Topic: grace

This is a photo recently published that was in the custody of the secret archives of the Vatican. It is the massacre of Armenian Christians, victims of muslims of the Turkish Army. They did unspeakabl ... discuss

There can be an apparent disconnect, at least in the short term, between a person’s spiritual life and their outward circumstances. Sometimes evil people prosper while godly people may face enormous ... discuss

We can interpret a painful trial in various ways. Interpretation #1: God is not good. He doesn’t care about me. This interpretation will not bless you, but bring you trouble. Same trial, Interpreta ... discuss

Paul’s question, “what advantage has the Jew?” comes immediately on the heels of his distinction between those who are Jews inwardly and those who are Jews outwardly. He knew that the moment he ... discuss

Audio Message:Who is Jesus? Who is it really that we’re following? What did Jesus say about himself, and his identity? We talk about Him enough don’t we? Jesus this, Jesus that, but who is Jesu ... discuss

John 20:19-31 (esp. 30-31)“What is the Purpose of Scripture?”“These things are written”, the Apostle John writes, “so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that ... discuss

April 24th, is the optional memorial of Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen (1577-1622), the 17th century Capuchin priest and martyr who played an important role in the Counter-Reformation, and was brutally ... discuss

Pope Benedict XVIREGINA CÆLISt Peter's SquareThird Sunday of Easter, 6 April 2008The Gospel of this Sunday - the Third of Easter - is the famous account of the disciples of Emmaus (cf. Lk 24: 13-35). ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who through thine only-begotten Son Jesus Christ hast overcome death, and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life; We humbly beseech thee that, as by thy special grace pr ... discuss

…The resurrection IS true, which means that Jesus is alive, which means that everything he promised will happen. It’s not a myth, fairy tale, or children’s tale. Christ is risen from the dea ... discuss

No one can really know what hell is like. While we can affirm certain characteristics, we cannot be dogmatic about it, but we must acknowledge it is real. It relates to the justice and wrath of a holy ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who through thine only-begotten Son Jesus Christ hast overcome death, and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life; We humbly beseech thee that, as by thy special grace pr ... 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

April 23rd, is the optional memorial of Saint George. This year it is superseded by the Second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday. Some of the more colorful stories about this patron of England are ... 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

“Jesus, as a mother you gather your people to you: you are gentle with us as a mother with her children; Often you weep over our sins and our pride: tenderly you draw us from hatred and judgemen ... discuss

The great Whig historian GM Trevelyan was once asked if he was a pillar of the Church of England. “No,” he replied, “I am more of a flying buttress — I support it from the outside.” I know h ... discuss

“My parents knew that I needed additional influences in my life when I was a teenager, and they sought these out. I’m exceedingly grateful they did so that I would learn to follow Jesus. Somet ... discuss

“I’ve heard sermons about the nails and the thorns. Granted, the physical agony of crucifixion is a ghastly thing. But thousands of people have died on crosses, and others have had even more p ... discuss

The Relics of St. Sergius of RadonezhQuestion: "What is the basis for venerating the relics of saints?"The veneration of the relics of the saints is rooted in several Biblical truths, as well as in th ... discuss

s the pope the church’s high priest?  In this short video, Dr. Nathan Busenitz provides some helpful information regarding the office of the pope and the doctrinal positions of the Roman Cathol ... 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

20 April AD 1558 Johannes Bugenhagen (1485-1558), was from Pomerania in northern Germany. Because of his ancestral region, he took the Latin name Pomeranus and Martin Luther often called him "Doctor ... discuss

Anselm of Canterbury (c. 1033 – 21 April 1109) was a Benedictine monk, abbot, philosopher and theologian of the Catholic Church, who held the office of archbishop of Canterbury from 1093 to 1109. Af ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who through thine only-begotten Son Jesus Christ hast overcome death, and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life; We humbly beseech thee that, as by thy special grace pr ... discuss

For the last several years, I have been a member of a group of seven other men—all PCA pastors—who get together monthly (via gotomeeting.com) to talk about life and ministry, to share our struggle ... 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

Saint Anselm of Canterbury, the 11th century Benedictine archbishop, achieved tremendous insight into the love of God. He dedicated his life to seeking out and teaching the depths of Divine Wisdom. Ma ... discuss

