Topic: glory

This week, over 10 million people from around the world will sit under the ministry of Joel Osteen.  Thousands will be in attendance in Houston, Texas during one of their weekend services.  Million ... discuss

TransfigurationLuke 9:28-36“Going Out in a Blaze of Glory”“Going out in a blaze of glory”. What do you think of when you hear that phrase? A race car driver, crashing his car on the final lap? ... discuss

Transfiguration Day, (February 7, 2016) Luke 9:28–36 TITLE: “Changed” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen. Our text for today is the Gospel just read fro ... discuss

Image SourceToday is the feast of St. Josephine Bakhita, a Canossian Sister who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in Sudan.Bakhita was born in Eastern Sudan around 1869 and was captured by slave tra ... discuss

So we must be careful when talking about our inner voice and the Spirit’s speaking to us. The Bible tells us that the inner voice IS NOT the voice of the Spirit. Instead, the inner voice, as it grow ... discuss

As a minister, believe it or not, the church can be my Buddha; it can be my dead and obese idol of choice. The temptation is always before me to over-value increased membership, happy and unified elde ... discuss

Bernie Sanders. (Credit: AP/Rich Pedroncelli.)Does anybody remember Occupy Wall Street? As nutty and quixotic as it was, it grew out of real social problems and concerns. And the improbable success of ... discuss

“I am writing this post because, over the past three weeks, I have spent more time at various hospitals (visiting congregants and the family members of congregants) than I have spent in almost e ... discuss

Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil (Ephesians 5:15-16). What does the gospel say about work? To understan ... discuss

The Twenty-six Martyrs of Japan (日本二十六聖人, Nihon Nijūroku Seijin?) refers to a group of Christians who were executed by crucifixion on February 5, 1597 at Nagasaki.On August 15, 1549, Fr ... discuss

(from 2/5)Agatha of Sicily or Saint Agatha (d. 251) is a Christian saint. Her memorial day is on February 5 according to the Gregorian calendar and February 18 on the Julian calendar (still used by so ... discuss

So being in a place where we feel insufficient, incapable, and weak is exactly where we need to be. We don’t have to fear being there. We don’t have to fear not knowing what to do because ... discuss

A repentant and confessing Christian has much to remind themselves of when they fall into sin. We need the comfort of the gospel and its strong encouragements. We need reminders to quite our souls wit ... discuss

No one likes to fail. I certainly don’t. It doesn’t matter if it’s losing a soccer match, failing to raise enough money for a mission trip, or an F (or a C, if you’re that sort of student) o ... discuss

I recently shared about how difficult it is for me when children are due and then born on or around Lily's birthday. Today I saw another friend of mine from 9th grade who was due with and had her daug ... discuss

[Also known as The Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ and The Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary.]Counting forward from December 25 as Day One, we find that Day Forty ... discuss

“One who says that their commitment to the primacy of preaching, leads them to have little regard for the music, parking, greeting, signage, aesthetics, friendliness, hands-on ministry, evangeli ... discuss

“What we need most in the midst of grief is God Himself. He will meet us, give us Himself, fill the void left by our loved ones, warm our hearts, lift our burdens, and draw us into the sweet bal ... discuss

Today the Church celebrates the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, which occurs forty days after the birth of Jesus and is also known as Candlemas day, since the blessing and procession of candles ... discuss

On February 11, 1858, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to 14-year-old Bernadette Soubirous in a cave at Massabielle near Lourdes, France. By July 16, she had appeared 18 times and proclaimed that she ... discuss

She is considered one of Ireland's patron saints along with Saints Patrick and Columba. Her feast day is February 14 in Eastern Christianity and February 1, the traditional first day of spring in Irel ... discuss

Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope.I Peter 3:15William Campbell invited me to chat with him at his podcast, Challenging Opinions. The podcast exis ... discuss

Yesterday, I preached from Mark 10:35-45 as we continued our series through Mark’s Gospel.  The entire focus of this paragraph was on humility.  The sons of Zebedee – James and John, ... discuss

