Topic: righteous

It is perennially interesting to ponder who and what were Nephilim, and how instrumental were they to God’s decision to wipe out humanity once upon a time. He spared only Noah and his family, wh ... 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

Little is known for about Praxedes, and not all accounts agree. According to Jacobus de Voragine's The Golden Legend, Praxedes was the sister of Saint Pudentiana; their brothers were Saint Donatus and ... 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

"In order to understand truly how to use the Law, you must divide man into two parts and keep the two clearly separated, namely, the old man and the new man, as St. Paul divided man. Leave the new man ... discuss

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

Prepper Barter Items: How To Stockpile & Barter For SHTF Scenarios Blurb: Bartering seems like a skill that belongs exclusively to the ancient past or when you’re on vacation in Mexico trying to bri ... discuss

Americans are rightly appalled at the cavalcade of outrages and affronts that emanate daily from Washington. Since Barack Obama was inaugurated in January of 2009, such detestable episodes as “Fast ... discuss

It is happening more and more frequently. As our cultural narrative becomes increasingly secular, Christians are consistently painted as bigots, discriminatory and judgmental. In response to a recent ... discuss

"We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised." I Corinthians 4:10 Some weeks ago, I asked the Lord, "When are you ... discuss

Vatican City, Jul 16, 2014 / 08:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In wake of the Vatican’s viral campaign urging faithful worldwide to pause for a moment of silence during the world cup final, officials h ... discuss

There has been righteous indignation and calls for a change to Britain’s laws regarding abortion from outraged MP’s following news that a child was aborted at the alarming gestational age ... discuss

Old East Slavic: Володимѣръ Свѧтославичь Old Norse as Valdamarr Sveinaldsson, Russian: Влади́мир, Vladimir, Ukrainian: Володимир, Volodymyr, (c. 958 near Pskov ... discuss

We can overcome temptation by learning what Scripture tells us about it and following the advice laid out for us.9 Ways to Overcome Temptation:1. Avoid and/or flee from it. Sometimes discretion is the ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III: Ordinary: 654 Psalter: Monday, Week III, 1001 Common of Virgins: 1787 Supplement to the Liturgy of the Hours: Page 9 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 689 P ... discuss

Often times in America, it seems as if there is no light at the end of the tunnel concerning national affairs. In particular, America is inundated with the crimes of those who represent and serve “W ... discuss

Banana Splits for Breakfast: 55 Ways to Spiritually Guide Your Preschooler Blurb: Are you a Christian parent of a preschooler? Would you like some ideas on how to spiritually parent on purpose? If so ... 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

By Caitlin Bootsma It is happening more and more frequently. As our cultural narrative becomes increasingly secular, Christians are consistently painted as bigots, discriminatory and judgmental. In re ... discuss

Today we commemorate the martyrdom of Christian believers from all traditions in China through the centuries.On 15 January 1648, the Manchu Tartars, having invaded the region of Fujian and shown thems ... discuss

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After losing at the Supreme Court in its bid to force companies to pay for birth control and abortion-causing drugs for their employees, the pro-abortion side is now attempting to force all Americans ... discuss

I’m sure you’ve seen this young woman’s photos plastered all over Facebook. Her name is Kendall Jones. She’s a cheerleader, hunter, and, according to the internet, a vile scumbag who deserves ... 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

Every time Edward Snowden opens his mouth, US National Security is degraded even further. The NSA is back in the spotlight.  Barton Gellman, Julie Tate and Ashkan Soltani have an article in The Washi ... discuss

CatechismClass.com is pleased to sponsor with Holy Innocents Catholic School, a traditional Catholic school, in distributing their Stations of the Cross CD & Way of the Cross Booklet as well as their ... 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

July 4 - I Desire Mercy not Sacrifice Jesus is criticized for going into the midst of sinners whom he desires to lead to goodness. He answers that he desires mercy, not sacrifice and that he did no ... discuss

"Lo, their good is not in their hand: the counsel of the wicked is far from me." Job 21:16 "Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity." Psalm 64:2 ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “If anyone does sin, we have an Advocate with the ... discuss

Arlene from Israel Blessed is the righteous judge. This is the first order of business. We accept the horror of the Hamas murder of three innocent Israeli students: Naftali Frenkel, 16, Gilad Shaar, 1 ... discuss

Text:  Matthew 10:34-42In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.It is often believed in America that a healthy relationship is one that has all sorts of happin ... discuss

