in the November-December 2016 issue of MCCL News.Abortion is justified, many of its defenders argue, because women have a right to control their own b ... discuss

     A few years ago, while searching YOUTUBE for the Blood, Sweat and Tears version of "Fire and Rain," I discovered this video which honored the now deceased members of Piedmont ... discuss

Greenwich, Connecticut, Dec 16, 2016 / 12:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Young Americans are dying at a rate not seen since the Vietnam War. But they are not dying in combat - they’re dying of the eff ... discuss

This is my second part in a three-part series in responding to an abortion-choice advocate's article regarding why he believes "pro-choice is right." So far his defense of the abortion-choice position ... discuss

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

Last year, South Africa's High Court determined that a terminally ill patient may, with the help of a doctor, kill himself (self-murder)The following newsletter came from Philip Rosenthal of the Chris ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Voice of Rhyme and Reason for Life - Creative Writer - Singer Songwriter - Voiceover Artist Which is more important? Your interests…or the interests of others? Notice how I ... discuss

For much too long we have suffered the excuses of the Republican Party. The 2016 Election was a dramatic statement by the people of America that enough is enough.First in 2010 the GOP Congressional le ... discuss

Admission Day April 19, 2016. The local government in our new town contacted Mercy House seeking help for placement of a 12 year old child who had been on and off the streets for FOUR years. Do t ... discuss

In 2013, my family sold all our stuff in America to embark on a life in The Philippines, the country of my husband's birth. That life was to be  committed to serving children in orphanages who ha ... discuss

My longtime friend, Hleb Yermakou is a Belarusian Christian who serves the Lord as a translator, guide, and advisor with Encouragement International as well as pastoring a congregation in Portugal com ... discuss

We have now a generation of adults too young to remember the Soviet Union and the Cold War, and to appreciate the amazing shock of the former's demise.  We kids all knew who Leonid Brezhnev was, ... discuss

By Joe Kral Samuel Adams once famously stated, “Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt. He theref ... 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

...because Jesus loves Donald Trump.However, I do not think he is presidential material.I believe a president should desire the uplift of everyone in society and not by scapegoating some. He has scape ... 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

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

In 2007, Tony Spencer ran against a Democratic incumbent for Commonwealth’s Attorney of Caroline County, Virginia.  Spencer won election in 2007 and again in 2011, with significant Republican suppo ... discuss

The following news release was issued today, July 1, 2016.ST. PAUL — Abortion numbers have dropped in eight of the last nine years in Minnesota to their lowest level since 1974, confirming the succe ... discuss

For those of you who don’t know, this summer I began to study for the Doctor of Ministry in Preaching degree at the Aquinas Institute of Theology. This is a decision that was a long time in comi ... 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

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This past weekend I was speaking to a group at Northwestern University from Students for Life of Illinois as part of that organization’s annual summit. I made the case for life appealing to the thre ... discuss

Jason B. Ladd is a Marine who grew up in a military family. He spent many years as an agnostic/atheist. Now he's a followers of Jesus and specializes in apologetics. His book, ONE OF THE FEW, is par ... discuss

Lazarus Long* - KurzweilAI Newsletter, Weekly Edition, LATEST SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY NEWS | May 6, 2016. "This vitamin stops the aging process in organs, say Swiss researchers."A potential breakthrough ... discuss

Question: "Should Orthodox Christians vote?"There are no canons of the Church that either require Christians to vote, or forbid them from doing so. There are restrictions on the involvement of clergy ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Voice of Rhyme and Reason for Life - Content Writer - Singer/Songwriter - Voiceover Artist in Colorado Springs  The first step to building a house is laying the foundation It&# ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Voice of Rhyme and Reason for Life - Content Writer - Singer/Songwriter - Voiceover Artist in Colorado Springs Is This The Root of All Evil? When I started singing, as a little ... 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 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

I expect we have all seen dating relationships go wrong. We have all seen people move from unwise and unhealthy dating relationships into turbulent, difficult, or even doomed marriages. How ca ... discuss

You probably heard what happened recently with the ESV, the English Standard Version of the Bible. In August, Crossway, the ministry that publishes the ESV, announced that “the text of the E ... discuss

I feel sorry for those people who spend all day on social media snarking at others. Do they just sit there hour after hour, following people they despise, then throwing barbs their way? That m ... discuss

I once paid a visit to one of the most mega of America’s megachurches. It’s a church whose pastor is well-known, a church known for its innovation, a church held up as a model for modern e ... discuss

Gospel weariness. It’s a little phrase I picked up from a friend when he preached at our church not too long ago. His text was James 1, “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials ... discuss

This was a banner week for letters to the editor and I had a lot of them to read through and select from. In the end, I’ve chosen ones that speak about sleepovers, the ESV, problems with mod ... discuss

This one began with a conversation, with a statement within that conversation: “Christians don’t get to hold a grudge!” It’s just not an option, not a vice we can allow ourselves. But ... discuss

San Francisco’s Millennium Tower is in trouble. The 58-story tower is home to some of the city’s wealthiest people, its apartments among the most expensive and desirable in the city. But r ... discuss

It’s the first day of a new month which means we’ve got lots of deals to sort through. Today’s Kindle deals include: Rescuing the Gospel by Erwin Lutzer, Letters to My Daught ... 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

“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

"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

The amount of response from the revelation of the true source of and meaning behind badselfeater has been encouraging and, one might even say, well beyond what some of us were expecting, and may God ... discuss

