Topic: grace

Prayer is the best weapon we have; it is the key to God's heart. You must speak to Jesus not only with your lips, but with your heart. In fact, on certain occasions you should only speak to Him with y ... discuss

Memorial - September 23rdSaint Pio of Pietrelcina, (1887-1968) better known as Padre Pio, was the 20th century Capuchin priest, stigmatic and mystic, who during his lifetime, was a spiritual father to ... discuss

Perhaps the most distinguishing mark of Padre Pio’s holiness was bearing the stigmata, through which he shared in the suffering of Christ. Initially, our Savior’s sacred wounds, though felt by Fra ... discuss

Enable. Verb; to make possible or easy One of the toughest things I had to learn when I became a drug and alcohol abuse counselor was how not to enable the clients entrusted to my care. It was a painf ... discuss

When we stand praying and forgive someone who has wronged us, we take it upon ourselves to undertake the heart work of forgiveness. When the wrongs we have forgiven others resurface uninvited in our m ... discuss

God the Holy Spirit turns wanderers back to Himself, but He ordinarily uses people to do so, just as He uses means to bring people to saving faith in the first place. Just as God will use our faithful ... discuss

The ideologies and theories of today are not radical enough to carry the freight of contemporary issues, but the Bible is more than adequate for the task.  After all, it is “God-breathed,” there ... discuss

  St. Mark, the Evangelist, the author of the second Gospel, is commonly identified as “John Mark” in the Acts of the Apostles (12:12, 25; 15:37) Born a Jew, he was baptized and instructed i ... discuss

Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving fo ... discuss

The eight classes of unbelievers are as follows:1. Atheists, who deny there is a God;2. Deists, who admit there is a God, but deny that He revealed a religion;3. Agnostics, who will neither admit nor ... discuss

Things are moving fast … and today we have a big announcement! As we enter the largest 40 Days for Life campaign ever — in 375 cities — our team has been working very hard for months ... discuss

Over the past two days, my wife and I have logged many miles over the cobblestone roads of Rome, Italy.  During our time in Rome, we have managed to hit all of the historic sites on our personal li ... discuss

One day Jesus was walking and saw a tax collector named Matthew sitting at a tax collection post, and said to him, "Follow me." And Matthew stood up and followed Him, and became one of His twelve apos ... discuss

Clearly, what God wants above all is our will which we received as a free gift from God in creation and possess as though our own. When a man trains himself to acts of virtue, it is with the help of g ... discuss

September 21st, is the feast of Saint Matthew, the Apostle and Evangelist, best known for the Gospel bearing his name. Information about his early years is scarce. He was highly educated. In the New T ... discuss

Double (1954 Calendar): September 20St. Eustace was a distinguished Roman officer. He owed his conversion to the vision of a stag with a crucifix between its antlers, seen by him while he was hun ... discuss

In Romans 13:8-10, the Apostle Paul tells his readers that if they want to boil everything down; if they want to sum up God’s law and what it means to follow Him, then love people. Then, a few v ... discuss

I recently had the privilege to connect with Justin Peters for a short interview regarding his conversion, ministry focus, and thoughts on the prosperity (Word-Faith) movement.  You can hear the ful ... discuss

On the 19th of September, 1846, the Most Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to two illiterate peasant children on the Mountain of La Salette, France, with an urgent message for the universal Church and the ... discuss

September 18 is the feast day of Saint Joseph of Cupertino (1603-1663), If you have watched the film “The Reluctant Saint”, you know just how endearing this sweet Franciscan saint was and what st ... discuss

Actress and Saturday Night Live star Kate McKinnon thanked failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in her Emmys acceptance speech for the second year running, praising her for the “grace ... discuss

  The novena to Saint Vincent de Paul begins on September 18 and ends on September 26. September 26 is the memorial of Saint Vincent de Paul, the 17th century French priest known for his aposto ... discuss

These prayers to St. Joseph of Cupertino, the patron of students and those who study, are most beneficial for those taking all manner of examinations. They have to be said before taking an exam. Both ... discuss

If Jesus makes us right with God, then we have the freedom to come to him even when we aren’t theologically correct. To put it in the language of the Bible, we are invited to come boldly to the thro ... discuss

