Topic: word

Sophocles once wrote that “children are the anchors that hold a mother to life.” A look at the national tragedy of abortion illustrates that in our modern world, it’s mothers who too ... discuss

In wake of Chris Gard and Connie Yates’ decision to end the legal battle for the right to treat their son Charlie Gard, please find a statement below from Americans United for Life CEO & Pres ... discuss

It must also be made clear, in light of some popular unbiblical covenant theologies, that Unconditional Election does not equate to, mean, nor imply unconditional New Covenant membership.  Though it ... discuss

In whatever sense people may or may not view Jesus as a “liberator”, as does Cone, He is first and foremost the Liberator of human beings from the bondage of sin through His propitiatory death o ... discuss

This is What it Looks LikeWhen the ConstitutionActually Mentions Somethingby Seton Motley, Contributing Author: The federal government has spent the last two centuries-plus willfully ignoring the Con ... discuss

“According to the multitude of my sorrows in my heart, thy comforts have given joy to my soul.”  (DRB)  (Read this scripture and more at http://prayerpivot.com)  This target verse ... discuss

It appears now that the Progressive/socialists that have taken over the Democrat party have been looking for the new shining star for the next Presidential election. Just yesterday that rebranded them ... discuss

Insecurity: uncertainty or anxiety about oneself; lack of confidence. I hate that word. I hate the meaning of the word. I hate the reality surrounding it. Why would a Christian struggle with insecurit ... discuss

Doctrine matters.  Have you witnessed a baptism in recent days in the company of your gathered church only to ask yourself inwardly why the pastor makes such an emphasis about the baptism being perf ... discuss

May All Beings Be Free From Suffering “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” -His Holiness the Dalai Lama, XIV Compassion is something ... discuss

The truth is, God is not anxiously waiting for us to claim his promises or try with all our might to believe they are true. They will come to pass because God said them. There is no need to name them ... discuss

Through my experience in entertainment, God has heightened my sensitivity as I have attempted to lead my family in how we view and enjoy all types of entertainment: from TVshows to movies, from opera ... discuss

  ……….AND I CAN’T BLAME HIM IF HE DOES……Papa Mike    President Trump’s recent comments undermining Attorney General Jeff Sessions came off as unprofess ... discuss

Israel and the Jewish people have been miraculously resilient over the millennia having survived attack after attack from her enemies near and far.  Although they’ve been dispersed to the four ... discuss

by John Porter, Contributing Author: One reader asked me, "Mr. Porter, why do you write about Liberty or Freedom so much?" I do realize that I seem to write in the defense of Liberty a lot. The ques ... discuss

by Paul Jacob, Contributing Author: Presidents tend to issue pardons as their tenures draw to a close. But many victims of our government should be pardoned right now. Until the culpable agencies can ... discuss

Yesterday morning we engaged in a new preaching series through the letter of 1 John—one of three letters written by the apostle John who also penned the Gospel of John.  Over the next 90 days, we ... discuss

“We are not human doings, we are human beings.” Sitting across from three leaders (having years more of life experience which I wanted to honor), I couldn’t help my visceral reactio ... discuss

The truly dangerous result of the ESV translation of heautou/emautoú as “authority” is apparent in the John 16:13 passage. That passage is speaking of the Spirit. While the Son, after t ... discuss

Cultivation of Personal Communion. It is John Owen who stressed the privilege Christians have in the grace of mutual fellowship with each of the persons of the Triune God. This is our great glory, joy ... discuss

Today, July 24, is the feast day of Saint Sharbel Makhluf, a Maronite Catholic monk from Lebanon. Sharbel is known for his great devotion to contemplative prayer and has been called “the hermit of ... discuss

“A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future.”Tell me how socialism has ever brought the people of any nation a better future?Are food lines, lack of medicine, starving people, and mor ... discuss

Romans 8:18-27“Hope in Christ”Some people paint a dire picture of the future, and some have a rosier view. Some see technology making our lives ever better, until everyone enjoys a basic universa ... discuss

Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)The Kingdom of God, always somewhat mysterious for us, was always on the mind of Jesus. There are almost one-hundred ... discuss

July 24th is the optional memorial of Saint Charbel Makhlouf. He was born in the mountain village of Biqa-Kafra, Lebanon, the fifth child of a poor Maronite Family on May 8, 1828. Charbel exhibited pr ... discuss

