Topic: righteous

Fork in the Road The other day, in a moment of grief, looking down at the ground in deep thought, I walked right over this pitiful fork. It was at the edge of the driveway next to the waste container ... discuss

Derek Flood has written an excellent book explaining the issues I covered in my blog series this past autumn. My series is titled "Not everything Biblical is Christian." His book is titled Disarm ... discuss

The following 'Visitation and Prayer Service Sermon' is posted with family permission.  May the Lord give to the family of Ashley Ann Anderson, and all who mourn, comfort in their grief and a sur ... discuss

2015 Zion Lutheran Lent SeriesGod's Ten Word's - For YouPart 5 of 6 Text: Exodus 20:1-17 and Matthew 5:27-32Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. In the prev ... discuss

These words were uttered by someone who claims to be a Reformed Baptist, posting on Facebook under the avatar of his church - Covenant Reformed Baptist Church. It is an amazing thing to say, heartbrea ... discuss

Today is the solemnity of St. Joseph, husband of the Virgin Mary, foster father of Jesus, and patron of the universal Church.  On May 31, we honor St. Joseph as the patron of workers.Most of the ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Christian Songs and Stories - Tony Funderburk - Christian Songs and Stories If you could send a note to God and know He’s receive it, what would you say? Or ask? Or wonder? Ha ... discuss

Just a few things for St. Patrick's Day. A Joke from Miss Cellania some time ago, but which I continually find amusing. Mrs. O'Connor wants a Divorce"Well, Mrs. O'Connor, so you want a divorce?" the ... discuss

was born about 390, in southwest Britain, somewhere between the Severn and the Clyde rivers, son of a deacon and grandson of a priest. When about sixteen years old, he was kidnapped by Irish pirates a ... discuss

Text: Numbers 21:4-9 and John 3:14-21Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.You have been bitten in the leg.  The fangs have punctured your skin.  The ven ... discuss

Centurion at Calvary (Gaius or Lucius Cassius called "Longinus" by tradition.) In the Gospel of St. Luke beginning in the 15th Chapter and the 39th Verse it is written, "So when the centurion saw that ... discuss

This is some seriously interesting reading: Few these days will admit to supporting the 2003 Iraq invasion, especially given that we now know that it helped give rise to ISIS. But the forerunner and c ... discuss

The real message that rises above the din of condemnations is one that all of us in leadership positions in the Church and Catholic organizations must carefully consider. Archbishop Salvatore Cordileo ... discuss

2015 Zion Lutheran Lent SeriesGod's Ten Word's - For YouPart 4 of 6 Text: Exodus 20:1-17 and Matthew 5:21-26Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Tonigh ... discuss

Text: John 2:13-22Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.I did a Google search of Jesus this week.  Yes, I googled Jesus on the internet in order to see all of ... discuss

And they will be amazed. Then the righteous man will stand with great confidence in the presence of those who have afflicted him, and those who make light of his labors. When they see him, they will ... discuss

He is known, in Durham, as Balther or Baltherus) was an Anglo-Saxon hermit and abbot, resident in East Lothian during the 8th century.Baldred is said to have come from the diocese of Lindisfarne, and ... discuss

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Some might say he was clinging to his guns and religion. Abraham Lincoln began his Second Inaugural Address with a reference to the military situation. Gen. Grant’s powerful army then held the r ... discuss

My brilliant friend Daniel Dreisbach (Ph.D., Oxford), a professor at American University, has written a wonderful piece on the 15oth anniversary of what he rightly calls “among the most eloquent ... discuss

Brethren: Peace be with you.Today I was reflection on the old John Michael Talbot song titled, Would you Crucify Him? I'll let the lyrics speak to your heart. Sometimes in the cool of the evening&nb ... discuss

Inspired by the conclusion of Federalist 85 and the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address, we address the limits of politics and the dangers of a Progressivism that too oft ... discuss

is perhaps best known for not being Archbishop of York. He was elected and duly installed, but various persons raised objections, and rather than cause division in the Church he withdrew in favor of t ... discuss

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Feb 27, 2015 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The African bishops took the first step on Monday toward having representation at the African Union, with the appointment of a liaison ... discuss

(also Æthelbert, Aethelberht, Aethelbert, or Ethelbert) (c. 560 – February 24, 616) was King of Kent from about 580 or 590 until his death. In his Ecclesiastical History of the English People, the ... discuss

