Topic: grace

hat about justification?  How does God justify the ungodly?  R.C. Sproul explains the dilemma in this short video clip. A Theology of the Home — “The home is not a neutral zone for acting ... discuss

Contact: World Council of Churches, +41-79-507-6363; www.oikoumene.org/press  GENEVE, May 23, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- A new photo contest announced by the World Council of Churches (WCC) means ... discuss

This theme of the wrath (or anger) of God toward sin and sinners is clearly and widely taught in the Bible. This truth is so interwoven with the hope of our peace with one another and with God that if ... discuss

About 10 years ago, Martin was diagnosed with a brain tumor, and that’s changed our lives substantially. He lives with a vision deficit and a memory deficit. So we were asking the question, God, do ... discuss

The discussions were organized by The Reformation Project (TRP), a so-called “Bible-based, Christian grassroots organization” that works to promote inclusion of LGBT people by reforming church tea ... discuss

Saint Philip Neri was a 16th century Italian priest who became beloved among the citizens of Rome for his compassion, humor and holiness. His devotion to God in serving others reminds us that living a ... discuss

PFC David A Hammett, Chicago, IL on www.VirtualWall.org The Virtual Wall® Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Private First Class C CO, 2ND BN, 16TH INFANTRY, 1ST INF DIV, USARV Army of the United ... discuss

May 26, 2017The Pentecost novena is the original novena prayer. After Christ's Ascension, the disciples prayed for nine consecutive days for the Spirit to descend. On the tenth day, Pentecost Sunday, ... discuss

ne of the highlights of my year is teaching the membership class to prospective members.  Typically we offer the class during three different months and it lasts 4-weeks each.  During this time, I ... discuss

Sometimes, we think we know everything. As Christian teenagers, we are called to – and, by God’s grace, capable of – so much more than what our culture expects of us. Whether it’s ... discuss

Pastors in Texas will no longer have to fear government officials showing up at their church doors. Gov. Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 24 Monday, protecting pastors from subpoenas demanding they turn ... discuss

The Ascension of JesusWhen they had gathered together they asked him, "Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?" He answered them, "It is not for you to know the times or sea ... discuss

hat is the truth about hell?  John MacArthur points out the truth of hell from the Scriptures. Christian History: How David Barton is Doing it Wrong — “When you read or hear someone like Bart ... discuss

Amazon Summary: Rightfully Ours Sixteen-year-old Paul Porter’s relocation to Pennsylvania is a temporary move during his dad’s deployment. Or so he and his brother think, until devastating news l ... discuss

was born to a noble family of Gaul (modern France), he was probably the brother of Lupus of Troyes. Vincent initially served as a soldier but gave it up to become a monk on the island of Lerins off th ... discuss

The waiting is good also because of what happens in our heart while we wait. As we rest in who God is, remembering His word and His works, our faith is renewed. We see our dependence and need for Him ... discuss

I recently began reading this book on my days off, leisurely making my way through and highlighting along the way. You’ll never guess what happened. I began to see and smell the gospel flowers in fu ... discuss

Despite seeing pushback from both sides, one pregnant high schooler is choosing life for her “little guy.” On Saturday, The New York Times Correspondent Sheryl Gay Stolberg profiled high school st ... discuss

  Whether you are a student or a recent graduate, there are many ways to contribute to the pro-life movement. When we look out at our culture, it can be easy to feel alone in our pro-life belief ... discuss

In 2017, Democrats attack their Civil War counterparts Why are progressives clamoring to remove many of America’s mementos dedicated to the Old South? Generations later, can remnants of ... discuss

“The Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the Good News beforehand to Abraham, saying, ‘In you all the nations will be blessed.’” (WEB)  ... discuss

Contact: World Council of Churches, +41-79-507-6363; www.oikoumene.org/press  GENEVE, May 23, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- A new photo contest announced by the World Council of Churches (WCC) means ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Is it worth your while to be redeeming the time you have? What does redeeming the time you have left even mean? After all, time isn̵ ... discuss