By: Jon Street | Accuracy in Media Liberal television host and author Touré Neblett seized on a Politico article published Tuesday. The 2,500-word Politico article focused not on anything policy ... discuss

The characteristically careful distinctions he opens with helped me process my sexual feelings in a liveable way. His exposition of the biblical passages that speak about homosexual practice built my ... discuss

But our reason for humility is also our greatest reason for hope! Understanding the Bible doesn’t depend ultimately on your IQ, your efforts, or how long you’ve been a Christian. Understanding t ... discuss

is mentioned in the Gospels as being among the women of Galilee who followed Jesus and His disciples, and who was present at His Crucifixion and Burial, and who went to the tomb on Easter Sunday to an ... discuss

22 July, New Testament The Gospels mention Mary of Magdala as one of the women of Galilee who followed Jesus and His disciples. She witnessed His crucifixion and burial, and went to the tomb on Easte ... discuss

“What you do before a Sunday morning ever begins, for the most part, determines what happens on a Sunday morning. Chances are you’ve struggled through the mistakes below. I have. And what’s ... discuss

“If you and I are at all serious about personal holiness, we’ll need to look under the hood of our hearts and try to figure out why we do what we do and then have the wisdom and courage to do ... discuss

“How will you respond? Your exegetically and theologically trained mind immediately populates a list of problems with her use of this verse: this is a horrible translation of the Bible; this ver ... discuss

I suspect that many people who sit week after week in the pews of their particular church have no idea how difficult a Sunday is for a minister and his family. Pray for your pastor’s Sundays. Robert ... discuss

. . . When it comes to Islamic justice, prayers are not enough.by Joseph Klein: Last Friday, three Arabs killed two Israeli police officers who were guarding an entrance to Jerusalem’s holy compoun ... discuss

At first the task had sounded simple enough. After all, how hard could it be to reposition a display of greeting cards? But what I didn’t count on was feeling the display reel, seeing it tilt, losi ... discuss

How can someone who has never really read the Bible before begin to read and understand it? I will try to answer that question in a series of posts, beginning with this one.Why is the Bible Difficult ... discuss

Take a moment (2 min.) to watch the short promo of the 2018 G3 Conference.  Pass it along to your friends by sharing it on Facebook and hopefully—we will see you in Atlanta in January. Creation ... discuss

21 July, Old Testament Ezekiel, the son of Buzi, was a priest, called by God to be a prophet to the exiles during the Babylonian captivity (Ezekiel 1:3). In 597 B.C. King Nebuchadnezzar and the Babyl ... discuss

This saving knowledge, received by faith, is very different than being saved by mere knowledge. For Calvin (consistent with the Wisdom School), the divine Wisdom is a rich and comprehensive wisdom. Th ... discuss

by J. Christian Adams: Remember a few weeks ago when civility was cool? Or, had you already forgotten? Remember the days after Rep. Steve Scalise was bleeding out at second base in Alexandria, Virgin ... discuss

Ann Coulter signsAdios America forARRA News Service editor.by Ann Coulter: I think I've found the core problem with health care in America. And guess what? It involves Delta Airlines! A few weeks ago ... discuss

Solomonic wisdom or partisan politics? Here’s a word to the wise about Proverbs. ... discuss

“Walking in the Truth I rejoice greatly that I have found some of your children walking in truth, even as we have been commanded by the Father. Now I beg you, dear lady, not as though I wrote to ... discuss

It was one of those days. I was feeling kind of grumpy and I was not in a good place spiritually. So, in an attempt to combat the funk that I was in I decided to do something that I don’t often do. ... discuss

Some of the greatest Christian examples in my life are (and were) uneducated.  They gave themselves to the study of God through the pages of the Scriptures.  What a tremendous example it is for the ... discuss

20 July, Old Testament The prophet Elijah, whose name means, "My God is Yahweh [the Lord]," prophesied in the northern kingdom of Israel, mostly during the reign of Ahab (874 – 853 B.C.). A ... discuss

Get outside the church, and tell somebody about Jesus. Few things redirect us from our troubles like helping others understand the grace of God. Even if nobody listens, your obedience to the Great Co ... discuss