Chris McDaniel was a Tea Party darling who is only going to further discredit the movement if he keeps challenging Cochran’s win. I said the other day that Chris McDaniel lost because his campai ... 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

(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

Question: "In 1 John 1:9, the apostle teaches us that if we confess our sins, God is faithful and just, and will forgive us our sins, and cleanse us of all unrighteousness. But Orthodoxy teaches us th ... discuss

"Nevertheless, I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me"  - Galatians 2:20When he says: “Nevertheless, I live,” this sounds rather personal, as though Paul were speaking of his own person. T ... discuss

A crucifix with the corpus renderedwith the wounds as observed in thethe image on the Shroud of Turin.Beholding a crucifix discomfit us. The poles and the bloodied Man hanging from it makes us feel th ... 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

By Daniel Hannan "The ground of my freedom, I build upon the Great Charter of England." John LilburneLondon in August 1647 was a tense and frightened city. The Civil War had exhausted the nation and ... discuss

Text: Matthew 28:16-20In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.In today’s Gospel reading Jesus says, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them ... discuss

Cross posted at Pastoral Meanderings by Pastor Larry Peters....an excellent read.Once again the United Nations has been up to no good.  The UN experts on all things moral and righteous met in Gen ... 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

As faith responds positively to the promise, it embraces this promise and clings to the one who made the promise.  Here Luther likened faith to a wedding ring by which the Christian becomes joine ... discuss

"Luther's 'simul justus et peccator' means that in this life a person is a sinner in the eyes of the law, the world, and oneself, while at the same time completely a saint in the eyes of God on accoun ... 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

At the heart of virtually every problem in the church, at the bottom of every strained relationship, at the center of every reason an inactive member stays home on Sunday or leaves the LCMS is the iss ... discuss

Text: John 14:1-14In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.The disciples in our Gospel reading from this morning need comfort.  The Gospel reading takes place w ... discuss

Your righteousness has nothing to do with you. 1. It does not start with you. 2. It is not facilitated by you. 3. It does not end with you. Most of us probably do not have issues with the first statem ... discuss

Do abolitionists put God in a box? Tony Miano seems to think so. In a recent blog article, Miano takes issue with a flowchart diagram recently shared from the AHA Facebook page. This is not the fir ... 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

The following is posted with family permission.  May the Lord give to the family of Sylvia Colby and to all who mourn comfort in their grief and a sure confidence in His loving care.Sylvia ColbyG ... 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

A brother called recently to talk to me about the story of Job.  He shared how - at the end of the matter - God never told Job why he was allowed to suffer.  His three friends insisted that ... discuss

Question: In the Holy Friday Matins service [the service of the 12 Passion Gospels], there seems to be several hymns that come across as Jew-bashing. Doesn't this contradict Christ's prayer from the C ... discuss

God has been better to me than I deserve. Especially since all I deserve (that is, my sins have earned me) is Hell and His full wrath (Rom 3:23, 5:9). But because God is love and He is perfect, pure, ... 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

"...even after the unimaginable suffering He endured on the Cross...Christ did not immediately rush back to heaven, He did not shrink back from entering the place of ultimate spiritual desolation and ... 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

The most dreaded implement of the Internet Inquisition:the comfy chair. (© 1970 Python (Monty) Pictures, Ltd.)That the accusations came in on a post dedicated to shoring up the tradition of worshipin ... discuss

Question: Why do we pray for the dead on the 3rd, 9th, and 40th day of a person's repose, and what is the basis for the practice?St. John Chrysostom states that the practice of praying for the dead co ... discuss

The topic came up last semester at school with friends. What do we think about abortion? It surely has been on my mind quite a bit. My mind has changed on it considerably before coming to faith in Jes ... 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

Part I concerned itself with the basic case for Sunday worship against those communions which argue that we ought to worship on Saturdays, that Sabbath worship is mandated by “God's law” (i.e., th ... 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

www.NoahtheMovie.comOn Friday, February 28, 2014 Ray Comfort and his Living Waters staff released for download, their latest movie/documentary, "Noah—And the Last Days". This film is not a reenactme ... discuss

As a former Catholic, the phrase "Queen of Heaven" had a completely different meaning to me growing up than what the Bible says.  Of course, as a Catholic, our understanding of God did not come f ... 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