. . . When U.S. airstrikes could have destroyed a terrorist regime, freed a nation and altered history.by Humberto Fontova: “Where are the planes?!” kept crackling over U.S. Navy radios exactly 5 ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who through thine only-begotten Son Jesus Christ hast overcome death, and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life; We humbly beseech thee that, as by thy special grace pr ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who through thine only-begotten Son Jesus Christ hast overcome death, and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life; We humbly beseech thee that, as by thy special grace pr ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who through thine only-begotten Son Jesus Christ hast overcome death, and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life; We humbly beseech thee that, as by thy special grace pr ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who through thine only-begotten Son Jesus Christ hast overcome death, and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life; We humbly beseech thee that, as by thy special grace pr ... discuss

The first time I heard about The Rebelution was in 2009, at a hotel in Washington, D.C. Alex and Brett Harris were speaking in the hotel’s main ballroom. They talked about low expectations, doing ha ... discuss

aul loved Christ and His church, and it is obvious from his letters to the local churches that Paul’s love for God’s people was genuine.  At the end of Romans, Paul dives off into a seri ... discuss

Bernard of Clairvaux’s solemn hymn, “O Sacred Head Now Wounded,” helps us better understand that the Gospel is grounded in Christ’s sacrifice not in our faithfulness. It also helps ... 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

We are Christians first and ministers second, therefore growth in grace is more important than ministry. Burnout may be the consequence of resting in our own efforts rather than in Christ’s blessing ... discuss

April 20 is the feast of St. Agnes of Montepulciano, a Dominican abbess and foundress in medieval Tuscany. Seventy years after Agnes died St. Catherine of Siena made a pilgrimage to the shrine of thi ... discuss

We draw your attention to the icon on the right-side bar beneath the subscribe in a reader button. It contains a link to the Virtual Rosary website. The Virtual Rosary is downloadable software that en ... discuss

n this video, John MacArthur answers live questions from his congregation in an evening church service setting reserved for that occasion.  You will find these questions and answers helpful as you t ... discuss

The Forgiveness of Sins. Perhaps the greatest of Paul’s arguments is that which he sets out in verses 17-18. If Jesus is not raised then no one has their sins forgiven. The logical implication o ... discuss

Maybe you feel stuck in life right now.  Maybe you feel trapped and unable to make progress with Jesus.  As if your feet trudge through thick, sticky mud and you can’t get to where you need to be ... discuss

April 19, 2017On this sixth day of the Divine Mercy Novena, we pray for all humble souls and those of little children. Our Lord told Saint Faustina, "Today bring to Me the meek and humble souls and th ... discuss

Christ’s assurance to the apostles is from the Last Supper Discourses in John.If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be wi ... discuss

ome people call it “drawing the net” or an “invitation,” while others simply refer to it as an “alter call.”  It’s typically a time of decision at the end o ... discuss

“We cannot overwork our bodies and minds, for example, and expect to thrive in our spirituality and our relationships. Neither can we expect to neglect the soul and remain balanced and healthy i ... discuss

When we say that so much of the Christian life and pastoral ministry is in the recovery, we are not intimating that it’s all up to us or “we just have to try harder” and “just ... discuss

Embrace Grace Welcome to Embrace Grace. We are here to inspire and equip the church to love on girls with crisis pregnancies. Share/Bookmark ... discuss

esterday, I had the opportunity to preach from John 2:13-22 on Resurrection day.  It was a good day of celebration for our church as we witnessed two people follow Christ in believer’s baptism, ... discuss

There has, in the past five years, been a decidedly gracious movement in our denomination, and you have much to do with this. Crucial votes and Issues that matter most to us, along with Committees tha ... discuss

A whole year. Then the angel said to the women in reply, “Do not be afraid! I know that you are seeking Jesus the crucified. He is not here, for he has been raised just as he said.” Raised ju ... discuss

April 17, 2017On this fourth day of the Divine Mercy Novena, we pray for the souls of all those who do not believe in Jesus and those who do not yet know Him. Our Lord told Saint Faustina, "Today brin ... discuss

Hallelujah................He is Risen!!!The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who through thine only-begotten Son Jesus Christ hast overcome death, and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life; We humbly besee ... discuss

April 16, 2017On this third day of the Divine Mercy Novena, we pray for the souls of all devout and faithful souls. Christ told Saint Faustina, "Today bring to Me the souls of all devout and faithful ... discuss

