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Sin And The Gift Of Grace: A Reflection on Psalm 51

Repentance, in my opinion, is something we do not hear enough of.  In sacred scripture we read of the great heroes of faith constantly turning away from sin and toward the Lord.  The same can be said about the lives of the great saints we celebrate throughout history.  Why is it that we hear so... Continue Reading →

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Psalm 51:10 and A Clean Heart

I recently chose to do a word study based on Psalm 51:10.  That passage of scripture states, "Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me".  This was chosen because it is part of my daily prayer life.  It also has significance from my childhood as the first time I heard it... Continue Reading →

Reason and the Development of the Will

In the very beginnings of sacred scripture we read of the Lord creating.  Each step of creation ended a similar way with the words by describing their goodness.  In Genesis 1:31 God had just finished creating man and commanded them to procreate and exercise dominion over the Earth.  Genesis 1:31 states, “God saw everything that... Continue Reading →

Aquinas and Christology

Thomas Aquinas is known as one of the greatest thinkers in the history of the church.  He was a prolific writer, and writings are still widely read today.  When it comes to Christology Aquinas had a lot to say, and his writings on Christology can be read in the third part of his Summa Theologica... Continue Reading →

He is Faithful

Lamentations 3:22-33 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases,     his mercies never come to an end they are new every morning;     great is your faithfulness. (NRSV)                   When I was a child I got in a fight with my best friend.  As most childhood arguments go it was over something trivial.  I was... Continue Reading →

True Freedom

It has been a little while since the last blog entry.  My wife and I had the opportunity to go on a well deserved family vacation out of state.  With that being said, in the United States we celebrate out birthday as a nation.  So to my fellow Americans have a safe and happy 4th... Continue Reading →

Thank you Jesus!

What did Jesus do to save us?  The importance of this question is one that has a real possibility to be understated.  It is a question that has been asked for all of church history, and theologians have debated it for centuries.  The reason is because it is the eternal question with eternal significance.  The... Continue Reading →

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