Rescuing souls is accomplished wherever a soul, a human being, is in danger of death, both physically and spiritually, both temporally and eternally. Rescuing souls involves evangelizing, preaching, t ... discuss

I often wonder where my fellow believers stand, especially those who I stand along side of in the church. We live in a day and age where there is much compromise and strife within the church. The ch ... 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

Notes from Volume One (Home Education) of CM’s six volume series I compiled these notes for my own personal use. They are incomplete in two ways. They are incomplete in that nobody can really ... discuss

Semidouble (1954 Calendar): September 16Today the Catholic Church commemorates two friends in the service of Christ and his Church who are mentioned in the Roman Canon of the Mass.Pope Cornelius (251- ... discuss

“I wish now that I had told that young cashier at the dollar store how striking she looked standing there, with her nose ring and her blonde ringlets. I wish I would have told her what that mome ... discuss

Now, the next thing that He’s going to ask is, “Okay, so what did you do with what I gave you on Earth?” And, wow, that’s going to be a tough exam. I know that it’s going to be filled with g ... discuss

“Every grace granted to man has three degrees in order; for by God it is communicated to Christ, from Christ it passes to the Virgin, and from the Virgin it descends to us.” - St. Bernardine of Si ... discuss

I know that I need the church and the church needs me. We are not called to walk out our faith alone. Paul gave us another picture of our mutual need for one another in 1 Corinthians 12:12–26. The c ... discuss

When Luther advised, “Sin boldly,” what did he mean? Luther saw that many who take Christian life seriously might tend to despair, because as Christians we become more acutely aware of how we rebe ... discuss

Before God united Adam and Eve in the very first marriage, he already had something else in mind. Before he joined the first husband to the first wife, he was already thinking forward to what that mar ... discuss

Puritanism is widely regarded as a post-reformation movement, working out the ideals of the Protestant Reformation, and is the subject of intense scholarly interest because of its significance as a mo ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Listen to some Rhymes and Reasons about beautiful information and singing Click or tap on these links to the topics I talk about in thi ... discuss

September 15 is the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows. This feast is dedicated to Mary, Mother of God, and her union with the sufferings of her Divine Son, Jesus. The title “Our Lady of Sorrows” focu ... discuss

(Newsbusters) As many in Hollywood unabashedly support the abortion industry, one artist is setting herself apart by challenging the narrative. In a recent interview with MRC Culture, Kaya Jones of t ... discuss

As many in Hollywood unabashedly support the abortion industry, one artist is setting herself apart by challenging the narrative. In a recent interview with MRC Culture, Kaya Jones of the Pussycat Dol ... discuss

In recent days I spoke with Anthony Mathenia about a new conference he is organizing in Virginia for the local churches in his area.  If you live in the area or surrounding regions—you should chec ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter I’m singing with grace in my heart because… …I’m supposed to. And because it’s part of my job description. ... discuss

We know that this contentment is not simply idealistic but rather characteristic of the Christian life. As believers, we continue to learn contentment by learning to trust and treasure God in every si ... discuss

Pastors sin. One of our sins is to try to become what we are not, masters, CEOs, or ranchers. We are ranch hands. We work in the mail room not the board room. The great good news for sinful pastors is ... discuss

The fact is, God is working out His redemptive ends in ways we cannot possibly fathom. His providence is like a tapestry of such immensity and complexity that we will not be able to discover the patte ... discuss

Three days set apart for fasting, abstinence, and prayer during each of the four seasons of the year. They were the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday after St. Lucy (or Lucia, d. 304) (December 13), the ... discuss

Cyprian was born around 200 AD in North Africa, of pagan parents. He was a prominent trial lawyer and teacher of rhetoric. Around 246 he became a Christian, and in 248 was chosen Bishop of Carthage. A ... discuss

Last December, Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser signed into law legislation that legalized assisted suicide. The controversial bill faced heavy opposition, particularly from the African-American c ... discuss

After 64 years, the National Cathedral expels Robert E. Lee In 1953, was it really wrong to commemorate Gen. Robert E. Lee in the stained glass of Washington, D.C.’s National Cathedral? For cont ... discuss

The late Fr. Gabriele Amorth, the Vatican’s former chief exorcist, once observed: "God never rejects his creatures. Therefore, even though they broke with God, Satan and his angels maintain their po ... discuss