Millennials. Narcissists. Entitled. Expectations for our generation could not be lower. I don’t deny the statistics and our flaws, but it breaks my heart how many in the church have written us off ... discuss

ne of the greatest decisions of your life will be centered upon what church you should join.  This will be where you receive the teaching of God’s Word, grow in the knowledge of truth, are bles ... discuss

While the first priority of every Christian must be securing the favor of God, we also do well to pursue the favor of man. The two are often connected, as Solomon declared, “When a man’s ways plea ... discuss

St. Leo the Great's 1st Homily on the Ascension of Our Lord(Sermon 73, sec. IV)Christ's ascension has given us greater privileges and joys than the devil had taken from usAccordingly, dearly-beloved, ... discuss

“Strange Things”Acts 17:16-31Easter 6May 21, 2017Perhaps you've noticed that during the Easter Season the Old Testament reading is replaced by reading from the book of Acts. This has tripped up m ... discuss

High school senior Maddi Runkles has attended Christian school for her whole life. But when she became pregnant in January, the Christian school that she once was very much a part of left her feeling ... discuss

esterday I had the privilege to preach from Ephesians 6:1-4 with a focus on the fourth verse as we continued our series through Ephesians.   As we consider the importance of a Christian father’ ... discuss

  The saint of the day for May 22 is St. Rita of Cascia, religious, patroness of impossible, desperate causes and situations. She is also the patron saint of abuse victims, difficult marriages, ... discuss

22 May AD 1688 After Martin Chemnitz and Johann Gerhard, Johannes Andreas Quenstedt may have been the ablest theologian of the Lutheran church in the period following the death of Martin Luther. A sh ... discuss

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May 26, 2017Jesus told His disciples to pray together after His Ascension. During this time, Mary and the twelve Apostles prayed in the upper room for the coming of the Paraclete for nine days. When t ... discuss

Died near Hereford, England, c. 793-794. King Ethelbert had a considerable cultus as a wonder worker and martyr during the middle ages. However, some, such as William of Malmesbury, have misgivings ab ... discuss

hat Bible translation is the most reliable?  This is a common question that I receive as a pastor and I believe that James White does a good job of explaining the issues—especially regarding the de ... discuss

And Stephen, full of grace and power, was doing great wonders and signs among the people. Then some of those who belonged to the synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called), and of the Cyrenians, and ... discuss

No, Anglicanism was not borne out of the marriages of Henry the Eighth and his break with Rome. The history of Anglicanism is longer than that and Anglicans need to know the rich history that has allo ... discuss

This is an inspirational, why-to book. Chris Durso is the author of this book. He founded the church, MISFIT NYC, which he serves. It consists of millennials in New York. Durso is co-pastor of Chri ... discuss

he work of parenting is tough.  The labor is long and the discouragement is constant, but the joys of parenting outweigh all of it.  I’m certain that all parents experience joys in their relat ... discuss

Calvin makes it clear that the sacraments do not “confer anything” on those who are not the elect, but instead work to their destruction. Calvin states that the Reformers were agreed on these poin ... discuss

Paul’s doctrine of justification shows clearly (1) that all humans are sinners, helpless to save themselves; (2) that only the perfect work of Jesus saves sinners; (3) that only faith—not works at ... discuss

Attorneys from the Thomas More Society have sent a demand letter to administrators at Parkland High School in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The letter charges that the school’s denial of a request by som ... discuss

n this sermon clip, Sinclair Ferguson discusses the relationship between Satan’s lie in the garden and legalism and antinomianism. Nine Lessons for Pastors Facing Leadership Conflict — Some good ... discuss

Sinners are to be restored, not ostracized and with gentleness, not arrogant self-righteousness. Embracing the spirit of the Retractions means being honest about our own sins and habits. It means ... discuss