First Reading: Genesis 9:8-15Psalm 25:4-6,7-9Second Reading: 1 Peter 3:18-22Gospel: Mark 1:12-15In the first reading, God makes a covenant with every mortal being on earth through Noah: “Never again ... discuss

Wisdom - Chapter 3But the souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and no torment will ever touch them.In the eyes of the foolish they seemed to have died, and their departure was thou ... discuss

2015 Zion Lutheran Lent SeriesGod's Ten Word's - For YouPart 1 of 6 Text: Exodus 20:1-17 and 32:1-20Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.Today is Ash Wednesd ... discuss

18 February AD 1546 Martin Luther, born on 10 November 1483, in Eisleben, Germany, initially began studies leading toward a degree in law. However, after a close encounter with death, he switched to ... discuss

“Another great trial of our patience is, the triumph of the wicked enemies of the church, and that the saints are usually under their feet in sufferings and scorn. I spake before of persecution, ... discuss

In 2014, God has blessed 40 Days for Life in many ways … in response to your prayers! We wanted to do a “top ten” list … but there were just too many great stories! So we settl ... discuss

The Virgin Mary beseeching Christ at the Wedding of CanaQuestion: "Protestants often claim that Orthodox (and other Christians)  raise the Theotokos to the divine level of Jesus Christ by referri ... discuss

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

From the Funeral Sermon on Henry VII.FORASMUCH as this honourable audience now is here assembled to prosecute the funeral observances and ceremonies about this most noble prince late our king and sove ... discuss

Ever since Greg Stier spoke at the National Youth Workers Convention, I've been thinking about something he said. He read the story of Elijah on Mount Carmel (1 Kings 19), about how the prophets of Ba ... discuss

VIDEO: A 2008 performance of "March of the Kings" ("Marche Des Rois") by Nowell Sing We Clear (Tony Barrand, Fred Breunig, Andy Davis and John Roberts) at Latchis Theater, Brattleboro, Vermont.+  ... discuss

First, the radical sodomites labeled the righteous as “haters.” Then, when the people were awakening to the fact that they were the one’s acting out of hate, they then re-labeled their righteous ... discuss

Lot and his two daughters flee the destruction of SodomQuestion: "Why did Lot offer his virgin daughters to the Sodomites? Why wasn't Lot appointed a place with the Sodomites for such a horrible offer ... discuss

Credit:  www.pinterest.comI had an interesting run in with a Catholic blogger recently. The blogger is Paul Anthony Melanson and he has a blog entitled, "La Salette Journey." He wrote a post crit ... discuss

How many good things happened at local 40 Days for Life campaigns in 2014? The answer is really “too many to count!” Picking a top 10 from among more than 200 campaign reports was almost impossibl ... discuss

Note:  Christmas Eve Sermon at Zion Lutheran Church of Gwinner, ND (Service of Lessons and Carols)Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.Can you smell the hay? ... discuss

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

 (Russian: Иоанн Кронштадтский) (October 19, 1829, Sura, Arkhangelsk–December 20, 1908, Kronstadt) was a Russian Orthodox Christian presbyter and a member of the synod of the ... discuss

Question: "When Jesus was asked how we are to pray, he gave the "Our Father" prayer, and said nothing about the "Jesus Prayer." Some Orthodox writers almost give the impression that a person will ... discuss

“Turn away my eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken you me in your way. Establish your word to your servant, who is devoted to your fear. Turn away my reproach which I fear: for your judgments ar ... discuss

iv> Standard Podcast [ 8 min. 14 sec. | 3.9 MB ] Play NowPlay in Popup | Download Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 658 Proper of Seasons: 282 (reading, concluding pr ... discuss

iv> Standard Podcast [ 8 min. 14 sec. | 3.9 MB ] Play NowPlay in Popup | Download Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 658 Proper of Seasons: 282 (reading, concluding pr ... discuss

iv> Standard Podcast [ 15 min. 19 sec. | 7.13 MB ] Play NowPlay in Popup | Download Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 653 Proper of Seasons: 281 Psalter: Tuesday, Wee ... discuss

Text:  John 1:6-8, 19-28Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.Last week we heard about an odd man, a man dressed in camel hair and a leather belt.  Yes, ... discuss

