Topic: theological

“As the century opened, the reform movement of Jan Hus allowed for the creation of a separate Czech church. Hus stood on the text of Scripture to reject the theological changes of the medieval C ... discuss

“A sound mind,” he wrote, “and one which does not expose its possessor to danger, and is devoted to piety and the love of truth, will eagerly meditate upon those things which God has ... discuss

“Although I certainly simplified the matter, the truth was that as I read more, learned more, and thought more, the evangelical understanding of the biblical narrative of creation–fall–judgm ... discuss

Grothaus’s life was in a rut…until he read War and Peace. Its 1500 pages took him two months to conquer and immediately became his favorite book because of how it changed him. “It’s  almost ... discuss

But in the grand scheme of wickedness, the death of a lion – even a lion called Cecil — barely registers on the most sensitive Richter scale.  The pathetic tears of a Kimmel and the predi ... discuss

By Stephanie Pacheco (Editor’s Note: In this final article of a series answering common objections to the Catholic faith, the author shares the ways the Church has been a gift to her life) 9. Latin ... discuss

At the same time, evangelicals must prepare to minister to the wounded, the refugees of the sexual revolution whose relationships have been wrecked by false promises of freedom and autonomy. When peop ... discuss

Paul ascribes a real transgression to one real man just as he ascribes a real act of righteousness to one real Savior, Jesus (Rom 5:18). Adam is no a mytho-poetic literary construct. If he is then his ... discuss

“The church needs to present a case for biblical sexuality that is appealing and that engages the best of modern thought. The virtues of chastity and lifelong marriage are enriching, but after f ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Jul 29, 2015 / 03:01 am (CNA).- Yes to contraception, homosexual acts, and Communion for the divorced and remarried – all considering the circumstances. No to understanding any acts ... discuss

Most Christians do not realize there is a large gap between Malachi and Matthew. We’ve noticed a blank page or two, but eagerly turn from the Old Testament to the New without much thought. Those bla ... discuss

  The “self-deceiving rationalization” of Planned Parenthood  Susan Michelle  A striking feature in all three undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progre ... discuss

This January, Christians from all around the United States (and beyond) will gather for the G3 Conference, a theology conference focused on a specific theological issue each year.  This upcoming y ... discuss

28 July AD 1750 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) is acknowledged as one of the most famous and gifted of all composers past and present in the entire western world. Orphaned at the age of ten, Bach ... discuss

Peter C. Newman rails against Liberal arrogance. This sounds about right:I first became aware of their institutionalized arrogance when, as an Ottawa columnist for Maclean’s, I found myself research ... discuss

On July 25, 1968, Pope Paul VI published the encyclical Humanae Vitae, on the Church’s doctrine on marriage, openness to life, contraception and responsible parenting, topics that continue to be ... discuss

This sponsored post was prepared by Nicholas McDonald. I’ve been in youth ministry for nearly 7 years, and I’ve ministered to droves of parents and students. I could tell you all ki ... discuss

Our society prides itself in being liberal, multi-cultural, inclusive and tolerant but it is a society that is empty and has in it the seeds of its own destruction. There is inevitably a loss of chara ... discuss

“After the Assembly convened, seventeen total Teaching and Ruling Elders left the OPC and announced their intention to form a new denomination, the Bible Presbyterian Church (BPC). They subseque ... discuss

Provisions, not just supplies. Jesus said, “Have the people recline.” Now there was a great deal of grass in that place. So the men reclined, about five thousand in number. Then Jesus took the lo ... discuss

Tchividjian and Driscoll are both products of the way American showbiz aesthetics and values drive so much of the evangelical subculture. Style and swagger and soundbites — and little else. And ... discuss

By Stephanie Pacheco Many people wonder how we Catholics can still believe given some of the more infamous events in Church History; the classic duo of the Crusades and the Inquisition spring to mind ... discuss

By Thomas Centrella The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing so-called “same-sex marriage” has raised many questions. The institution of marriage has been around since the beginning of ti ... discuss

It is really upsetting that top Democrats across the country are refusing to denounce Planned Parenthood’s abortion business, especially after the recent video showing their top doctor, Deborah Nuta ... discuss

