Varying Views of Grace

As a convert from Protestantism, one of the challenges was the concept of grace. It was taught, and still is, that justification and sanctification were an instantaneous barrage of grace that instantly transformed. Granted, this is more of a Baptist, view and can change based on denomination. This differs widely from the Catholic view that... Continue Reading →

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Blessed Be the Lord Who Saves

Blessed day by day be the Lord, who bears our burdens; God, who is our salvation. God is a saving God for us; the LORD, my Lord, controls the passageways of death. -Psalm 68:20-21 Today's Bible reflection is taken from the second part of the responsorial Psalm.  Though it is short there is much contained... Continue Reading →

The Deeds of Jesus

Every Sunday in the creed we declare that Jesus is our Lord, but what does that mean?  What implications does that have on our lives?  In the Gospels Jesus tells us to love our neighbor (Mark 12:31), love God (Matthew 22:37), and show mercy (John 8:11).  How do his words correlate to his deeds, and... Continue Reading →

Martin Luther and the Cross of Christ

Martin Luther is a name that all Christians have heard, but most take the name for granted.  They know him as the leader of the Protestant Reformation, and rightfully so as his theological endeavors led to a split from the Catholic Church.  Though this was a sad time in history, Luther was a brilliant theologian... Continue Reading →

Patristic Theories of Redemption

The fathers of the early church fought very hard to preserve orthodox teaching regarding the person of Christ.  There were numerous assaults on his divinity and nature, and the Council of Chalcedon seemed to put the issue to rest for good.  The teaching that Jesus Christ, was eternal, always existed, is fully divine, and fully... Continue Reading →

3 Ways To Share The Gospel To Culture

-Featured Guest Post by Jeff Perry- Presenting the gospel has always been a recurring topic among Christians. I asked a handful of individuals what the gospel was in their own words? “The gospel helps us pray, and get into the Word more and become more like Christ.” “The gospel directs our hearts to love as... Continue Reading →

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