On a regular basis, I am reminded of the need for biblical courage in preaching the Word. Conrad Mbewe proclaimed a wonderful sermon in the 2017 G3 and it has been a great encouragement to me. I trus ... discuss

Next week, I will be teaching and preaching through Germany on a Reformation tour as we follow in the footsteps of the epic event that pierced the bowels of the Roman Catholic Church and unleashed th ... discuss

According to a Latin Life of Deiniol, preserved in Peniarth MS226 and transcribed in 1602 by Sir Thomas Williams of Trefriw, he was the son of Abbot Dunod Fawr, son of Pabo Post Prydain. The family, h ... discuss

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On September 12, the Church celebrates the memorial of the Most Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary to teach us how useful and advantageous it is for us to invoke her holy name in our needs. The nam ... discuss

[dropap]Y[/dropcap]esterday morning, we continued our study through 1 John in our series titled, “Know.”  I preached 1 John 2:28-3:10 and it’s abundantly clear that the older and w ... discuss

Simple (1955 Calendar): September 11September 11th is the Feast of Ss. Protus and Hyacinth.The story of most martyrs of the first three centuries is so obscured by legend that it is difficult for us t ... discuss

16 years since that tragic day when the United States was attacked by people who hate everything about our country. Unfortunately, the enemy is no longer an organized army defined by borders and unif ... discuss

I’ve always wanted to make a difference. I’ve daydreamed about it endlessly. I’ll be envisioning it in class while trying to look engaged in the study on homonyms and proper grammar. I’ll eve ... discuss

Feast Day - September 11thThe story of most martyrs of the first three centuries is so obscured by legend that it is difficult for us to cull out the historical kernel; this is true of today's saints. ... discuss

Faith is an essential part of life. You might say that it begins when the phone alarm buzzes early in the morning – assuming that it does chime at the appointed time. We have faith in the engineers ... discuss

(In 2017, this feast is superseded by the Sunday liturgy.)September 10th, is traditionally the feast of Saint Thomas of Villanova (1488-1555), the 16th century Spanish Augustinian friar, theologian an ... discuss

Scared to share the gospel? Let the glorious truth of Jesus shatter your fears: He is with you always, even to the end of the age. But doubts still scurry through your heart, refusing to be squashed ... discuss

Excerpt from: Regin Prenter, Spiritus Creator, tr. John Jensen (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 1953), 39-41.The Augustinian and scholastic teaching of justification which Luther opposes in the ... discuss

O my God, I thank you for this cross you have allowed me to carry. Please give me the strength and faith to persevere so that I may bring glory to Your name while withstanding the burden of its weight ... discuss

is a very early feast day of the Church, having been celebrated since the seventh century. It is important that these feasts of Mary be observed, because most, if not all, heresies stem from the deni ... discuss

The second Q&A session from the 2017 G3 Conference provided a good discussion on several important modern and historical subjects between Steven Lawson, James White, Voddie Baucham, David Hall, and P ... discuss

“Your birth, O Blessed Virgin Mary, fills the whole world with a sweet consolation and a holy joy, because of you was born our Jesus, our God, who has taken away from us the curse in which we were ... discuss

Let me preface this brief post by saying I of course can't speak for the messengers of compassion or the Salvation Army overall.  These are simply my viewpoints, and my opinions and they do not n ... discuss

Call me tough. Call me insensitive. Call me whatever you want, but enough already with these DREAMers. Enough. They whine and they cry; they tug at our heart strings. They protest in the streets for t ... discuss

Feast Day - September 8thThe Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary has been celebrated since approximately the 6th century, although there are other, conflicting accounts of when this particular feast c ... discuss

Since I'm not publishing the novel, I'm going to give you ALL the spoilers. Keep in mind: this is a bare bones summary and my target demographic is young women between the ages of 16 and 24.Isabella ( ... discuss

Far too often we program and compartmentalize things that are intended to be engaged in more naturally.  One such are of life is evangelism. I was reminded of this reality last week as I walked arou ... discuss

A new book released today contains thoughts and commentary from Pope Francis based on a series of interviews has the leader of the Catholic Church. The book makes it clear Pope Francis believes there ... discuss

September 7, 2017The Virgin Mary and Joseph were graced with the honor of raising Jesus. Having God Incarnate in their midst was an unrivaled joy. The happiness this brought was something we can only ... discuss