Today’s Kindle deals include Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl by N.D. Wilson ($2.99); Finishing Our Course with Joy ($2.99) and Rediscovering Holiness ($2.51) by J.I. Packer; F ... discuss

The doctrine of God’s sovereignty brings us great comfort in the trials and sufferings of this life. When we are knocked on our feet by an unexpected trial, we can turn to these truths to remind our ... discuss

The Collect.O LORD God, who seest that we put not our trust in any thing that we do; Mercifully grant that by thy power we may be defended against all adversity; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.Th ... discuss

Can you imagine a pastor/teacher that doesn’t have any good things to say-ever? Of course not! They wouldn’t last five minutes. Having some good things to say does not qualify anyone for ministry. ... discuss

GABRIELLE WRITES: The only things I have been doing recently are school, finding ways to keep God a priority, growing in Him, singing in the choir, and having fun with friends. I’m in a youth m ... discuss

(19 November 1600 – 30 January 1649) was King of England, King of Scotland and King of Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution.Charles famously engaged in a struggle for power with the Parlia ... discuss

As Berkhof explains, if we depart from the specific teachings of Scripture and begin to speculate about the nature of the Trinity, it is very easy to fall into error. If one denies the unified essence ... discuss

By Stephanie Pacheco The primary elections are starting to loom in American politics and Pope Francis has made environmental stewardship more of a focus for Catholics than it has perhaps ever been bef ... discuss

Wilkinson was known as a man with a passion for evangelism. Not only did he preach evangelistic services in many churches in the United States, he also promoted mission works throughout the world, and ... discuss

As we gain knowledge of our triune God, we start to see the roles, relationships, and respected ministries of each person among the Trinity.  What exactly is the ministry of the Holy Spirit?  In so ... discuss

Thousands of faithful Episcopalians gathered in St. Louis, Missouri in 1977 and agreed upon the Affirmation of St. Louis, a document which expressed our commitment to the historic and biblical faith o ... discuss

All of this is to say that I encourage you to sing what you mean. To sing to the Lord the glory and honor due His name. You’re not going to do that muttering your way through whatever hymns your ... discuss

But just as we lack the ability to redeem ourselves, we also lack the ability to redeem the groaning creation. Paul uses the closest and most obvious example of creation’s redemption—our own bodie ... discuss

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything wo ... discuss

27 January AD 407 Saint John Chrysostom, Preacher, Bishop, and Theologian, was called Chrysostom (Greek for"golden-mouthed") by his hearers. He was a dominant force in the fourth-century Christian chu ... discuss

John was called "Chrysostom" ("Golden Mouth") because of his eloquence. He was a priest of Antioch, and an outstanding preacher. (Audiences were warned not to carry large sums of money when they went ... discuss

It is fatal to over-react to one error by lapsing into the other error. We can see this happen in history (Richard Baxter’s neonomianism as an over-reaction to the antinomianism of his day comes to ... discuss

By Rick Becker | Since it belongs to the supernatural order, grace escapes our experience (CCC 2005). At the time, I thought I was going to save the world. Young, single, male, and totally on f ... discuss

Reverend John Piper recently wrote an essay advocating Christian pacifism in the face of mortal threats to life and limb. The following is a detailed rebuttal. “As chancellor of Bethlehem Colle ... discuss

“Praise Yahweh, Jerusalem! Praise your God, Zion!  For he has strengthened the bars of your gates.  He has blessed your children within you. He makes peace in your borders. He fills you w ... discuss

“Friends, consider this glorious news. We have a priest who put on true humanity. We have a priest who encountered the best Lucifer could throw at him. We have a priest who could not be swayed. ... discuss

The Novena to Our Lady of Good Success begins today and continues for the next eight days.* Hail Mary Most Holy, Beloved Daughter of God the FatherThrough the intercession of Mother Mariana de Jesus T ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Jan 25, 2016 / 11:54 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Monday marked the conclusion of the Week for Christian Unity, saying all Christians are united by the call to conversion and the ... discuss

This week’s sponsored post was prepared by Finalweb. There’s no denying that the world has gone “mobile.” In the last few years, life has changed dramatically thanks to the ... discuss

