Topic: glory

“How should we pray when we hear of persistent immorality like abortion, murder, sexual assault, or terrorism? How do we process through faithfully the plight of our unbelieving friends’ hardn ... discuss

Six years ago, I had no idea how to be a writer. Well, that’s not quite accurate. I was writing at the time, so technically I was a writer. But I didn’t know how to grow as a writer. I didn’t k ... discuss

January 17, 2017Day 2 – Pray for us, that we may persevere in hopeSaint Peregrine is the patron saint of cancer patients. He was known for his holiness and for a miraculous healing he received. Pere ... discuss

“The Supremacy of Christ “. . . :Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:  For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visibl ... discuss

SermonJohn 1:29-42aJanuary 15, 2017“Behold the Lamb of God...”You probably have that one friend of family member, who at Christmas, loves to give gifts – but doesn't just wrap them and move on ... discuss

January 16, 2017Day 1 – Pray for us, that we will not let sickness bring us to despair.Saint Peregrine is the patron saint of cancer patients. He was known for his holiness and for a miraculous heal ... discuss

Saint Ita, “the Foster Mother of the Irish Saints,” was born in the fifth century. She, like many of the Irish saints, was of the nobility. Her parents were devout Christians who lived in County W ... discuss

An American charismatic church will become the next big thing/renewal/programme. The ‘globalisation’ and ‘McDonaldisation’ of the church, combined with the internet, poor theology, poor eccles ... discuss

“After 47 years of being raised in a pious household, after 30 years of considering myself a born-again Christian, and after 18 years of being an ordained minister and getting to know my flock ... discuss

“One of the primary texts about the importance of remembering God is Deuteronomy 8, which belongs to the larger context of the exodus event. In the face of Israelite slavery in the early chapter ... discuss

I keep a copy of The Imitation of Christ, by Thomas à Kempis, beside my Bible on my night table. I read the Bible to begin my days and excerpts of The Imitation of Christ to conclude many of my days. ... discuss

Grandson of the British prince Lothus. Hermit. Monk. Missionary to Scotland, beginning at Cathures. Bishop of the Strathclyde Britons in the area of modern Glasgow in 540. He taught and led there for ... discuss

Jesus knows each of his sheep personally. He knows us by name. He’s intimately acquainted with our hearts, our hopes, our sins and struggles, and will carry us through to the end. No one can snatch ... discuss

Bodily brokenness of any kind, if we have eyes to see, can point us to the broken body of Christ—and through that brokenness, to the eventual restoration and healing that comes through him. Embracin ... discuss

“For I say, through the grace given to me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God has dealt to every m ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Writing and Singing about the Rhyme and Reason for Your Life This Present Evil Age Won’t Last Forever Around 2000 years ago a very intelligent man wrote about grace. One of the ... discuss

The present evangelical church culture that we live in is, in many ways, hitched to the train of pragmatism.  Whatever works is what the church practices because it brings about results.  What if a ... discuss

The Regulative Principle of Worship holds that we worship God in the manner He has commanded us in His Word. As the Westminster Confession says, “But the acceptable way of worshipping the true God i ... discuss

Saint Peregrine is the patron saint of cancer patients. He was known for his holiness and for a miraculous healing he received. Peregrine was scheduled to have his leg amputated due to a cancerou ... discuss

Some attention to the context shows us that Luke’s narrative is not meant to serve as a blueprint for cultural engagement as much as an illustration of the surprising power of an unlikely message. T ... discuss

When I look at the little bugs swimming around in pond water I give thanks to God for showing me their perfection.  They are perfect, they are simply what God created them to be and they simply d ... discuss

As I watch my children grow up in the life of the church, I often find myself having conversations with them in order to prepare them for “real life” (as if they’re not already expe ... discuss

“If your heart veers toward reputation over reality, toward applause over substance, D.A. Carson’s Memoirs of an Ordinary Pastor could be the most important book you read in 2017. It’s the s ... discuss