Spurgeon’s depression didn’t hinder his ministry – in fact, it helped it. Spurgeon’s many faces might have frustrated the artist trying to paint his portrait, but they also gave the pastor a m ... discuss

In far too many churches, the Bible is nearly silent. The public reading of Scripture has been dropped from many services and the sermon has been sidelined, reduced to a brief devotional appended to t ... discuss

In the mirror between the sowing and the growing. “Hear then the parable of the sower. The seed sown on the path is the one who hears the word of the kingdom without understanding it, and the e ... discuss

Photo © Melissa (Emmy) CeciliaA couple of weeks ago I wrote about how I haven't found a good, solid community that I felt a part of. I've tried pushing myself outside of my comfort levels, allowing m ... discuss

It’s been over a year and a half since clinic administrator Scott Scharpen filed a lawsuit challenging California’s so-called Reproductive FACT Act (also known as AB775), which is the state’s at ... discuss

In the wake of the revelations about Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer, the already unhinged promoters of the RussiaGate ruse are amping their rhetoric up even further, if that is eve ... discuss

Millennials are terrified of offending people. They are surrounded by a world of trigger warnings and microaggressions. They worry that they’ll be shouted down if they say something that could be pe ... discuss

https://www.facebook.com/www.operationsaveamerica.org/videos/10155649407571600/ Throughout her history, the Church has confronted great evils. Inspired by the doctrine that man is made in the im ... discuss

ess harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are getting weak? Why do banks charge a fee due to insufficient funds when they already know you’re broke? Why is it that when someon ... discuss

We must never think of the Old Testament People of God as a carnal people, hoping in temporal promises, and only reaching Christ in spite of the Old Covenant. We must instead put ourselves in the sh ... discuss

“In this spiritual drama, Satan is especially active. Goulart’s discourse ‘Remedies Against Satan’s Temptations in our Final Hour’ enumerates the stinging accusations and doubts that Sat ... discuss

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Video Testimony:Life before Jesus, for me, was a living nightmare. And that’s in no way an exaggeration. Even before drugs took control in my story, it was still basically a life of confusion, and q ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Wholesome words lead to wonderful ideas I’m a fan of puns. In fact, I’ve been called Tony Punderburk by a fellow punster, an ... discuss

We are posting belatedly about Saint Swithin (or St Swithun), the 9th century saint perhaps best known for a meteorological prediction which is supposed to take place on his feast day, July 15th. Here ... discuss

I had a revelation last week. I do not have to spend money traveling the world, I only have to try to be silent and in the present moment to realize my mind will bring me to a million different places ... discuss

Over the past eleven weeks, our church has been studying through D.A. Carson’s book—Praying with Paul: A Call to Spiritual Reformation in Sunday school.  That study nicely intersected with t ... 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

There’s no talking about the Gospel without sin, and there’s no meaningful discussion about marriage without mention of divorce. As sons and daughters of Adam, we’re all children of divorce. We ... discuss

The Word of God is holy and inerrant. There is neither “gender apartheid” nor “toxic masculinity” in Scripture but the creational differences and order between male and female are clearly reve ... discuss

Yet, even in this extreme distress, David never loses faith or falls into complete hopelessness. His anguish leads him to prayer, and the first words of the prayer are “My God.” Even in his suffer ... discuss

A Cold Civil War– what does that mean, and what is the history of the term?   Artificial sweeteners:  “Artificial sweeteners may be associated with long-term weight gain and increas ... discuss

Dear Friends, In last week’s message, I discussed the growing problem of hostility to Christianity that many Americans have faced over the last 15 years and continue to face now, despite living ... discuss

Certainly the Most Recent.  Well, One of the Most Recent…by Seton Motley, Contributing Author: Radio impresario Rush Limbaugh routinely, rightly identifies a consistent feature of the human con ... discuss

"margin-bottom: 0in;">“The Sower”Matthew 13:1-9; 18-23Now here is a parable of Jesus – and a most blessed example – in that he actually spells out its meaning. Thanks be to God that ... discuss

"Something's been calling her," he said. "In dreams. Someone that wants to be let out. I'm afraid she's going to get hurt.""She's not worth it," said Gaspode. "Messin' around with girls who're in thra ... discuss

by Jerry Cox : According to news sources, a 14-month-old baby in Washington was recently sent to the hospital after mistakenly eating candy laced with marijuana.Representatives from the Washington Poi ... discuss