According to tradition September 7th is the feast of St. Regina (Reine) who after undergoing many cruel torments, was beheaded for the faith at Aliza, formerly a large town called Alexia, famous for t ... discuss

In the 2017 G3 Conference, D.A. Carson preached on the subject, “Laying the Foundation.”  You will find the sermon helpful.  Are you registered for the 2018 G3?  Save the date and rese ... discuss

Born to the Irish royalty. Bega’s family arranged her a marriage to the Prince of Norway, but Bega wanted to devote her life and virginity to the Lord, refused the arrangement, and fled; legend says ... discuss

September 6, 2017Today, we again remember marriages and families who are struggling. Pope Francis once said, "Jesus' attitude is striking: we do not hear the words of scorn, we do not hear the words o ... discuss

(August 26, 1910 – September 5, 1997), born Agnesë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu (pronounced [aɡnɛs ɡɔnˈdʒa bɔˈjadʒju]), was an Albanian Roman Catholic nun with Indian citizenship who founded the Missio ... discuss

In 1987, a very important statement was formed to provide clarity on human sexuality titled, The Danvers Statement.  The statement provided some helpful language on some difficult cultural matters ... discuss

September 5, 2017Today we pray for all single people discerning marriage, all engaged couples, all newlyweds, and those who have been married for many years. Each of them need God's guidance — that ... discuss

Saint Teresa of Calcutta dedicated her life to serving the sick, the poor, and the marginalized. She founded the Missionaries of Charity to extend that mission throughout the world. She once observed: ... discuss

Variety reports on a newly released documentary directed by William Friedkin whose directorial credits include the 1973 masterpiece The Exorcist. His latest venture, The Devil and Father Amorth, stars ... discuss

‘…residents sang Amazing Grace…’ ... discuss

All are welcome. The foreigners who join themselves to the LORD, ministering to Him, loving the name of the LORD, and becoming His servants—all who keep the Sabbath free from profanation and hold t ... discuss

Yesterday morning we continued our series through 1 John and I had the privilege of preaching 1 John 2:18-27.  In John’s typical style, he bounced back and forth in a compare and contrast meth ... discuss

September 4, 2017Saint John Paul II wrote at length about the family in 1994, when the Church celebrated the 'Year of the Family.' He said, "The civilization of love is possible; it is not a utopia. B ... discuss

"From the beginning therefore he [man] is called to work. Work is one of the characteristics that distinguish man from the rest of creatures, whose activity for sustaining their lives cannot be called ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Being a doorkeeper isn’t necessarily a dead-end job. In fact, there’s one place where being a doorkeeper can be so amazing a ... discuss

The final reason people are put off by definite atonement is they feel it becomes a deterrent to evangelism and mission—if Christ didn’t die for everyone, then how can they go and evangelize and p ... discuss

September 3, 2017Society is built and sustained by families. The sacred foundation of the family is marriage. Today, the family and marriage are under attack. However, this did not happen in a vacuum. ... discuss

As Christians, we have been given a very specific job to do on this earth:  proclaim the good news of the Kingdom of God and bring people to the saving grace of Jesus Christ so that they can be c ... discuss

Joshua, the son of Navi, was leader of the Israelites after the death of the Prophet Moses. He was born in Egypt around 1654 B.C. and succeeded Moses when he was eighty-five. He ruled the Israelites f ... discuss

Dana Burkinshaw is an M.Div. graduate of Central Seminary in Plymouth Minnesota and occasionally teaches adult Sunday School at Gospel of Grace Fellowship in the Twin Cities. He recently taught a les ... discuss

September 2, 2017Society is built and sustained by families. The sacred foundation of the family is marriage. Today, the family and marriage are under attack. But this did not happen in a vacuum. Arch ... discuss

Dear Friends, In times of great crisis, it’s easy to feel like we are powerless, with no control over the direction of our lives. For the victims of the flooding in Houston and the surrounding ... discuss

An Abbot, said to have been born of illustrious Athenian (Greek) parentage about the middle of the seventh century. Early in life he devoted himself exclusively to spiritual things, but, finding his ... discuss

Take just a brief moment to watch the following video and consider why you should be in Atlanta this January for the 2018 G3 Conference focused on discipleship. Consider sending your pastor and his w ... discuss

