Topic: righteous

The Collect.GRANT, O Lord, we beseech thee, that the course of this world may be so peaceably ordered by thy governance, that thy Church may joyfully serve thee in all godly quietness; through Jesus C ... discuss

“If these accusers don’t stop, they will be yet the latest example of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story, “Earth’s Holocaust,” which recounts the absurd lengths to which reformers go to ... discuss

By Stephanie Pacheco In case some are wondering, yes I do still hold to Catholic teaching on sexual morality and that includes the belief that the male/female sexual act is intrinsic to marriage. Espe ... discuss

Consider these two passages of Holy Scripture:“The way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know over what they stumble.”Proverbs 4:19“In their case the god of this wo ... discuss

First Things Again, incrementalism, as I have repeatedly defined, is incompatible with Scripture. It is not incompatible with Scripture because of Clinton Wilcox’s heterodox views on Scripture. It ... discuss

(ca. 378 - 444) was the Patriarch of Alexandria when the city was at its height of influence and power within the Roman Empire. Cyril wrote extensively and was a leading protagonist in the Christologi ... discuss

Tradition affirms that both Saints Peter and Paul were martyred in Rome under the Roman Emperor Nero in the year 67. However, their martyrdoms probably did not occur on the same day, and this feast pu ... discuss

So, this whole Confederate flag is still out there, percolating, the most recent example of Orwell’s “Two Minutes of Hate” in a long series of them. Let’s see, there was the in ... discuss

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"And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way. And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do; Seeing that Abr ... discuss

So, public tar and feathering was proper and righteous when a baker refused to bake a cake for a wedding …. Would a Black owned bakery be similarly treated for refusing a family baking a cake in ... discuss

The Collect.GRANT, we beseech thee, O Lord, that we thy family may ever walk in the way of salvation: that following the teachings of thy holy forerunner, Saint John; we may attain in safety unto him ... discuss

  Warriors for Mediocrity “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” This has been an interesting month here at ‘Liberal Watch’. We’ve seen the GOP ... discuss

Caption from 2 Corinthians 4:1-12. “Present Weakness and Resurrection Life” “Hell would be heaven for me. All my life I’ve been with the have-nots. Over here, if you’re ... discuss

Turin, Italy, Jun 21, 2015 / 12:42 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has challenged Christians to seek safety in God’s transformative power, and not in the world. “Do we believe that the ... discuss

Bishop of Petra. Attended the Council of Sardica. When the Arian heresy began to spread, he changed his name from Arius to Macarius to show his opposition. The Arians, gaining power in the area, exile ... discuss

Question: "If someone dies without repentance, is it possible for such a person to repent after death?"Scripture, as explained by the Fathers of the Church, states that this is not possible.Psalm 6:5 ... discuss

I haven't read the new encyclical yet and, frankly, am not planning to for a little while. It is very long for one thing. I've got too much other reading scheduled to fit it in.You can imagine, theref ... discuss

When a wrong is freely committed, does it increase the likelihood of a repeat offense or is public confession and penitential restitution sought? Do further deceptions mark our course, or will we seek ... discuss

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek." Romans 1:16I recently posted that the bo ... discuss

I’m currently reading through a new book from one of my favorite authors: O. Palmer Robertson. I’ve reviewed his The Christ of the Covenants and The Israel of God, which both were influent ... discuss

During the debate between Gregg Cunningham and T Russell Hunter on the question of Incrementalism vs Immediatism, a particular abolitionist asked a question at the 2:13:35 mark (link to that timesta ... discuss

IWednesday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)By BENEDICT AUGUSTINE"Take care not to perform righteous deeds in order that people may see them..."In a world where actions an ... discuss

Credit:  salesianity.blogspot.comIn the first part of this post [HERE], I wrote about the crisis in the Catholic Church here in the West in which so many have left the Church in the last 50 years ... discuss

In a recent post on the webpage of PrideSource Grand Rapids, the writer (Todd Heywood) commented on what Christians believe wrote this "They love us so much that they want to save us from 'the lifesty ... discuss