Lincolnshire was once a hub of activity and holiness. There are at least 101 Saints closely associated with Lincolnshire. One could add many others who passed through (several of them giving their nam ... discuss

Excerpt from:Robert Kolb and Charles P. Arand, The Genius of Luther's Theology: A Wittenberg Way of Thinking for the Contemporary Church (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2008), 124-128.We must not d ... discuss

Today marks the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.On a quiet Sunday morning December 7, 1941, a Japanese surprise air attack left the Pacific Fleet in smoldering heaps of broken, twisted ... discuss

Found this at www.StrictlyScripture.com in post titled The Akedah of Isaac fulfilled part 2In part 1 we saw that the figure of The Akedah of Isaac prophetically pictured The Akedah of Jesus. We learne ... discuss

December 13, 2011 (LiveAction.org) - There are a lot of negative stereotypes about the pro-life movement. I could easily write a list of 20 or more. These five, though, are the ones I personally encou ... discuss

Remember the media complaints about George W. Bush golfing while soldiers are dying? It seems like soldiers are still dying, but Obama has golfed as much in 9 months as Bush did during two years and 1 ... discuss

Today Tim Challies posted an article (authored by Tim Keesee) in honor of John Bunyan’s birthday on November 28th. Given the occasion, I figure now is as good a time as any to bring out a pie ... discuss

It is one thing to be clever, quite another to be wise. These two traits – guile and wisdom – are often confused in our fast paced, hurly-burly success crazed world. If you sound and act importan ... discuss

29 November, Old Testament The world had become extremely corrupt, so God instructed Noah, the son of Lamech (Genesis 5:30) to build an ark to provide security for his family and selected living crea ... discuss

Found this at www.StrictlyScripture.com in post titled The Akedah of Isaac fulfilled part 2In part 1 we saw that the figure of The Akedah of Isaac prophetically pictured The Akedah of Jesus. We learne ... discuss

Text:  Luke 17:11-19Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.During this time of year millions of people are making trips to gather together with family and frie ... discuss

Rev. Todd A. PeperkornHoly Cross Lutheran ChurchRocklin, CaliforniaLast Sunday of the Church Year (November 23, 2014)Matthew 25:31-46 TITLE: “A Sermon on Faith and Good Works” Grace to you and pea ... discuss

On Sunday, November 23rd, Catholics and others who share the same cycle of readings, heard especially pointed words: "'Depart from me, you accursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and h ... discuss

Question: What is the soul?The word for soul in Hebrew is "nephesh," which on its most basic level means "life": "And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nost ... discuss

Found this at www.StrictlyScripture.com in post titled The Akedah of Isaac fulfilled part 2In part 1 we saw that the figure of The Akedah of Isaac prophetically pictured The Akedah of Jesus. We learne ... discuss

Question: "Why do the Orthodox have patron saints?"The Scriptures make clear how important names are, as Fr, Josiah Trenham eloquently lays out in his article: "Christian Names & Patron Saints." But n ... discuss

One thing that has been really difficult for me to do on this blog is talk about my battle with cancer. Initially, it was not very hard at all, because I was speaking from a perspective of having been ... discuss

Steve Hays has decided that now would be a good time to disseminate some ill-conceived critiques of abolition, mostly based around immediatism. Fine, fine - that's probably one of the two most cont ... discuss

"For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me." Job 3:25We all know that we are to fear the Lord; not in terms of being afraid of Him, but in re ... discuss

The Emperor Constantine CopronymousQuestion: "I have heard it argued that since the time of Constantine, the Orthodox Church has been under the thumb of the state, and has done whatever the powers tha ... discuss

What Makes a Christian Powerful By Joe Smith Edited by Doug Wooley, 9/20/1988 Revised by Jay Rogers, 10/8/2015 Joe Smith is survived by his wife Katie in Wesley Chapel, Florida. Joe Smith wa ... discuss

Recently someone wrote to us via the Contact page on our website, challenging our worldview and our thoughts on the question of child sacrifice. This individual self-identified as a Satanist, which ... discuss

Let me say it for any critics. I'm stupid. I'm blind. I am an ally of minorities, including sexual minorities. I do that poorly as well. This is one stupid, blind guy's attempt at re-reading Romans 1. ... discuss

