Category Archives: Catholic

The Benefits of Lectionary Preaching

When I arrived at my local congregation in Pensacola we were using the Revised Common Lectionary. The RCL is a fine Lectionary and provides a wonderful tour of the Scriptures in a three year cycle. But as time went on … Continue reading

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Dave Hunt Dies

I had the opportunity to meet Dave Hunt on a couple of occasions. I sat attentively in one of his talks where he opposed Calvinism. If my memory serves me right, he said something like this: I was amazed at … Continue reading

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In Defiance of God: Inhaling the Poisonous Gas

This morning a group of us from Micah 6:8 joined to read Scriptures and pray at the only abortion clinic in Pensacola. It was a short time of reading and prayer. As the cold weather froze our bodies we realized that we … Continue reading

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Colbert’s Faith

Kimberly Winston offers a fine summary of Colbert’s Catholic Faith.

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Anglicans, Catholics, and Feminists

Maureen Dowd’s Opinion piece in the New York Times is a plea for Catholic liberalism. She thinks that if the Roman Church were only more open to ordaining women then everything would fall into place. She wants to protect the … Continue reading

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Catholics and Abortion

The debate over whether Catholic priests should give the elements to politicians who openly advocate the murder of the unborn reminds me of the German Catholic priests who willing stood by Hitler’s side in the 1940’s. The latest episode of … Continue reading

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Pope Urges End to Wars…

Pope Benedict XVI issued a Christmas Day appeal Tuesday to political leaders around the globe to find the “wisdom and courage” to end bloody conflicts in Darfur, Iraq, Afghanistan and Congo.

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Henry Nouwen on Ministering…

I am a profound admirer of Henry Nouwen. His reflections on the ministry have been life-transforming to me; perhaps this quote may do the same for you: More and more, the desire grows in me simply to walk around, greet … Continue reading

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The Enlightenment and its Effect on the Church

The philosophie des lumieres, commonly known as the Enlightenment, continues to have a destructive effect on our church’s liturgy and life. Hans Kung ably summarizes what was lost with the emergence of the Enlightenment: Order, hierarchy, authority, discipline, Church, dogma, … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity: Analysis and Application Part V

   The latter section of What Christians Believe, C.S. Lewis expounds briefly on the different theories of the atonement. He does not wish to go in depth in any of the positions since this is not a theological treatise, but … Continue reading

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Thomas a Kempis (c. 1380-1471) and Trinitarian Speculation

 Thomas a Kempis[1] offers the modern Christian a deep analysis into our lives. His insights into our spiritual sins of pride, greed, and false humility are desperately needful. As a medieval ascetic writer, he strongly opposes the natural tendency of … Continue reading

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Quote, Justin Martyr on the Eucharist

As the human is in Christ, so bread is in the Eucharist: But the human nature in Christ is whole and perfect: Therefore the nature of bread in the Eucharist is perfect.

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Presbyterians and Presbyterians Together

If you are a Presbyterian committed to the catholicity of the church read here.

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Patristic Fathers’ Quotations on Infant Baptism

With the prevalent discussion on Infant Baptist in the last few days at seminary I decided to post a link with several quotations testifying to the practice in the early church.

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Sinclair Ferguson on the Peter “Saying” in Matthew 16:18

The significance of the “Peter Saying” and what Jesus says to Him. This Peter saying is significant in the post-apostolic years. It has been controversial — the supremacy of the Bishop of Rome vs. the bishops of other cities. In … Continue reading

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Justification by Faith Alone

This morning at St. Andrew’s Chapel Dr. R.C. Sproul delivered an excellent summary of the Reformed position on Justification by Faith Alone. In his series on the book of Acts, he has reached the Jerusalem Council (Acts 15) where James … Continue reading

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