In the 1800's, the Hawaiian Islands suffered a severe leprosy epidemic, which was dealt with largely by isolating lepers on the island of Molokai. They were simply dumped there and left to fend for th ... discuss

“I prefer not to use the term limited atonement because it is misleading. I rather speak of definite redemption or definite atonement, which communicates that God the Father designed the work of ... discuss

One local pastor described these conferences as “very necessary for the increase of knowledge to all ministers.” The archdeacon of Essex, John Walker, said that there was in these events “an inc ... discuss

“For centuries, the Dutch knew just who they were: mostly blond- or red-haired, blue-eyed, white, straight-talking, Calvinist capitalists who believed in God, family, hard work, and doing the ri ... discuss

April 15, 2017On this second day of the Divine Mercy Novena, we pray for the souls of priests and religious. Christ our Lord and Savior, you told Saint Faustina, "Today bring to Me the souls of priest ... discuss

n this day set aside to remember the death of Jesus on the cross, take time to consider the immense significance.  Paul Washer points to the text of Scripture where Jesus Christ died for sinners and ... discuss

Where would we be, oh where would we be; Had there been no cross where the guilty languish; Where crimes are punished, for all to mock and hiss? Where then could God best display true vengean ... 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

Let us remember that this sacred feast is medicine to the sick, comfort to the sinner, and bounty to the poor. To the healthy, the righteous, and the rich (if any could be found) the Lord’s Supp ... discuss

Contentment does not suddenly descend upon us; it is learned. Can you recall the last time you learned something new? Usually, learning involves both study and observation, but at some point it requir ... discuss

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oday marks what would be the 274th birthday of the third president of the United States of America—Thomas Jefferson.  As the early leader and president of the United States, Jefferson was greatly ... discuss

CreditWhy are there so many fallen away Catholics? Why have people stopped attending Mass? When I was a kid back in the 60's, we would have Sunday Mass starting at 6:00 a.m. and every hour to hour a ... discuss

A British judge decided Tuesday to allow a London hospital to remove a baby boy’s life support, despite his parents’ objections. The baby, Charlie Gard, was diagnosed with an extremely rar ... discuss

A funny thing happened on the way to our supposed brave new world of assisted suicide. Proponents of assisted suicide would have us believe that legalized killing is an unstoppable freight train and t ... discuss

n this sermon, Alistair Begg preaches from Matthew 16 and expounds the statement, “I will build my church.”  You will find this sermon extremely helpful. 5 Quick Productivity Tips for th ... discuss

I love this picture. I was thinking that if those not of faith looked at it, or perhaps those who have not found healing, they would see something totally different from what I see. It would probably ... discuss

Wednesday of Holy Week is traditionally known as “Spy Wednesday” because Judas made a bargain with the high priest to hand over Jesus for thirty pieces of silver (Matthew 26:13). Judas’s be ... discuss

Guthlac was the son of Penwald, a minor prince from the Royal Mercian House of Icling, and his wife, Tette. Born around AD 673, he was a serious child, not given to boyish pranks. Yet upon reaching ma ... discuss

Holy Week is a check-up for the Church. To use a tag line that’s already overused, if your core message for this week is something other than “Christ died for our sins,” you’re doing Christian ... discuss

“God the Father offers forgiveness as a free gift of his grace.  When you go to him, weighed down with the debt of all your guilt and sin, he will not sit down with you to work out a payment pl ... discuss

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recently returned from a trip to Ecuador to preach, evangelize, and train leaders in our church plant in the Andes mountains.  After six years of traveling to this remote mountain village, I always r ... discuss

Reset is a helpful book that offers wisdom that will help men avoid patterns that lead to burnout. For those who have already experienced it, it will help them avoid repeating the errors that led them ... discuss

We say no to segregation and no to patriarchy. But there are two things now trending that need to hear, “No” from the churches and their leaders: (1) Application of the concepts of critica ... discuss

You are not a bad Christian because you struggle with anxiety and/or depression. Many strong believers have struggled before: Charles Spurgeon, Martin Luther, John Calvin, to name a few. ▪While we s ... discuss

God’s grace is greater than all our sin: ▪ His grace does not encourage us to sin. ▪ His grace does not excuse our sin. ▪ His grace does educates our minds and hearts in regards to th ... discuss

In the morning of April 10, 1912, 38-year-old Mrs. Grace Peters died at Columbus Hospital in Chicago. She had been taken to the hospital after having taken very ill in her home on April 4.When asked ... discuss