By Sarah Zagorski It is really upsetting that top Democrats across the country are refusing to denounce Planned Parenthood’s abortion business, especially after the recent video showing their top ... discuss

I want my heroes to be good, only good, and my villains to be bad, only bad. I can deal with this. The trouble comes when I see vices in my heroes and virtues in my villains. That is where it ... discuss

Modern English versions, in relation to the Greek text of the New Testament, are somewhat like those old user manuals. They tend to assume too much, and hence give the ordinary reader too little infor ... discuss

We downplay the value of this amazing gift, and our need for it, when we call all of our less formal programs and services ministries. Christ, the head, ministers to every member through Word and sacr ... discuss

Much has been written about Planned Parenthood’s abort-for-organs video.  That’s encouraging; not to have seen an effusion of outrage, pain, grief, and sheer horror would have been a ... discuss

Schneider was born in Pferdsfeld, Germany in 1897, the second of three sons born to Gustav-Adolf Schneider and Elisabeth Schnorr. He had a strong love for his mother and a great respect for his father ... discuss

This sponsored post was prepared by Dr. Jack Kinneer, Adjunct Professor of New Testament Studies and Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at Reformed Presbyterian Theological Semi ... discuss

The bottom line is that an apology makes no sense unless Richards is also conceding the humanity of these unborn children. But if she concedes that, she is confessing that Planned Parenthood’s work ... discuss

Here are a few Kindle deals that may be worth a peek: The Religions Next Door by Marvin Olasky ($0.99); The Illustrated Life of Paul by Charles Quarles ($0.99); Raising Responsible Teens in a ... discuss

1.  First of all, I would like to thank Matthew Coffin at  Big C Catholics for the wonderful review of my book, Seven Saints for Seven Virtues. This is the best and most comprehensive review ... discuss

All modern versions of the New Testament, except for the New King James Version, are based (with some variation) on the NAET. In the judgment of the editors of the NAET, the verses in the list above w ... discuss

The release of a video showing Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Senior Director of Planned Parenthood’s Medical Services Department, allegedly speaking of how to extract the body part of aborted children f ... discuss

By Stephanie Pacheco One of the truest objections to the Christian Faith is that so many Christians behave badly; either through monstrous hypocrisy, as in the cases of criminal offenders like 2006 me ... discuss

O.P. (August 24, 1484 – July 17, 1566), was a 16th century Spanish Dominican priest, missionary to Native Americans and the first resident Bishop of Chiapas.Las Casas became well-known for his advoc ... discuss

16 July, Old Testament Ruth, the subject of the book bearing her name, is an inspiring example of God's grace. Although she was a Gentile, God made her the great-grandmother of King David (Ruth 4:17) ... discuss

Vatican City, Jul 16, 2015 / 06:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- An upcoming conference being held at the Vatican examining the link between climate change and human trafficking is a reflection of the importan ... discuss

The Telegraph reported on Monday that the Rev. Mike Ovey, a former lawyer and now principal of Oak Hill Theological College in London, was referring to British PM David Cameron’s new “Extremism Di ... discuss

Such policies, Beisner wrote, would reduce “access to the abundant, affordable, reliable energy absolutely necessary for any society to rise out of poverty, and available now and for the foresee ... discuss

Bologna, Italy, Jul 15, 2015 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Humour, realism and culture characterized the life of Cardinal Giacomo Biffi, who died July 11 at the age of 87. The former Archbishop of Bolo ... discuss

Sexuality/gender is where loyalty to Christ is being tested in our culture. More and more, it has become the line dividing the sheep from the goats. We cannot overemphasize the fact that the stakes re ... discuss

Through knowing Christ, eternal life begins in time, and heavenly bliss begins on earth (John 17:3). Unsurprisingly, such a blessing does not come easily as there are many hindrances to knowing Christ ... discuss

Fr. Boquet, Fr. Francesco Giordano, and Cardinal Burke  exchange greetings at Rome’s 5th March for Life. May 2015 Father Francesco Giordano, a diocesan priest and professor in Rome, Italy, was ... discuss