I spoke to them about how the Trinity has existed forever and ever. Our God was eternally happy–even before he created people! Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and the Father all loved, glorified, and en ... discuss

More broadly, we contend that reducing the complexity of social relationships to issues of power, and imposing a binary logic that divides human society into oppressors and oppressed is unhelpful in a ... discuss

  As the new school year gets started, we hope each and every student will take to heart the words of Katrina Gallic at the 2017 March for Life. “Fellow youth of America, fellow college studen ... discuss

It’s no myth: Parents and partners use violence, threats, and emotional manipulation to force mothers to abort against their wishes. While traveling recently, I stopped for lunch with a new relative ... discuss

September 1, 2017Society is built and sustained by families. The sacred foundation of the family is marriage. Today, the family and marriage are under attack. But this did not happen in a vacuum. &nbs ... discuss

The month of August 2009 is when God intervened in my life and radically altered my life, through my unborn baby, my darling Lily girl. Each August, I am flooded with memories of His faithfulness, in ... discuss

Ministry is not for the faint-of-heart.  Occasionally I run across someone who talks about ministry as a good modern career choice and I have to explain the difference between a calling and a choice ... discuss

The saint of the day for August 31 is Saint Raymond Nonnatus. He is the patron saint of:  childbirth, expectant mothers, newborn babies, obstetricians, and pregnant women. Saint Raymond Nonnatus was ... discuss

But how do we know God’s character? When skeptics point to the world and declare that things are not as they should be, believers can bellow a spirited “Amen!” But when the skeptic then points u ... discuss

Fr. René J. Butler, M.S.Provincial Superior, La Salette Missionaries of North AmericaHartford, Connecticut(Click here for today’s readings)In the 1932 edition of the Rule of a certain religious ord ... discuss

August 31, 2017Society is built and sustained by families. The sacred foundation of the family is marriage. Today, the family and marriage are under attack. But this did not happen in a vacuum.   ... discuss

FROM THE PASTORDecember 29, 2013by Fr. George W. Rutler Prologue to the GospelAccording to St. John (1:1-14) "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He ... discuss

FROM THE PASTORJanuary 12, 2014by Fr. George W. Rutler The Feast of the Baptism of our Lord follows the Epiphany because both are events by which God makes his mystery clearer to the human mind. In ... discuss

FROM THE PASTORMarch 9, 2014by Fr. George W. Rutler Those who are in a position to do so are wise to consult an investment advisor, and at the start of Lent, it is not irreverent to say that the Lor ... discuss

FROM THE PASTORApril 27, 2014 by Fr. George W. Rutler Our Lord kept his promise: “These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full” (John 15:11). Like ... discuss

A chapter from my book, Where Do We Find Such Men? in remembrance of those who served on June 6, 1944. Brig. Gen. Allen Kimball is given the most important assignment of his life, and arguably the mo ... discuss

If one were to question the moral fortitude of current Christians in America, one might conclude that a generation of Christians would rather be culturally acceptable than identify with the commandme ... discuss

August 30, 2017Society is built and sustained by families. The sacred foundation of the family is marriage. Today, the family and marriage are under attack. But this didn’t happen in a vacuum.   ... discuss

Do you have your plans in order for January’s 2018 G3 Conference on discipleship?  If not, here’s a short video explaining why you should make your plans to join us in Atlanta. Why W ... discuss

So when we have a decision to make, we need to turn to God’s Word. As we read and study, we can ask ourselves: Is this choice sinful? By choosing this, am I doing something God has told me not t ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter How can a still small voice be stronger than a hurricane? And the answer is: when a still small voice comes from the one, true, living, ... discuss

This book is a devotional, meant to cover 90 days. The author, Randy Alcorn, has included devotions for 90 days. Each devotion is titled, followed by a quote from Alcorn. Each chapter gives the reade ... discuss

On a regular basis, search teams meet with prospective pastors for their local church and they ask that important question: “How do you envision growing our church if you come as pastor?” ... discuss

The biblical account portrays the beheading of Saint John the Baptist by Herod Antipas. According to the Synoptic Gospels, Herod had imprisoned John because he reproved Herod for divorcing his wife (P ... discuss

People use this language because they believe that a particular sin is so grievous that it compromises or contradicts the gospel witness of Christians individually and of the church visible and corpor ... discuss

