Topic: sinned

Happy Thanksgiving and God Bless!The ARRA News Service is not expected to publish articles on Thursday.  There is minimum expectations for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It is time for some R and R ... discuss

“Christian … and yes I mean Christian … what is your sin of choice? What remnant of the flesh sticks around and still disrupts your experiential peace with God, peace with self, and peace ... discuss

In Psalm 51, a prayer of repentance is written in light of King David's affair with Bathsheba and the battlefield murder of her husband. It's a tragic and vulnerable prayer, but in the middle of it co ... discuss

The doctrine of original sin teaches that people sin because we are sinners. It’s not that we are sinners because we sin, but rather, we sin because we are sinners; that is, since the fall of man, w ... discuss

That’s the gospel, the good news, and if we believe in Jesus Christ and this good news and call upon him he will save us from our sins and give us eternal life. That’s a simple way to remember the ... discuss

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SourceIt seems hardly a day goes by that the Catholic blogosphere is not in an uproar over some statement or action by someone whom they feel is threatening to destroy the Church. The offender is more ... discuss

Why does God allow evil rulers and terrorists to afflict innocent people and persecute Christians? Why does he allow believers to languish in North Korean work camps and Iranian prisons? Why does he p ... discuss

One of Satan’s greatest tricks is to convince you that the sin you are being tempted with is a very small sin. “This is just a little one. It’s not like you’re going to kill anyone. It ... discuss

In order to produce sanctity among believers, the Remonstrants sought implicitly to put Christians back under the law, under a covenant of works, for salvation. In contrast, as the Reformed churches u ... discuss

“Messy Grace is a powerful memoir of a child raised by two lesbian moms and a gay dad. Despite the negative depiction of angry Christians at gay pride marches and other public events, the young ... discuss

Paul says “forgetting what lies behind.” This does not mean we can erase the past from our memory. But we’re not to dwell on it. Our past does not define us. Jesus nailed our ball and chain t ... discuss

The sin that I am referring to, and here repenting of, is the sin of pride (which is self-idolatry). Particularly, I have sinned by being prideful about my theology. Instead of seeking to justify this ... discuss

“How precious is thy loving-kindness, O God! So the sons of men take refuge under the shadow of thy wings.  (DBT)  Read these scriptures and more at These words a ... discuss

Text: Romans 3:19-28Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.It was like a large rock thrown into a pond causing waves to crash ashore.  No, it was actually much ... discuss

Often young people are criticized as being too young or inexperienced to serve God faithfully.  This clip from a sermon preached back in 2007 is not only encouraging, but correct.  Why wait until y ... discuss

When Henry VIII of England died, he left three heirs: his son Edward and his two daughters, Mary and Elizabeth. Edward succeeded to the throne and was a staunch Anglican (or at least his advisors were ... discuss

The key difference between the penitent and the impenitent is not good works. It is Spirit-wrought new life and Spirit-wrought true faith in Christ. There is an order to the Reformed confession of t ... discuss

But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which ... discuss

Pentecost 19October 4th, 2015Mark 10:2-16"Christ on Marriage and Children"Dearly beloved, Jesus speaks to us today of marriage. And while our culture has its own ideas about marriage, our Lord, who c ... discuss

The Bible clearly tells us our ministry to these two types of sinners is to be handled differently. Yet because ignorant and rebellious sinners can look similar in their activities, often the church  ... discuss

Therefore be it resolved, that, before our Lord, the 44th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America exhorts all its members, especially its officers, to examine themselves in the light of ... discuss

Even good things, when they become ultimate things, satisfy not. Therefore, shouldn’t we come to the “Author of Life,” who has given his life, that we might have abundant life? He is the way, t ... discuss

Tom Graffagnino, Without Excuse Creations “The church has lost her testimony. She has no longer anything to say to the world. Her once robust shout of assurance has faded away to an apologetic whis ... discuss

This is the prayer of the tax collector (Luke 18:13), “God be merciful to me a sinner.” Jesus says that the one who prays that prayer goes home justified, not on the basis of the quality of his pr ... discuss