Stop entertaining those vain fears. Remember it is not feeling which constitutes guilt but the consent to such feelings. Only the free will is capable of good or evil. But when the will sighs under th ... discuss

Saint Ephrem the Syrian, called "the Harp of the Holy Spirit," was a prolific hymnographer and theologian of the 4th century. He was born into a Christian family about 306 AD in Nusaybin, Turkey. As d ... discuss

The baptism of Jesus marks the beginning of his public ministry. This event is recorded in the canonical gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. John's gospel does not directly describe Jesus' baptism.Most ... discuss

I’m different. This is something I have known for as long as I can remember. You see, I was the kid who just couldn’t sit still and focus. My fingers were always tapping on something while my min ... discuss

Yesterday, we continued our study through Ephesians on Sunday morning.  I had the privilege of preaching Ephesians 3:14-21 which is a prayer that the apostle Paul prayed for the church.  Paul appro ... discuss

Too often we hear of men who are well-thought of in church. They know all of the right phrases, and know when to shed the right tears. They sing with gusto and say “Amen” at the right places in th ... discuss

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There was a man of the Pharisees names Nicodemis, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, "Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God; for no one can do the thin ... discuss

The Shepherds had an AngelChristina RossettiThe Shepherds had an Angel,The Wise Men had a star,But what have I, a little child,To guide me home from far,Where glad stars sing togetherAnd singing angel ... discuss

Ecce Homo painting via Wikimedia CommonsI prayed a short prayer one day, as I began my first semester at Liberty University. I knew I loved Jesus, but I didn’t really understand how it fit into eve ... discuss

Giotto, Adoration of the Magivia WikipediaWe are perhaps in danger of not realizing fully how close Our Lord is to our lives because God presents himself to us under the insignificant appearance of a ... discuss

Guest Post by David Martin A longing for God means a longing for the Ancient of Days who knows no change. True Catholics are content with God and seek no change, and consider it a great honor to ... discuss

Whatever Aquinas says in one place concerning election, regeneration, justification, the bestowal of the Holy Spirit, adoption, sanctification, and other graces, must be considered with the realizatio ... discuss

Let’s be clear. The Bible in general and the book of Acts in particular records and affirms the expected and desired dynamic of statistical growth in and through Gospel healthy churches… and so do ... discuss

Coming home. Be strong, fear not! Here is your God, he comes with vindication; with divine recompense he comes to save you. Those whom the LORD has ransomed will return and enter Zion singing, crowne ... discuss

Lord, save your servants. The LORD spoke to Ahaz, saying: Ask for a sign from the LORD, your God; let it be deep as the netherworld, or high as the sky! Ahaz was the King of Judah, a king in the line ... discuss

VIDEO: A 2008 performance of "March of the Kings" ("Marche Des Rois") by Nowell Sing We Clear (Tony Barrand, Fred Breunig, Andy Davis and John Roberts) at Latchis Theater, Brattleboro, Vermont.+  ... discuss

6 January, New Testament The Epiphany season begins today, with the Feast of the Epiphany. This day celebrates the Wise Men bringing their gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh to the Christ Child. ... discuss

When I was growing up back in Ohio, the village of Milford had their own way of disposing of old Christmas trees. They would be collected and taken to some field at the edge of town, stacked in a big ... discuss

January 6th, is the optional memorial of Saint André Bessette (1845- 1937), a Canadian religious of the Congregation of the Holy Cross, whose heroic service to the humble and the sickly, despite his ... discuss

In our culture of “anything goes,” we don’t like to think that there can be a right and wrong approach to something that feels so personal. However, when we let our own preferences dictate our p ... discuss

Was a Christian Roman soldier conscripted in Phrygia during the reign of Emperor Licinius.When ordered to make sacrifice to pagan idols Theagenes refused, he was staked to the ground and beaten which ... discuss

Christ must be the center: We sang the hymn Be Thou My Vision at our wedding ceremony twenty years ago. When we chose the hymn, how little did I know how important having Christ as our vision would b ... discuss