In the first centuries of the Church, the week preceding the solemnity of Easter was called the “Great Week.” Then as now, Holy Week is the commemoration of the successful conclusion of the work o ... discuss

esterday I preached from Ephesians 5:22-24 on the subject of the roles and responsibilities of the wife—as designed by God.  In our previous sermon through Ephesians, I took an overview approach to ... discuss

Georgios Aggelopoulos was born in Dimitsana, Arcadia prefecture in 1746 to poor parents. A studious child, Georgios attended school at Dimitsana before continuing his education in Athens for two years ... 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

Acceptance today. The gift of glory. But Jesus cried out again in a loud voice, and gave up his spirit. We walked through Lent and have reflected on God’s conviction from all sorts of angles. We st ... discuss

As we begin Holy Week, the most solemn time in the Church’s liturgical calendar, we reverently meditate upon our Lord’s Passion, Death and glorious Resurrection. In deference to the solemnities of ... discuss

born in 1686, became a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge in 1711, but in 1714, at the death of Queen Anne, he became a non-Juror: that is to say, he found himself unable to take the required oath ... discuss

April 9, 2017Therefore, with all faith and devotion, let us commemorate the Lord’s entry into the city of our salvation, following in His footsteps, so that, being made by His grace partakers of the ... discuss

(1796-1877) is considered to be the father of the Episcopal Church School Movement in the United States. He was a Protestant Episcopal clergyman in the Episcopal Church in the United States of America ... discuss

“We must be praying people, first, because we know that our only help is in the name of the Lord. It is the Lord who builds the house and watches over the city—who gives success to the church ... discuss

According to one historian, the “last fifteen years of the nineteenth century saw the theological leadership of American Methodism change hands almost completely.” Orthodoxy and creedalism became ... discuss

What’s the most dangerous thing you can say to someone in our society? “You’re useless!” Amy Julia Becker is a successful author and columnist. She also is the mom of a beautiful daughter, a f ... discuss

For one coming from a very conservative Christian homeschooling family, college can lead you into a couple different problems. Either you get freaked out because not everyone has the same values as y ... discuss

This is a "repost" from previous years for Holy Week. However, I need it every single year to keep in mind for my own preparation ... and so thought I'd share them with y'all as well.If I could be tru ... discuss

asdfadsfas asdfasdfasdf asdfsadfasdf Theology Word of the Week:  Something The post DBG Weekend Spotlight (4-7-17) appeared first on Christian Blogs - Delivered By Grace. ... discuss

n this recent “Ask Anything Live” Dr. Albert Mohler covers some really important questions and if you’re like me, you will find such questions & answers helpful. A Quiz on the A ... 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

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

Saint John the Baptist de la Salle. patron of schoolteachers, was a 17th century priest who revolutionized the system of popular education by applying a totally modern pedagogy and establishing a teac ... discuss

I want to remind you that tomorrow is the First Friday of the month. Because tomorrow is the first Friday of the Month, many Catholic parishes will have special Masses for the First Friday Devotion. ... discuss

When The Anchoress was failing at her Lenten penance, she shifted gears ... and found herself right back in the same place.Slightly chagrined, I made an adjustment back to the most basic of basics: fa ... discuss

Lenten Midweek 6“The Saints of Lent”Lucas Cranach and Albrecht Durer – Artists (April 6)Hebrews 4:16As our midweek series on the “Saints of Lent” comes to a close, we might look back for a m ... discuss

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fans of the long-dormant NBC sitcom "Will & Grace" will get even more chances to see the cast reunited on the network this fall. ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter I once was blind… Even in the God-less movies you’ll often see a funeral scene where someone is singing “Amazing Grace ... discuss

early 20 years after he promised to never write another book on parenting, Paul Tripp has once again entered the world of parenting—and his book is well worth your time.  His book is centered on t ... discuss

6 April AD 1528 Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), a native of Nuernberg, Germany, was one of the most learned of Renaissance artists and ranked among the great minds of Humanism. His paintings and woodcut ... 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

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“In You, O Lord, I Take Refuge In you, Yahweh, I take refuge. Never let me be disappointed. Deliver me in your righteousness, and rescue me. Turn your ear to me, and save me. Be to me a rock of ref ... discuss