Awhile back I wrote a response to an article by Dr. George Demacopoulos on "Orthodox Fundamentalism.You can read his original article here: Orthodox FundamentalismYou can read my response here:&n ... discuss

“Yes, the Bible tells us to do or not do certain things but how do we know what to do when the Bible is silent? How does a young man know where to go to college or whom to marry? These and other ... discuss

This past weekend, San Diego Comic Con once again allowed Hollywood to show-off its “geek cred” to legions of comic book, superhero, science fiction, and fantasy fans.  Yet amid all the trailers ... discuss

12 July AD 1998 Bo Harald Giertz was born 31 August 1905 in Räpplinge, Borgholm, Öland (Kalmar), Sweden. He came from a prominent family and his father was a noted surgeon and head of one of Sweden ... discuss

Pastors all along the theological spectrum fall to sexual sin. Liberals and conservatives, Baptists and Presbyterians, Charismatics and Catholics have tarnished the name of Christ by their sexual sin. ... discuss

“The complacent Christian is the one who is afraid to speak up even when the situation is serious and in dire need of attention. He is the one who cowers before men and who would rather not spea ... discuss

“Milne’s trial on April 20th, 1558, was conducted in the St. Andrews cathedral. According to contemporary accounts, his legs were too weak to carry him unaided up the stairs into the pulpit to ... discuss

“My primary authority,” wrote Packer, “is a Bible writer named Paul. For many decades now, I have asked myself at every turn of my theological road: Would Paul be with me in this? What would ... discuss

This week’s sponsor of Free Stuff Friday is The Center for Christian Preaching, an academic center on the campus of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. The Center is the host of an an ... discuss

There is lots of news on the e-book front. Crossway would like to give you Kevin DeYoung’s Taking God at His Word for free and today only Ligonier wants to give you 2 free books about Jo ... discuss

Too much of the theological left, full of certitude and moral superiority, has stopped defending their point of view using the tools of reason. America’s original sin was slavery, but her original e ... discuss

The goal of the process of discipline is repentance and restoration. When the impenitent person repents, we receive them with joy. It is an answer to much prayer. No one has “won” and no one has ... discuss

By Stephanie Pacheco One of the most troubling objections made to the Faith is regarding the instances in the Old Testament when God commands the killing of human beings who have committed no obvious ... discuss

If scientific plausibility should guide the expectations we bring to Scripture, then why would we be Christians? Why would we believe that the Son of God became a man? That he died and rose again afte ... discuss

Two Christian universities and a seminary are asking the Supreme Court to protect them from millions of dollars in IRS fines that will be triggered if they refuse to comply with the infamous HHS manda ... discuss

Here are a few Kindle deals: Make, Mature, and Multiply by Brandon Smith ($0.99); Called Together by Jonathan Dodson & Brad Watson ($0.99); The Stories We Live by Sean Post ($0.99); everP ... discuss

Although the world is celebrating, partying, and enjoying lots of happy emotions, we are left with the opposite feelings. We could avoid these painful emotions by ignoring the decision, denying it, or ... discuss

With this spectrum in mind, it becomes readily obvious that there is not a simple choice between either pastor or scholar, but a gradated list of options in between (and this list is not exhaustive). ... discuss

by Wesley Smith, LifeNews: Netherlanders are pressured into “choosing” euthanasia, reads the story. I’m not surprised. This has been true for many years. For example, in the first edition of ... discuss

Ask any sidewalk counselor. Odds are he or she has heard some version of this from those heading into the abortion clinic: “I know it’s wrong. But I’m a Christian and I’ve prayed a ... discuss

Netherlanders are pressured into “choosing” euthanasia, reads the story. I’m not surprised. This has been true for many years. For example, in the first edition of my Forced Exit, I reported on ... discuss

“In the book of First Kings, Elijah faced a wave of persecution and mortal danger beyond anything any American has faced on American soil. He felt alone — terrified that all was coming to an e ... discuss

But study Bibles also have shortcomings. In order to keep the size of the Bible within a reasonable scope (the ESV Study Bible really pushes the envelope here, at almost 2,800 pages) something has to ... discuss