  We lost a child and gained something greater  Kyle Porter  Charles Spurgeon once said this about suffering: It would be a very sharp and trying experience to me to think th ... discuss

The feast of St. Blaise is February 3. He is one of fourteen holy helpers and is invoked against throat diseases and against many other illnesses, including: angina, bladder diseases, blisters, coughs ... discuss

The Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul is a feast celebrated during the liturgical year on January 25, recounting the Conversion of Saul of Tarsus, who after a record of brutalizing and persecuting ... discuss

This message was originally given at Bishop Noa Home, in Escanaba, Michigan on 1/24/2016.  Listen to the Audio Podcast of this Sermon Via this Player: If you cannot see the audio controls, your b ... discuss

The Collect.O LORD, we beseech thee favourably to hear the prayers of thy people; that we, who are justly punished for our offences, may be mercifully delivered by thy goodness, for the glory of thy N ... discuss

was a first-century Christian bishop who died about AD 80. Evidence from the New Testament also has him functioning as an apostolic delegate or coadjutor.Timothy is first mentioned in the Bible at the ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III: Ordinary: Page 654 Proper of Saints: 1319 Common of Doctors: 1768 Psalter: Monday, Week III, 1001 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: Page 689 Proper of Saints ... discuss

“Let us look to Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith and persistently request his aid to walk worthy of our calling. Today, let us focus more and more on Christ and our neighbor so that ... discuss

Question: "How do we understand Psalm 87[88]:7 ["Against me is Thine anger made strong, and all Thy billows hast Thou brought upon me"] that we do in the Six Psalms of Matins? This Psalm is about Chri ... discuss

Almost two years ago, I spent my first morning in a cancer center.  I remember dreading it, I remember thinking that there couldn't be a scarier place to sit, and now, after having spent my eight ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III: Ordinary: 651 Proper of Seasons: 103 Psalter: Saturday, Week II, 958 Office of Readings for Saturday in Ordinary Time God, come to my assistance.— ... discuss

“Who shall fear thee, O king of nations? for thine is the glory: among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms there is none like unto thee.”  (DRB)  (Read these scrip ... discuss

This is the first year since Lily was born in 2010 that the dates are lining up with the same days of the week, at least through February. With this year also being leap year, that means instead of Li ... discuss

Gender identity is a part of the creation order and lends itself to a strong creation theology which arises from Genesis 1–2. The further we depart from God’s creation design, the worse things wil ... discuss

The remainder of this week will be devoted to the 2016 G3 Conference. Therefore, I will not be posting any other articles.  The normal schedule of articles will pick up once again next week.  If yo ... discuss

Dear community, Coming soon, January 22 is the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children. Praying the Liturgy of the Hours, you can always just pause the recording during the interces ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. Man by nature is a believing person, aware of the sacred and the supernatural. As G. K. Chesterton famously said, a human being cannot believe in nothing: believing in no ... discuss

Trials are a way for God’s name to be glorified.  It’s called purpose! My name is Yoi Reyes and my husband Pete and I are the founders of Mary’s Pregnancy Resource Center in Fort Lauderdale ... discuss

By Yohanka Reyes Trials are a way for God’s name to be glorified. It’s called purpose! My name is Yoi Reyes and my husband Pete and I are the founders of Mary’s Pregnancy Resource ... discuss

Son of Athelstan and Wulfgeva, he was known as a pious youth. Studied at the monasteries of Evesham and Petersborough. When Wulfstan was grown, but still a young man, his parents joined separate monas ... discuss

“The church isn’t just an invention of Christians who were trying to fulfill certain needs—fellowship, teaching, and so on. It’s much more than that. In fact, the Bible seems to hold the l ... discuss

By Jean M. HeimannThe saint of the day is St. Canute, the patron saint of Denmark. He was the illegitimate son of King Sweyn Estrithson of Denmark and the nephew of King Knud of England. He succeeded ... discuss

Let us Pray.Have mercy on us, Lord of Heaven and earth. Look upon us and send Thy fear upon the nations which have not sought Thee, or, even worse, have persecuted Thy Divine Son in His Apostles and m ... discuss