Much of the beauty of Reformed worship is in its simplicity and ordinariness. It is simple (not simplistic) and ordinary because it aims to do simply what God has commanded and ordained—nothing more ... discuss

William Booth, the founder of the Salvation Army IntroductionThe mission of the Salvation Army is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet needs in His name without discrimination. This mission ... discuss

 Martyrdom of St. John Nepomuk by Szymon Czechowicz, National Museum in Warsaw.Today in the pre-1955 Traditional Catholic Missal is the Mass in Some Places (pro aliquibus locis) of St. John Nepom ... discuss

hat is a disciple?  Many people claim to be Christians, but what exactly does that mean?  The first time the title, “Christian” was used it was in the context of opposition and used in a ... discuss

One of the great men of French history had a daughter with a disability. His faith saw him—and her—through. Late last year on BreakPoint, I told you about an extraordinary bit of censorship by the ... discuss

Easter 5John 14:1-14“The One Way Jesus”(Mother's Day)Even though it's a secular holiday, we wish to take a moment to recognize Mothers' Day. We Christians give thanks to God for the blessings of ... discuss

Prayer Seeking the Intercession of St. IsidoreO God, who taught Adam the simple art of tilling the soil, and who through Jesus Christ, the true vine, revealed yourself as the spouse of our souls, we p ... discuss

During the lifetime of Martin Luther (1483-1546) there was a saying: “In the midst of life we die.” Many people did not live long in those days — life expectancy was around the mid-thirties. M ... discuss

esterday I had the opportunity to preach from Ephesians 6:1-3 as we continued our series through the book of Ephesians.  Although it was Mother’s Day, we were able to point to the necessity of ... discuss

Police Memorial Day - 15 MayThe CollectAlmighty God, to whom we give our praise and the service of our lives, comfort us Lord as we mourn the loss of loved ones who have laid down their lives in the c ... discuss

The Christian bishops, chiefs, commanders, clergy and people of Sudan declared, on May 16, 1983, that they would not abandon God as God had revealed himself to them under threat of Shariah Law imposed ... discuss

This is a great message, and yet it can be misconstrued. I don’t get the sense that Matt is saying holy living doesn’t matter — although some could go there if they wanted. And neither does he s ... discuss

The following is excerpted from Fr. Irvin’s homily and a reflection by Fr. Butler. “The Holy Spirit, the Person of the Holy Trinity who is Love personified, acts internally within each one of ... discuss

Cc 2.0 via FlickrFoundation Scripture: Romans 8:1-13Accompanying Video: Our lives are beautiful, astonishing, powerful series of moments that end up defining who we are and what our legacy in lif ... discuss

A Mother's Day Essay The second Sunday of May is Mother's Day here in these United States. From its origins in 19th Century feminism and pacifism, the day grew into a general celebration of motherhood ... discuss

He was born in 292 in Thebes (Luxor, Egypt) to pagan parents. According to his hagiography, he was swept up against his will in a Roman army recruitment drive at the age of 20, a common occurrence dur ... discuss

God has promised never to abandon his people. He has promised to finish that which he has begun. Christ’s Spirit will fan into flame the person, family, neighborhood, and church of Jesus Christ as h ... discuss

Our abundant life of freedom in Christ is not simply a freedom to do anything we want to do but to have the uninterrupted, Spirit-sustaining power to do what we know we ought to do as God the Holy Spi ... discuss

This is just one of John MacArthurs's many books. For many years, he has written many books, all focused on teaching God's Word. He is a conference speaker. Since 1969, MacArthur has served as Pasto ... discuss

Reflections on “Shattered” Hillary’s failed presidential campaign “You know as well as I do, that plenty of people playing this game, they don’t think that way. They’re ... discuss

“One of the difficulties of rightly identifying the graceless man is his many commendable qualities. He is not just an out right scoundrel. He is well respected. The Pharisees were held in honor ... discuss

In the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), according to our standards (BCO 58-4), churches may practice either “close” or “closed” communion. At Providence Presbyterian Church, we practice ... discuss