“I am deeply concerned about the impact the Supreme Court’s ruling might have on faith-based or other educational institutions—including schools from grades K-12, colleges, universities, the ... discuss

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has credited his predecessor for making his spiritual and theological journey possible through his 'brilliant example.' The retired Pope expressed this Saturd ... discuss

The church has always had some of those people associated with it. There have always been people who maintain an offensive disposition when it comes to their faith. These are the people who se ... discuss

was born in Bohemia (now part of the Czech Republic) in about 1371. He received a master's degree from Charles University in Prague in 1396, became a professor of theology in 1398, was ordained to the ... discuss

“While important legal and practical questions remain unresolved, with the Supreme Court’s ruling and broad public support, marriage equality is here to stay. Soon, it will be time to turn the ... discuss

The evangelical church in the last generation has been marked by its preoccupation with being relevant. An entire movement has been built around making Jesus and church seem relevant to outsiders. We ... discuss

“Remember the hole of the pit from which you were dug” said Isaiah the prophet. It’s a spiritual exercise that the Psalmist models for us in Psalm 40:1-3. Although the exact nature of the pit is ... discuss

Washington D.C., Jul 5, 2015 / 04:32 pm (CNA).- Imagine being woken up in the middle of the night by a dark figure in your room. He presses a gun to your head and demands that you get up. You and your ... discuss

“Throughout history, racial ideologies have been driving forces of war, of social cohesion, of demagoguery, and of dictatorships. Race theory was central to the Nazi regime and was used by both ... discuss

“One of the most important biblical-theological matters with which we must wrestle is that of how we are to harmonize the Old Testament teaching about “everlasting” ordinances with t ... discuss

“Read it for its own sake. Read it receptively. Read it the way you would listen to a friend tell you a story. You listen because you want to hear, not because you think what he says is going to ... discuss

This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by a first-time sponsor: Founders Ministries. “Founders Ministries is a ministry of teaching and encouragement promoting both doctrine and d ... discuss

Contact: Leon Brink, North Central Theological Seminary, 763-789-4399 MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., June 30, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- North Central Theological Seminary (NCTS) announces a three-month, inte ... 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

Patriarch of Constantinople from 449 to 458. Known for his simple, austere life, his charity to the poor, his zeal for the faith, and his opposition to heresy.He opposed the heretic Dioscurus at the C ... discuss

One of the best books you can read on the subject of Homosexuality from a Christian perspective is "The Bible and Homosexual Practice," by Dr. Robert Gagnon of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. I found ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Jul 2, 2015 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Beginning in the spring of 2016, Rome's Pontifical Gregorian University will begin offering an intensive one-semester diploma program on the safeg ... discuss

Last week the ruling of the Supreme Court was handed down, and we have all witnessed the display of rainbow images as well as open opposition across the Internet.  John Piper provides some helpful ... 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

Contact: Leon Brink, North Central Theological Seminary, 763-789-4399 MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., June 30, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- North Central Theological Seminary (NCTS) announces a three-month, inte ... discuss

Everything has changed and nothing has changed. The Supreme Court’s decision yesterday is a central assault upon marriage as the conjugal union of a man and a woman and in a five to four decision t ... discuss

27 June AD 444 Saint Cyril (ca. AD 376-444) became Patriarch of Alexandria, Egypt in 412. Throughout his career he defended a number of orthodox doctrines, among them the teaching that Mary, the moth ... discuss

Everything has changed and nothing has changed. The Supreme Court’s decision today is a central assault upon marriage as the conjugal union of a man and a woman and in a five to four decision the na ... discuss

Question: "Should an Orthodox Christian make donations to the Salvation Army?"You could certainly do a lot worse with your money than to give to the Salvation Army.Many are unaware that the Salvation ... discuss

Among Christians, the word  heresy must be used with care and precision. Not every doctrinal error is a heresy, though all doctrinal error is to be avoided. A heresy is the denial or corruption of a ... discuss

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Washington D.C., Jun 19, 2015 / 04:25 pm (CNA).- With the release of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment this week came a wave of controversy over the Pope’s statements about clima ... discuss