Dear Johnboy,Forget WWJD, you need to figure out WWJH, Who Would Jesus Hate. Because there are some verses in the Bible, Old and New Testaments, that declare God's hatred for some people. In fact Jesu ... discuss

When I first encountered the following quote on a popular pro-life blog, I had to do a double take and reread it in full context. Remember that these abortionists are misguided. They are sinners ... discuss

“It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”The Words Of Jesus Christ (Mark 2:17)“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, ... discuss

And war broke out in heaven.... We know of war. We hear of wars and rumors of wars. We see our nation and others fighting over things that matter and things that don't. Some of you have even fought ... discuss

Following up from today's show, here are more verses from the Qur'an...David Wood – writing @ BarbWire....Jihadists fighting for ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) claim that they are follow ... discuss

Reading the news, it would be very easy to live our lives today in a constant state of fear. War seems to be everywhere, and it is seldom reported by our major news services.  For example, there ... discuss

Christian teaching is full of paradox. God is three, yet he is one. Jesus is human, yet divine. This is bread and wine, but also Christ's body and blood. And you, Christian, are sinner yet also sa ... discuss

Happy feast of St. Augustine to all. I just finished reading City of God this month. Here is a brief quote from it:"But that grief which arises in the hearts of the pious, who are persecuted by the ma ... discuss

Sermon notes for Proper 14 A, 2014 Scripture: Romans 10:5-15 Last week we considered Romans 9:1-5, where Paul opens his consideration of the fact that the bulk of the Jewish people did not accept Jesu ... discuss

Believe me when I tell you that attempting to reply to Justin Edwards' hit pieces about abolitionism has been a trying affair, but we nevertheless find ourselves at the end, as today we will answer ... discuss

I could not help myself when I came across this article. - I have to comment. (after I spit out my beer of course) Really? A woman posts a spreadsheet her husband had formulated to document their sexu ... discuss

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the Manhattan Church of Holy Innocents, which is on the potential list of Catholic church closings to be announced in September. In a move to combat the potential ... discuss

Ninety-one! When I learned that there are some World War II veterans still alive at age 107 I warned my family not to count on my leaving anytime soon. I could still be around for another seventeen ... discuss

Pentecost 4Romans 7:14-25St. John's Lutheran Church, Beloit, WI“Who will rescue me?”The Christian life is a life of conflict. We are at war. The battle is for the ultimate prize, your eternal so ... discuss

Jason Williscroft: Voice of America A free man… Also see: Exclusive Video: Chicago 912 Tea Party Patriots 2 Chicago 912 Tea Party Patriots This is the first of two videos that I will be posting on ... discuss

Summer Leisure Reading: Some of these are the sorts of books I categorize under my Kindle as ‘Mama Reads.’ Because these are titlest that are free due to being in the public domain, they a ... discuss

Holy Innocents Church, NYC, threatened with closureThere is now an update to the situation with Father Justin Wylie who gave a very controversial sermon at Holy Innocents Church in Manhattan. As Pat A ... discuss

Father Justin WylieFather Justin Wylie is a priest from South Africa who is an Attaché of the Holy See to the United Nations. I have personally met him and attended Masses in which he has been the c ... discuss

“A culture of stalwart respectability builds an impenetrable wall against truth-telling. In most mainline churches people drop out, at least for a while, when life gets messy. An impending divor ... discuss

I am beside myself with joy to see a Facebook post by my old (88) online friend, Leona Choy, who is writing yet another book. Leona became a Catholic in 2005 when “God surprised her with an 11th ... discuss

SermonSt. Paul Lutheran Church, Havelock, NCThe Third Sunday of EasterLuke 24:13-35The Road to Emmaus. One of those Bible stories that captures our imagination. It actually happened ON Easter Sunday ... discuss

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

"[[To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.]] The king shall joy in thy strength, O LORD; and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!" Psalm 21:1My family has been dealing with a situation for ... discuss

Lent 3a, (March 23, 2014) Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn (John 4:5–26) TITLE: “At the Well” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen. Ou ... discuss

Huey Lewis and the News' song When the Time Has Come really says quite a bit about the end times of the world/universe, or eschaton (as I mentioned last time).Image source: http://espngrantland.files. ... discuss