  Guest blog post by Andrew Wood, Executive Director of Hope Resource Center (@AndrewHWood & @KnoxvilleHope) I see you. I understand you. I respect you. Your work does not go unnoticed. We set a ... discuss

n the 2017 G3 Conference, Steven Lawson preached in the twelfth session on the topic, “The Reformation Was a Recovery of the Gospel.” Will You Read a Christian Classic With Me? — Tim C ... discuss

    May 13, 2017 is the 100th anniversary of the Feast of the Fatima apparitions, in which Our Lady appeared to three shepherd children – Jacinta, Francisco, and Lucia — in Fati ... discuss

Justification is a one-time event, and sanctification is a continual process. When we are justified, we are declared righteous positionally (that is, before God we are righteous). However, while we ar ... discuss

Getting Jesus Wrong may be one of the best titles I’ve seen in a while, and the book comes close to living up to its provocative name. The author is not well known, but his message deserves to ... discuss

“Jesus is Our Advocate My little children, these things write I to you, that you sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: And he is the propiti ... discuss

he movement known as “Word of Faith” is a branch off of the Pentecostal movement.  In the late 20th century, E. W. Kenyon studied under Phineas Quimby, and was taught a system known as &# ... discuss

As we differ in the finer points of political ideology, theology proper, anthropology, soteriology, ecclesiology, sacramentology, and eschatology, etc…, let us keep in mind there are to “be no ... discuss

We could have predicted this: Canada may extend the “right to die” to the mentally ill. It’s an evil idea. In 2015, Canada legalized physician-assisted suicide. We have talked about the Canadian ... discuss

Contact: Marian Chadwick, The National Organization of Church Security & Safety Management (NOCSSM), 972-712-8818, marian@nocssm.org FRISCO, Texas, May 10, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- The National ... discuss

Bristol Palin, the daughter of pro-life former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, recently gave birth to her third child, a baby girl. The family celebrated the news with a series of photos and ... discuss

n this video, R.C. Sproul teaches on the holiness and justice of God.  In his clear teaching style, Dr. Sproul points out the importance of both of these truths about God and His character. 10 Stre ... discuss

What motivated you to join the pro-life movement? What continues to motivate you?The more I really think about what’s happening, that precious little people are being slaughtered by the millions eve ... discuss

“By the seventh day, God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from a ... discuss

Double (1954 Calendar): May 10Today is the Feast of St. Antoninus, a heroic model for us to imitate.The following is taken from Dom Gueranger, 1870: The Order of St. Dominic, which has already pr ... discuss

Born in Ulster, Ireland, c. 517; died at Bangor, Ireland, in 603; some list his feast as May 11. It is said that Comgall was a warrior as a young man, but that he studied under Saint Fintan at Cluain ... discuss

Just as it is a confession to say, “No creed but Christ” so anyone who gathers for worship, no matter how informal the service, no matter whether it is a service where one is allowed to carry a cu ... discuss

The Lord is not telling us literally to maim ourselves. After all, the Apostle Paul condemned “asceticism and severity to the body” (Col. 2:23). But our Lord’s point is this: we must resolve tha ... discuss

Fr. Roger J. LandryAs authentic Marian apparitions go, many of the aspects of our Lady’s appearances to the three shepherd children in Fatima a century ago seem commonplace: Mary asks the seers to p ... discuss

s we approach Mother’s Day—it’s important to consider a proper way to honor your mother.  The value of a mother is far higher than we can hardly imagine.  In the Ten Commandments, we f ... discuss

On March 28, 1788 Haynes left the Torrington congregation and accepted a call to pastor the west parish of Rutland, Vermont, where he served the all-white congregation for thirty years—a relationshi ... discuss

Some place his conversion as late as 1534 and others as early as 1527-28. Unlike Luther, his was not a dramatic experience, but not for that reason any less revolutionary. He does describe his move fr ... discuss