Before the American Revolution, there were no bishops in the colonies (partly because the British government was reluctant to give the colonies the kind of autonomy that this would have implied, and p ... discuss

Looking at this theologically, isn’t the refusal to accept our mortality just the same old lie “you will be like God”? The fact that we are mortal is a result of God’s righteou ... discuss

Peterson went on to state that because of the biblical view of marriage, he would not marry a same-sex couple: “When put on the spot by this particular interviewer, I said yes in the moment. But ... discuss

Debate about the future of the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands (RCN) as members of the International Conference of Reformed Churches (ICRC) has been continuing in Jordan, Ontario.  At their syno ... discuss

Entertainment is a good thing, but its purpose is the refreshment of the mind and body, not the transformation of the mind or the edification of the spirit. The danger of entertainment in worship is n ... 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

“I’m not naturally given to anger. I tend to be pretty easy-going and unlikely to spark a conflagration. But that’s not to say I can’t be too easily riled up, especially when living and mi ... discuss

“In each chapter, Kapic takes these rich truths and connects them to the everyday questions and realities sufferers know well. As someone who has watched family members struggle with long-term p ... discuss

“It is impossible to deliver a compelling message if the preacher lacks confidence. Yet, that confidence must be theologically grounded, not personally derived. Our confidence must rest in the p ... discuss

“When we approach the subject of leaving our children a spiritual inheritance, we should be asking ourselves a series of diagnostic questions. These are only a few of the questions that we shoul ... discuss

Joni B. Hanniganby Joni B. Hannigan: For well over a century the Associated Press has operated with the use of a style guide that writers refer to as “The Journalist’s Bible.” With more than 20 ... discuss

by Ed Choice: Vice President of Communications Jennifer Wagner is joined by our guest EdChoice CEO and President Robert Enlow to discuss what’s going on in federal education reform policy and wher ... discuss

We’ve talked recently about who should make life and death decisions when it comes to medical care. What would Chuck Colson have said about the case of little Charlie Gard?  Who should decide who l ... discuss

On June 22nd, I arrived home from work at roughly 8:30 p.m. Like the nights before it, I figured that my wife and I would rest on the couch and watch Netflix before retiring to bed. But this quiet ni ... discuss

Fr. René J. Butler, M.S.Provincial Superior, La Salette Missionaries of North AmericaHartford, Connecticut(Click here for today’s readings)Before my present assignment, I was pastor in a small pari ... discuss

In a recent discussion with Voddie Baucham, I asked him about preaching’s role in the work of discipleship.  When we think of discipleship, we often think of the small group setting or the cof ... discuss

There is a lot that could be said here, and I do not intend this post to be the final and utmost word on the topic.  I’m also just kind of throwing together information from a handful of the re ... discuss

Jack Kempby Ralph Benko, Contributing Author:   Seventeen years ago we entered into what I have termed an economic Little Dark Age. We are repeating, in a slightly less virulent form, the stagna ... discuss

“In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the same day all the fountains of the great deep were burst open, and the sky’s wi ... discuss

Sweden’s development agency has said it will stop giving aid to organisations which abide by the US policy not to provide or promote abortion. The Swedish International Development Cooperation A ... discuss

I graduated a few weeks ago, in the middle of a thunderstorm. We could see it as we stood in the megachurch lobby waiting to walk down the aisle. The floor-to-ceiling windows showed us a gray sky and ... discuss

T he Christian life is not a sprint.  If you watch a long distance race, the runners often start much slower than a sprint, and there’s a reason for it.  The distance runner cannot win the ma ... discuss

It could equally mean that this act of justice was “exactly proportionate”.  The word translated by the ESV as “blessed” can also be translated as “straight” or “right”.  Some schola ... discuss

So what is the biblical role of women in the worship of the church? As with all God’s people, women participate in the songs of the congregation. They lift up their prayers to God Almighty by their ... discuss

The book has two main parts. In the first, Dreisbach shows the pervasive influence of the Bible on American public culture (chapter 1), the Founding Fathers (chapter 2), and political discourse at the ... discuss