Gale highlights the importance of confessing our sins because, “when we confess our sins, we align ourselves with God” (5). We are acknowledging our sin for what it really is and affirming the goo ... discuss

By Fr. Basil Cole, O.P. Many people today say quite glibly that their pets love them unconditionally. We need to be realistic here. They love us because they are fed, petted and cared for. We love th ... discuss

Pastoral adultery, moreover, is an even greater sin. Why? Some sins are more damaging than others precisely because of who it is that commits them. As the Westminster Larger Catechism(Questions 150-51 ... discuss

It is clear that, through the 20th century, the great consensus which had been sustained since the Reformed covenant theology since the 1520’s has fragmented. The causes seem to be three: The influe ... discuss

Credit:  godofthunder85.comI spent several years among Catholics who consider themselves to be the "elite" of the Church. And in many ways they are correct.  They are the elite. They are, ... discuss

A Brief Latin Glossaryfor the Lutheran Armchair Theologian:Lex semper accusatLex orandi, lex credendiSimul justus et peccatorEx nihiloSola scripturaSola gratiaSola fideFides qua, fides quaeEx opere op ... discuss

"Why would a guy want to marry a guy?" When the scene from this 1959 movie, "Some Like It Hot", was first shown, audiences roared at this line. The idea of a guy marrying a guy was absurd and thinka ... 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

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

by Brian Fisher, CEO and Founder, Online for Life: One of our OFL team members, Kari, is an excellent researcher. Every morning she pores over numerous news sites, online magazines, and aggregator si ... discuss

Let one stand up. “For it is written in the Book of Psalms: ‘May another take his office.’ Therefore, it is necessary that one of the men who accompanied us the whole time the Lord Jesus came a ... 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

Fr. Nicholson blasts the deceased Fr. Gruner and like-minded separatists.It's simple fellow Catholics: If you want to be a traditional Catholic, you must be in communion with the Pope.NARAL Calls Pro- ... discuss

Never mind all that stuff about “words will never hurt me.” Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words…words hurt worse. Somehow a full-out beating hurts less than a tongue-lashing. ... discuss

\"It is a well-known fact that Dorothy Day procured an abortion before her conversion to the Faith. She regretted it every day of her life. After her conversion from a life akin to that of the pre-con ... discuss

This blog post was first published by the Abolitionist Society of the Omaha Metro Area.Who among us, left to our own devices, will readily admit our guilt? Our standard response to guilt is to attempt ... discuss

It is that time of year when, once again, Churches of all denominations ramp up their hospitality.  One need not look far to find flier invitations for Easter egg hunts, local ads for sunrise service ... discuss

Ah, holy Jesus, how hast Thou offended, * That man to judge Thee hath in hate pretended? * By foes derided, by Thine own rejected, * O most afflicted.Holy Week at the parish of Saint John the Beloved ... discuss

So, some selected passages from tonight (Tuesday’s) canon. (tonight’s link is to Tuesday’s canon, and is the translation we used in our service tonight) (from the 3rd ode) In You, t ... 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

As I have been pondering the events of the last few weeks here in my own home church and processing the pain and the confusion I have come to ponder on what it means to lament. defines ... discuss

The following was written by former pro-life leader Don Cooper in response to a post by the anti-abolitionist Jill Stanek. Please read her post and the exchange that occurred in the comments ... discuss

The following is a chapter from a book by Elisabeth Elliot that richly blessed and encouraged me, so I wanted to pass it along, as I'm sure it will impact others with similar experiences as well..."If ... discuss

son of Zebedee, was one of the twelve apostles of Our Lord. Together with his brother James and with Simon Peter, he formed a kind of inner circle of Three among the Twelve, in that those three were p ... discuss

Today's Entrance Antiphon (Introit) for the Fourth Sunday of Advent is also a popular hymn for the entire season, and is especially used as an antiphon during Vespers. It is also known as "The Advent ... discuss