There are several positive factors in the mixed equation that is "Gifted," starring Chris Evans and the appealing 10-year-old Mckenna Grace: A brilliant and precocious yet sweetly empathetic young gir ... 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

n the recent 2017 Ligonier conference, John MacArthur preached on the subject of “The Nonnegotiable Gospel.”  If you haven’t already listened to this sermon, I commend it to you. Re ... discuss

The first and most important problem with the “covenantal justification” approach that he noted is that it is not taught in Scripture (p. 134–35). The second problem is that such a view necessar ... discuss

There is a story behind every book. The story for this book was painfully sweet and stitched to my soul. A couple of years ago I was enduring a particularly difficult season. It seemed as though God h ... discuss

Sure, they are not perfect works–they are always tainted by sin to some degree.  And yes, we cannot think for a moment that they merit salvation. They do not. But, they are the works of God’s own ... 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

As deeply committed as I’ve been to the pro-life effort over the years–going on marches to Washington, standing up in college classes to argue my point, writing columns and feature stories and blo ... discuss

n Sunday, I had the privilege to preach in our church plant in Zhud, Ecuador.  The text for the sermon was Matthew 7:15-23, and I focused on the two clear warnings that Jesus issued to His people in ... discuss

Today is the optional memorial of Saint Isidore of Seville, the patron saint of the Internet and the author of the first encyclopedia. A Confessor, Doctor of the Church, and Bishop of Seville, Isidor ... discuss

(Latin: Sanctus Ambrosius, "Ambrosius episcopus Mediolanensis"; Italian: Sant'Ambrogio; Lombard: Sant'Ambroeus) (c. 340 – 4 April 397), Bishop of Milan (Mediolanum in Latin), was one of the most emi ... discuss

“Though we all have done things we can regret, God doesn’t want regret to rob us of our joy in him or cripple us in our glorious pursuit of him. Here are seven keys to overcoming regret.” ... discuss

“When you hear this glorious truth preached on Sunday rejoice and be thankful for the gospel of grace!  If you don’t hear it preached, lovingly talk to your pastor and elders and discuss it. ... discuss

“Time and again I’ve found that the greatest antidote to anxiety is to consistently remind myself of the unshakable promises we have in God’s word. When a circumstance suddenly threatens our ... discuss

Most of us know the word “infinity.” Even kids love to use the word (“To infinity and beyond!” “I promise times infinity!”). We understand “infinity” to mean something like “going on ... discuss

St. Isidore of Seville was a 7th century bishop and Doctor of the Church, whose brilliant scholarship gave insight into the knowledge of men and the ways of God. Nearly two decades after his death, th ... discuss

“So what are you planning to do after you graduate?” That question. It’s everywhere. They’re just being nice, but it’s still hard. What are you supposed to say? Even if ... discuss

hen you listen to a sermon, do you feel the weight upon the preacher’s shoulders?  Do you recognize that every sermon is designed to leave an indelible mark upon your soul and to shape you by ... discuss

Monday in the Fifth Week of LentThe CollectBe gracious to thy people, we beseech thee, O Lord, that they, repenting day by day of the things that displease thee, may be more and more filled with love ... discuss

As you evaluate your own life, remember: God knows where you are. Although we don’t know where God is and we may not even know where we are, God knows our exact location, direction, and destination. ... discuss

By the late seventeenth century, however, there were those who were discontented with Reformation piety. They worried about nominalism in state churches and longed for an immediate experience of the r ... 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

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, April 9, 2017By Msgr. Bernard Bourgeois'Therefore, with all faith and devotion, let us commemorate the Lord’s entry into the city of our salvation, following ... discuss

From my archives- I wrote this over 15 years ago. Closer to 20 years ago, in fact. We approach art from two different paths, art history and art appreciation. When we do art history (something I did w ... discuss

I want to know all God’s promised. I want to know what I can pray for. What I can count on. What to hang my hope on when everything around looks bleak. If we drift from reading God’s word, our fai ... discuss

This is a burning question for many today, especially Millennials. They find Christians a group of people they don’t want to associate with. They are turned off by pervasive hypocrisy and legalism a ... discuss

by Brian Fischer: At Human Coalition, we know that in order to save preborn babies, we must first help rescue the parents from making an abortion decision.That’s why we share compassion, truth, gra ... 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

George Alvarado is an Air Force mechanic and student of theology. He blogs at Truth in Grace and is one of the podcasters at G220 Radio. In this episode, we discuss the Atonement. Penal Substitutionar ... discuss

