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“Prior to the Reformation, the sermon was mostly an ad hoc event reserved for special occasions or seasons of the liturgical cycle, especially Christmas and Eastertide. Most sermons were preache ... discuss

February 23th, the Church celebrates the optional memorial of Saint Polycarp (69 AD – 155 AD), the 1st century bishop, martyr and renowned Apostolic Father. Polycarp was widely venerated largely thr ... discuss

Detail, The Sermon on the Mount, William Brassey Hole, c. 1900.Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)Today’s scripture readings provoke the question: Wha ... discuss

(I wrote this some time last week, so references to ‘today’ are not really accurate any more) I read a description in a book that is perfect for here the last couple of days- the air was m ... discuss

Vermigli is the ideal Reformer to introduce to children on the anniversary of the Reformation, because he lived in several countries of Europe, leaving an impact on the continent as a whole. It has o ... discuss

Continuing my articles on the Masters of the Dominican Order, we arrive at the 9th Dominican Master: Nicola Boccasini.  Nicola Boccasini, who would become Pope Benedict XI, governed the order aft ... discuss

Yep, I said it. I think too much emphasis is put on illustrations in how we train preachers and in too many actual sermons. You shouldn’t trust your illustration to do what only God’s word ... discuss

“The pulpit has been graying for decades. In the ’60s, a majority of pastors were under 45. In 2017, most are over 60. The age shift stems from evolving career expectations and difficulty pass ... discuss

“The biblical witness and the testimony of church history clearly point to the fact that preaching is the church’s survival strategy. By preaching the church expands and by preaching the churc ... discuss

Dr. Chuck Balwinby Dr. Chuck Baldwin: In my lifetime, the closest thing to a constitutionally principled politician that I have ever met at the national level was 12-term Congressman Ron Paul. There ... discuss

This post is the last of three in a series on Preaching in a Secular Age. With our cultural analysis behind us, I would like to consider the role of preaching in a secular age, particularly preaching ... discuss

How do we preach a binding authority when people do not even realize they are under authority? How do we preach the objective truths of a non-provisional gospel? How do we preach the authority of a si ... discuss

This post is the second of three in a series on Preaching in a Secular Age. The previous post in this series examined Peter Berger’s explanation for the progress of secularization in the Western ... discuss

Continuing my articles on the Masters of the Dominican Order, we arrive at the 8th Dominican Master: Stephen of Besançon.  Stephen of Besançon governed the order after Munio of ZamoraFor a qui ... discuss

This post is the first of three in a series on Preaching in a Secular Age. I began my chapter on preaching and postmodernism in We Cannot Be Silent with these words, “A common concern seems to emerg ... discuss

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

CC 2.0 via FlickrThe internet has opened a virtual great awakening in the spread of information.  Much of this information has been negative, and sometimes misleading.  Many have troubled ov ... discuss

Jesus Over Everything is a why-to book. Clayton Jennings, the author, is an evangelist, an author, and leads in this generation of Gospel preachers. He comes from a long line of many preachers. Jenn ... discuss

In the wake of another mass shooting in the United States of America, some of us declare our country's need for Jesus. Yet, as this picture shows, Jesus is not enough.Because people can be faithful bo ... discuss

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

Luke 10:1-20Pentecost 7July 3rd, 2016“Rejoicing with the 72”God bless America. Here on this national holiday weekend in which we celebrate America and its birth, we Christians can give thanks for ... discuss

Sermon – September 18, 201618th Sunday after PentecostHope Lutheran Church, Warren, Michigan1 Timothy 2:1-15“Hope. In This Place.”What a blessing and privilege to return here for Hope's 50th an ... discuss

I’ve got just one new Kindle deal today: Jim Cromarty’s biography of Hudson Taylor, It Is Not Death to Die. You may want to run back through this week’s other deals as there ... discuss

Today’s Kindle deals include: The American Hour by Os Guinness, Money, Greed, and God by Jay Richards, God’s Indwelling Presence by Jamaes Hamilton, Sgt. York by John Perry, Read the B ... discuss

This sponsored post was provided by Ligonier Ministries. One of the deepest ongoing concerns Martin Luther had as a pastor was to liberate his congregation from the chains of superstition. ... discuss

It’s the first day of a new month which means we’ve got lots of deals to sort through. Today’s Kindle deals include: Rescuing the Gospel by Erwin Lutzer, Letters to My Daught ... discuss

MatinsEaster 6May 1, 2016Acts 16:9-15“The Unexpected Course of the Gospel”Paul and Silas, Timothy and later, evidently Luke began the travels of Paul's Second Missionary Journey. Immediately befo ... discuss

Nate Pickowicz is pastor of Harvest Bible Church in Gilmanton, New Hampshire, contributor at Entreating Favor, and author of the upcoming book “Reviving New England.” As the fires of Reformation w ... discuss

