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St. John I | Saint of the Day | 18th May

May 18
St. John I
(d. 526)

Pope John I inherited the Arian heresy, which denied the divinity of Christ. Italy had been ruled for 30 years by an emperor who espoused the heresy, though he treated the empire’s Catholics with toleration. 320 more words

Feasts And Commemorations

The Pastor/Priest's Kobayashi Maru

Devotional Thought of the Day:

27  And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha, but the only one healed was Naaman, a Syrian.”     961 more words

Devotions

G. K. Chesterton: Apostle of Common Sense - Host: Dale Ahlquist (audio)

G. K. Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense
Host – Dale Ahlquist
Dale Ahlquist, President of the American Chesterton Society, discusses the life and work of the great 20th Century English writer, G.K. 472 more words

07 Observation

A Different Sort of Church History 1

The discipline of church history has sometimes been entirely top-down history of institutions and intellectual currents, under the assumption that what popes, other leaders, and professional theologians do and think matters more than what Joe Doe in the pew, in his shop, or behind the plow does and believes as a Christian. 1,216 more words

Heretics – Chapter 19: Slum Novelists and the Slums

I am continuing my journey through G.K. Chesterton’s Heretics. Every election season and every time there is a public policy issue there is a renewed effort to help the poor. 1,620 more words

Religion And Spirituality

Does 2 Timothy 3:16 Teaches Sola Scriptura?

Protestants are fond of quoting 2 Timothy 3:16 as a proof text for Bible alone doctrine. Objectively speaking they are attracted to the statement which says “all Scripture is inspired by God”, then make a hasty conclusion that the Bible alone has the authority in matters of faith and morals, and the Bible is sufficient to serve as a guide for a Christian’s life. 530 more words

Protestantism