This sponsored post was prepared by Professor Barry York, Dean of Faculty at Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary. I knew the day would come. My life, like yours, is becoming incre ... 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

I recently made an appearance on the Atheist Analysis podcast to talk about stem cell research and cloning. In this podcast I decided to focus on non-religious reasons for my position since I was talk ... discuss

Book Details: • Editor: Chad O. Brand • Authors: Chad O. Brand, Tom Pratt Jr., Robert L. Reymond, Robert L. Saucy and Robert L. Thomas • Publisher: B & H Academic (2015) • Format: softcove ... 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

A few weeks ago someone showed me a newspaper article entitled “New theory could prove how life began and disprove God”, which was published in the UK newspaper The Independent. Now I have, of co ... discuss

Many have wondered at the person to whom Luke addressed his Gospel and the Book of Acts. Just who was Theophilus? Is his name just a symbol (it means “lover of God”)? Or was this a real pe ... discuss

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If you want to set off a debate amongst Catholics without referring to the "pelvic issues", try talking about whether dogs go to heaven.Fr. Chris has a few thoughts on the inordinate love of pets that ... discuss

22 May AD 1688 After Martin Chemnitz and Johann Gerhard, Johannes Andreas Quenstedt may have been the ablest theologian of the Lutheran church in the period following the death of Martin Luther. A sh ... discuss

By Monsignor Ignacio Barreiro Joe Kral’s article, The End of the Texas Impasse: The Moral Case for HB 3074, published on April 6 in the Truth & Charity Forum, offers some useful contributions to the ... discuss

Remarks Delivered Friday, May 15,  2015: Mister Attorney General, Mr. Sears, and distinguished guests, it is a great honor to accept the Edwin Meese III Award for Originalism and Religious Liberty. T ... discuss

I was interested to read through a new little booklet written by Ian Hamilton, pastor of Cambridge Presbyterian Church in Cambridge, England. In this work he means to show that Calvinism is bo ... discuss

Vatican City, May 16, 2015 / 02:17 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Speaking to vowed religious, Pope Francis said Christianity must be festive. He praised the special nourishing power of a nun’s smile. &# ... discuss

By Monsignor Ignacio Barreiro In contemporary society, we are faced with the challenge of how we can establish again a Culture of Life, one that would integrally respect life from biological conceptio ... 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

14 May AD 1565 Nikolaus von Amsdorf was one of the members of the German nobility who came to follow Martin Luther and to support his reforms. While some questions remain, it's likely that he was bor ... discuss

“Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you. For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the n ... 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

How Does an Adult React When They See Red for the First Time in Their Life?In design you tend to think of colors as evoking emotion. This video, however, goes way beyond that as special glasses help t ... discuss

Vatican City, May 12, 2015 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a message sent Sunday to the leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Francis said advances toward reconciliation are strengthened by the m ... discuss

By Mark Shea | Many supposed "theological differences" between Catholics and Evangelicals are, I think, founded in semantics rather than in substantial disagreement. For example, when I was an ... discuss

And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose ... discuss

By Stephanie Pacheco Twenty years ago, Pope Saint John Paul II denounced the moral impoverishment, particularly abortion and euthanasia, that devalues human life in his encyclical Evangelium Vitae. He ... 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

Vatican City, May 5, 2015 / 02:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Christians in pursuit of unity should not be afraid to broach potential areas of disagreement such as marriage, family, and sexuality, Pope Franc ... discuss

This is the introduction to a series of articles asking and processing through hard questions. I would love for you to join me as I process and discuss questions I have wrestled with. Please feel fre ... discuss

By Emily Conley, Social Content Editor @Emily_ADF Before the March for Marriage on April 25th, I didn’t really know what to expect. I assumed there’d be a few hundred people waving signs ... discuss

On the path towards full and visible unity in faith, sacramental life and ecclesial mystery, there is still much work to be done, but "we can be sure that the Paraclete Spirit will always be light an ... discuss

4 May AD 1876 Friedrich Conrad Dietrich Wyneken stands along-side C.F.W. Walther and Wilhelm Sihler as one of the founding fathers of The Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod. He was born to P ... discuss