The other day I got a phone call from one such pastor who said: “Help! Talk me off my metaphorical ledge!” That morning he’d gotten an angry text message from someone who blamed him for wrecking ... discuss

Life's Work: A Moral Argument for Choice by Dr. Willie Parker is a new book defending abortion rights by an African-American doctor who is a self-proclaimed "Christian" (the reason for the quotes ... discuss

esterday, our church hosted Voddie Baucham for the morning service where he preached from Revelation 7.  The overarching subject of his sermon was, “The Trinity Leads You Home.”  Through ... discuss

Contact: Day Gardner, National Black Pro-Life Union, 202-834-0844 WASHINGTON, May 5, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- The following is submitted by Day Gardner, President of National Black Pro-Life Union ... discuss

was born about 1342, and when she was thirty years old, she became gravely ill and was expected to die. Then, on the seventh day, the medical crisis passed, and she had a series of fifteen visions, or ... discuss

FG theologians respond to this straightforward interpretation of Matthew 7 with two objections. First, they insist that it amounts to a person trusting in his own obedience as the basis for his salva ... discuss

What do I mean by covenant solidarity? I’d define it as a principle of unity among a congregation that isn’t derived from shared personality traits, mutual hobbies, or common interests, but rather ... discuss

Double (1954 Calendar): May7Today is the Feast of St. Stanislaus, bishop and martyr - not to be confused with St. Stanislaus Kostka.  The following is taken from Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger, 1877 ... discuss

7 May AD 1887 Carl Ferdinand Wilhelm Walther was a founding father of The Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod. He served as its first president from 1847 to 1850 and again from 1864 to 1878. ... discuss

(died 7 May 721) was an Angle bishop during the time of the kingdom of Northumbria. He was the Bishop of Hexham and then the Bishop of York which was the most important religious designation in the ar ... discuss

(In 2017, this feast is superseded by the Sunday liturgy.)May 7th, the Church celebrates the optional memorial of Saint Rose Venerini (or Rosa), the 18th century Italian educator and foundress who gre ... discuss

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In the history of the church the doctrine of the priesthood of all believers has waxed and waned. Indeed, shortly after the death of the apostles a tiered and hierarchical view of the church began to ... discuss

“A kind pastor does more than preach, he enters into the lives of those entrusted to his care. He does so without favoritism and guile. He engages with members of the body: the old and the young ... discuss

The holy New Martyr and wonderworker Ephraim was born in Greece on September 14, 1384. His father died when the saint was young, and his pious mother was left to care for seven children by herself.Whe ... discuss

Contact: Day Gardner, National Black Pro-Life Union, 202-834-0844 WASHINGTON, May 5, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- The following is submitted by Day Gardner, President of National Black Pro-Life Union ... discuss

n this short video, Conrad Mbewe and Steven Lawson answer the important question: “How important is expository preaching?” What I’ve Learned about Pastoral Ministry — Kevin DeYoung w ... discuss

5 May AD 1525 Frederick the Wise (Friedrich der Weise), elector of Saxony from 1486 to 1525, was Martin Luther's sovereign in the early years of the Reformation. Indeed, were it not for Frederick, the ... discuss

No, the actual church isn’t the church in the stock photos. (Not sure what those guys raising their hands out in the middle of wheat fields are doing but I’m fairly certain it does not resemble wh ... discuss

Sin, irony, tragedy. These words leapt out of the pages of Niebuhr’s books and speeches. Humanity was fallen and redeemed through God’s grace, Niebuhr wrote. But that redemption is always incomple ... discuss

On May 4, 2017, it was announced that His Holiness Pope Francis had approved the beatification of Venerable Father Solanus Casey (1870 – 1957), a priest and professed member of the Capuchin Francisc ... discuss

by Kerby Anderson, Contributing Author: Today is the National Day of Prayer. It is a vital part of our American heritage. The first call to prayer happened before the American Revolution. In 1775, th ... discuss