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Eagles are sort of going back to their glory days. ... discuss

Source via Flickr "An Eternal Lullaby" by SSG Robert Stewart US Army CC 2.0Yes, by God’s grace, Jesus tasted death for everyone. 10 God, for whom and through whom everything was made, chose to ... discuss

source"It changed my life – or he changed my life. I was a teenager when I became a Christian at age 16. For me, this was absolutely revolutionary. It lifted me from a sense of meaninglessness and p ... discuss

Christmas gifts are fun to exchange during the holiday season.  We often do it at work or with friends.  Most often we'll exchange gifts with family around the holiday.  I was thinking ... discuss

The divine overarching story of humanity and the universe itself are playing out right before our eyes.  It's happening everyday.  It's all around us.  You can feel it.  It's like ... discuss

The doctrine of common grace, like many doctrines, can be a contentious one. The basic issue centers around whether or not God is “pleased” by the actions and creations of those not number ... discuss

REPOST from January 12, 2012: For many, yesterday was the start of a 3-day weekend to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr, the leader of the Civil Rights movement, and those who stood against racial seg ... discuss

 This novena starts January 18 and ends January 26. Feast Day: January 28 "Overcome evil with good."Taken from St. Paul the Apostle, this was the personal motto of a Marian priest when ... discuss

Doubts need not equal defeat. Refuse to feed your doubts by asking questions that cannot be answered here and now. Embrace the mystery of God. Become comfortable with the phrase, “I don’t know…b ... discuss

My dear friend and colleague.I first met Gary in the doorway between Courtroom 206 and chambers.  He struck me as nerdy and eccentric, with a quirky speech pattern and a somewhat nervous laugh. & ... discuss

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Tony Funderburk - Tony Funderburk - The Truth in Words And Music Even Hollywood knows about the Lord is my shepherd Bible verse If you’re a Christian, I’m sure you’re familiar with P ... discuss

Question: "In Deuteronomy 28:66-67, Moses talks about fearing the day and night. What all is going on there? I know verse 66 is quoted in the hymns for the Exaltation as Christ our Life hanging before ... discuss

The Return of the Son of Man “But in those days, after that oppression, the sun will be darkened, the moon will not give its light, the stars will be falling from the sky, and the powers that are ... 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' prayer in the 17th Chapter of John is often referred to as the High Priestly Prayer. In verse three we read "Now this is eternal life, that they should know you, the only true God, and the one ... discuss

Romans 12:8 teaches us that encouragement is one of the spiritual gifts. Not all have it in equal measure. Barnabas had an extra measure of encouragement in his spiritual DNA. Though some have the gif ... discuss

“Sure, there have been certain seasons of life when men and women have been under control, but only one man kept it together each and every day. Jesus Christ was this man. From the Gospels, we s ... discuss

Nikki Haley, Obama's Useful IdiotSouth Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s (R) response to President Obama’s State of the Union address won her praise from the very place she was tasked with criticizing: ... discuss

The Return of the Son of Man “But in those days, after that oppression, the sun will be darkened, the moon will not give its light, the stars will be falling from the sky, and the powers that are ... discuss

The Return of the Son of Man “But in those days, after that oppression, the sun will be darkened, the moon will not give its light, the stars will be falling from the sky, and the powers that are ... discuss

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The Tabernacle Isn't Just a Piece of the Furniture!And by 2018, all the church's in his diocese will move the tabernacle back where it belongs -- in the center of the sanctuary. Praised be to Jesus Ch ... discuss

It’s not like we are hurting for books on the Trinity. There was a time when the subject was covered rarely and, often, poorly. Today, though, we have a host of excellent options. This is a ... discuss

There was a time, and it wasn’t too long ago, when book reviews were primarily the realm of newspapers, magazines, and journals. Then came online shopping, blogs, and social media, and revie ... discuss

The following is excerpted from Robert Nisbet’s prescient book, The Quest for Community.Image by Jonathan Adami via Flickr.by Robert Nisbet: Nowhere is the concern with the problem of co ... discuss

On this day, the Octave Day of the Epiphany, when we recall the Baptism of Christ, it is especially appropriate for us to remember the importance of our own Baptism anniversary.  Do you know it?& ... discuss