“Sometimes it seems as though the difference between y'all and everyone else is that you think abortion is the only issue out there, and everything else stems from it. People like me think abortion ... discuss

Text:  Mark 11:1-10Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.Over the last several weeks we have been hearing scripture passages that point us forward to the seco ... 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

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

The Surety of SinnersQuestion: Did the Virgin Mary ever sin?Protestants often argue that the Virgin Mary had to have sinned, because she says in the Magnificat "my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savio ... discuss

/> Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn (John 9) Sermon 3-30-14.mp3 TITLE: “Blind to Seeing” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen. Our text for ... discuss

Today was day two of the William Costello trial one year & three quarters after he assaulted Everett Stadig who was gathering Personhood signatures a a Stapleton King Soopers.The assault, which broke ... discuss

Since the Register won't carry it, I will (and Pat also has it at Creative Minority Report):Pope Francis and the SSPX: An OpportunityBy PATRICK ARCHBOLDBy now, many of you have probably seen the Tony ... discuss

This article by Sandro Magister has been making the rounds of Catholic social media.He starts off his article:During the first centuries the divorced and remarried were pardoned of their sins and give ... 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

November 24th, 2013Last Sunday of the Church YearLuke 23:27-43“Last Words”It is the last Sunday in the church year, and as such the “last things” take center stage. Today, especially, the Gos ... discuss

Billboards have been popping up all over Lubbock, TX featuring a tattooed, crucified Jesus.It directs people to a site called No specific church is taking responsibility for the billb ... discuss

Last week I shared 18 Things I Will Not Regret Doing With My Kids, and the time I spent writing that article got me thinking about the fifteen years I’ve been married to Aileen (and the three years ... discuss

When Henry VIII of England died, he left three heirs: his son Edward and his two daughters, Mary and Elizabeth. Edward succeeded to the throne and was a staunch Anglican (or at least his advisors were ... discuss

With all of my children having vacated my home for 8 hours of the day, a new chapter has opened up to me.  While at first I was apprehensive, I have seen something truly new and challenging happ ... discuss

Source: Catholic Encyclopedia   The supremacy of conscience The supremacy of conscience is a great theme of discourse. \"Were its might equal to its right\", says Butler, \"it would rule the ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 615 Psalter: Monday, Week IV, 1107 Common of Several Martyrs: 1698 (verse before first reading) Proper of Seasons: 256 (first reading) Proper ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 14, 2013 / 01:19 pm (CNA).- On the Feast of the Triumph of the Cross, Pope Francis devoted his daily homily to considering both the bitterness of suffering and the beauty of sacrific ... discuss

Miley (ugh!) CyrusI have to say that I was actually somewhat heartened by the response to the vulgar, obscene display by Miley Cyrus at the Video Music Awards a couple of weeks ago. Most people were r ... discuss

Mission FestivalGrace Lutheran Church, Strasburg, ILLuke 24:44-53September 8th, 2013“Another Missions Sermon”Grace and peace to you...  an honor to share the Word of God with you on this Sund ... discuss

ConfessionWhy Do We Go To Confession? "Catholics who started going to confession as children may recall that the major concern during preparation was not how you sinned - disobedience was a given ... discuss

If you haven’t stumbled across Simonetta Carr’s excellent set of “Christian Biographies for Young Readers,” you and your children are missing out. Each of the six titles in the series are beau ... discuss

I read the following in Jackie Pullinger's incredible book "Chasing the Dragon: One Woman's Struggle Against the Darkness of Hong Kong's Drug Dens" close to two years ago. I wrote out this entire p ... discuss

A blogger named Frank Turk has recently taken it upon himself to examine and expose the faults of Abolish Human Abortion. While we welcome Biblical correction to our ideas and approaches, the hatchet ... discuss

Simonetta Carr has done it again. She has given us a superb historical biography of an important figure in Christian History written for young readers. And once again, an older reader like me, has enj ... discuss