Tony Miano recently wrote an article titled "Abortion Abolition is Not the Gospel". As far as that goes, we agree with Miano: abolition is not the Gospel. We have said the same thing ourselves on num ... discuss

"He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.  An ... discuss

Grace and Trinity Lutheran ChurchesBear Creek, WIEpiphany 5February 9th, 2014Matthew 5:17-20“All Righteousness??”17 p“Do not think that I have come to abolish qthe Law or the Prophets; ... discuss

Chris White, of Bible Prophesy Talk, has done some extensive study of “Mystery Babylon”, also known as “The Woman Who Rides the Beast” as found in Revelation 17 & 18. He ... discuss

That verse is found of the Book of Proverbs, chapter 29 and verse 2 and its profundity is eternal regardless of whether or not a person or a nation is familiar with the Bible.Here in the United States ... discuss

Our founding fathers were well aware of the fact that godly righteousness exalts a nation. This belief was based on the Word of God in which so many of our founders were well versed. Passages througho ... discuss

Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Stand Firm The Book of Proverbs Chapter 28 1. The wicked flee when no one pursues, But the righteous are bold as a lion. Original PostingRead more →Th ... discuss

I greatly admire Jonathan Haidt’s work on moral psychology, particular his recent book, The Righteous Mind, on the differing moral intuitions of conservatives and liberals. So I was intrigued by a ... discuss

As I sit in a world filled with political correctness, and with people trying to be tolerant and accepting of everyone and everything, I've been thinking about how radical Jesus is and was. Jesus alw ... discuss

(ca. 300 – 368) was bishop of Poitiers ('Pictavium') and considered an eminent doctor of the Western Christian Church. He was sometimes referred to as the malleus Arianorum ("hammer against Arianism ... discuss

In my first post of this series I began by pointing out that what most people refer to this as “time management” is in fact “self-management.” It is a matter of making ourselves do wh ... discuss

In my first post of this series I began by pointing out that what most people refer to this as “time management” is in fact “self-management.” It is a matter of making ourselves do wh ... discuss

Pray For Our American Heroes, Our Athletes, and Our Nation When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm forever. Proverbs 10:25 (NIV) ---- Original PostingRead more & ... discuss

"Men are the managers of the affairs of women for that Allah has preferred in bounty one of them over another, and for that they have expended of their property. Righteous women are therefore obedient ... discuss

January 4, 2014 Memorial of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Religious   Reading 1 1 jn 3:7-10 Children, let no one deceive you. The person who acts in righteousness is righteous,just ... discuss

January 4, 2014 Memorial of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Religious   Reading 1 1 jn 3:7-10 Children, let no one deceive you. The person who acts in righteousness is righteous,just ... discuss

January 3, 2014 Christmas Weekday    Reading 1 1 jn 2:29-3:6 If you consider that God is righteous,you also know that everyone who acts in righteousnessis begotten by ... discuss

For many years I’ve heard prophecies proclaiming, “Whatever can be shaken will be shaken.” Indeed, I’m sure I’ve prophesied along those lines in years past. These types of prophecies are in ... discuss

The following excellent article is from Rolley Haggard and was published in BreakPoint on December 2nd.If the Ear Won't Listen, Tell it to the EyeThe Case for Proliferating Graphic Pictures ... discuss

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Lincolnshire was once a hub of activity and holiness. There are at least 101 Saints closely associated with Lincolnshire. One could add many others who passed through (several of them giving their nam ... discuss

Sermon Text:  Matthew 11:2-15Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.Two of the most important questions that you can answer in this life are the questions, “ ... discuss

The following excellent article is from Rolley Haggard and was published in BreakPoint on December 2nd.If the Ear Won't Listen, Tell it to the EyeThe Case for Proliferating Graphic Pictures of Ab ... discuss

Isaiah 11:1-11Advent 2 LCMS Singapore MissionOnce there was a tree, a mighty tree. It grew and thrived in the land. The tree was known amongst all the nations for its glory and majesty. The tree st ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 653 Proper of Seasons: 153 Psalter: Monday, Week I, 702 Christian Prayer (single volume): Ordinary: 689 Proper of Season: 47 Psalter: Monday, W ... discuss

Tim SweetmanPerhaps it’s because I’m married and have a daughter, or perhaps it’s because I’m feeling a little older lately — but I’ve become increasingly more awar ... discuss