When I shared a letter I wrote to Lily, a comment someone wrote about it rubbed me the wrong way. I know I'm not the only person who has lost a baby who struggles with well-meaning people who just don ... discuss

I have written rather extensively on the controversy surrounding Father James Martin and his book, "Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of R ... discuss

It’s here … and you can get yours FREE! https://40daysforlife.com/magazine We are excited to announce the first edition of the brand new pro-life quarterly magazine — DAY 41 — ... discuss

Dear (fellow) Catholic writers,I don't want to compete with you. At all. I know that some people are in this seemingly endless competition to see who can amass more social media followers... whose art ... 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

Exodus reveals the God who saves his people. From Exodus we come to understand that God is actively involved in history. He hears prayer. He answers. He saves, but God does things in his own way, in h ... discuss

Note well the development.  The Reformation recovered the preaching of the Word — and with it a church architecture which made the means of grace central, especially preaching.  The heirs (and hei ... discuss

Of most interest to our present discussion is the Son’s peculiar operation in the giving of the Law on Mt. Sinai. By general inference from the inseparable operations of the Trinity, we can conclude ... discuss

 I respect what no one sees. I respect the fact that you were broken to pieces by God. Personal Heartbreak. Sadness. Doubt. Disappointment. Devastation. Hurt Feelings. Sleepless Nights. Unspeakable ... discuss

. . . The New York Times’ latest nothing-burger.by Matthew Vadum: From the fever swamps of the Left, the unsubstantiated, over-the-top Russian electoral collusion conspiracy theory now includes Pres ... discuss

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-CA, addresses the "March for Truth"rally against President Trump on June 3 in Los Angeles. by Fred Lucas: It’s a movement that began before President Donald Trump was swo ... discuss

The steady criminal, immoral and unethical acts and behaviors by governments and people groups is escalating around the world. In the last hundred years, we have seen not one but two world wars. The S ... discuss

Political commentator Charles Krauthammer weighed in on infant Charlie Gard’s case on Monday, saying he would let Charlie die if he was the judge. Krauthammer is a well-respected journalist and ... discuss

A few days ago Jack Phillips broke his silence for the first time since the announcement that the Supreme Court would be hearing his case.  He appeared on “The View” to answer questions ... discuss

The picture is clear: God is a just and holy God who punishes sin. He has to do so because God’s perfect justice and holiness require it. That is the God of Israel. This realization has led many tod ... discuss

When you attend a gay person’s birthday party, you’re joining in celebrating their birthday, right? That’s great. When you invite your gay or lesbian friend over for dinner, you’re celebrating ... discuss

It’s an obvious truism that all theology is done by humans, from particular perspectives, who inevitably have their favored theological paradigms informed by their experiences. But are we at least t ... discuss

Strangely, the one source of genuine help in such circumstances is the one that is literally in our hands as we seek to minister to others, but all too often fail to use as we seek to minister to our ... discuss

We must preach because preaching is not simply the fuel for worship: preaching IS worship. As Piper says, “in the same way that a melody can awaken us to the true beauty of God in the lyrics of a wo ... discuss

Summula Pictoria: a Little Summary of the Old and New TestamentsSecond Dream of St. Joseph, Daniel MitsuiDaniel Mitsui is an artist I greatly admire and whose paintings I have featured here occasional ... discuss

This is Christian nonfiction. This book is a "spin-off" on the theology of an old-time Christian preacher named Jonathan Edwards. The author spreads out his content across ten chapters and ends wit ... discuss

Today, July 10, is the feast of St. Veronica Giuliani, a Capuchin Poor Clare and one of the greatest mystics of the eighteenth century. Spiritually, she has been compared to St. Teresa of Avila and S ... discuss

Perhaps, to use Payne’s phrase, the little controversy over the Truth’s Table episode shed more heat than light. But it wasn’t random. It happened in the context of on-going, contentious, form ... discuss

“In trying to be helpful, many churches have failed, because they have failed to be truthful. They have failed not out of hardness of heart, or lacking of kindness, but in thinking that they are ... discuss

Former Justice Antonin Scaliaby Paul Stark: The U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision made abortion legal nationwide in 1973. Fewer Americans know about the Court’s Planned Parenthood v. Case ... discuss

