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Idolatry of Freedom

In Catholic, Orthodox and Arminian circles, “Freedom” often seems to be pushed as the central dogma of the faith. More important than the divinity of Christ; More important than the victory of the cross; More important than the all powerful, completely loving, salvation-intending will of God; Human “Freedom” reigns supreme. 1,647 more words


Anatomy of Melancholy, 167-169: Subsect. XI - Of the will

Those natural and vegetal powers are not commanded by will at all; for “who can add one cubit to his stature?” These other may, but are not: and thence come all those headstrong passions, violent perturbations of the mind; and many times vicious habits, customs, feral diseases; because we give so much way to our appetite, and follow our inclination, like so many beasts. 211 more words

The Anatomy Of Melancholy


I want to talk about silence. This is because I want to talk about everything. I don’t like silence. Silence is powerful.

Even when I am silent I am talking: to myself, to imaginary people in my head, hardly ever to God. 192 more words


Beauty, Sex and Babies, and what Augustine got wrong...

In the words of Mick Jagger: “Augustine knew temptation. He knew women wine and song, and all the special pleasures of doing something wrong.”

And then he repented. 2,222 more words

Journeys In Ministry

Misconceptions About Desire and Temptation (James 1:14-15)

Some of the response to our previous article about Same Sex Attraction revealed that many people misunderstand what James 1:14-15 is saying, and, in fact, some even seem to have a Roman Catholic understanding of desire and temptation. 1,646 more words


Word Wednesday.



Concupiscence, noun: strong desire; especially: sexual desire.

Concupiscent, adjective.

(14th Century)

It wasn’t like an apple, or any crisp fruit, where you might sink your teeth in and lever a piece away from the orb. 65 more words


Saturday after Passion Sunday.

On the Crucifixion of Our Lord.


My God, I firmly believe that Thou art here present. I acknowledge that on account of my many sins I am utterly unworthy to appear before Thy sacred countenance. 1,547 more words

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