“There is no religious father, ecclesiastical institution, spiritual discipline, inspirational book, or magic pill that will fix what ails you. Every man, every day, in every place, breaks God ... discuss

This sponsored post was prepared by The Master’s College. Ask anyone today, “What is truth?” and you’re sure to start an interesting conversation. Try it on a university campus a ... discuss

When I was in elementary school, one of my least favorite subjects was P.E. I remember “running” the mile, which consisted of running when I was within sight of the teacher and walking as soon a ... discuss

St. Agnes was a consecrated virgin who was martyred at the age of thirteen during the Diocletian persecutions in 304. She is invoked as the patron of young girls and serves as a excellent model of cha ... discuss

It’s inevitable. Like every year, this is going to be a year where relationship struggle will not be absent. While we are here on earth, it will not be heaven, which also means that there will be no ... discuss

Men in the Body of Christ need women in the Body of Christ, and vice versa. From our secure foundation as sons and daughters of the Most High, we are free to relate to each other without suspicion for ... discuss

By Stephanie Pacheco When St. Anthony of the Desert went out to the Egyptian wilderness to be alone with God, he probably didn’t think that he was setting an example for mothers. But I believe that ... discuss

Last week I put out the call via Twitter: What is your favorite book on the Trinity? I received a lot of suggestions including many I had already read and thoroughly enjoyed: Delighting in the ... 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

Because our primary calling is not to show the world that we are very moral people – very good people – zealous for the glory of God. Our primary calling is not to show that we have kept t ... discuss

Help the me in me to decrease. John answered them all, saying, “I am baptizing you with water, but one mightier than I is coming. I am not worthy to loosen the thongs of his sandals. He will baptiz ... discuss

A friend of mine, Beth Zimmerman, asked me a couple of years ago to write for her on a group blog that was sharing the about the heroes of the Christian faith and seeking to help people learn about e ... 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

In an effort to make available the traditional Catholic pre-1955 spirituality, I will be posting the Traditional Mass Propers for the Octave Day of St. Holy Innocents, which was traditionally celeb ... discuss

Today, January 5th, is traditionally kept as the Vigil of the Epiphany and it is common in the traditional Roman Rite - in addition to the Byzantine Rite - to bless Epiphany water at this time.By way ... 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

Know, dear brethren,that, as we have rejoiced at the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ,so by leave of God's mercywe announce to you also the joy of his Resurrection,who is our Savior.On the tenthday o ... discuss

SermonChristmas 2Luke 2:40-52“In My Father's House”Oh how precious little we know about our Lord Jesus Christ's early years.  We have a somewhat detailed story of his nativity.  We know ... discuss

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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

Earlier in my life numerous people tried to lure me down east and away from my little French town in the hinterland of western Canada. Perhaps the most tempting that I remember was being offered  ... discuss

“Word, Light, Life.”John 1:1-14 (15-18)Christmas Eve 2015In the beginning...John begins his Gospel of Jesus Christ with the same words that start the creation account of Genesis.  “In the b ... discuss

1 Samuel 16:1-13 David is anointed as kingPhilippians 2:1-11 “Every knee shall bow”Matthew 2:1-12 “Where is he that is born king?”So far in this Advent Season we've seen Christ as our prophet ... discuss

A voice is heard in Ramah, lamenting and weeping bitterly: it is Rachel weeping for her children, refusing to be comforted for her children, because they are no more. -Jeremiah 31:15 Today, December 2 ... discuss

Not much else to add here that this beautiful woman hasn’t already captured.  Someone posted this on Facebook and I am smitten.  Meet Wanda Goines, a pilgrim on her way to Zion, going from s ... discuss

Christmas was on its way. Lovely, glorious, beautiful Christmas, upon which the entire kid year revolvedI really do love "A Christmas Story", about Ralphie, his love of Christmas and his earnest and d ... discuss

Happy Holy Days! Many Christians have problems with the world's celebration of Christmas. Baby dolls overwhelm the Baby Jesus in TV advertising. Violent video games replace "peace on earth" on too ma ... discuss

