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Gaining More Love and Value in Your Life

The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 257 more words

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contra Crumpton: Faith and the Church

This article is the second part of my response to Jennifer Crumpton’s video on feminism and Christianity.  As I said in the first part, Crumpton addresses three cardinal problems in her video: faith and experience; the nature of faith; and the nature of God.  981 more words


A Prayer of St Benedict

Grant to me, O Father,
most holy and most merciful,
wisdom to understand Thy intentions with
regard to me, a heart to share Thy feelings, 61 more words

Reading St. Paul

There’s a lot I don’t understand when I read the Epistles of St. Paul.  This shouldn’t surprise me, given his background.  The man was utterly brilliant, and he had what sounds like the equivalent of a doctorate in his Hebrew studies, as well.   305 more words

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Psalm 30: For the dedication of the temple (or palace)

This Psalm of David has the notation “For the dedication of the temple” with a foot note saying temple might mean palace in this case. Is this too much information or are scholars simply confused… Reading the Psalm I think it isn’t quite up to David’s usual praise and worship psalms that I would expect for the dedication of the temple. 246 more words


Draw close to Christ

So much upheaval, and the acceleration is alarming! – Planned Parenthood, gay marriage, Islamic terrorism on the rise, public school crises, personal violence  . . .   90 more words

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Faith of Our Fathers

When people ask me about my faith journey, I talk to them about my upbringing, growing up in the church, the son of a pastor. I talk about trusting Jesus at an early age, being baptized, and doing the things that I thought that I was supposed to do as I grew older, physically and spiritually. 739 more words