"Abolitionist" John Reasnor has posted up his rebuttal to my opening argument. You can view his opening argument here. You can view my opening argument here. You can view John's rebuttal here. Thanks ... discuss

Take two sets of actions and deeds, in the first set we have “things which are moral” in the second “things which are legal”. There may be overlap. Observing the fights about v ... discuss

A woman who is 5 months pregnant is planning to travel from Texas to New Mexico today to have a late-term abortion because the unborn child she is carrying has been diagnosed as having Down syndrome. ... discuss

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Ephrem the Syrian (Syriac: ܐܦܪܝܡ ܣܘܪܝܝܐ, Mor Afrêm Sûryāyâ; Greek: Ἐφραίμ ὁ Σῦρος; Latin: Ephraem Syrus; ca. 306 – 373) was a Syrian deacon, prolific Syriac-language hy ... discuss

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(Reposted, from the Abolitionist Society of North Idaho)It is a seductive narrative. The building is on fire. Innocent children are trapped inside. The noble course of action is to dash into the build ... discuss

Christians love to quote the Scripture in defense of their beliefs, and rightly they should, for the Holy Scripture in the basis for the Christian faith.  Why would anyone expect them not to use ... discuss

Say it isn't so Joe? Say it isn't so?But no such luck as Vice President Joe Biden blasts Bible Believing Christians as being in the way, and violating the rights of the lgbt crowd simply because they ... discuss

Christians love to quote the Scripture in defense of their beliefs, and rightly they should, for the Holy Scripture in the basis for the Christian faith.  Why would anyone expect them not to use ... discuss

Say it isn't so Joe? Say it isn't so?But no such luck as Vice President Joe Biden blasts Bible Believing Christians as being in the way, and violating the rights of the lgbt crowd simply because they ... discuss

That whole mess with the Bikers in Waco had my suspicion radar going off. I do not know what really happened down there. But, I did notice this story on Facebook and it made me very happy. This photo ... discuss

If you took part in the 40 Days for Life campaign that just ended on Sunday, you were perhaps at some point labeled as self-righteous … judgmental … closed-minded … intolerant. That& ... discuss

Many more Christians are now opposing abortion biblically than were prior to the modern day abolition movement. These very Christians have in turn called their local community of believers to join the ... discuss

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Messiah Lutheran ChurchKeller, TexasThe Day of PentecostMay 24th, 2015Grace mercy and peace....A blessed feast of Pentecost to you, dear Christians. What a wonderful day to preach my first sermon am ... discuss

We just ended our second war not too long ago. The Global War on Terror is officially over. I’m sure some Martini glasses clinked in DC when the bureaucrats were finally able to make the long aw ... discuss

We now have mega corporations and our own government bowing and capitulating to the sensitivities and preferences of Constitution-defying militants above and beyond the general population. Such sensit ... discuss

Say it isn't so Joe? Say it isn't so?But no such luck as Vice President Joe Biden blasts Bible Believing Christians as being in the way, and violating the rights of the lgbt crowd simply because they ... discuss

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It is disgraceful what we are not seeing from the pulpits in America today. Rather than seeing a thunderous barrage of righteous indignation against murder of the unborn, and zeal against tyranny, inj ... discuss

David Bentley Hart has done a lot of good work in response to the "new atheists," and he is described as an "Orthodox theologian and philosopher," but having read his recent comments in defense of uni ... discuss

This post is part of a series of articles asking and thinking deeply about hard questions. For more information about the series and where I’m coming from you can read the introduction. The Hol ... discuss

Credit: Andrevruas  :When the Left Co-opts the Word "Bullying". This is an older blogpost that showed up on my facebook newsfeed. I can really identify with it.They can dance in the box ... 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

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Vatican City, May 10, 2015 / 09:28 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Sunday, Pope Francis extended a special greeting to all those around the world who are celebrating Mother's Day, after offering advice on lov ... discuss

“PRAY FOR AMERICA”AMERICANS TO UNITE AND PRAY ON THURSDAY, MAY 7th, FOR THE OBSERVANCE OF THE NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYEROUR Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will ... discuss

was born at Szczepanów in the Diocese of Krakow, Poland 26 July, 1030 and consecrated bishop of Krakow in 1072.He is the patron of Poland, and was known for his fervent preaching of the Gospel, for h ... discuss