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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

Tony Funderburk - Tony Funderburk - THE Truth in Words And Music Which is better? To get understanding? Or lots of money? OK…today’s post is just for the men. So, you females stop reading ... discuss

Though his work is almost universally known within the English-speaking world, Charles Jennens is virtually unknown. He was a brilliant librettist — a writer of texts to be put to music by other ... discuss

This morning, as I walked the dog, I was thinking about Luke's advent story. An angel appears to shepherds. That right there is a big deal. The angel is God's messenger from heaven and these guys are ... discuss

From the Tridentine Rite Website:The feast of St. Thomas the Apostle is of double rite and its liturgical colour is red. According to tradition St. Thomas preached the Gospel in Asia and the Indian su ... discuss

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Christ our Priest Exodus 19:1-8 “A royal priesthood”Hebrews 9:11-22 “Christ appeared as a high priest...”John 17:1-26 Jesus' High Priestly PrayerSo far we've seen Christ as our Prophet ... discuss

I’ve been a blogger for over a decade and while I don’t see myself giving up, I’m really OK with stopping to live life and allowing a silence. It began creeping up on me over the pa ... discuss

If your house is like mine, the Christmas cards are now arriving at full blast. Some come with letters and notes, some with inscriptions and Christmas messages. The most explicitly Christian cards oft ... discuss

This past Sunday at church we sang O Holy Night, and I'm shocked at the liberal bias in this carol I thought was so innocent and supported me, Jesus, and 'murica. The liberal part is buried in the thi ... discuss

Who paved this road? For God has commanded that every lofty mountain be made low, and that the age-old depths and gorges be filled to level ground, that Israel may advance secure in the glory of God. ... discuss

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This book surprised me.Jerry Walls has condensed his three separate books on hell, purgatory, and heaven into this single 240 page volume. I am not saying this is a reader's digest version, just cut a ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Tony Funderburk - THE Truth in Words And Music Not Just “A” Way…The Only Way You might be brilliant. You might be indispensable to your business, your company, your ... discuss

Christ our ProphetMicah 5:1-5a “You, oh, Bethlehem”2 Peter 1:16-21 “The prophetic word more fully confirmed”Luke 13:31-35 “Oh Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets”This Advent Season we med ... discuss

This string of verses come from Brad Jersak's blog. They come in the midst of a great story he tells about a dream he had.And then all flesh shall see the salvation of God. (Lk. 3:6) Th ... discuss

Before Jesus, the Bible's writers did not know how much he changed everything. The gospel of John tells us in his introduction,In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word wa ... discuss

Claire RaynorEnglish writer and broadcaster Claire Rayner (1931-2010) said: “Only the unloved and unloving escape grief.” That is not entirely true. I will reserve comment about the unloving othe ... discuss

Pentecost 24Mark 13:1-13“Saved in the End”You see this fancy temple? It's toast. You see these tall pillars? They're coming down. The Holy Place? Scrap it. The Holy of Holies? First they'll ... discuss

I’m sorry for the informality, but I have been just soaking in life lately and catching it as it comes, so there will be no grand lessons or tips from me. I am not sure I ever imagined that lif ... discuss

All Saints' DayRevelation 7:9-17November 1st, 2015Our text this All Saints' Day is from John's vision in Revelation – to be more clear, what Jesus Christ revealed to St. John. Revelation uses these ... discuss

Having had aggressive multiple sclerosis for more than 30 years there have been many storms in my life. Episodic lose of physical functions has involved much anguish. I have been incurably ill and dis ... 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

"Next to the Blessed Sacrament itself, your neighbor is the holiest object presented to your senses." -- C.S. Lewis in The Weight of GlorySee my latest column for the Western Catholic Reporter (Canada ... discuss

Being Teachers of "Good Things"I have been seeing a lot of "Christian" meetings focusing on the "Women of God", "Women's Destiny" or the more common phrase, "Women's Empowerment".empowerment: the ... discuss

Question: "Does the Orthodox Church believe Christians are gods in an embryo form? I am troubled by this notion, because it is a fundamental concept of Spiritualism."We believe that there is only one ... discuss