Vatican City, May 2, 2015 / 05:44 pm (CNA).- The Synod of Bishops began receiving in April responses to a questionnaire that had been sent to dioceses the world over in preparation for October's Synod ... discuss

Athanasius of Alexandria (Greek: Αθανάσιος) (also spelled "Athanasios") (ca. 293 – May 2, 373) was a Christian bishop, the Bishop of Alexandria, in the fourth century. He is revered as a sa ... discuss

TweetBy Jonathon Van MarenOn Saturday night, I had the pleasure of watching Gregg Cunningham of the Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform face off with T. Russell Hunter of Abolish Human Abortion on a questio ... discuss

Brethren, Peace be with you.Today, as I reflected upon Revelation 14: 1-4 (NAB) during lectio divina, I noticed something I'd never noticed before. Read the highlighted portion by yourselves:The Lamb ... 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

Credit:  www.slate.comI recently commented on Father John Zuhlsdorf's blog in which I pointed out that he, Father Z, was in profound disagreement with Pope Benedict XVI.  He admitted that ye ... discuss

Newsweek magazine decided to greet the start of 2015 with a massive cover story on the Bible. For decades now, major news magazines have tended to feature cover articles timed for Christmas and Easter ... discuss

In the beginning was the Word. Christians rightly cherish the declaration that our Savior, the crucified and resurrected Lord Jesus Christ, is first known as the Word — the one whom the Father h ... discuss

The vast high-velocity moral revolution that is reshaping modern cultures at warp speed is leaving almost no aspect of the culture untouched and untransformed. The advocates of same-sex marriage and t ... discuss

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

This is a guest post by David Martin:Of the many blunders of recent Vatican history, one that stands out is the Vatican's February 25th decision to open up the process for the beatification of Latin A ... discuss

When Matt was in San Diego for the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) and Evangelical Philosophical Society (EPS) meetings in November 2014, Randal Rauser interviewed him for his Podcast, The Tent ... discuss

With trips to the US, Christmas, New Years, the summer break, Madeleine’s work, my preaching and juggling the family and the launch of my book, it has been a while since I blogged. Since the la ... discuss

Blessed Paul VI celebrating Mass in the vernacularCredit:  rorate-caeli.blogspot.comI recently did a post [HERE] in which I discussed Father Z's reaction to the "whoopdeedoo", as he referred to i ... discuss

Addressing the American University  Catholic Community at AU's multifaith center, April 20, 2013. To have me speak at your college or parish, contact me via the form in the right-hand sidebar.Tod ... discuss

 Michelangelo's PietáToday is the 24th Sunday in ordinary time, but it also is September 15, the day liturgically reserved for the memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows. While miss the reading cycle f ... discuss

Continuing from my previous post, I write now about the coming four years. Next week, I am beginning my first semester of Ph.D. studies at Ave Maria University. I am really excited for my classes over ... discuss

For 2000 years, as Christians have spread around the world they have spread the Good News. The first great missionary, St. Paul, writes to the church in Corinth in the mid-50's AD that the good news b ... discuss

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From the Scranton Times-Tribune: Bishop Anthony M. Rysz, 90, died Friday, March 20, in Geisinger Community Medical Center emergency room after being stricken ill at home. His wife of 46 years is the f ... discuss

Date: March 8, 2015 Place: St. Joseph of Arimathea Episcopal Church Scripture: John 2:13-22 When I was in college I was president of a student organization that brought in various speakers to address ... discuss

The German Bishops Conference addressed itself to a long process of talks about marriage and family by giving plenty of room for the local church. The chairman of the German Bishops' Conference, Cardi ... 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

Presidents of the United States are usually awful as theologians. In far too many cases, the closer they get to anything theological, the bigger the mess they make. President Obama seems rather adept ... discuss

Valladolid, Spain, Feb 8, 2015 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Ricardo Blazquez Perez' friends say one of his first decisions as Archbishop of Valladolid was to set aside part of his salary to ... discuss

Vatican City, Feb 7, 2015 / 10:51 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has advocated for the widespread participation of women in all levels of the Church and society, saying that their unique gifts enri ... discuss

