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Relying on Others

You’re running late for an important appointment and your ride isn’t here yet. You expected everything to be prepared ahead of time and, when you arrive, you find everyone rushing around at the last-minute. 1,142 more words


St. John Chrysostom and Skulls

There are various forms of a quotation, all attributed to St. John Chrysostom: “The road to hell is paved with the skulls of bishops,” or: “The road to Hell is paved with the bones of priests and monks, and the skulls of bishops are the lamp posts that light the path.” 251 more words


Why Worship God with Others?

How easy it is to succumb to the privatized faith syndrome summarized in this statement: “Jesus and I have a good thing going and I don’t need the church to mess it up.” Certainly the church is always working to match its conduct with its creed. 285 more words

Devotional Thoughts

Follow the Star

Eph. 3:1–12; Matthew 2:1–12

The annual celebration of the birth of our Savior is over. With Epiphany (which actually was celebrated on Friday, January 6) the Christmas season officially ends, its Twelve Days having expired whether you received your eleven pipers piping or not. 1,398 more words


Episode 4: John Chrysostom


St. John Chrysostom’s unmatched skill in public speaking led him to become one of the most famous preachers in his own day and in ours. 262 more words


John Calvin’s Goals as an Expositor of Scripture

For God there is nothing higher than preaching the gospel, because it is the means to lead people to salvation.[1]

            In his ministry John Calvin was in full agreement with Martin Luther’s saying that “the ears alone are the organ of a Christian”. 1,529 more words


Chapter 2 Summary_The Patristic Era_Part 6_GREEK APOLOGISTS OF THE FOURTH AND FIFTH CENTURIES [pp.51-59]

The founder of Neoplatonism, Plotinus (AD 205-270) and his disciple Porphyry (AD 234-301) were in part inspired by the example of Christian theologians, erected a systematic theology for pagans that was intellectually respectable.  629 more words