A friend of mine asked me to review a section of a book called So Why Didn't They Tell Me That In Church by Steven Michael Owens. The section he asked me to comment on is a defense of conditional immo ... discuss

Reformation Day (Observed)October 27th, 2013Revelation 14:6-7Then I saw another angel flying directly overhead, with an eternal gospel to proclaim to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and trib ... discuss

Introduction "So when they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, 'Simon, son of John, do you love (ἀγαπάω) Me more than these?' He said to Him, 'Yes, Lord; You know that I love (φ ... discuss

foundationlife.net“Men are the managers of the affairs of women for that Allah has preferred in bounty one of them over another, and for that they have expended of their property. Righteous women ar ... discuss

If you are friends with liberals on Facebook and Twitter, or read a lot of liberal sites, very often you will find them parroting certain words and phrases.  This week, I saw this on my very libe ... discuss

Text:  Habbakuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4Theme:  “Waiting... in Faith”The Twentieth Sunday after PentecostLWML Sunday; St. John’s Lutheran Church, Racine, WIOctober 6th, 2013One of our common “fi ... discuss

  Millennials and marriageby Rachel Lu September 18, 2013 (The Public Discourse) - It’s a cold, sleety Minnesota ... discuss

Shawn Carney, Campaign Director, 40 Days for Life:: Just one item today - but a powerful one. Here's a letter that a young woman left at a 40 Days for Life vigil site - simply addressed "to the sign ... discuss

30 September AD 420 Saint Jerome (Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus), translator of Holy Scripture, was born in a little Dalmatian village on the Adriatic Sea around the year AD 345. Although he came fr ... discuss

Without question, the most misunderstood person in the entire history of mankind is Jesus Christ. He was misunderstood at the time he lived when the religious leaders of the day called him a devil. Do ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 618 Psalter: Monday, Week I, 670 Common of Pastors: 1763 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 689 Psalter: Monday, Week I, 718 Common of Pastors: 1426 ... discuss

Question: I have heard from both atheists and inquirers this question: how can we reconcile the idea of a loving God with the idea of an eternal hell? Wouldn't a loving God give those in hell another ... discuss

Question: A major argument that I hear from atheists against the existence of God is that there cannot be an all-loving, all-knowing, all-powerful God, because such a being would not permit the evil, ... discuss

{1 Peter 2:11-17. John 16:16-22} In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. Accounting Last Monday being Tax Day, no doubt, you felt relief. Relief because you had already ... discuss

On June 24, we celebrated the birthday of St. John the Baptist; today we honor the anniversary of his martyrdom.Shortly after he had baptized Jesus, John the Baptist began to denounce Herod Antipas, t ... discuss

29 August, New Testament According to the structure of the Christian calendar, the feast commemorating the death of St. John the Baptist comes only two months after the celebration of his nativity. H ... discuss

Proper 16c, 2013 (August 25)
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn
Luke 13:22–30 sermon08-25-2013.mp3 TITLE: “The Narrow Door” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and t ... discuss

Righteous. Doing what that lowlife in the White House refused to do. If Obama had been on duty on 9/11/01, that, too, would have been designated "workplace violence." You might think that this ... discuss

Christ is Core “I will spit on anyone who says homosexuality is a sin!” So said my lunch companion. The provocation? I had just revealed I was a Christian. I hadn’t mentioned the topic ... discuss

Antoinette Tuff looked at the face of death at the Atlanta school where she is a secretary. The young man was full of hate and without hope. He was also armed with an AK-47 and other weapons. He wante ... discuss

During my Haiti trip I brought my Kindle and read in transit and in down time. After finishing Tom Sawyer, I read a book I bought on sale at Amazon, Is God a Moral Monster?: Making Sense of the Old Te ... discuss

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 Burgundian ... discuss

SermonLuke 12:49–53Pentecost 13Good Shepherd, Two Rivers, WIA pastor friend of mine was looking ahead to these upcoming readings from Luke’s Gospel, and jokingly lamented, “oh great, here comes ... discuss

Hebrews 11:1-16St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Cassopolis, MIAugust 11th, 2013Pentecost 12“The righteous shall live by faith.”“We hold that a man is justified by grace through faith.”“Your fai ... discuss

Proverbs 29:2 King James Version (KJV) 2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.… Read the restThe post When the Wicked Beare ... discuss