Yet there is hope for even the sexually immoral. In his first letter to Timothy, Paul discusses the purpose of God’s law and says the law was given for “the sexually immoral, [and] men who practic ... discuss

Ask God. This seems obvious, but too often it is easiest to simply act on instinct before we ask God what He would have for us. Different seasons of life bring different opportunities, and believe it ... discuss

Optional Memorial of the Most Holy Name of JesusJanuary 3rdVeneration of the Most Holy Name of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, dates back to the apostolic period. The name "Jesus" means "Yahweh saves" Saint P ... discuss

“The king shall joy in thy strength, O Jehovah; And in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice! Thou hast given him his heart’s desire, And hast not withholden the request of his lips. Sela ... discuss

(Russian: Серафим Саровский) born Prokhor Moshnin (Прохор Мошнин), is one of the most renowned Russian monks and mystics in the Orthodox Church. He is generally considered ... discuss

Jesus’ strength as a warrior was displayed in taking all the blows we could not. He went to the cross and won our salvation. And further, Jesus didn’t fully complete his mission either. Jesus came ... discuss

As we anticipate the challenges and opportunities of 2017, I want to repost an open letter that focuses on the most important realities in the world. And the addressee of my open letter is you. No mat ... discuss

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As the world dives further into a century of “progress” and uncharted horizons, mankind continues its dissent from God, which is eerily reminiscent of the words of Jesus Christ: “What profit is ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us thy only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin; Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by ... discuss

The Feast of the Circumcision of Our Lord is a Christian celebration of the circumcision of Jesus.Eight days (according to the Semitic and southern European calculation of intervals of days) after his ... discuss

The experience you gain in serving in your own culture will benefit your ministry on the mission field. Indeed, sinners, cultures and situations are different throughout the globe. However, the joys a ... discuss

In considering how to glorify God in all that we do in our particular circumstances and callings, we would be wise to resolve to make particular resolutions to assist us in our sanctification. This we ... discuss

This year's tally of books is more of the same. Children's poetry, other poetry, some spiritual works, books related to school,  a couple of classics. Some of the books took a lot of time - ... discuss

31 Decemberalso The Eve of Jesus' Name On this day, we prepare to celebrate the name chosen by God for His dear Son, who came in the flesh to save His people from their sins. It is also a time to tak ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us thy only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin; Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by ... discuss

“I was super excited when I found this in my husband’s stack of books. I like it because I am in a busy season as a mother of six, who homeschools, and have the joy of my sister and her family ... discuss

“In much coverage of American Christianity, this mindset is obvious: You believe that God ordained marriage as the union of a man and a woman? Well, that’s just bigotry in search of a belief s ... discuss

“Yes, Geerhardus Vos, whose biblical theological method is the bedrock for much Reformed Christocentric preaching these days, preached non-Christocentric sermons. At least three, at any rate. I ... discuss

St. Peter ChrysologusSaint Peter Chrysologus (406-450) was a Bishop and Doctor of the Catholic Church. The New Advent website states that his piety and zeal for the faith won him universal admiration. ... 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

was an English theologian, lay preacher, translator and reformist. Wycliffe was an early dissident in the Roman Catholic Church during the 14th century. His followers are known as Lollards. He is cons ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us thy only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin; Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by ... discuss

God has looked down the corridor of time and has seen your sinful attitudes, thoughts, words, and deeds. Additionally, with his omniscient eye he has foreseen your incorrigible free will. Left to you ... discuss

A plenary indulgence may be gained by reciting or singing the hymn Veni Creator Spiritus on the first day of the year. This hymn calls on the Holy Spirit's guidance, protection and blessing before end ... discuss

A couple of years ago, I reorganized my blogging schedule to be more intentional about how, when, and why I publish articles on my blog.  As a pastor, I want to use this blog to benefit to the churc ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us thy only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin; Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by ... discuss

Narcissistic people rarely have deep friendships and usually don’t really desire them. They have fans but not friends. They have the admiration of others but not intimacy. They want to surround them ... discuss