Worldly sorrow doesn’t lead to repentance; it only leads to death. Worldly sorrow does not lead to true repentance because it is not a mourning over one’s sin, but simply a mourning over one’s l ... discuss

We need to be realistic about the depth and width of the sin of racism in our hearts and in our churches. It will remain a struggle but if we admit that we are sinners, if we do not pretend to have ar ... discuss

For many women, ovarian cancer is one of the most terrifying diagnoses they could ever receive. The cancer is a silent killer, with difficult-to-recognize symptoms. When found early, the survival rate ... discuss

Saint Augustine is numbered among the four great Doctors of the Western Church He was one of the most brilliant minds of ancient Christendom. His influential contribution to theology, especially in cl ... discuss

by NRA-ILA: In an unsurprising turn, officials in the District of Columbia have decided to continue to defend their near total ban on the right to bear arms. On Thursday, D.C. filed a petition for r ... discuss

Yesterday I preached from 1 John 2:15-17 in our series titled, “Know” on Sunday mornings.  The focus of the sermon was in line with John’s overall goal in his letter—biblical ass ... discuss

By Jean M. Heimann August 28th is the feast of Saint Augustine, a Western Father of the Church whose conversion to Christianity is well-known as one of the most important events in the history of the ... discuss

Aurelius Augustinus, Augustine of Hippo, or Saint Augustine (November 13, 354 – August 28, 430) was one of the most important figures in the development of Western Christianity, there considered to ... discuss

Saint Moses Murin the Black lived during the fourth century in Egypt. He was an Ethiopian, and he was black of skin and therefore called “Murin” (meaning “like an Ethiopian”). In his youth he ... discuss

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Memorial – August 28thAugustine Aurelius was born on November 13, 354, in Tagaste, North Africa. His father was a pagan, his mother, Saint Monica, was a devote Christian. Still unbaptized and burnin ... discuss

Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)Always there is a connection between the first readings and the gospel accounts that the Church presents to us in the ... discuss

The Collect.O GOD, who declarest thy almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity; Mercifully grant unto us such a measure of thy grace, that we, running the way of thy commandments, may obtain th ... discuss

“Do you sincerely receive and adopt the Confession of Faith of this Church, as containing the system of doctrine taught in the Holy Scriptures?” It is plain that a very serious responsibility bef ... discuss

The strength of our faith makes absolutely no difference to whether we will receive God’s blessing. What counts is the one in whom our faith rests. If our trust is in Christ, and we are looking to h ... discuss

The prayers of Saint Monica, together with God's grace, turned her wayward son, Saint Augustine, from sinner to saint. St. Monica, model of motherhood, your patience and fervent prayers won for the Ch ... discuss

(In 2017, this feast is superseded by the Sunday liturgy.)August 27th, is the memorial of Saint Monica. She is an example of those holy matrons of the ancient Church who proved very influential in the ... discuss

In the summer of 2015, I was on my second mission trip to Uganda. We were on our way back to the U.S., and our first flight was from Uganda to Nairobi, Kenya. I remember getting on the small plane a ... discuss

A pastor friend of mine often reminds me that at the core of the gospel is the often-missed truth that Jesus died so that we could pray. The author of the letter to the Hebrews assures us that we may ... discuss

“Those who listened and believed will have my everlasting gratitude and love. The first person I shared with was not a minister, but a friend who by the grace of God had walked this journey befo ... discuss

August 26, 2017Saint Monica demonstrated heroic patience during her trials. She suffered greatly, but never lost her abiding faith in God's goodness. Let us pray that we may have the faith of St. Moni ... discuss

11-week ultrasound of Jill’s baby before her abortion at Planned Parenthood I’m a 29-year-old single mom… and I made the worst choice of my life last April. I became pregnant and I ... discuss

I’ll admit, I’m a church lady. For most of my adult life, I ministered exclusively inside my local congregation. After decades of that focus, I felt frustrated. I didn’t see much fruit from my e ... discuss

Luther certainly developed a practice in which music took on a more highly charged value, consolidating the drama and struggles of belief within the mind of the believer rather than in the multi-senso ... discuss

11-week ultrasound of Jill’s baby before her abortion at Planned Parenthood I’m a 29-year-old single mom… and I made the worst choice of my life last April. I became pregnant and I ... discuss