Sovereign God, You created the Heavens and the Earth and all that is in them in six days.You created Man in Your Image and cast him out of the Garden when he sinned.When every thought of man was only ... discuss

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

An ancient book in a modern world: How the Bible Should Influence our lives today The Bible was written by approximately 40 different men over a period of 1500 years, ranging from around 1450 B.C. t ... discuss

What is Love?  More specifically what is the Love that Christ calls us to?  To love everyone (not just those who love us or whom we are attracted to) as He loves us.  How can we do that ... 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

Raising of Lazarus, 15th century Russian icon.  The raising of Lazarus, dead four days, stinking and bound up in burial bands, symbolizes the raising of a soul dead in sin to the life of grace.". ... discuss

This post constitutes Part IV of a response to a recent article written by Michael Coughlin. In the final post of this series, I address another point of criticism, which is that we misuse Ephesians ... 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

The Third Sunday of EasterActs 9:1-22Peace Lutheran Church, McMurray, PA“The Chief of Sinners; The Greatest Missionary” It is fitting, perhaps, to host a missionary visit on this Sunday in w ... discuss

B y The Pastor I mean the Pope who is the pastor of the universal Church. In his Angelus message on March 13, Pope Francis said this."A little mercy makes the world less cold and more just. We need t ... discuss

Before I get into this final principle for Resurrection Sunday, I want to post one more video from Sandi Patty, entitled, "Was it a Morning Like This?" Was it a morning like this one when Mary Magdale ... discuss

Today's Lenten Bible reading covered 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, First and Second Thessalonians. Since it is Holy Week, my eyes and ears are tuned into the topic o ... 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

Let's get to know our new pope by reading his words. The text below is from the pope's Lenten message to his flock in Argentina:Lent is presented us as a shout of truth and certain hope that comes us ... discuss

Preces Feriales {habentur}Kyrie, eléison. Christe, eléison. Kyrie, eléison.Pater noster, qui es in cælis, sanctificétur nomen tuum: advéniat regnum tuum: fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo ... discuss

Preces Feriales {habentur}Kyrie, eléison. Christe, eléison. Kyrie, eléison.Pater noster, qui es in cælis, sanctificétur nomen tuum: advéniat regnum tuum: fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo ... discuss

I recently wrote a post on Dave Armstrong's defence of the Immaculate Conception. Armstrong responded to my post and we had a little bit of back interaction in the comments section of his blog. I ... discuss

The Saint of the Day for January 28 is St. Thomas Aquinas.St. Thomas ranks among the greatest writers and theologians of all time. His most important work, the Summa Theologiae, an explanation and sum ... 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

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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

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Sermon – Advent 4 – Luke 1:39-45Grace Lutheran Church, Racine, WI“The Visitation”Dear friends in Christ, it's good to be here this morning with my favorite congregation. Since I ende ... discuss

In 1 John, John makes seemingly contradictory statements by stating that if we say we have no sin we are calling God a liar (1 John 1:8) and that the one who is born of God does not sin (1 John 3:9). ... discuss

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(I was hoping to get this post up in time for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, but it was not to be.  This has been a crazy-busy week the most important event being the birth of my new nep ... discuss

I was reading Joan's Blog from Rome (she comments on EWTN and Catholic radio) and noticed this comment, and realized that even the Pope gets edited."I remember one of the first times that Benedict XVI ... discuss

The following is a message from Min. David Wilkerson called "You Cannot Carry Your Own Cross" followed by a video sermon from Min. B.H. Clendennen entitled, "Self-Denial".It goes hand in hand with the ... discuss

Several years ago there was a lot of buzz on the internet about Rob Bell’s new book titled, Love Wins.  The conversation in the blogosphere was heightened though when Justin Taylor re ... discuss

Seven Glorious Days by Karl W. GibersonMy rating: 5 of 5 starsThe watery planet that would bear the label "Earth" some five billion years later was nothing short of a creative miracle. The ten billion ... discuss