 “PRAY FOR AMERICA”AMERICANS TO UNITE AND PRAY ON THURSDAY, MAY 4th, FOR THE OBSERVANCE OF THE NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYEROUR Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy ... discuss

Double (1954 Calendar): May 4Today is the Feast of St. Monica, the mother of St. Augustine, who arguably became one of the greatest Doctors of the Church in history.The following is taken from Fr. Fra ... discuss

ast year I was introduced to Stephen McCaskell and I knew immediately that he was a gifted man.  The official trailer of his new film documentary of Martin Luther was unveiled at the 2017 G3 Conferen ... discuss

What exactly is at issue in these several mutations of “evangelical” theology? Central to the debate is the biblical (Reformed) doctrine of the Covenant of Works established by God with Adam as fe ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter You’re not alone. Somebody is there. Isn’t it comforting to know you’re not alone in times of trouble? Just knowing s ... discuss

The history of the Church didn't take place shrouded in the mists of time. It actually happened and continues to happen through things that we can see and sometimes hold in our hand.The Christian answ ... discuss

The following is an article by Barbara Shippy and is reprinted from Concordia Publishing House's Blog with permission.When I was little, I used to ask my parents, “How can we be sure we’re ri ... discuss

few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to sit down with Conrad Mbewe and Steven Lawson to talk about preaching and discipleship.  In this short video, Steven Lawson addresses the topic of discipleship. ... discuss

In the last article, we surveyed the wreckage that a fallen pastor leaves behind him and made some suggestions about how to begin repairing the damage. Part of this involves speaking God’s Word of ... discuss

I can’t think of a better resource to give to those who struggle with doubts or the tendency to second-guess and over-analyze decisions and motives. This resource is filled with Gospel goodness and ... discuss

Warren raised some legitimate concerns regarding the prevalence of false teaching and the lack of appropriate authority and accountability in the blogosphere. However, the answer isn’t authorita ... discuss

In the days since my grandmother's passing, I remembered a conversation we had a year or so ago. The house on the property in Greenwood, Virginia where she was born was being torn down and we drove by ... discuss

What motivated you to join the pro-life movement? What continues to motivate you? There are many babies being killed every day; where is our voice for those who are defenseless and silent? What motiva ... discuss

hose were some of the hardest words I’ve had to speak to a person.  I looked him in the eyes when I said it.  The words were brutally honest.  I didn’t enjoy it.  I communicated the wa ... discuss

  May 2 is the memorial of St. Athanasius, bishop and doctor of the Church. St. Athanasius (295 – 373) was the Church’s greatest hero in the battle against Arianism (a heresy that denied Ch ... discuss

2 May AD 373 Athanasius was born in Alexandria in Egypt in AD.295. He served as a church leader in a time of great controversy and ecclesiastical disagreements. While he was still a deacon, around th ... discuss

Winiarski suggests that New England Congregationalist churches were dominated by the beliefs and practices of the “godly walkers.” They would have of course emphasized the need for God’s grace a ... discuss

The whole purpose of God’s election is to bring His people safely to heaven; therefore, what He starts He promises to finish. He not only initiates the Christian life, but the Holy Spirit is with us ... discuss

Saint Peregrine Laziosi (Pellegrino Latiosi) (c. 1260 – 1 May 1345) is an Italian saint of the Servite Order (Friar Order Servants of Mary). He is the patron saint for persons suffering from cancer, ... discuss

“For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith toward God is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing. For they them ... discuss

esterday I had the privilege to preach from Ephesians 5:26-33 in our ongoing series through the book of Ephesians.  As we recall, Ephesus was a vile and wicked city.  With the temple of Artemis as a ... discuss

Saint Philip was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus. Later Christian traditions describe Philip as the apostle who proselytized in Greece, Syria, and Phrygia. He was martyred by crucifixion in the ci ... discuss