Trinity 10Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Garfield, NJLuke 19:41-48Jerusalem, 70 A.D.Roman general Titus and his armies surround the walled city of Jerusalem and lay siege.  The Jewish historian Jo ... discuss

Original photo by: Gilbert Lennox, Scripture added by: Sunny Shell God crushed His Son; Christ relinquished His majesty; then gave Himself up for us so that we might b ... discuss

Pentecost 10, Proper 12c, 2013 (July 28) Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rocklin, California Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn Luke 11:1–11 TITLE: “Asking for the World” Grace to you and peace from God our ... discuss

Let me say this… But what if? Then [Abraham] said, “Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak again but this once. Suppose ten are found there.” [The Lord] answered, “For ... discuss

As we wrap up our review of Frank Turk's three-part (with an addendum) recent assessment of Abolish Human Abortion, let me take a moment to note all that has gone before by way of response.Our review ... discuss

Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: All great cities get compared to Sodom and Gomorrah, the biblical cities known for their debauchery and immorality. In the end, God destroyed both, having found no r ... discuss

In this post, we will be responding Part II of Frank Turk's critique of AHA. In Part I, Turk attempted to critique our view of immediatism. Our reponse is available here. In Part I ... discuss

Leviticus 12:1-8—1 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2 "Speak to the children of Israel, saying: 'If a woman has conceived, and borne a male child, then she shall be unclean seven days; as in ... discuss

Sermon – St. John's Lutheran Church, Fredonia, WIPentecost 8cJuly 14th, 2013Luke 10:25-37“First.. we kill all the lawyers” The famous line from one of Shakespeare's plays has become a running j ... discuss

                               *This picture was taken outside of the courthouse            ... discuss

As children of the Most High God, we're called to be doers of the Word, not merely hearers, or agree-ers. We can’t behave like little plastic toy bobbleheads: Stiffed-necked and immovable; only ... discuss

There is a lot of discussion out there that suggests Pope Francis is some type of Liberation Theologian by questioning the luxury cars driven by many Vatican clergy and living his radically different ... discuss

Sometimes, the things God says to me seem harsh.  In my studies this morning, He said to me, "I will not recognize a bastard" and then He told me to make that the title of a post.  I said, " ... discuss

Today, July 5, is the First Saturday of the Month. The First Saturday Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary was first mentioned by Our Lady of Fatima on July 13, 1917. After showing the three child ... discuss

 The Destruction of the city of AiQuestion: What are we to make of passages of Scripture in the Old Testament in which God commanded  the Israelites to slaughter entire cities or tribes, inc ... discuss

In Romans 1, Paul speaks of God's wrath being revealed against the unrighteousness of all men. He says that although all men have not been given the Torah (the Old Testament), they are still without e ... discuss

Credit:  www.steveshapiro.comI have been really struggling lately with blogging.  I've started a lot of posts and found that I just have not been able to finish them.  I have a lot of t ... discuss

Pentecost 4 – June 16th, 2013Luke 7:36 - 8:3Trinity, Millstadt, IL"Big Sinner. Big Savior"The contrast couldn't be clearer. The self-righteous pharisee and the sinful woman, grieving at the feet of ... discuss

We have now come to the eleventh station of the Cross - Jesus is nailed to the cross.The following is a description from frugalsites.net about what it meant to be nailed to the cross:At the site of ex ... discuss

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II Peter 3:1–7: This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. In both of them I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, that you should remember the predictions of th ... discuss

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Ezekiel 2:1-5 says,“And he said to me, “Son of man, stand on your feet, and I will speak with you.” 2 And as he spoke to me, the Spirit entered into me and set me on my feet, and I heard hi ... discuss

I wrote a previous post on Horton's attempts to show TULIP in the church fathers. Someone recently asked me to comment on a list of patristic citations that are supposed to show the Limited ... discuss

This post constitutes Part II of a response to a recent article written by Michael Coughlin. In Part I, I addressed his first two major points of criticism against AHA. In this post, I address Coug ... discuss

I started writing this today and it turned into one of my dissertation length posts. I'm trying to be a nicer blogger, so I'm breaking it into chunks. I was listening to today's lectionary reading w ... discuss

One of the most contentious topics concerning abolitionism today concerns the validity of "church exhortation." That is, are Christians allowed to address believers who attend other churches, and exh ... discuss

