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Contra Mundum

“Because of his stand, it is said that the epitaph on Athanasius’ grave read Athanasius contra mundum, or, “Athanasius against the world.” This signified that Athanasius’ fight for orthodoxy was indeed against the entire world.” – 

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Agains The World


“Happy birthday to you” was heard repeatedly in our family last week, and we had more than our share of birthday cake.  For the first time in 11 years, we had birthdays for three generations all in one week.   468 more words

Christian Living


In recognition of the 2 year anniversary of The Ruminant Scribe, I am reposting the first blog post dated April 15, 2015:  VACATIONS AND DIVINE APPOINTMENTS posted April 15, 2015… 1,577 more words

Christian Living

The Duty of Christians Under Wicked Rule

Samuel B. Wylie,
Two Sons of Oil, pp. 63-71

1. It is our duty to mourn before God over all the prevailing abominations. This is one of the characters of those who are marked with the broad seal of the Holy Ghost, Ezek, ix. 2,025 more words

Civil Ethics

A Meditation on Easter Sunday

The 134th Psalm begins with the invitation;

“Come, bless the LORD, all you servants of the LORD” (ESV)

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"Misunderstandings of Reformed Thinking" - Sam Waldron

In today’s world of Twitter theology, prosperity “gospel,” and quasi-religious, romanticized feel-good-ism, Reformed theology has been subject to a myriad (indeed, many myriads) of misunderstanding, misrepresentation, and outright slander. 373 more words


Do you remember the last time you were excited about something … I mean, really excited?

I came across this picture of my young grandson who was clearly excited about something that he saw.  1,030 more words