If you are a Christian you are ‘more than a conqueror through him who loved us’ (Rom. 8:37). More than a conqueror? Me? Yes, you. This is not true only of seasoned, mature, particularly holy Chri ... discuss

Duccio di Buoninsegna. Maesta (front, predella): The Massacre of the Innocentsvia Wikipedia.Nor must we forget that our greatest happiness and our most authentic good are not always those which we dr ... discuss

Today we commemorate the Feast of the Holy Innocents. All male children under the age of two in Bethlehem were massacred by King Herod the Great in an attempt to kill the child Jesus. We call these ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us thy only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin; Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by ... discuss

I was born on May 5, 1961, the day the first American, Alan Shepard, was launched into space atop a Redstone rocket. Shepard did not orbit the Earth but took a 300-mile parabolic trajectory—a short ... discuss

While the majority of evangelicals see the problems with Vines’s view, Hill’s is more appealing to evangelicals in the current cultural climate. Many who hold or support this middle view may belie ... discuss

When I look back over a year that had run its course, especially what I read for that year, I sometimes experience disappointment because I didn't read as much as I had wanted to. This year is one of ... discuss

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The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us thy only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin; Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by ... discuss

“It’s sometimes said that Christians are so heavenly minded that they are of no earthly good—and in view of the truncated gospel many of us have believed, the labeling is sometimes justif ... discuss

As we have said, our union to Christ and to one another is His gift, not our achievement. But the manifestation of our union is both a calling and an achievement. As Calvin taught us, what is true of ... discuss

Voskuil served in education for a total of 41 years, taught history, and led the faculty of Covenant College. He received the first-ever and rarely-bestowed John W. Sanderson Award for Christian Schol ... discuss

Lord, save your servants. The LORD spoke to Ahaz, saying: Ask for a sign from the LORD, your God; let it be deep as the netherworld, or high as the sky! Ahaz was the King of Judah, a king in the line ... discuss

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Yesterday, we had the distinct privilege to gather with our church family on Christmas.  As we gathered for worship, it wasn’t just any Lord’s Day, it was the day set aside on the calend ... discuss

All that we know about Stephen the Protomartyr (that is, the first martyr of the Christian Church) is found in chapters 6 and 7 of the Book of Acts.The early Christian congregations, like the Jewish s ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us thy only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin; Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by ... discuss

Christmas DayDecember 25th, 2016John 1:1-14“A Very Wordy Christmas”We wish you a Merry Christmas.  A Blessed Holiday Season.  Season's Greetings.  Happy Holidays.  Have yoursel ... discuss

Homily of His Holiness Benedict XVIVatican Basilica Sunday, 1st January 2012Dear Brothers and Sisters!On the first day of the year, the liturgy resounds in the Church throughout the world with th ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us thy only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin; Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by ... discuss

If Whitefield had avoided altering the poetry of Charles Wesley, perhaps more English speakers today would recognize the word “welkin,” or perhaps equally as likely, our churches would have passed ... discuss

Christmas is a wonderful time of year.  It's a time when we reflect upon the birth of our savior.  It's a time when we rejoice, feast, give gifts, and fellowship with family.  I think I ... discuss

Families across the Christian world are gathering for Christmas even now, with caravans of cars and planeloads of passengers headed to hearth and home. Christmas comes once again, filled with the joy, ... discuss

"For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger." An ... discuss

December 24, 2016Today, we continue to pray for an end to abortion and for a greater respect for all life as we celebrate the birth of our Lord.The Christmas Novena - Day 9 – Lif ... discuss

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustusthat the whole world should be enrolled.This was the first enrollment,when Quirinius was governor of Syria.So all went to be enrolled, each to his o ... discuss