Kitt Peak by Jane St. Clair A traveler who had been all over the world so as to see holy places like Bethlehem and Mecca .. this traveler once said that Kitt Peak was the most spiritual place he’ ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter This Week’s Podcast Episode Includes… How Grace changes everything The sad death of Saturday morning cartoons Why defendin ... discuss

n the 2017 G3 Conference, Steven Lawson preached on the subject, “The Reformation Was a Recovery of the Gospel.”  You can hear his full sermon below. What We Lost When We Lost Our Hymna ... discuss

Last week there was a mass shooting in Wausau, Wisconsin that claimed the lives of four people one of them being a police officer.  A man distraught by a pending divorce came into Marathon bank a ... discuss

“Pray for mercy in your head, mercy in your heart, mercy as a parent, mercy with your spouse, mercy in your session, mercy in the flock, mercy in your outreach, mercy in your speech, mercy in yo ... discuss

Lily Katherine's 7th birthday celebration has lasted all of March and has been incredibly special! Just when I think enough years have passed that maybe people won't care anymore and I will be left al ... discuss

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean presidencies have a history of ending badly — the latest is that of Park Geun-hye, arrested Friday in a corruption case that could send her to prison. Nearly ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Can you overcome the world? The question in the picture below asks if it’s still possible to overcome the world. It’s sort o ... discuss

The example of this 8th century saint should reassure anyone who thinks that great or grandiose deeds are necessary for a sanctified life. Saint Stephen of Mar Saba (725-794), whose feast day is March ... discuss

Icon of the 21 Coptic Christian Martyrs of Egyptofficially recognized as Saints by the Coptic Church.Later in his life, Saint Stephen of Mar Saba is believed to have suffered at the hands of the ... discuss

God does not require that we be successful only that we be faithful.— St. Teresa of CalcuttaWe are now more than halfway through Lent. You may have observed in full the Lenten observances below ... discuss

Speaker Paul Ryan met with over a dozen pro-life leaders this morning to craft new legislation that would both repeal abortion-funding Obamacare as well as defund the Planned Parenthood abortion busin ... discuss

couple of years ago, I met a man who seemed to really love baseball.  He knew a lot about the past players, current players, and their statistics.  However, the more I talked baseball with this part ... discuss

Lenten Midweek 5“The Saints of Lent”Joseph - Genesis 50:15-21As a pastor, you learn that some of the best stories come from your local funeral director.  On the long slow ride from church to ... discuss

Venerable John Climacus of Sinai, Author of "the Ladder"Saint John of the Ladder is honored by Holy Church as a great ascetic and author of the renowned spiritual book called THE LADDER, from which he ... discuss

“The Post Abortive Men’s Retreat enabled me to confront the reality of what I had done many years ago.  At the end of the retreat, the facts had not changed, but I  had.  A recur ... 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

NEW YORK (AP) — The message of "Grace and Frankie" is: There's life after 70. ... discuss

n the 2017 G3 Conference, Phil Johnson preached on the topic: “Love Not the World.”  You can view the entire sermon below and all of the sermons can be accessed through the G3 app. You M ... discuss

Though Scripture contains many promises that give parents great hope their children will follow him, it doesn’t guarantee a painless pleasure cruise. The Bible has many promises that believers will ... discuss

But my question is different. If, as President Barnes’ e-mail suggests, support for the ordination of “women and LGBTQ+ persons” is now a criteria for receiving the Kuyper Award, why in the worl ... discuss

Photos of abortion create opportunities for dialogue that would never happen otherwise. Here are just a sampling of encouraging encounters at our Genocide Awareness Project (GAP) at Middle Tennessee ... discuss

When it comes to business, Planned Parenthood is for Hollywood and diapers are for Trump, according to two liberal activist celebrities. On Monday, actresses Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin appeared as gue ... discuss

ive hundred years ago (officially October 31st, 2017), Martin Luther, in opposition to the false salvation that was being sold in the form of indulgences by the pope and the Roman Catholic Church, spa ... discuss

When St. Gall, the companion of St. Columbanus, died in Switzerland in 640, a monastery was built over the place of his burial. This became the famous monastery of St. Gall, one of the most influentia ... 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 Bates argues, the gospel can’t be reduced to the formula “Jesus died for our sins,” since the gospel centers on the truth that Jesus is King. He’s the resurrected and enthroned Lord over a ... discuss