Part of my daily Bible Reading today was Proverbs 18. As I read this chapter, I stopped at verse two and began to earnestly pray for the Lord to keep me from being a fool in His sight. Whether I am a ... discuss

It's every God Fearing Americans worse nightmare. UN troops going door to door across the nation seizing personal firearms of every kind, leaving the average American with virtually no way to pro ... discuss

Has the patristic era lost its relevance for modern hermeneutics (i.e., interpretation) or exegesis? Not only do they have much to teach our age, but I hold that they are indispensable guides to the d ... discuss

Our chapter's annual Mary Magdalene retreat on July 17-19 was a success.  A big thank you to all those who made it possible, from the cleanup crew to the cooks to Maria Turner and the chant schol ... discuss

Last 36 books I read sorted in descending order by date Tim Challies just published a blog post that intrigued me. The title of his blog post (“blost”) is the same as mine, or should I say, ... discuss

from Jill Stanek.comby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and KelliProWomanProLife denounces the expansion of abortion in Canada via RU-486 “without any democratic process.”At ProLife ... discuss

According to this guy in Charisma News, you would think that the Word of Faith movement was the next step in God’s restoration of His church, something akin to the Reformation! The problem that I ha ... discuss

Things can change on a dime I'm telling you! According to an article in the Telegraph, teens see Facebook as "dead and buried." According to the article, it's not just that Facebook is on a slide or o ... discuss

Sarah Silverman, Lizz Winstead Host Telethon for TX Abortions Big names gather for infanticide and laughter. Actresses, comedians, women empowerment, laughter – why it must be an abortion party! In ... discuss

There is a saying that goes, "If you cut the bible it bleeds". Ok, so I know it doesn't really bleed, but I do understand what that means; if you cut out the parts you don't like it to try and make yo ... discuss

Now that we have laid the groundwork, let’s look at theacceptable animals involved with the “burnt offering.” The first type of animalthey could offer was livestock—cattle, oxen, etc. Leviticu ... discuss

After butchering Grace Aiyedogbon's "Banquet Table of the Lord" message at EN2010, the folks at Every Nation Philippines thought it would be a hoot for me to remix the messages of the speakers at the ... discuss

See LifePoint Church website for podcast of the sermon the following notes were taken from.Ephesians 4:11-16 NKJVAnd He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some past ... discuss

The following article, Seeking the Blessing in the Midst of a Perverse and Crooked Nation, was originally published on Rev. Thomas' Elijah Ministries website. We pray it will be a source of encouragem ... discuss

Egyptian journalist 'Ata Abd Al-Aal, interviewed on Egypt's Al-Rahma TV outlined a plan for increasing Muslim influence over America, boldly declaring, "The U.S. will be transformed into an Islamic r ... discuss

I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingly power: proclaim the word; be persistent whether it is convenient or ... discuss

  "This site is now sent forth in the belief that it will awaken, on the part of all, a deeper appreciation of the mother who is the central figure of the home; that it will encourage par ... discuss

Once upon a time I was fascinated with stories of those who have conducted extensive searches of the Ararat mountains in Turkey, looking for clues to what might have become of the great ark of deliver ... discuss

» 02/07/2010 13:19VATICANIn the Year for Priests we must pray for priests and for those who are called to the vocation of total consecration. He recalls the Day for Life in Italy and for the "Week of ... discuss

The 2009 Ligonier National Conference, The Holiness of God, is taking place today, March 19th through the 21st. This conference draws high-quality reformed preachers/teachers, and the lineup this yea ... discuss

I just came upon an excellent and articulate essay titled, RELIGIOUS RIGHT R.I.P. by Cal Thomas that was posted November 5, 2008, just as President Barack Obama had been elected. Mr. Thomas argues th ... discuss

Courtesy of: www.christianparents.comHumanism is as old as the garden of Eden, but few know what it is. The idea of Humanism replacing Godism can be seen in the garden of Eden when Satan taught Eve th ... discuss

President Bush's remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast on 2 Feb 2006.THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all. Please be seated. (Applause.) Thanks for the warm welcome. Laura and I are delighted to be here. T ... discuss

Chinese Christians need Bibles, but some folks keep sending prosperity gospel material instead.  One house church leader is not pleased. He’s got glasses as thick as coke bottles, and dust ... discuss

Of all the commentary inspired by The Document. I think this is the best one I've read. This former Episcopal priest who was borught into the Church under the pastoral provision is keenly aware of ... discuss

Latest in an occasional series of prayers by Christians of ages past. Previous entry here.May God the Father who made us bless us.May God the Son send his healing among us.May God the Holy Spirit move ... discuss

Yesterday I opened up the USA Today to page 11A and felt like someone threw a bucket of cold water in my face. The headline reads, “Rule may restrict gay men from Catholic seminaries.” September ... discuss

I am perhaps the strangest attorney you could meet. I am a right wing, religious conservative, evangelical criminal defense attorney. The reason I left the District Attorney’s office was so I could ... discuss




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