“The Birth of Jesus And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governo ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 667 Proper of Seasons: 358 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV, 1112 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 Proper of Seasons: 128 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 658 Proper of Seasons: 357 (reading, concluding prayer) Complementary Psalter: 1095 (Series III, Midafternoon) Midafternoon Prayer for December ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 661 Proper of Seasons: 357 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV, 1109 Midday Prayer for Wednesday, December 21, using the Current Psalmody God, come to ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 658 Proper of Seasons: 356 (reading, concluding prayer) Complementary Psalter: 1091 (Series I, Midmorning) Midmorning Prayer for December 21 us ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 653 Proper of Seasons: 355 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV, 1103 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 689 Proper of Seasons: 128 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 649 Proper of Seasons: 351 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV, 1099 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Wedn ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 667 Proper of Seasons: 366 Psalter: Thursday, Week IV, 1130 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 Proper of Seasons: 133 Psalter: Thursday, Week IV, ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 658 Proper of Seasons: 366 (reading, concluding prayer) Complementary Psalter: 1095 (Series III, Midafternoon) Midafternoon Prayer for December ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 661 Proper of Seasons: 365 Psalter: Thursday, Week IV, 1127 Midday Prayer for Thursday, December 22, using the Current Psalmody God, come to my ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 658 Proper of Seasons: 365 (reading, concluding prayer) Complementary Psalter: 1091 (Series I, Midmorning) Midmorning Prayer for December 22 us ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 653 Proper of Seasons: 364 Psalter: Thursday, Week IV, 1122 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 689 Proper of Seasons: 131 Psalter: Thursday, Week IV, ... 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: 658 Proper of Seasons: 374 (reading, concluding prayer) Complementary Psalter: 1095 (Series III, Midafternoon) Midafternoon Prayer for December ... 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

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 658 Proper of Seasons: 374 (reading, concluding prayer) Complementary Psalter: 1091 (Series I, Midmorning) Midmorning Prayer for December 23 us ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 653 Proper of Seasons: 372 Psalter: Friday, Week IV, 1140 Christian Prayer (single volume) Ordinary: 689 Proper of Season: 134 Psalter: Friday, ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 649 Proper of Seasons: 368 Psalter: Friday, Week IV, 1135 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Friday, ... discuss

Lord, open my lips.— And my mouth will proclaim your praise. Ant. The Lord is close at hand; come let us worship him. Psalm 95 Come, let us sing to the Lord and shout with joy to the Rock who s ... 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

Angels Announcing the Birth of Christ to the Shepherds, Flinck, 1639.Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)Homily originally delivered in 2010Whi ... discuss

December 23, 2016Today, we pray for those who have participated in an abortion; that they may be reconciled with God and their hearts healed. We are all sinners and in need of God's mercy. Let us lift ... discuss

Listen, Christian. You know that this festive season, for all its glitter, has a center that shines more brightly still. Each Sunday you sit in church hearing the familiar tale, whether dressed in el ... discuss

“Many sincere believers are too introspective. They look too exclusively within, so that their hope is graduated (or grows – spl) by the degree of evidence of regeneration which they find in t ... discuss

All of this would be of little encouragement if our good and gracious God were not also sovereign. He can and does turn our mistakes as parents into blessings for our children. Each night I can lay ... discuss

If you are in Christ, God has made a covenant with you by sacrifice, the sacrifice of His beloved son, Jesus Christ.  In Christ God has supremely demonstrated His Hesed and Hemet.  This Hesed and He ... discuss

“The Birth of Jesus And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governo ... discuss

December 22, 2016Today, we pray for all parents and godparents. They have an essential role in bringing up a child who is brought into the world. Just as the Lord was presented in the temple, our chil ... discuss

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The Gospel is a message of disarming simplicity. Unlike paganism, which is forever impersonal, the true God of such cosmic immensity is also the personal God of the divine Trinity who reaches down to ... discuss

by Kerby Anderson, Contributing Author: It is estimated that Charles Wesley wrote over 6500 hymns. Perhaps his best- known hymn is “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing.” Over the years it has been edite ... discuss

“The Birth of Jesus And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governo ... discuss

Via Wikimedia, Ontario SnowfallIt's quite astonishing to me that I have the ability to commune regularly with the architect of time, space, matter, energy, and consciousness.  Dare I treat it as ... discuss

