Category Archives: Faith

Sunsets into sunrise

I ran across this inspiring quote today and thought I’d share it: “The Lord has turned all our sunsets into sunrise, and through the cross brought death to life.” – St. Clement of Alexandria (from his work Exhortation to the … Continue reading

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Come and see!

“Come and see.” These words of invitation were spoken to Nathanael by his brother Philip after his initial encounter with Jesus (John 1:46). It is also an invitation to us all. Who is this Jesus? “Come and see.” Perhaps you … Continue reading

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Thou shalt not spit?

This is one of those questions I never thought to ask. But apparently it was a big enough issue in the late 19th Century to address in the 1873 Boston Catechism (p 64)…no joke: Q: Should we abstain from spitting … Continue reading

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Do Believers Have an Absolute Assurance of Salvation?

There are many Christians that understand “being saved” as a one-time event. A moment comes when a person repents of their sins and accepts Jesus Christ as their “personal Lord and Savior” – a phrase which is never used in … Continue reading

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Born again in baptism

Today is the 41st anniversary of my baptism! Christ taught us that to enter heaven, we must be “born again of water and the Spirit” (John 3:5) – a statement that from the earliest days of the Church have been … Continue reading

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The Patron Saint of Minivan Drivers

My family and I attend St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, so when I was in our local Catholic bookstore recently, I picked up a coin featuring an image of that saint. St. Catherine is the patron saint of several … Continue reading

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Why Rome Said No

Today is known as Reformation Day among Lutherans because October 31, 1517 was the date Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses — a date that historians consider to be the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. When I was a Lutheran … Continue reading

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Tomorrow is All Saints Day

ChurchYear.net has a nice entry about All Saints Day that gives a solid overview of the holy day: “All Saints Day is when the Church commemorates all saints, known and unknown. The eve of All Saints is known as All … Continue reading

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Atheism Without Conviction

In the UK, atheists are getting aggressive…but not exercising much conviction. The news article Atheists Plan Anti-God Ad Campaign on Buses reports that thirty buses in London will feature posters that read, “There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and … Continue reading

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Some Reflections on John Paul II

Thirty years ago today, Karol Wojtyla was elected the 264th pope and took the name John Paul II. Truth be told, I was just a kid at the time — only 11 years old — and a Methodist kid at … Continue reading

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