Aleks Patete simply could not abort her unborn son, despite her troubling cancer diagnosis. The 28-year-old Ohio mom said her unborn baby boy saved her life, and there was no way she was going to dest ... discuss

Feast - August 26thThe image of Our Lady of Częstochowa, also known as the Black Madonna, was traditionally believed to have been painted by St. Luke the Evangelist on a cypress wood panel from a tab ... discuss

King St. Louis IX - a Secular Franciscan - penned the following letter of advice to his son:1. To his dear first-born son, Philip, greeting, and his father's love. 2. Dear son, since I desire with all ... discuss

Following the Roman Catholic debate at the 2017 G3 Conference, James White led a breakout session where he did a review of the debate and discussed other matters related to the theme.  You will find ... discuss

August 25 is the optional memorial of Saint Louis IX (1215-1270). A third order Franciscan, he was a just king, a devoted spouse, and the loving father of eleven children. Saint Louis IX, King of Fra ... discuss

by James V. Schall, SJ: In today's world, when the topic of the defects of university teaching and curricula comes up, the most well-known alternative put forward is the “great books programs.” I ... discuss

August 25, 2017O God, who consoles the sorrowful and who mercifully accepted the motherly tears of Saint Monica for the conversion of her son Augustine, grant us, through the intercession of them both ... discuss

The views on this blog do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of the Salvation Army organization or it's membership.  These are my personal views.  God be praised. I suppos ... discuss

On Monday, it seemed that much of life was paused for the rare opportunity to see a full (or almost full depending on your region) eclipse.  The event included the moon passing between the earth and ... discuss

was one of the twelve Apostles of Jesus. Bartholomew (Greek: Βαρθολομαίος, transliterated "Bartholomaios") comes from the Aramaic bar-Tôlmay (תולמי‎‎‎‎‎-בר‎‎), meanin ... discuss

August 24, 2017Today we pray for all those who feel abandoned by God for whatever reason, for those waiting for answers to prayer, and for those who are suffering and do not yet see the reasons behind ... discuss

Before I start: happy feast of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary! I love focusing on this (Mama Mary being crowned Queen of Heaven and Earth) when doing the Glorious mysteries and I will do thi ... discuss

Ask most people who will get to heaven, and they will give you a succinct answer:  "Good people".  And ask most people if they are "good", and they will answer with little hesitation that, o ... discuss

Matthew 15:21-28“When Yes Looks like No”You know that old saying about how God answers prayers either with a yes, no, or “wait”. I think of that as I read this passage about the Canaanite woma ... discuss

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Died 20(?) August AD 1153 ernard of Clairvaux, a leader in Christian Europe in the first half of the 11th century A.D., is honored in his native France and around the world. Born into a noble Burgund ... discuss

17 August AD 1637 Born 17 October 1582, Johann Gerhard, a Lutheran theologian in the tradition of Martin Luther (1483-1546) and Martin Chemnitz (1522-86), was the most influential 17th Century dogmat ... discuss

This blog post is a repeat of a previous post, with one exception: It is the entire presentation I made this past March to a Catholic Physicians Guide in Madison Wisconsin. A dear and longtime friend ... discuss

I’ve seen these articles lately popping up in my email box: “What is clean eating?”, “What Diet is Best”, “The Truth About Sugar Substitutes”. It seems that ... discuss

So I've come to know Jesus Christ as my Lord and savior.  I've come to understand his atoning sacrifice on the cross. I've come to believe that Jesus resurrected and is alive in heaven right now. ... discuss

Eric Douma is pastor of Gospel of Grace Fellowship in St. Louis Park, MN and co-host of Critical Issues Commentary Radio. He's a good friend, and my pastor. He joins me this month do discuss a topic t ... discuss

There are several dangers to biblical Christianity that have come about through progressive ideology. Progressive ideology essentially stems from non-biblical positions about the nature of truth (tha ... discuss

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Welcome to our Used Book Sale!If you would like to purchase any of the books, please send me an email at djw2e (at) yahoo.com.  I will reply to your email with a total including shipping.  I ... discuss

9 August AD 1976 Lutheran pastor and theologian Hermann Otto Erich Sasse was born on 17 July 1895 at Sonnewalde, Lower Lusatia (Lausitz), Germany. He was the eldest of five children born to pharmacis ... discuss