“Your repentance should be as public as your sin (not in the sense of parading it, but in the sense of making it evident); and, if at some point you have a public platform of which people outsi ... 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

Continuing my articles on the Masters of the Dominican Order, we now arrive at the 11th Dominican Master: Bernard de Jusix.   For a quick recap on the previous Masters of the Order, please c ... discuss

“May the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patience of Christ.”  (WEB)  (Read this scripture and more at http://prayerpivot.com.) To those who are reading this ... discuss

esterday, I was privileged to preach an overview of Ephesians 5:22-33 in our morning worship service.  Over the next few weeks, I will go back and spend one week on the responsibilities of wives and ... discuss

During the Spanish-American War (1898), arising from a dispute over Cuba and Puerto Rico, the United States also acquired Guam and the Philippines. (For a brief note on the subsequent history of these ... discuss

The phrase ecclesia reformata, semper reformanda (the church reformed, always reforming) has been used so often as to make it a motto or slogan. People have used it to support a surprising array of th ... discuss

You cannot fix it. Loving the hurting opens us up to the temptation to see ourselves as the sufferer’s personal savior. But they do not need you—they need Christ. Comfort is about redirecting some ... discuss

Our churches need godly leaders who preach not to tickle ears or to satisfy the critical listener, but aim at heart-change. Oh for men who dare to be courageous for the sake of Christ, not shrinking i ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Defending the faith is in the job description If you’re a Christian, defending the faith isn’t an option. It’s part of ... discuss

CC 2.0 via VimeoVideo:  "I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding. 10 For I want you to understand what really matters, ... discuss

"The Visitation" We are now in the 3rd week of advent. Time flies doesn’t it? We’re walking our way from the first news of the coming messiah given to Mary. We discovered how Mary must’ve fel ... 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

What mistakes do Churches make when it comes to special needs families? Inaccessibility: Difficult to access main sanctuary or other facilities and services. Inflexibility: Resistance to adjust serv ... discuss

This nuance or deeper meaning to “Love is patient” makes me look at the love I have for others in a new way. It’s easy to love those who treat me well, but those who don’t? Tha ... discuss

Begin now to consider how you wish to be remembered.  Will you want a tombstone like John Wesley (just outside Bunhill Fields) and so many others with monuments and flowery words that articulate all ... discuss

As I have previously written, most of my life has been one bad decision after another. This rocky road started for me when I was 14 years old and decided to leave the Catholic Church. It was all down ... discuss

Contact: Amanda Banks, Director of Public Relations, Grace College & Seminary, 260-229-9925 WINONA LAKE, Ind., March 24, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Grace College & Seminary publicly announced its $ ... discuss

In the first chapter of Luke we read how the angel Gabriel announced to Mary that she had been chosen to be the mother of the Christ, and how Mary answered, "Here I am, the handmaid of the Lord. Let i ... discuss

“He invites you, mom, who labors and are heavy laden. You who have been working hard to be the best, only to realize that your efforts leave you more condemned and doubting than refreshed and en ... discuss

“To keep it straight, the Gospel Coalition attracts and promotes Calvinists (think Tim Keller and the PCA) who do not minister as Calvinists, that is, Calvinists who look the other way when it c ... discuss

Contact: Amanda Banks, Director of Public Relations, Grace College & Seminary, 260-229-9925 WINONA LAKE, Ind., March 24, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Grace College & Seminary publicly announced its $ ... discuss

DAY 2Scott and I returned to our room and were pretty speechless.  We commented on how our birth mother truly loved this child, and maybe it would have been easier if she would have not care ... 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

Lauren Green is a religion correspondent for Fox News, and also an accomplished pianist and former Miss Minnesota. She shares lessons from her faith journey in her new book Lighthouse Faith. The book ... discuss

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19 March, New Testament All that we know of Saint Joseph we learn from the first two chapters of Matthew and of Luke. Otherwise he is mentioned only in passing (see Luke 3:23; John 1:45; John 6:42) a ... 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

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Another March 16th. Another would-be year older. Another year of Lily remaining my forever baby. Another year of cherishing her life and mothering her legacy.It's been 7 years of her name being writte ... discuss

Conviction from the other side. “Every branch of mine that bears no fruit, he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.” This Lent we are focusing ... discuss




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