Last summer I traveled to Prince Edward Island on Canada’s east coast to speak at a Gospel Coalition event. I was there with Mike Bullmore and Kevin DeYoung for the “Magnificent Holiness&# ... discuss

Contact: Tim Stone, 011-44-208-858-3733 LONDON, Nov. 23, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- British Biblical scholar Dr. A T Bradford's latest book brings a new perspective to Paul's description of Adam as ... discuss

v class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%; margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;">Now, back to the Trespass Offering (אָשָׁם (asham)) itself. God was very gracious in this. You brought ... discuss

November is a month that reminds us of death. In the Church calendar All Saints and All Souls mark the first two days of the month. On November 11 the country celebrates Veterans' Day and for many it ... discuss

Sermon- All Saints Day (observed), November 4th, 2012Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Carson City, NVRevelation 7:2-17“All Saints: Eschatology and Ecclesiology”Introductions, etc...All Saints Day – a ... discuss

C'mon, who's shocked? Oh wow.... really? Well, this may be a sort of "the gist of it" post because I have work so it has to be quick. I'll promise to explain as well as I can with my limited time.Yes, ... discuss

If you have a Facebook account, you may have had the following experience. Someone “tags” you in a discussion that turns into a controversy and a list of comments from people you have ... discuss

I’ve been at this blogging thing for ten years now and have been at the daily blogging thing for almost as long. This means that I’ve got an extensive backlist of articles from years gone ... discuss

What does your Confession look like? How are you teaching your children to go through their own Sacraments of Reconciliation as time goes by? What do your habits on this particular sacrament say abo ... discuss

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Pentecost 19Bethlehem Lutheran Church, BaltimoreSt. James Lutheran Church, BaltimoreOctober 7th, 2012Mark 10:2-16Grace, mercy and peace.... Introductions, etc...The Pharisees can't trip up Jesus. He ... discuss

“And thou shalt know that the Lord thy God, he is a strong and faithful God, keeping his covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments, unto a thousand generation ... discuss

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It's no big insight to point out that many Christians seem to honor their country before their God, even when we believe we are honoring God and country at the same time. On the 11th anniversary of th ... discuss

The American presidential election is almost upon us (even those of us who do not live in the United States) and one of the contentious issues in this election, as with most elections today, regards t ... discuss

St. Faustina's vision of Hell from her Diary I, Sister Faustina Kowalska, by the order of God, have visited the Abysses of Hell so that I might tell souls about it and testify to its existence.. ... discuss

So many Christians live their lives racked with guilt and shame. They think back to the things they did, the sins they committed, whether two days ago or two decades, and they live under a cloud of sh ... discuss

Just sharing part of my own study this morning.  In the New Testament, God sets forth certain things which He says are for our examples.  These things are noted for His Church to be in remem ... discuss

I have read Jerry Bridges’ books all out of order, undoubtedly not the best way to read an author’s works. However, doing this has shown me something I find interesting: Throughout his wri ... discuss

Tim Sweetman(I think the true title of this article, in good puritanical form, would best be entitled “I Learned Feminism From Jesus or How the Failure of the Church and Weak Teaching Is Making ... discuss

The following message is from Pastor Zac Poonen as he deals with explaining the gospel of salvation.  What does it mean to be born again or to be "saved"? We live in a world where the standards o ... discuss

Before we conclude from last time, I'd like to point out that Pro Choice Oklahoma is not even close to an unbiased or open-minded interlocutor. Over the past few days she and I have been discussing va ... discuss

The Condemnation of Modernism Letter of Cardinal Mercier- who the Anglicans and modernist Catholic are prone to say is a precurser of modern ecumenism.  Nothing could be further from the Truth ... discuss

Just a Little Perversion is Okay, Right?"Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are ... discuss

Do You Have Eternal Life? 1 John 5:11-12 And the witness is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God ... discuss

Today I want to wrap up this short series that I’ve titled “The Holiness of God and the Existence of Hell.” It looks at what happens when the holy God comes into contact with sin. So ... discuss