Dr. George Demacopoulos of Fordham University recently posted an article entitled "Orthodox Fundamentalists," on the Greek Archdiocese's website. There are a number of problems with it that I think ne ... discuss

Christ the King and Redeemer Lutheran Churches, Racine, WIMark 1:21-28“Fides Qua and Fides Quae”There are some handy Latin phrases that every good Lutheran pastor and theologian needs to know, and ... discuss

Today, the reformed Roman calendar celebrates the feast of St Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), Father and Doctor of the Western Church. Known in particular as “Doctor Angelicus” (“the Angelic Doctor ... discuss

What is so thrilling about chastity? I answer that question and more in this brand-new video about my brand-new book, the revised and updated The Thrill of the Chaste (Catholic Edition): Finding Fulfi ... discuss

Americans by the millions are still tuning in to watch Downton Abbey — now in its fifth season — eager to enjoy the continuation of the saga of the Earl and Countess of Grantham and thei ... discuss

A Container for Holy ChrismQuestion: "Someone has been insisting to me that the Russian Orthodox Church recognizes the validity of the Sacraments of the Roman Church. And in fact, have since at least ... discuss

Gloria Dei Lutheran ChurchChicago, ILJanuary 18th, 2014Epiphany 2John 1:43-51The Epiphany Season gives us a chance to delve deep into the revelation of who Jesus Christ really is. This Christmas, we ... discuss

The Council of the Holy Fathers (various Fathers with St. Constantine the Great, holding the Nicean Creed)Question: "How does doctrinal authority work in Orthodoxy? In a simplified form, how do I ... discuss

This is an edited transcript of The Briefing podcast from early Thursday morning, January 8, 2015. The war on terror took on a savage new face yesterday when two gunmen entered the headquarters of a ... discuss

7 January AD 1590 Born 25 March 1528 to blacksmith Jakob Endriß and his wife Anna (née Weißkopf) in Waiblingen in the dukedom of Württemberg, Jakob Andreae (also Andreæ or Andreä) came from a f ... discuss

2 January AD 1883; transferred to 3 January* Charles Porterfield Krauth was born in Martinsburg, Virginia (now West Virginia), on 17 March 1823. He was son of the noted Lutheran pastor Dr. Charles Ph ... discuss

“On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, nine ladies dancing ...”The traditional Roman calendar associates this day with the Holy Name of Jesus -- that is, unless on a Sunday that ... discuss

On a recent visit to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's exhibit on collaboration and complicity in the Holocaust, "Some Were Neighbors," I saw a sign at the entrance bearing a arresting qu ... discuss

You know things are getting pretty bad when a libertarian atheist devoté of Ayn Rand links arms (albeit grudgingly) with conservative religious types. That’s just what Robert Tracinski does in his ... discuss

Newsweek magazine decided to greet the start of 2015 with a massive cover story on the Bible. For decades now, major newsmagazines have tended to feature cover articles timed for Christmas and Easter, ... discuss

Text:  John 1:1-14Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.“The light shines in the darkness and the darkness did not overcome it.” (John 1:5)This is how our ... discuss

“On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a partridge in a pear tree.”The period known as Christmastide begins with the Feast of the Nativity itself; specifically, with the evening ... discuss

Text: Luke 1:26-38Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.In today’s Gospel reading we hear that the Angel Gabriel came to Mary in order to foretell the comin ... 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

Excerpt from: Rod Rosenbladt, "Christ Died for the Sins of Christians Too," Modern Reformation Vol 12 (May/June 2003): 20-25.Did the reformers, then, have any doctrine of sanctification? Of ... discuss

The Christmas season comes each year with the expected flurry of media attention to the biblical accounts of Christ’s conception and birth. The general thrust of the secular media is often increduli ... discuss

Vatican City, Dec 4, 2014 / 03:16 pm (CNA).- News broke weeks ago that a new volume of Benedict XVI's collected works was being released in German with an updated version of a 1972 essay, which no lon ... discuss

While many are listing their favorite movie, their theological arguments about the state of his soul, my one thought goes to a line in a much misunderstood movie of his: “What Dreams May Come ... discuss