I’m concerned that our focus on Biblical womanhood in women’s Bible studies has put us in danger of forgetting the gospel. We are saved by the blood of Christ, not by adherence to a standa ... discuss

When, however, the church observes Asparagus Fest or otherwise confuses culture with worship (secular with the sacred), it impinges upon the Christian conscience because Christ has not authorized such ... discuss

As Paul said in his trial, “When I am weak, then I am strong” (2 Cor. 12:10).  Suffering is so hard; it is a heavy, heavy burden.  But God’s grace lightens the load, shines light on the path, ... discuss

I truly believe what Mark Twain said about health books… “You might die of a misprint”. I take most everything with a grain of salt and mull it over with prayer. That said, I have r ... discuss

May 1st is the feast day of St. Joseph the Worker. Joseph, the foster father of Jesus, is the patron saint of workers. Pope Pius XII decided in 1955 to add the optional feast day of Saint Joseph the ... discuss

Afflicted with cancer, Peregrine turned to God. His faith was rewarded and he was miraculously cured, enabling him over many years to lead others to Christ. As the patron of cancer patients, his inter ... discuss

Accompanying Video:Message Audio:The Salvation Army is mobilizing worldwide. The purpose of this mobilization is to encourage salvationists to step outside the walls of our churches and buildings, and ... discuss

I truly believe what Mark Twain said about health books… “You might die of a misprint”. I take most everything with a grain of salt and mull it over with prayer. That said, I have r ... discuss

(also Ercenwald, Erkenwald or Erconwald; died 693) was Bishop of London in the Anglo-Saxon Christian church between 675 and 693.Erkenwald was born at Lindsey and was supposedly of royal ancestry. Erke ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who hast given thine only Son to be unto us both a sacrifice for sin, and also an ensample of godly life; Give us grace that we may always most thankfully receive that his in ... discuss

Baby Eva Was Stillborn, But Her Eyes Will Give Sight So a Blind Person Can See The grieving family of a stillborn baby girl is taking some comfort in knowing that her short life has helped others. ... discuss

Abolitionism and the Gospel of God Abolitionists aim to transform this wicked culture and society, by the grace of God, with the Gospel of Jesus the Messiah and His holy law. To all those who ... discuss

“There are probably many things to say about this subject, but I have identified five reasons why I think this is such a struggle for Christians—and Christian leaders in particular. Additional ... discuss

The grieving family of a stillborn baby girl is taking some comfort in knowing that her short life has helped others. Eva Grace Young, the daughter of Royce and Keri Young of Oklahoma, was stillborn o ... discuss

April 29th, is the memorial of Saint Catherine of Siena (1347 – 1380), the 14th century virgin, visionary and Doctor of the Church. Catherine di Benincasa was born the twenty-fifth child o ... discuss

His Holiness, Pope Francis, has approved the second miracle needed to canonize Blessed Francisco and Jacinta Marto, two of the shepherd children who witnessed the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima.The ... discuss

Saint Louis-Marie de Montfort is revered for his intense devotion to the Blessed Virgin and to praying the Rosary. His love of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament and for the poor is unsurpassed. The quot ... discuss

n this sermon, R. C. Sproul points to our calling to love the Lord with all of our mind.  To love God with everything but the mind is not to love God fully. $5 Friday: Suffering, Predestination,  ... discuss

On this day we remember those Christians of the east martyred by the followers of Mohammed that had invaded the region.The Laz and Georgian peoples are inhabitants of the Black Sea region and trace t ... discuss

Slime and Beauty. Not two words we would usually associate together. Because slime is gooey and sticky and messy and bleck. But you know what, I saw beauty in it. I caught a glimpse of the delight of ... discuss

October 4, 1922 – April 28, 1962 If you must choose between me and the baby, no hesitation; Choose—and I demand it—the baby, Save him!” Gianna Beretta Molla was an Italian pediatrician, wife, ... discuss

Implement basic counseling principles into your parenting during these years. Ask lots of questions, but also study body language and mood (remember the raging hormones), and realize that sometimes si ... discuss