I’ve been working on this short series that discusses the holiness of God and the existence of hell. I am looking at what happens when the holy God comes into contact with human sin. Yesterday I ... discuss

Yesterday I began a short series on the holiness of God and the existence of hell. In a day when hell is under attack, I want to show that any question of the existence of hell is not at heart a discu ... discuss

We have seen the Burnt Offering (עֹלָה (olah)), the Grain Offering (מִנְחָה לַֽיהוָה, minchah qorban) the Peace Offering ( שֶׁלֶם (shelem)). Today we begin a study of the S ... discuss

                This reflection is taken from my book Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ... discuss

The Collect.GRANT to us, Lord, we beseech thee, the spirit to think and do always such things as are right; that we, who cannot do any thing that is good without thee, may by thee be enabled to live a ... discuss

St. John Vianney has a special place in the heart of our family.  When my firstborn was getting read for his first confession, we read The Cure of Ars: The Story of Saint John Vianney, Patron ... discuss

Another Independent Fundamental Baptist (IFB) leader is dismissed amid a national scandal. First Baptist Church of Hammond Indiana, which boasts the world’s largest Sunday School and membershi ... discuss

Thought-provoking. Taking a stand comes at a great personal cost. There are those who will never understand the concept of loving the sinner and hating the sin. They will never understand that most b ... discuss

Today is the optional memorial of St. Lawrence of Brindisi, the first Capuchin Franciscan to be honored as a Doctor. St. Lawrence was born at Brindisi, in the kingdom of Naples, Italy, on July 22 ... discuss

Rev-Know-It-All has nailed it again and provides us an account of what it was really like back in the days which spawned the rebellion against God… (At least he has the courage to call it as it ... discuss

argin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;">Text:  Job 38:1-11The Book of Job is a very misunderstood piece of literature. Most people recognize the question posed by Job, but not the answe ... discuss

Help carry each other’s burdens. In this way you will follow Christ’s teachings.Galatians 6:2EVERYWHERE LOVE TURNS it finds burdens to carry and ways to help.  Love is the teaching of Ch ... discuss

: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> Text: Ezekiel 17:22-24As we look at this text, I would like to ask a very simple question of you.  Who is ‘doing’ the verbs in this t ... discuss

In 2 Timothy 4, Paul writes: “Alexander the coppersmith did me great harm; the Lord will repay him according to his deeds. Beware of him yourself, for he strongly opposed our message. At my first ... discuss

In previous blog postings I have consistently pointed out that we do not look within ourselves to find the Gospel, but that we look outside of ourselves.  (i.e. click hereand here) Too often with ... discuss

This is the sixth installment in a series on theological terms. See previous posts on the terms theology, Trinity, creation, man, and Fall.Why is it that after Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden and in ... discuss

Some of you are already fans of Calah Alexander, who has been blogging a while at Barefoot and Pregnant.f=" ... discuss

A couple of weeks ago I offered a series of bullet points on the subject of death. I guess it’s no less strange to equate bullet points with marriage. Nevertheless, according to the Bible, marri ... discuss

Mark Altrogge had the nerve to mess with “Come Thou Fount.” He lodges a complaint that I’ve heard from many others (including our Aussie intern): “There’s a line in the h ... discuss

“The life of man upon earth is a warfare, and his days are like the days of a hireling.  As a servant longeth for the shade, as the hireling looketh for the end of his work; So I also have had ... discuss

Chances are that you have been sinned against by the church, that is the ecclesiastical institution.  If you haven't been wounded by the institutional church, I am sure that you are among many wh ... discuss

Today we begin a look at the commands concerning the Peace Offering. But this time we’re going to take a slightly different approach.  We’re going to start in Leviticus chapter 7, and work ou ... discuss

Lots of have questions regarding the topic of incarnation! What does it mean? Was it about Jesus? If that’s the case, was This individual really God? Have God actually turn into a man? In the ev ... discuss

Brethren, Peace and Good to all of you. Almost four years ago I finished my post, titled Why I left the Eastern Orthodox Church by saying: Now, there is more than this, but it is partly for these rea ... discuss

