On the Feast of the Beheading of St John, the Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist of the Lord

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by St.Justin Popovich  Today is a little Great Friday, a second Great Friday. For today the greatest man among those born of women, John, the Holy Forerunner and Baptiser of the Lord, is murdered. On Great Friday, people murdered God, crucified God. On today’s holy great feast, people murdered the greatest of all men. It is not I who chose to use the expression “the greatest.” What are my ... More...

Do This Today, Be A Better Preacher Tomorrow

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Just like that? A bold claim but one that I stick by. If you follow the instructions of this post today, you will be a better preacher in one day. Do it a few times a week, and your skill in writing and delivering sermons will effortlessly improve. Do it daily, and your sermons skill and ability will gain such traction that you will scarcely be able to keep an objective view of how much and how ... More...

Prominent Christian Philosopher: “Movie’s Claims About The Rapture Are False.”

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by Morgan Lee Several months before "Left Behind" opens in theaters, a prominent Christian philosopher is reminding the American church that the movie's claims about the rapture are false. "This doctrine is not really found in the book of Revelation. If you read the book of Revelation, you won't find any mention of the rapture there," said William Craig, a Research Professor of Philosophy at ... More...

The Gospel meets the Prosperity Gospel

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by St. Ignatius of Antioch (d. 106 AD) From Syria even unto Rome I fight with beasts, both by land and sea, both by night and day, being bound to ten leopards, I mean a band of soldiers, who, even when they receive benefits, show themselves all the worse. But I am the more instructed by their injuries [to act as a disciple of Christ]; "yet am I not thereby justified." May I enjoy the wild ... More...

Hemmed in by Glory

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by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon I wonder how many of us have considered what is implied by the juxtaposition of two biblical verses that are, I concede, juxtaposed but rarely. The first verse, from Isaiah, contains the angelic declaration, "Heaven and earth are full of Thy glory." The second verse, from Job, contains the Tempter's answer to the Lord's question, "Where have you been lately?" He ... More...