First, there is and ought to be a priority of orthodoxy over orthopraxy for the simple reason that there can be no God-pleasing orthopraxy without orthodoxy. In the New Testament the indicative (what ... discuss

If, indeed, we are dead in sins and trespasses, if, indeed, our wills are held captive by the lusts of our flesh and we need to be liberated from our flesh in order to be saved, then in the final anal ... discuss

. . . A low block by the Razorbacks.by Bruce Bawer: On April 13-15, the King Fahd Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Arkansas held a symposium on so-called “honor violence,” as e ... discuss

This is a reflective book. It is supposed to be a sixty-day journey to biblical self-discovery. The author begins her book with Acknowledgments and then an Introduction. Then she spreads out her mate ... discuss

Celebrities, Fashion Designers and Business Leaders Gather to End Human Trafficking Contact: Sweena Varghese, Nomi Network, 646-867-0608 NEW YORK, April 26, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Nomi Networ ... discuss

Most of us struggle with sharing our faith. Sometimes, it’s because we’re too shy or too embarrassed. Other times, we just plain don’t know how or are unsure of what we actually believe, so we ... discuss

s the gift of prophecy given to the church in our present day?  Was the gift of prophecy reserved for the apostolic era of church history?  What must we say about the numerous amount of modern-day p ... discuss

Died c. 490. Bishop and Patron of Elphin, in Ireland, one of St. Patrick's converts, and worker in iron.In the Tripartite Life of St Patrick (ed. Whitley Stokes) we read:Bishop St Assic was Patrick's ... discuss

In some ways, pastors are sustained by the prayers of their people. Obviously, God is the one who ultimately sustains pastors, but one of his primary means is through the prayers of pastors. When it ... discuss

Literally translated, it would read, “Keep on asking and it will be given to you; keep on seeking and you will find; keep on knocking and it will be opened to you” (v. 7). All three verbs are pres ... discuss

Celebrities, Fashion Designers and Business Leaders Gather to End Human Trafficking Contact: Sweena Varghese, Nomi Network, 646-867-0608 NEW YORK, April 26, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Nomi Networ ... discuss

Semi Double (1954 Calendar): April 26thThe following is taken from Dom Guéranger's entry in The Liturgical Year for April 26, in Volume VIII of the 1983 Marian House edition of the English translatio ... discuss

n this clip provided by Todd Friel and Wretched, Phil Johnson points to the “tone police” in the local church today who want every preacher to deliver soft messages. The Worst Consequence ... discuss

We’ve just completed largest and most exciting campaign to date since 40 Days for Life started on the British Isles. Eleven campaigns were organised in total. For the first time, we had four cam ... discuss

In several countries, our campaign has begun to grow into a nationwide effort. Many European countries only provide abortions in hospitals up to 12 weeks — there is no organisation like Planned ... discuss

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Is there a contradiction between affirming male elders and being concerned that harmful ideas about gender may contribute to harmful responses to domestic abuse? Absolutely not. Can I love the doctrin ... discuss

When we say sola Scriptura we are saying, in part, that Scripture is enough and that, unless God has commanded it, the church has no authority to impose a doctrine or practice, however beneficial it ... discuss

Among this ‘band of brothers, ’ I’m sure there were many irritating personalities and not a few frustrating friends. Yet in this time of stress petty annoyances disappeared. Their delightful exc ... discuss

“Did he or didn’t he? Did he step out of bounds or not?”  In the world of sports, such questions are settled with instant replay. The referees look at the video monitor and think a ... discuss

Living a lifestyle of worship is something that has to happen one day at a time I think.  We as Christians could be tempted to assume a "once and done" attitude about our Christian faith.   ... discuss

She takes a deep breath, eyes riveted on the floor. Slowly, she begins to share some of her story of pain with me through tears while twisting a tissue.  I am aware that what was once a counseling ro ... 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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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




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