In Jesus' sermon on the mount, as written by Matthew in the 5th-7th chapters of his gospel, he teaches many counter-intuitive, even heavenly, ideals. One of those is about non-retaliation and extendin ... 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

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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

--1--A few days ago, a stained glass artist named Rachel Curling emailed me and gave permission to use this piece of stained glass beauty in order to help celebrate today's Feast of the Conversion of ... discuss

V.R. Adolphe Tanquerey We have said that the passions are not in themselves evil; all can without exception be turned to good. a.   Love and joy can be directed towards pure and ... discuss

When taxes become destructive they surpass the consent of the governed bending to the will of tyranny. When regulations strangle competition instead of securing it from evil combinations they become ... discuss

We recently spoke about discerning the difference between the true and false church. Today, I received the following message from Pastor Zac Poonen and felt it was appropriate to share.Pastor Poonen h ... discuss

First ReadingHeb 7:1-3, 15-17 Melchizedek, king of Salem and priest of God Most High,met Abraham as he returned from his defeat of the kingsand blessed him.And Abraham apportioned to him a tenth of ... discuss

As was mentioned in the last blog post, it has been forty years of unrestricted abortion across the United States under the infamous Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling. It proved that even a nati ... discuss

Yes, it is true: America made a grave mistake by re-electing Barack Obama. What's done is done.  The question is what do American Christians do now? Take for granted that the media will suppo ... discuss

The Beauty of Jacob's Well"Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, ... discuss

Day One: Saturday, January 19, 2013Printable version of Day OneIntercession: For the mother who awakens each morning with the memory of abortion fresh in her mind: that the Lord may still the ter ... discuss

First ReadingHeb 4:12-16 The word of God is living and effective,sharper than any two-edged sword,penetrating even between soul and spirit,joints and marrow,and able to discern reflections and thou ... discuss

I’m quite late this year in compiling my list of the top books I read or reviewed this past year. Better late than never! There were many great books that came across my desk, and I couldn’ ... discuss

During our devotion tonight, my son asked me if God had violated his own commandment by killing people? I told him – God does not murder or kill capriciously like man. Having told Adam, “o ... 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

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 667 Proper of Seasons: 641 Psalms and canticle from Evening Prayer II of Epiphany, 570 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 Proper of Seasons: 242 P ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 653 Proper of Seasons: 614 Psalter: Friday, Week II, 893 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 689 Proper of Seasons: 231 Psalter: Friday, Week II, 835 M ... discuss

A. Outline and Structural Analysis54:1-10—The Fecundity of the Barren Wife.         1-3: Call for Jerusalem to rejoice and promise of renewed fertility.  ... discuss

As we begin 2013, let us pause today and reflect on 2012.  It was a great year at the PM Notes Blog with the message of Gospel being published to approximate 65,000 visitors and 180,000 pageviews ... discuss

Sermon – Christmas 1 – Luke 2:22-38Trinity Lutheran, Sheboygan, WI“Depart in Peace”The family is all gathered around. The doctors have given the grave news. “Time is short. Say y ... discuss

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All that we know about Stephen the Protomartyr (that is, the first martyr of the Christian Church) is found in chapters 6 and 7 of the Book of Acts.The early Christian congregations, like the Jewish s ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 653 Proper of Saints: 1258 Psalms and canticle from Sunday, Week I, 688 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 689 Proper of Saints: 1345 Psalms and canti ... discuss

(With apologies and thanks from my friend, Chad Bird) Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rocklin, California Rev. Todd Peperkorn Advent 4C (December 23, 2012) Luke 1:39-55 12-23-2012advent4c.mp3 TITLE: “In ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 653 Proper of Seasons: 381 Psalter: Monday, Week IV, 1068 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 689 Proper of Seasons: 138 Psalter: Monday, Week IV, 937 ... discuss

About a week ago, an Atheist asked me what I was doing to prepare for the upcoming 12/21/2012. My answer was that I was going to do the dishes preparing for the next day, nothing more. I am not wor ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 667 Proper of Seasons: 358 Psalter: Friday, Week III, 1024 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 Proper of Seasons: 129 Psalter: Friday, Week III, 91 ... discuss

I have continually been surprised at the amount of media attention that the Mayan calendar phenomenon has been getting. What is even more surprising is the number of Christians who are able to someho ... discuss

The following is a message from Pastor Zac Poonen on, "The Right Attitude to Money."People used to think that all wholehearted Christians must be poor.  Now there is the teaching that wholehearte ... discuss




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