Some people say that the Gospel is a message which only about peace, goodwill, grace, and happiness.  They argue that when you are witnessing to someone, you shouldn’t mention hell or talk abo ... discuss

Recently a bizarre exchange occurred on our Facebook page, the contents of which would only be comprehensible to people living during the last thirty years. A commenter, who at first acted as though ... discuss

Michael Voris devotes a major part of his self-proclaimed apostolate to trying to destroy anyone in the Catholic Church who shows any compassion or empathy for homosexuals.  Voris especially goes ... discuss

Handmade Jesus BannerIf Jesus ran for public office today, what would He do? This may seem to be a hypothetical question. In a way it is. This is to get us to ponder how to follow Jesus in the politi ... discuss

Excerpt below from Revive Our Hearts:Now, today I want us to look at another lesser known poet and hymn writer who provided us a gospel song that’s been a great blessing to many.Her name was L ... discuss

I closed my paypal account today. It took quite a while to even figure out how to do it, as the site's instructions are out of date and they are hard to contact except by phone. Yesterday I gave ... discuss

----Adapted from Russell Moore's article found here.This week Donald Trump caused another stir in national news, and this time, it was for his comments on rape. Asked if pro-consent activism want ... discuss

This week Donald Trump caused another stir in national news, and this time, it was for his comments on the slave trade. Asked if pro-freedom activism wants laws to punish men who receive slaves, the ... discuss

It is feasible to duplicate and also paste words using your iPad. Select the text you wish to duplicate after touching the screen. Tap again once your content is highlighted in yellow, and also select ... discuss

The following news release was issued on March 16, 2016.ST. PAUL — An effort to legalize assisted suicide in Minnesota appears to be dead after the bill's author withdrew her legislation this aftern ... discuss

On February 27, Melinda Selmys, a self-described “queer convert to Catholicism”, wrote a post for her blog on Patheos titled, “Does God Make Mistakes? (And are Trans People One of Them?)” Ther ... discuss

There is something wrong in the United States. The political system is tearing itself apart and for no discernible purpose and to no appreciable benefit. The system is broken and we don't know why or ... discuss

Checking in. I’m not dead. Just lots going on in the workplace and on the homestead. Some of you know we are moving from Brooklyn to Long Island next week. It’s a big move for us. As for ... discuss

I have already posted about this yearly abuse of Sta. Cruz Church, an abuse meant to accommodate the pagan feast of the Chinese New Year.Now I can say that this is not a liturgical abuse but a clear m ... discuss

  This essay was first published, with illustrations, in Life Matters Journal Volume 4 Issue 3 — February 2016.   morass: 2. a complicated or confused situation ... discuss

Matthew 9:3 But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’Matthew 12:7 If you had known what these words mean, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned ... discuss

Currently, the United States has a serious problem with its own sovereignty. This problem is two fold, as I see it. On the one side is the immigration issue, and the other side is an issue relating to ... 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

Among all those who get involved in discussions about moral issues, killing and violence seem to have, in general, a bad name. How many times have you heard the remark, in refutation of some view, “ ... discuss

This is from one of my church retreats... Prior to knowing Jesus as my Risen Savior, I don’t know if I had a sense, let alone understanding, what could be done through His will, and I really don ... discuss

The Relationship Idol "And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for t ... discuss

Painstaking research reveals a delightful, intelligent, and passionate woman who shared a life of mutual love and support with the country's foremost founding father.--Patricia Brady-I am a big histor ... discuss

After five seasons of AMC’s The Walking Dead, it’s easy to feel desensitized to the walkers. While they’re frightening in large numbers, the initial shock of their existence has worn off, despit ... discuss

Sermon notes for Proper 22B October 4, 2015 Scriptures:  Genesis 2:18-24, Mark 10:2-16 Imagine for a moment that you are in the midst of a situation that is well known as the subject a variety of spo ... discuss

Loretta Lynch and her Boss Barack Obama will now attempt to force upon the American people a whole set of new gun restrictions, and possibly seek to repeal the Second Amendment. Every American sh ... discuss

A few days ago I went to my bank and found a teller ready and waiting for me.  The sign at his station said “April.”  I said, “Are you April?” He answered “Yes.” ... discuss

Food for thought and action? Someday? Maybe? Or, are we "going to do exactly nothing?" 7th Circuit Court: Illegal Immigrants Have Second Amendment Rights Too Treason: Democrat Pols Supporting Ira ... discuss

This is an entirely self-indulgent post that is largely introspective. Should my meandering apply to your own circumstances, I'll be gratified. If not, rest assured that I claim to speak only for my ... discuss

6 Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? 7 Is it ... discuss

That could have been my child. I already know firsthand what happens in abortion. I know you can see their tiny feet and hands and other body parts. I saw my own boy. I still can remember that day ove ... discuss

This is a post I have wanted to craft for many years now.  It leaps into my thoughts at unwelcome times and I try to chase it away.I tell this post that it will offend many of my dear friends.I c ... discuss

"My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." -Psalm 73:26, ESV Psalm 73:25 says, "Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I d ... discuss

I have more thoughts from our morning sessions at the Pappas Patristic Institute that I wanted to write down concerning the Fathers' hermeneutics or interpretation of Scripture. One of the key passage ... 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

John Jay Hooker is a familiar name in the state of Tennessee. Until recently he had been described in a tongue and cheek manner as a political gadfly and perennial candidate.   A gifted orat ... discuss




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