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​WHY DO PRIESTS WEAR WHITE COLLARS?

The “Roman collar,” a white band that goes around the neck of a priest (or clergy members of some Protestant congregations), remains one of the most distinctive elements of clerical vesture. 382 more words

Sacraments

Luther, James and good works

We’ve been reading through the letter of James in staff devotions at iServe Africa and a particular cluster of questions has arisen in our minds a number of times – How does this relate to the Reformation? 1,174 more words

Christian Life

Britain's Chief Rabbis and the Religious Character of Anglo-Jewry, 1880–1970 – By Benjamin J. Elton

I guess I was expecting and would have liked as little biography of each one in a chapter of their own but this is thematic. 2,410 more words

Inter Faith

Disciples and Division

Recently, I read Christian History magazine, issue 120: “Calvin, Councils, and Confessions–How the Church became the Churches.” Church history is a hobby. I identify less with a particular tradition than with anyone in Christ. 607 more words

Theology

November 23 - Pope St. Clement I

Today takes us back to the early years of the Church; to the first century after Christ’s own life, during which He instituted and entrusted the Church to us under the leadership of His successors. 262 more words

Catholic

Religious Roots of the New World

While many American will celebrate Thanksgiving today and consider its historical origin, many more will question the religious reasons early European immigrants came to the New World. 431 more words

Church History