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On Magic and Gender in Antiquity

While the books I’ve listed at the very bottom of this post will give a far more in depth look at this topic, I want to point out some of the broad patterns of how women are so frequently aligned with magic. 1,175 more words


Demons or Ghosts? Some Thoughts on Categories of the Supernatural in Late Antiquity

As I briefly noted in the first blog post I made, the nomenclature of some supernatural beings in the ancient world were not as well defined as we would expect today. 1,106 more words


John Chrysostom on Pastoral Ministry

John Chrysostom (4th century) is well known for his prolific writings that have left their mark on the Church down through the generations. One of his significant contributions to the realm of Christian spirituality is his understanding of pastoral ministry, most notably discussed in his work  2,450 more words


“For this Table is the sinews of our soul, the bond of our mind, the foundation of our confidence, our hope, our… 40 more words

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Sin Extinguished by God's Mercy

We live in a country in which we pride ourselves on freedom, after all we are the “land of the free and the home of the brave.” While we very well may live among many brave, we really don’t live in a land of the free – politically or spiritually. 433 more words


All in All

I’ve always found the second of these two verses baffling:

For “God has put all things in subjection under his feet.” But when it says, “all things are put in subjection,” it is plain that he is excepted who put all things in subjection under him. 823 more words


The Vigil of Easter, 2017

The Vigil of Easter, 2017
Chrysostom (347-407 AD)

Are there any who are devout lovers of God? Let them enjoy this beautiful bright festival!

Are there any who are grateful servants? 478 more words