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Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)When it comes to facing failures in life, the farmer in today’s Gospel parable sounds a lot like many of us. We wor ... discuss

From the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church:66. In what sense do we understand man and woman as created "in the image of God"?The human person is created in the image of God in th ... discuss

Child Jesus of Prague (original statue) The Infant of Prague — History The original statue of the Infant Jesus of Prague was created as a royal wedding gift from a Spanish Princess to her Austr ... discuss

In the PCA’s Book of Church Order 29-1 this claim is made: “The Confession of Faith and the Larger and Shorter Catechisms of the Westminster Assembly, together with the formularies of government, ... discuss

By removing everything except the first sentence of this recommendation, the Assembly made it possible that exactly nothing will change in the congregations where refusing to ordain is the current pra ... discuss

God calls us to be ready to make a defense for the hope that is in us, but notice that He calls us to do it with gentleness and respect. Apologetics isn’t just for some Christians, it is for all Chr ... discuss

Taking up the yoke. “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest ... discuss

Hello everyone. I have since been rehabilitated, resuscitated, and been treated for a medical condition which kept me away forever. I'll be with you tomorrow in word, thought, and deed.God Bless, than ... discuss

“Luther rejects the idea that man stands in the middle and can choose between a good spirit or bad flesh, or that original sin has only partially hindered man’s ability to perform acts of righ ... discuss

“My faith needs to be so deeply ingrained in me that it informs every situation, every decision, every discussion. And, when that happens, before I know it I have spent a large part of my day wi ... discuss

“During the darkest days of my ministry, I struggled to see my way to the pulpit. I did not feel like studying, praying, or preaching. I believe this was the Enemy’s primary strategy. Waves ri ... discuss

Sister Vassa Larin recently sparked a controversy by posting her advice to a mother who has a 14 year old son who "came out" as a homosexual. She has been a popular figure in the English speaking Orth ... discuss

by Matthew Continetti: President Trump delivered one of the most important speeches of his young presidency on Thursday. Billed as "Remarks to the people of Poland," the address was as clear a statem ... discuss

by Paul Jacob, Contributing Author: Just months ago, Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) made headlines by arrogantly — and falsely — telling constituents at a town hall: “You say you pay for ... discuss

Fr. René J. Butler, M.S.Provincial Superior, La Salette Missionaries of North AmericaHartford, Connecticut(Click here for today’s readings)When you hear the expression “sins of the flesh,” what ... discuss

I recently sat down with Voddie Baucham and talked about discipleship.  Below is a short excerpt of that conversation (more to be released soon). 4 Principles for the Exercise of Christian Liber ... discuss

I recognize that there are men who have been called by God to enter the ministry, who have a zeal for the spread of the Gospel and the care of the people of God but who struggle at times to be diligen ... discuss

There are some sins you have little trouble rejecting. They hold little sway over your soul. But the sin that always poses a deep and difficult temptation, the one that so often overwhelms you, this i ... discuss

I preached, and I went through the sacrament, and it was awful. It was terrible. I just felt a total absence of God, as if I’d been utterly and completely abandoned by Him. My preaching was dead, an ... discuss

by Gary Bauer, Contributing Author:   Trump Defends The West -  President Trump delivered an incredibly powerful speech this morning in Warsaw's Krasinski Square. It was a speech that ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Grace is enough of a gift to last forever Do you ever think about the bad things you’ve done in life? How you’ve hurt others ... discuss

by Kerby Anderson, Contributing Author: Pastor Ray Johnston has a new book out that talks about how the church has become like the culture. He illustrates this by describing the “seven decades that ... discuss

“The Widow of Zarephath The word of Yahweh came to him, saying, “Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and stay there. Behold, I have commanded a widow there to sustain you.” S ... discuss

Yep. That’s it, in a nutshell: You and I, and the people in our parishes, and the whole church, are about to become new missionaries in a new land — in the vast, untamed and often faithless jungle ... discuss

The tragic case of Charlie Gard, the British infant who will soon be taken off life support, has exposed the scale of the malfunction in the British family court system. This is a court system driven ... discuss

As we continue to reflect back on the remarkable NRL 2017 convention, one refrain will be how many speakers drummed home the same ironic point: there is nothing we can write or say or describe that be ... discuss