The apostles John and James, the sons of Zebedee, had said to Jesus that they were willing to drink the cup of His passion so that they might share through him the joy of His resurrection. Our Lord re ... discuss

I'm the only one who saw that fight, and I saw it today while meditating, but failing, and instead wrestling with Jeremiah.This past weekend the sinful Floyd Mayweather, Jr.,  undefeated boxer, m ... discuss

Ken Blackwellby Ken Blackwell, Contributing Author: Will the next presidential election be won by a lie?Truth has long since been replaced by “narratives” on the American left. Rather than discu ... discuss

Text: John 15:1-8Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.Jesus is the true vine and you are branches. As branches, you have been grafted into Him and abide in Him.&n ... discuss

I realize that some of you are most likely wondering, “Why is he not writing about the Baltimore situation?” Because, quite frankly, I believe that is a total waste of time. Like I wrote a ... discuss

but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect – ... discuss

Question: "Is the teaching that ultimately all men will be saved (the apokatastasis) a heresy, or is it an acceptable theological opinion within the bounds of Orthodoxy?"Origen taught the heretical do ... discuss

If these factions didn't have a common enemy to unite them, they'd be at each others' throats.  Now that the cultural revolution is winding down, we're going to start seeing more infighting as ea ... discuss

Twice in Matthew's gospel Jesus references Hosea.The first time is after he calls Matthew the tax collector to join him. Matt ends up hosting a party for Jesus and invites all his sinful friends to co ... discuss

Also, a short Bible Study on 1 Peter 3:18-22 Brethren, Peace be with you.The Resurrection of Christ,by Carl BlochAs you know, I pray Morning and Evening Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours, as well a ... discuss

Question: "Where do we find any evidence that praying for the dead is a biblical? From what I have read it appears that the Bible almost says the opposite of this in Ezekiel Chapter 18. Sure, Ezekiel ... discuss

I was arrested when I was 12 years old, a week after 6th grade had ended. It did not bode well for the summer before moving up to the junior high school. I was not alone though. My best friend Mike an ... discuss

Okay, if we’re all done laughing about #SalonChristianitySecrets ….The problem with clickbait headlines is that, all too often, they don’t entice you to read the story. Rather, they become the s ... discuss

TweetWhat motivated you to join the pro-life movement? What continues to motivate you?I was first motivated to join the pro-life movement while studying European history in high school. The courage of ... discuss

In the mysterious but wonderful union of God’s sovereignty and man’s free will, there is prayer.  Can prayer actually change the course of events then? Of course. Both the Holy Scriptures and ... discuss

The holy Bible is authored by God Almighty, and He has unequivocally denied anyone "artistic license" concerning His Word. In the holy Scriptures, God reveals Himself as—Savior to those He graciousl ... discuss

Until last autumn, I had not read any of Dr. Peter Enns' books although I am a regular reader of his blog at Patheos, "rethinking biblical christianity..." I did write a brief review in November and a ... discuss

Easter SundayApril 5, 2015Grace Lutheran Church, Racine, WIChrist is Risen! He is risen indeed. Alleluia!Death lies in shambles. But Jesus is alive!Your sins are distant memory. Jesus has paid the ... discuss

The true Christian finds everything around him antagonistic to his thoughts and feelings. He loves Christ supremely — the world hates Him supremely. He delights to do God’s will — the world ... discuss

On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered , they ... 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

I get up and watch my children get ready for school. Sometimes I help, but mostly it is my wife that does the heavy lifting in the mornings. The house is silent. The children are at school and I am st ... discuss

You may use this for your Facebook cover photo as a springboard to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.  The definition of good means to be morally excellent; righteous. However, we often misuse ... 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

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

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

p://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/inspiredhome/ID-1005754_zpsvi1fknmp.jpg" alt="Quill Writing" /> My chief desire in all my writings, is to exalt the Lord Jesus Christ and make Him beautiful and gl ... 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

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

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

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

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

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

A ... 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

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




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