Shame, whether due to our own sin, the sin of others, or cultural parameters, is a real and powerful issue. Ed Welch's new book, Shame Interrupted, sounds like an excellent and helpful resource for t ... discuss

In wisdom and love God does not leave his people to live this life alone, but rather calls us into community. One of the sad inevitabilities of living in community is that we will sin against one anot ... discuss

The following is by Rev. Dr. Brian Lee, pastor of Christ Reformed Church in Washington D.C. and is used with his permission. This was originally posted on The Daily Caller on May 1, 2012.============= ... discuss

Aaron and Miriam confront Moses about his Ethiopian wifeIn the various debates about gay "marriage" that are currently raging, from time to time you have people comparing it to interracial marriage, a ... discuss

Many a father has held an infant son in his arms, looked at that child and declared his delight. Yet, sadly, many years later the delight has turned to disgust, the joy to mourning. The son has done s ... discuss

In part one of this two part series, I shared my theological history as well as the events leading up to my epistemological crisis. In part two, I would like to focus more specifically on some of the ... discuss

I want to share something I wrote six years ago I remembered today because so many here and at Facebook responded to the "Forgive Yourself" advice from the Reflections of Motherhood video. I want to ... discuss

Source.I read this article on and could relate perfectly to what Christian mom and author Wendy Horger Alsup wrote, especially these lines:As we shared our burdens for our children, ... discuss

I guess I’ve made my love of baseball well-known around these parts. Just as a sampler, I’ve reviewed a biography of Albert Pujols, I’ve interviewed Ben Zobrist, and a long time ... discuss

There are not too many stories from the life of Jesus that made their way into all four of the biblical accounts of his life. Each of the authors writes for a different purpose or to a different audie ... discuss

There is a distinction between a puritanical attitude towards the body and a Catholic understanding. Often the two are confused. First let's start with Adam and Eve. They sinned they disobeyed God. Th ... discuss

With all the anti-Christian Bullying by anti-bullying folks, I was thinking this morning about "hate speech". The claim of the bullies is that it is hate speech to tell someone they are going to he ... discuss

We have to be on guard for those things inside ourselves of which we might not be aware - those things of which we might have a vague knowledge. St. Augustine said:For while you give yourself up to ev ... discuss

In John 8:11b Jesus says, “Go your way, and from now on do not sin again.” This is a passage that was spoken to the woman who was caught in adultery and brought before Jesus. So, what does this pa ... discuss

Like a Birthday is a day to celebrate a loved one, the Church has anniversaries to celebrate its loved ones, too. This Sunday, Divine Mercy Sunday, is a little like that.This Sunday the Church is cele ... discuss

Good FridayApril 6, 2012“The Perfect Day”Hebrews 9:11-12, 15, 27-28; John 19:30If you got to design your own perfect day, what would it look like? Maybe it would start by finding out you won the M ... discuss

Easter denotes springtime; the word comes from the Anglo-Saxon and Teutonic words for the goddess of spring. We celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the Sunday following the first full moon o ... discuss

This isn't exactly a dilemma, as it is me at the last minute scrambling to change plans. Here's the background. Our family celebrates the resurrection of Jesus every single Sunday when we take comm ... discuss

Note: I am always reminded this time of year about the controversy that erupted over The Passion film of a few years ago. One of the pressing questions raised by the film was: “Who killed Jesus ... discuss

Ah, Holy Jesus Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended,  That man to judge thee hath in hate pretended?  By foes derided, by thine own rejected, O most afflicted. Who was t ... discuss

Time once again for our usual midday Wednesday by Gregorio Allegri (1582-1652) around 1630. It is one of the finest and most popular examples of renaissance polyphony. It is often heard ... discuss

My latest column at The Catholic Answer is showing up about now, and as we’re in Holy Week, it’s a timely reminder that confession is good for the soul:The memory still stings: there I was ... discuss