A popular campaign that many churches are promoting in our day is titled: “I Love My Church.”  How many churches do you know who may pass out bumper stickers or t-shirts with this slogan ... discuss

Recommendation 7 of the PCA’s study committee on Women Serving in the Ministry of the Church states: “That presbyteries and the General Assembly consider an overture that would 21 establish formal ... discuss

If the guide is what is “best,” then worship becomes a matter of preference. Why must we choose what is best and by what criteria are we to judge it? If I don’t care for The Metropol ... discuss

What is a worldview? As the word itself suggests, a worldview is an overall view of the world. It’s not a physical view of the world, but rather a philosophical view, an all-encompassing perspective ... discuss

July 5th is the optional memorial of Saint Anthony Mary Zaccaria, co-founder of the Barnabites, the religious congregation so called because it was headquartered in St. Barnabas Monastery in Milan. S ... discuss

Exercise your hope much. Repeated acts strengthen habits. The promises of God are hope’s object to act upon. Meditate on the promises, set some apart for yourself, and drink in the refreshing truths ... discuss

I can confidently say that I wasn’t the “30-something church-planter” whom he alluded to, but I could have been. In the many years that I’ve been attending General Assembly I’ve often grumbl ... discuss

If my story feels scary for you, remember what my friend said, “It’s not catching.” Divorce not of your choosing, or children who walk away from the faith, or cancer, or whatever the trial, isn ... discuss

by Dr. Alan Keyes: These days, we celebrate the Fourth of July as Independence Day. Actually, it's the day when the first American patriots declared their decisions to break away from the people of ... discuss

July 5th, is the optional memorial of Saint Anthony Zaccaria. He was born and came of age during a particularly turbulent period in the Church’s history — the time of the Protestant Reformation. B ... discuss

The Word of the Day The word of the day may actually work, today, in my neck of the woods. I received this post last night: “****Tuesday Sidewalk Counselors: Thank the Lord…. all the kil ... discuss

I heard someone mention on the radio that the word "nice" originally had some negative meanings. That caught my attention."Nice" is one of those words that bug me. It's one of those words that have be ... discuss

CM volume: Miss Mason wrote six books in her series on education. That series is often mistitled the ‘Home Education’ or “Homeschooling Series.” This is not an ideal or accurat ... discuss

One of the things that happens in the evangelical church world that mirrors the culture is that local churches often engage in the trends of the day.  For instance, if community churches are in vogu ... discuss

Maajid Nawaz, a British Muslim activist who spent his teens and early twenties professing radical Islamist ideology before reforming, intends to sue the SPLC for defamation of character. The organizat ... discuss

Same-sex marriage has been framed in civil liberties terms. The language used in the survey is based on and reinforces what Sprigg calls the “gay identity paradigm.”  This model considers ... discuss

History is obviously important to God, since it is the realm where God ultimately brings about the salvation of his people by entering into the very fabric of time and taking on our humanity, sin exce ... discuss

Antifa demonstrator holds up the remains of a tattered and burned US flag in Denver, C0 on June 10, 2017. (Photo credit JASON CONNOLLY/AFP/Getty Imagesvia Forbes article linked below)by Ralph Benko, C ... discuss

Stevie Wonderby Lloyd Marcus: Stevie Wonder’s call to say I love you to black Americans was rejected by black and white Leftists. Leftists were outraged over Wonder’s compassionate message to his ... discuss

by Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays -- celebrating patriotism, our history and the tremendous courage, faith and sacrifices of our Founding Fathers. As ... discuss

Former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline suffered another defeat in court this week after losing his law license after investigating the abortion giant Planned Parenthood. On Monday, the 10th Circui ... discuss

One of the dreams it's difficult to let go of is my lifelong dream of having Bumma attend my wedding and get to meet and know my future children and have them know her... especially when she would hav ... discuss

Dear Friends, From its very beginnings, America has always been the destination of freedom seekers. Immigrants from all over the world have flocked to America’s shores in the hope of finding so ... discuss

::First Vespers::ANTIPHONS1 Who is she who cometh forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in array.PSALM 109 - DIXIT DOMINUS http://www.drbo.org/chapt ... discuss

Yesterday I had the privilege to preach Ephesians 6:17 as we continued our series through Ephesians.  As we’re nearing the end of this rich letter penned by the apostle Paul, we have engaged i ... discuss