Cardinal Raymond Burke has once again shown that he is out of step with the message of Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church.Cardinal Burke has aligned himself with radical traditionalists, as he did w ... discuss

Litany of the Immaculate Heart of Mary(Composed by Cardinal Newman)Lord, have mercy on usChrist have mercy on us.Lord, have mercy on us. Christ hear us.Christ graciously hear us.God the Father of Heav ... discuss

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Accompanying Video:Message Audio: Jesus causes the dead to live. He pursues us, faithful to His promises, abounding in love. Though trials and temptations come, God’s grace goes along with us. As ... discuss

Hearing the ScripturesMost Christians for most of Church history did not own their own copy of the Scriptures (either in whole or in part). They heard the Scriptures read in Church. While sitting down ... discuss

The medal ceremony at the Olympics is a moment of rare pomp and ceremony in this informal age. The ceremonies represent both climax and catharsis, with athletes awarded the coveted gold, silver, and ... discuss

25 July, New Testament James, son of Zebedee, and his brother John were among Our Lord's twelve disciples. Together with Peter, these two were privileged to behold the Transfiguration (Matthew 17:1; ... discuss

Video Testimony:Life before Jesus, for me, was a living nightmare. And that’s in no way an exaggeration. Even before drugs took control in my story, it was still basically a life of confusion, and q ... discuss

"margin-bottom: 0in;">“The Sower”Matthew 13:1-9; 18-23Now here is a parable of Jesus – and a most blessed example – in that he actually spells out its meaning. Thanks be to God that ... discuss

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16 July, Old Testament Ruth, the subject of the book bearing her name, is an inspiring example of God's grace. Although she was a Gentile, God made her the great-grandmother of King David (Ruth 4:17) ... discuss

Question "At the beginning of Psalm 33 (in the Septuagint), which we hear often in the liturgical services, is the line "In the Lord shall my soul be praised." This seems a strange way of putting thin ... discuss

12 July AD 1998 Bo Harald Giertz was born 31 August 1905 in Räpplinge, Borgholm, Öland (Kalmar), Sweden. He came from a prominent family and his father was a noted surgeon and head of one of Sweden ... discuss

Pentecost 5July 9, 2017Matthew 11:25-30“Rest in Christ”We're just coming off of a holiday weekend, and I hope you've gotten, or will soon get, some vacation time this summer. Maybe you'll be trav ... discuss

Accompanying Video:Message Audio:We’ve talked about topics like theology, sociology, philosophy, government, and other topics, looking at a litany of spheres of life to discover how our Christian fa ... discuss

It is essential to properly apply scripture to understand the Mosaic Covenant of the Old Testament  and the New Covenant of Grace revealed in the New Testament. In this episode of Echo Zoe, Ryan Ha ... discuss

There is no one to lean on apart from Jesus.  He alone faileth not, and it is exceeding joy to think that He can never change.St. Therese of LisieuxThe world has never been a truly sane place sin ... discuss

Sister Vassa Larin recently sparked a controversy by posting her advice to a mother who has a 14 year old son who "came out" as a homosexual. She has been a popular figure in the English speaking Orth ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Grace is enough of a gift to last forever Do you ever think about the bad things you’ve done in life? How you’ve hurt others ... discuss

6 July, Old Testament Isaiah son of Amoz is considered to be the greatest of the writing prophets and is quoted in the New Testament more than any other Old Testament prophet. His name means "Yahweh ... discuss

June 28, 20171 Kings 18:20-40Matins - Higher Things Conference "Here I Stand"Here I stand. And there Elijah stood: It's time to fish or cut bait, people. You've been going back and forth, to and fr ... discuss

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I try to do a fair amount of spiritual reading (not near as much as I probably should), mostly writings of the saints, in a quest to understand how people become saints.  Pope Francis has said sa ... discuss

Day NineJesus says: “Blessed are you when they revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on My account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven.” ... discuss

Day EightJesus says: “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”Pier Giorgio responds: “To live without faith, without a patrimony to d ... discuss

Today is a great solemnity in the Church - the feast day of Saints Peter and Paul.  St. Peter was our first pope, and St. Paul was a Jewish convert who is arguably considered to be our greatest e ... discuss




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