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I was inspired yesterday to try to post a special series of reflections-cum-tips for parents this Holy Week, starting with this one about "hugging it out." I am a bit ashamed to say though, that, even ... discuss

Was the horrible sight of the crowning of thorns the first and only time Our Lady saw Jesus crowned in humility? The Lord's whole earthly life, taking on the nature of a human being was a humiliation. ... discuss

I don’t know why I even try to write.  Some smart-aleck kid like Marc Barnes shows up, slams out a witty, whimsical and insightful piece like “Christopher Hitchens and Groaning During Sex” ... discuss

Palm Sunday is a moveable feast in the Christian calendar which falls on the Sunday before Easter. In the Western church it must always fall on one of the 35 dates between March 15 and April 18.The fe ... discuss

For information on the Blessing of Palms, the Procession of Palms, or the historical importance of this Second Sunday of Passiontide, please see my post on Palm Sunday Vestments: Violet INTROIT ... discuss

Life has been a roller coaster lately, but I know the underlying reason for most of the emotional mess I've been in. This month would most likely have been the month Grace would have been born. It's a ... discuss

1. The substance of every seriously devout life is the faithful accomplishment of God's known will. This will is manifested in a) the Commandments b) the Evangelical counsels c) for us, in our Rule a ... discuss

I haven't read the following book from Paul Tripp so I cannot affirm it.  However, the video above is phenomenal.  I have often shared with struggling married couples that the life of a ... discuss

Very recently I was at a place where time stood still...a place between life and death. Where the knowledge of life as I knew it and felt somewhat in control of was possibly coming to an end. I am not ... discuss

In the previous post, we included a sermon from Pastor Gary Price as he teaches on "Exposing the Mystery of Iniquity".   Excerpts of this sermon have been made available in video form and I wante ... discuss

This week we will look at Exodus 34. There is a big front porch at the beginning, however.e mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE HE ... discuss

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Hannah is in college when she receives the shocking news her parents hadn’t ever shared with her—she is adopted. Not only is she adopted, but she is the survivor of a failed abortion. Angr ... discuss

Ever consider the fact that God's plan to redeem the lost and reconcile sinful humanity to Himself included what most people, humanly speaking, call an "unplanned pregnancy"?For, Christ began his time ... discuss

Last weekwe surveyed the episode at Mt. Sinai where the people convinced Aaron to make agolden calf to worship. What that episode really shows us is how foolish humanbeings really are. Many times peop ... discuss

I have not included on the blog all parts of Thomas Watson's book "The Christian Soldier: Heaven Taken By Storm", but some key portions which I felt would be most impactful and relevant for the day in ... discuss

Tripp has been out of town - will be home tonight. So I took the Jesse, Daniel and Justin to Mass this morning, with Jonny serving as an altar boy. I love the imposition of the ashes on Ash Wendesda ... discuss

In Part 9 of Thomas Watson's "The Christian Soldier: Heaven Taken By Storm", he discusses why the proper use of spiritual violence is a protection against apostasy.Part 9 - Arrows of Reproof and Apost ... discuss

English translationHave mercy upon me, O God, after Thy great goodness According to the multitude of Thy mercies do away mine offences. Wash me throughly from my wickedness: and cleanse me from my si ... discuss

I used to think that Confession was about people pointing the finger at me.  It was like going to the doctor when sick: you went when you really needed to go or just HAD go not because ... discuss

Part 7 of Thomas Watson's book, "The Christian Soldier: Heaven Taken by Storm" is on offering violence to Satan and the world.Part 7 - Offering Violence to Satan and The WorldWe must offer violence to ... discuss

Our Lord tells us, as recorded in Scripture, "Unless you shall do penance, you shall all likewise perish" (Luke 13:3). And St. John the Baptist announced the coming of the Saviour with the ominous ad ... discuss

In Part 3 of Thomas Watson's writing: The Christian Soldier: Heaven Taken By Storm, he addresses the topic of "violence" in relation to prayer and meditation. Part 4 - Prayer and Meditation3. The thir ... discuss




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