St. Athanasius the GreatQuestion: “Why do the Orthodox use the title "The Great" for some saints (e.g., Anthony the Great), when it is used of pagan and Jewish leaders (e.g., Pompey the Great, Herod ... discuss

One of many charts from the premillennialist book "Dispensational Truth"Question: "Why do the Orthodox adhere to Amillennialism, when it is so obvious that Satan is alive and active now and not confin ... discuss

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

“That the future glory shall be heightened by the temptations of this present time, which have been bravely met and successfully resisted. It is not merely that the coming blessedness shall be a ... discuss

Question: "I was wondering about the Sign of the Cross. What is its significance? Why is it performed when it is? When is it preformed besides after a prayer?"Making the Sign of the Cross is perhaps t ... discuss

This book was so much fun! I enjoyed every second of it and I'm sure you will to.The Drosten's Curse is a classic Doctor Who novel featuring the Fourth Doctor and people being eaten alive at a golf co ... discuss

Planned Parenthood’s underbelly has been exposed in its ghastly glory by The Center for Medical Progress’s shocking videos showing the grotesque reality of what goes on inside an abort ... discuss

Thanks to my friend David for sharing this encouraging exchange between D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones and a good friend.   The discourse confirms what is already evident from his legacy. By the renewal of th ... 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

The world needs Planned Parenthood. The supporters of Planned Parenthood (PP) repeatedly assure us of this fact. With every gruesome video released demonstrating the callous disregard for the lives de ... discuss

If God meant my salvation to be solely for the purpose of me knowing Him, fellowshiping with Him and fellow saints in spirit and in truth, then why am I still here? Because really, I can do all these ... discuss

A Brief Latin Glossaryfor the Lutheran Armchair Theologian:Lex semper accusatLex orandi, lex credendiSimul justus et peccatorEx nihiloSola scripturaSola gratiaSola fideFides qua, fides quaeEx opere op ... discuss

Sermon for Higher Things – Las Vegas Rev. Todd Peperkorn July 15, 2015 Is. 7:14 Matt. 1:18–25 TITLE: “You laid aside your glory” INI Therefore the Lord himself will give you a ... discuss

So many stories of Christian Persecution in the news, like the attacks on the bakers and the Bible publisher, and even though churches may be the only "people" protected under the first amendment, the ... discuss

Consider these two passages of Holy Scripture:“The way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know over what they stumble.”Proverbs 4:19“In their case the god of this wo ... discuss

This past Sunday I had the opportunity to fill the pulpit at our church. This was the first Sunday after the US Supreme Court made gay marriage legal nationwide. That isn’t the theme of my messa ... discuss

First Things Again, incrementalism, as I have repeatedly defined, is incompatible with Scripture. It is not incompatible with Scripture because of Clinton Wilcox’s heterodox views on Scripture. It ... discuss

For those who think that the principal obstacle standing in the way of abolition is the President, or the Supreme Court, or Congress, or pro-abortion/pro-choice people in general, studying the state ... discuss

Amy Bjornson Actress Portfolio Photography Session Amy contacted me about 6 months ago to help her work on her acting/model portfolio headshots and assorted images.  She has some great ideas of who s ... discuss

Before we get too far along in digesting what happened in Charleston, SC last night I want to take the time to remind my fellow Christians, and the rest of the world of a few things. We are reminded i ... discuss

“Two Seed Parables”Sermon – Pentecost 3June 21, 2015Mark 4:26-34What young schoolchild doesn't do that universal project?  You know the one, where you plant a seed in a little container, wa ... discuss

“Bullying the Bully”2nd Sunday after PentecostJune 7th, 2015Messiah Lutheran Church, Keller, TexasMark 3:20-35These scribes had come from Jerusalem, and they were trouble.  Perhaps it was to ... discuss

by Jane St. Clair Arizona like everywhere else can be weird. After you live here a while, you understand weird Arizona and things like swamp coolers, sand sharks, jackalopes and ghost towns. As a serv ... discuss

by Jane St. Clair Yes sir, Pardner, here at Old Tucson Studios you can return now to those thrilling days of yesteryear when the daring and resourceful riders of the plains led the fight for law and ... discuss