"All the jokes about men sitting down on their hats are really theological jokes; they are concerned with the Dual Nature of Man. They refer to the primary paradox that man is superior to all the thin ... discuss

Today over at CatholicThing Francis Beckwith offers an excellent column on a recent empty-headed piece on Michele Bachmann by Joshua Green, whose research skills appear to just barely surpass those of ... discuss

That's the title of Paul Ford's column at the Morning News, in which he describes, in sometimes disturbing detail, the experiences he and his wife have had with artificial reproductive technologies (A ... discuss

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Back in November of 2006, I began writing a series examining Arminianism vs Calvinism (Reformed) theology. At the time, I had already become convinced that the Calvinistic position was the more bibli ... discuss

I've been hard at work editing the old introductory article to my "Arminian vs Reformed theology" series and getting ready to re-post the series. In the meantime, here's some things I've stumbled acr ... discuss

There's been a lot of press and discussion lately about the United States as a "post-Christian" nation.President Obama's phrase, "we are no longer just a Christian nation", spoken during a keynote add ... discuss

Gary Gilley has provided a valuable service to all with his review of the bestselling novel "The Shack" by William P. Young. Analyzing the book's theological message, he demonstrates that while the t ... discuss

Now that I am back to blogging, by God's grace, I would like to try to post something "new" every day. Here on Jordan's View my preference has been to offer fresh, original content, but I need to be ... discuss

Al Mohler has written an excellent reflection on the topic of thanksgiving. He points out that "giving thanks is one of the most explicitly theological acts any human can contemplate." On Thanksgivi ... discuss

Greetings to everyone in 2010!I've not been posting here on Jordan's View lately and I'm quite frustrated about that. But I can say that one of the reasons behind my lack of posting is very good news ... discuss

It's been a long time since I've posted on my blog. My wife was in the hospital twice last year and it has been a difficult ever since. She's dealing with severe physical and emotional symptoms. To ... discuss

Isn't the whole point of religion to teach us morals and to love and care for each other no matter what age, gender, sexual preference, religion or race we are?The question was one among many comments ... discuss

ReformingChristianity.comWell, I have not been blogging here at Jordan's View for a long time-- as you may have noticed.  I now blog at a new blog called ReformingChristianity.com.  Seminary ... discuss

I usually discover that the Projo is off its rocker.  But here is an op ed piece that appeared in today’s printed version of the Projo that I agree with.  As a conservative, Glenn Beck con ... discuss

On July 25, Fred Butler, writing on behalf of Pastor John MacArthur, posted an article on the Grace to You website in response to my recent articles on CharismaNews. With a desire to be constructive ... discuss

The debate about cessationism vs. continuism—meaning, whether all the gifts of the Spirit are still in operation today—is not just an abstract theological debate. It is often a matter of life an ... discuss

The so-called "feud" between Mike Huckabee and Glen Beck is interesting. I am going to speculate about something here that has nothing to do with Mike Huckabee or his campaign.This blog is a volunteer ... discuss

Pennant Hills, Australia, Dec 1, 2014 / 08:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Peter Comensoli, a former auxiliary of the Sydney archdiocese, has been appointed Bishop of Broken Bay and said he is both hum ... discuss

I took vacation days before the Thanksgiving break to enjoy an entire week of vacation. Enjoyment for me includes reading big and difficult books. This week I read the final installment of Rick Atkins ... discuss

“These men who have turned the world upside down have come here also, and Jason has received them, and they are all acting against the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesu ... discuss

We need more men like this.  (And more Cardinal Burkes.)  Do not lose hope.  Stay close to the Lord.  And support those who are doing good.  The article below concerning the S ... discuss

Matt has safely arrived in San Diego and the Annual General Meetings of the Evangelical Philosophical and Theological Societies commence in a few hours. Matt is giving two papers this year, one at eac ... discuss

Here are today’s Kindle deals: Christian Beliefs by Wayne Grudem ($2.99); Theology in the Context of World Christianity by Timothy Tennet ($4.99); The Unquenchable Flame by Michael Reeve ... discuss

6 Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? 7 Is it ... discuss

6 Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? 7 Is it ... discuss




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