Detail,Virgin of the Angels, Adolphe-William Bouguereau, 1881.Blessedness is not a matter of external circumstances or emotion. It is possible to feel blessed even in the midst of great suffering ... discuss

If it’s right to oppose the killing of human beings at the beginning of life, why do so many evangelicals say it’s okay near the end of life? Evangelical support for the pro-life cause is both wel ... discuss

December 21, 2016Today we meditate on peace and the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ. We pray for greater peace in the world, and especially for an end to abortion -- which is the greatest destroyer of p ... discuss

I am a work in progress. I said the prayer as a short and plump five-year-old. I remember the day vaguely. I was sitting Indian style on my mom’s bed as she led me in a prayer asking God into m ... discuss

Today is the memorial of St. Peter Canisius, Jesuit priest and Doctor of the Church.  He was well-known for his strong defense of the Catholic faith during the Protestant Reformation in Germany, Aus ... discuss

The Apostle Thomas (Hebrew or Aramaic for "twin") was also called "Didymus" (Greek for "twin"). He was absent when the Risen Lord appeared to the other apostles on the evening of Easter Day, and refus ... discuss

Perhaps the irony of Christmas is that, in its current form, it has become one of the focal points of the culture of distraction, which Pascal so ably critiqued. It is all about consumption, which is ... discuss

On December 17, a crowd of women gathered on the snow-covered grounds of New York City’s Trump International Hotel. Dressed in red choir gowns, they pulled out songbooks and began to sing familiar C ... discuss

“The Birth of Jesus And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governo ... discuss

“The Birth of Jesus And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governo ... discuss

Next in the continuing series of posts on the History of the Sovereign Pontiffs, we pick up after Pope St. Victor I and come to the 15th Sovereign Pontiff: Pope St. Zephyrinus.A native of Rome, St. Ze ... discuss

 (Russian: Иоанн Кронштадтский) (October 19, 1829, Sura, Arkhangelsk–December 20, 1908, Kronstadt) was a Russian Orthodox Christian presbyter and a member of the synod of the ... discuss

“Keller beautifully displays multiple facets of the gospel within the Christmas story. In fact, insofar as it’s the fulfillment of God’s promise to save his people, the Christmas story is ... discuss

“That’s why we don’t pray for God’s saving love based upon any kind of superiority over others. Rather, we plead that we are deplorable and deserve to be deplored. But that’s also the fi ... discuss

“The Birth of Jesus And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governo ... discuss

December 20, 2016The Christmas Novena - Day 5 – LoveO Lord, infant Jesus, inspire in us Your selfless love! You humbled yourself to become like us in all things but sin, and even ... discuss

December 19, 2016Today, we pray for an openness to life. Also, that we will be open to the Lord’s promptings each day, and to all of His blessings. We pray that society as a whole will be respectful ... discuss

Dr. Chuck Balwinby Dr. Chuck Baldwin: As we approach the day in which we commemorate Christ’s birth, I am reminded of a quote by John Quincy Adams. On July 4, 1837, he spoke these words:“Why is i ... discuss

The whole goal is to “let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven” (Mt. 5:16). Perhaps God will give you the opportunity ... discuss

When a cause of sainthood is opened to determine whether a person is worthy of the approbation "Saint", an exhaustive examination of their lives ensues. Should they be found to have led a life of "her ... discuss

Today's Entrance Antiphon (Introit) for the Fourth Sunday of Advent is also a popular hymn for the entire season, and is especially used as an antiphon during Vespers. It is also known as "The Advent ... discuss

Gabriel Garcia Moreno's Rule of Life1. Every morning when saying my prayers I will ask specially for the virtue of humility.2. Every day I will hear Mass, say the Rosary, and read, besides a chapter o ... discuss

December 18, 2016Today we pray for all those who work to uphold the dignity of life. Many of them do this work with little or no thanks or recognition. They are selfless foot soldiers in the effort to ... discuss