O Lord Eternal and Creator of all things, Who of Thine inscrutable goodness called me to this life; Who bestowed on me the grace of Baptism and the Seal of the Holy Spirit; Who imbued m ... discuss

Brethren, Peace be to all in Jesus' Name and to those who visit this blog and read this post with the animus of insult me and share your invectives: may the Lord truly and richly bless you. *Blessed b ... discuss

Brethren, Peace be with you.My apologies for my extended silence. My wife and I have been recovering from a bout of influenza. She's almost recovered, but I'm spent still. All for the Glory of God and ... discuss

It is that time of year when, once again, Churches of all denominations ramp up their hospitality.  One need not look far to find flier invitations for Easter egg hunts, local ads for sunrise service ... discuss

Easter Proclamation Rejoice, heavenly powers! Sing, choirs of angels!Exult, all creation around God's throne!Jesus Christ, our King is risen!Sound the trumpet of salvation!Rejoice, O earth, in sh ... discuss

I will deliver them out of the hand of death. I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy death; O hell, I will be thy bite... Osee (Hosea) 13:14 (Douay-Rheims translation)Because Chris ... discuss

Tonight, Lent comes to an end and the Triduum commencesSecond Reading from Today's Office of ReadingsFrom an Easter homily by Saint Melito of Sardis, bishopThe Lamb that was slain has delivered us fro ... discuss

Bosch's Christ Carrying the CrossThe Christological treatises in the Summa Theologica make excellent Lenten reading. If you are looking for something for the short time remaining in Holy Week, I recom ... discuss

I thought I would publish some of my notes. Since 2011, I have been teaching Biblical Greek at JP Catholic University. One of the things that always surprised the students was how quickly they could r ... discuss

“The next day the great crowd that had come to the festival heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, shouting, ‘Hosanna! Blessed is t ... discuss

The Sacrifice of Isaac, by Juan de Valdes Leal (1659).First Reading: Genesis 22:1-2,9-13,15-18Responsorial: Psalm 116:10,15-19Second Reading: Romans 8:31-34Gospel: Mark 9:2-10In today’s Gospel readi ... discuss

DISCLAIMER:  I am in no way questioning the validity of the Second Coming of Christ.  Jesus is returning to Earth to set up His eternal kingdom.  I am just debating the timeline and det ... discuss

DISCLAIMER:  I am in no way questioning the validity of the Second Coming of Christ.  Jesus is returning to Earth to set up His eternal kingdom.  I am just debating the timeline and det ... discuss

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David and KathyWith her usual optimism and strong faith in God, Kathy Hardin, White House, TN is facing her latest challenge……cancer. Diagnosed with breast cancer a year and a half ago and now in ... discuss

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the re ... discuss

Unable to attend church this morning due to sickness, so thought I would have church with you guys today. :) Reading James 1 this morning out of the NASB, unless otherwise noted. Plain text indicates ... discuss

Repost of newspaper column #532 Complaints about people not knowing “the true meaning of Christmas” started this year in mid-October, as the first holiday advertising began. Most Christian ... 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

Each year, the holiday season brings with it many historic traditions, like the red cups at Starbucks, the bad pop Christmas songs playing in every retail store in the country, and the revived rhetori ... discuss

~*A repost from 2011*~Remembering St. Lucy...with candlelight…with an orange cinnamon roll wreath and hot cocoa…with making paper dolls…with books…and with prayerSaint Lucy, thy beautiful name ... discuss

Contrary to the view that the doctrine of the Holy Trinity was invented centuries after Christ’s earthly life – a view popularized by Dan Brown’s thoroughly entertaining, but historically uninfo ... discuss

It has been almost 28 years since I've called anyone "mom". It was a title I held so dear that I never ever could have uttered that word to anyone but the woman who gave birth to me. I was hostile an ... discuss

I saw Madame Vastra, Jenny, and Strax on the cover and I knew I had to get this book! These characters are my favorites. In this book, they were depicted flawlessly. I love it when you can hear the ch ... discuss




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