Not only do we forget our need for God and his grace, but such forgetfulness often leads to pride, “My power and the might of my hand have gotten me this wealth.” We readily trust in ourselves, th ... discuss

The gospel was seen as baby stuff that got us in the door. The bigger and better stuff was up to us to achieve. This left two options. No assurance which leads to fear of not being able to measure up ... discuss

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2 July, New Testament (One Year Lectionary) This major Christological feast commemorates the joyous visit Mary paid to her relative (probably her cousin) Elizabeth, following The Annunciation. Inspir ... discuss

The Visitation is the visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary with Saint Elizabeth as recorded in the Gospel of St. Luke 1:39-56. It is also the term for a Christian feast day commemorating this visit.Mary, ... discuss

The Protestant doctrine of vocation sure looks a lot less complicated and a whole lot more compelling. By the Holy Spirit Christians offer up sacrifices to God through the duties they perform as part ... discuss

This is what makes preaching powerful. It is not enough to read Bible commentaries, though many of preachers need to read more of them than they do. Commentaries help us understand the text, but they ... discuss

I wish that 40 years ago when I joined the PCA that the denomination’s elder statesmen had raised their voices warning those of us who came into Presbyterianism from other traditions, be they Baptis ... discuss

I believe one of the greatest sins we can commit is to limit God. What does that mean? To limit God is to believe that God thinks and views reality as you do. It is to believe that you, despite bei ... discuss

Contact: Kim Kent, Heirloom Audio, 815-259-0137, kim@heirloomaudio.com THOMSON, Ill., June 28, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- The executive producer of an award-winning Christian audio adventure serie ... discuss

Litany of the Most Precious Blood:Lord, have mercy on us.Christ, have mercy on us.Lord, have mercy on us.Christ, hear us.Christ, graciously hear us.God, the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.God the ... discuss

Having ensconced the Bible at the pinnacle of worship, Luther sees an intimate connection between music and the Word: “Thus it was not without reason that the fathers and prophets wanted nothing els ... discuss

“I assumed my job was to counsel every member until he or she overcome the problem. Consequently, I had no sense of the need to refer people, and I spent far too much time counseling.” &nb ... discuss

by Newt Gingrich: As the Trump administration and the Congress draft the 2017 tax bill, it is extremely important that they build it around a deficit neutral, not a revenue neutral, model. This may s ... discuss

On Friday, the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life issued a rather curious statement on the sad case of British baby Charlie Gard. Gard has effectively been sentenced to die by a European “h ... discuss

The Sacred Page is a blog on the Bible and Catholic theology written by four professors of Scripture and Theology, Michael Barber, John Bergmsa, Brant Pitre, and John Kincaid. Together they provide in ... discuss

. . . It Can Start Reporting Truthfully on Immigrationby Eric Ruark: Immediately following acting ICE Director Thomas Homan’s press gaggle yesterday, several news outlets reported that Homan “co ... discuss

Today is the due date of my little brother. The brother I will never see, never laugh with, never embrace. He was swept into heaven before I could know what his perfectly-formed face looked like. ... discuss

In the 10th session of the G3 Conference, Conrad Mbewe preached on the subject, “Biblical Reformation Requires Courageous Preachers of God’s Word.”  You will find this sermon not ... discuss

I am an Eeyore by nature. I tend to see the dark side of things and assume the worst. I see the glass as half empty rather than half full. I tend to view God’s interactions with me as an angry fathe ... discuss

Books or activities: The Mainstream of Human Progress– the primary text.  The page numbers I share may not match the page-numbers in your edition.  Basically, just read about one chapter per ... discuss

30 June AD 1468; transferred from 16 August* The first Protestants weren't Martin Luther and his fellow theologians. Instead, the word was originally applied to the German rulers who opposed the impe ... discuss

Nowadays th' larceny is discovered be a newspa-aper. Th' lead pipe is dug up in ye'er back yard be a rayporther who knew it was there because he helped ye bury it. … Th' newspaper does ivrything f'r ... discuss

That’s Good Adviceby Seton Motley, Contributing Author: The old idiom is “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.” Which means don’t “turn on someone that has supported you.”The Republican ... discuss




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