The Collect.O LORD, raise up, we pray thee, thy power, and come among us, and with great might succour us; that whereas, through our sins and wickedness, we are sore let and hindered in running the ra ... discuss

If you are under the influence of a Baptist minister, then you will be taught from the Bible that the baptism of infants is unbiblical.  If you are under the influence of a Presbyterian minister, the ... discuss

“Far as the curse is found.” Like the spring thaw, turning sheets of ice into fresh running water, the power of God will extend to every square inch of this world and turn every curse into a b ... discuss

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 The Virgin Mary in Glory with Archangel Gabriel, and Saints Eusebius of Vercelli (seated), Saint Sebastian, and Saint Roch by Sebastiano Ricci. Semidouble (1954 Calendar): December 16Today is th ... discuss

In keeping with the idea of restoring the sacred, I present here some very interesting photos of Catholic motor chapels.  These chapels were beautifully set up and designed to allow priests to of ... discuss

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 Our Lady of Guadalupe being carried by St Francis while being glorified by the Holy TrinityGuest Post by David MartinThe first and perhaps greatest prophecy given after the fall of our first par ... discuss

Over the past couple of years, I have become beguiled by the beauty of the Christian Calendar (if you’re not familiar with the practice, here’s a great, quick introduction). Many churches ... discuss

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Reading 1 – Is 35:1-6a, 10 The desert and the parched land will exult; the steppe will rejoice and bloom. They will bloom with abundant flowers, and rejoice with joyful song. The glory of Lebano ... discuss

Question: "How do you find the time to do all the things we should do as Christians, with all the demands that today's world puts on us?"We have far more free time at our disposal than most people did ... discuss

My soul-bond with the Eucharist -- the body of Christ[1] -- has consoled me in my darkest hours of disease and degenerative disability. The body of Christ draws me ever nearer to Him; it unites m ... discuss

The Nativity byGerard Van Honthorst (1590-1655)The Christmas Season is meant for inexpressible Joy. After all, Advent marks the coming of Jesus Christ to earth to save humanity from the penalty of sin ... 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

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The Christian celebration of Christmas brings essential truths into clearer view. The central fact of the incarnation of the Son of God looms before us as the dividing line of all human history and th ... discuss

At the beginning of his ministry St Francis is told by God to go rebuild His church.  Francis had been the son of a cloth merchant, he wasn't a builder. Francis took Gods message literally and re ... 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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From The Hijacking of American Education By Ruth Nourse “The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth,” Jennie Brownscombe, 1914. Click to enlarge. History as Truth If it is possible in a courtr ... discuss

Faithful servant and pro-life warrior, John Barros reports today:"This Is One Of The Most Glorious Days I Have Lived... The Attorneys for the young lady that these guys destroyed stopped by to let me ... discuss

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

"Do not be bitter or angry or mad. Never shout angrily or say things to hurt others. Never do anything evil.  Be kind and loving to each other, and forgive each other just as God forgave you ... 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

Image shamelessly pinched from the internet; Kyriosity takes credit in comments. There isn't any defense. The danger of any comment on the video of Donald Trump's lewd comments is that it will ap ... discuss

First off, please join me in prayer for the victims, and the perpetrator...Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord. Let Your perpetual light shine upon them.May their souls, and the souls of all the faith ... 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

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

Disgustingly, some Christian pastors publicly celebrated the massacre at the Orlando gay nightclub in their sermons, on Youtube, and on their blogs. I will not provide links. Other conservative evange ... discuss

The New Testament epistle of 1st Timothy has a frequently neglected expectation of church leaders,1 Timothy 3: 1-7 Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task. ... discuss

"Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass's colt." John 12:15Jesus was born into a world where His people were dominated and treated unjustly by the ruling authority of R ... 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

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

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“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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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

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

Running Through My Head Today:Good Time by Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen and Keep Your Head Up by Andy GrammerI must admit that I didn't know who Andy Grammer was (though I did know some of his songs) ... 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

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

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

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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