Mark 2:15-17 - And it happened that He was reclining in his house, and many tax collectors and sinners were dining with Jesus and His disciples; for there were many of them, and they were following Hi ... discuss

The British are coming!  The British are coming!” For those of you who are not history buffs, these words were attributed to Paul Revere. From my understanding, he most likely did not shout the ... discuss

{1 Peter 2:11-17. John 16:16-22} In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. Accounting Last Monday being Tax Day, no doubt, you felt relief. Relief because you had already ... discuss

My good friends over at New Reformation Press have this wonderful article on Sanctification titled "You Participate In Your Sanctification As The Direct Object" by Steve B.    Before yo ... discuss

This is not a substitute for a sermon, but a brief reminder to the congregation of what a "pro-life" church looks like. Here's what a pastor might say....I’m going to take five minutes comment on a ... discuss

A number of people - even those who claim to be Christians - say that they support the legalization of homosexual marriage because they simply want to protect "equal rights" for all.  However, th ... discuss

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. ~ Romans 12:2 It ... discuss

Despite (or perhaps because of) my recent blog-fade, the last post attracted 3 quite different and interesting comments, albeit over the course of nearly 9 months of silence from me, which represents ... discuss

Facebook is a great place to find inspiration for blog posts. Have you seen this false one about General Pershing and Philippino Muslim terrorists? It's totally gruesome. A [completely not-]True sto ... discuss

From an ancient homily for Holy SaturdayThe Lord's descent into the underworldSomething strange is happening – there is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness. The whole ... discuss

Before I get into that topic, which is, quite frankly, fascinating . . . In honor of Good Friday I am loading two of my all time favorite songs from Sandi Patty called "The Via Dolorosa" and "The Day ... 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

SermonPalm SundayJohn 12:12-19Singapore“Christ Comes to Save Us Now”Jesus came to His city. The city of His temple. The city of His people. Here is an event packed with significance in ... discuss

(With apologies to Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen)In 1952 Archbishop Sheen wrote a book about Mary called The World's First Love. He talks about how God had in mind, from before time, the perfect mother f ... discuss

 Lorica of Saint Patrick I arise today Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity, Through a belief in the Threeness, Through confession of the Oneness Of the ... discuss

A Protestant friend of mine decided to tweak me publicly on Facebook.  “I was reading Tony Layne’s blog the other day and it reminded me of this bit from The Meaning of Life which Tony took ... discuss

(also Mesrob, Mashtotz, Armenian: Մեսրոպ Մաշտոց) (361 or 362, Hatsik, in Taron - February 17, 440, Echmiadzin) was an Armenian monk, theologian and linguist. He is best known for having in ... discuss

Sermon Notes: 4th Sunday after Epiphany, Year C, 2013 Scriptures: Luke 4:21-30 I mentioned in last week’s sermon that the reaction to Jesus’ words wasn’t quite foreshadowed by the ve ... discuss

Republican Party Backs De-Funding Planned Parenthood The Republican Party is now officially on record as supporting the de-funding of the taxpayer-supported Planned Parenthood abortion business. O ... discuss

Sermon – Epiphany 4 – Luke 4:16-30 Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Chicago, IL “Good News to the Poor” You know, there are a lot of interesting connections with today's Gospel reading and the occ ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III: Ordinary: 654 Psalter: Monday, Week III, 1001 Common of Doctors: 1769 (reading, responsory, intercessions) Proper of Saints: 1336 (canticle antiphon, c ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III: Ordinary: 651 Psalter: Monday, Week III, 999 Common of Pastors: 1737 (verse) Proper of Seasons: 113 (first reading, responsory) Proper of Saints: 1335 ... discuss

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

I have always heard that if you are going to teach something, you should teach what you are passionate about. I am passionate—more like adamant—about the eternal security of the believer. Or as St ... discuss

Double (1955 Calendar): January 26 Memorial (1969 Calendar): February 23 Today the Church celebrates the sainthood of St. Polycarp, a 2nd century bishop of Smyrna.  Saint Jerome wrote that Pol ... discuss

Today, January 26, is the memorial of Sts. Timothy and Titus.St. Paul was so influential and attractive a personality that he was able to draw such different types of men as Timothy and Titus and to m ... discuss




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