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  • Reply To Michael Eric Dyson: No, Loving Jesus Is Not Homoerotic

    12/26/2013 9:42:51 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Boxing Day, 2013 | Michael Collender
    On Monday, Michael Eric Dyson appeared on The ED Show on MSNBC, this time hosted by Joy Reid. He was introduced as someone knowledgeable in American history and Biblical theology. Dyson, a professor at Georgetown, then insinuated that the Bible's teaching regarding loving Jesus is “interestingly homoerotic.” Dyson said: Look through the Bible, there's a lot of interesting things. The same men who sat up in a church of all men -- 'I put my God, Jesus over all women, I love Him more than I love her!' -- Hmmm... do you really? That sounds interestingly homoerotic to people who...
  • "Singing and Making Melody to the Lord" (Sermon on Ephesians 5:18b-20)

    08/11/2012 5:18:07 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 9 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | August 12, 2012 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Singing and Making Melody to the Lord” (Ephesians 5:18b-20)For our sermon text today I’m using a portion of one of next week’s readings, actually. But since I won’t be here next week, and the reading has what I want to preach on today, and it flows right of this week’s reading from Ephesians, I’ll exercise a little liberty now and use part of next week’s Epistle for our text today. It’s printed there in your bulletin, Ephesians 5:18b-20, as follows: “Be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to...
  • "Rooted and Grounded in Love" (Sermon on Ephesians 3:14-21)

    07/28/2012 4:28:05 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | July 29, 2012 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Rooted and Grounded in Love” (Ephesians 3:14-21)On this day when we have the confirmation of our two adult catechumens, I want to take this opportunity to remind all of us of how we have been “Rooted and Grounded in Love.” “Rooted and grounded in love.” This phrase comes to us from our Epistle lesson for today, from Ephesians chapter 3. It describes what it true for all of us who have been baptized into Christ and instructed in the Christian faith. We are rooted and grounded in love, God’s great love for us in Christ, that “love divine, all loves...
  • Behind the Michele Bachmann 'submissive' question (Byron York provides dithering justification)

    08/16/2011 6:21:14 AM PDT · by Mamzelle · 62 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 8/15/11 | Byron York
    "Whatever the case, Bachmann's answer in Ames Thursday night was by far the most human moment of her appearance in the debate -- a far cry from her tough exchanges with former Minnesota Gov. (and now former candidate) Tim Pawlenty. At their best, debates tell us new things about candidates and allow us to learn more about aspects of their personalities we haven't seen before. Is there any doubt that moment in Ames on Thursday night did just that for Michele Bachmann?"
  • "Adopted as Sons" (Sermon for the Second Sunday after Christmas, on Ephesians 1:3-14)

    01/01/2011 6:17:56 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | January 2, 2011 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Adopted as Sons” (Ephesians 1:3-14)It is a terrible thing to be rootless, family-less, fatherless, not having a father. I can tell you from personal experience. My father died when I was one year old, and I can tell you that growing up without a father was no fun. All the other kids had dads; why didn’t I? There was this big gap in my life. This state of fatherlessness always weighed on my mind, and I’m pretty sure it held me back in life. On the other hand, one of the greatest joys I’ve had in life is being a...
  • Your Authority

    04/19/2010 10:30:17 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 3 replies · 275+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 04/19/2010 | Kip Davis
    Not so long ago, I noticed something very strange. Each day about the same time, I would start to get a feeling of fear. I would begin to worry and no matter how good of a day I was having, I would find myself feeling down until the feeling finally passed. Sometimes it passed quickly; sometimes it went on for the remainder of the day or night. The only way I can describe it is that it felt as though chains were being wrapped around my chest and slowly tightened. The fear and worry I was experiencing was not allowing...
  • Catholic Bible Study, Ephesians 1: 13-14

    09/02/2009 2:17:48 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 1 replies · 185+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 09/02/2009 | Rich Maffeo
    In him you also, who have heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and have believed in him, were sealed with the promised holy Spirit, which is the first installment of our inheritance toward redemption as God's possession, to the praise of his glory. (1:13-14) For a moment, paint the picture in your mind of Golgotha's hill. Our Blessed Lord and the two criminals hung for hours on their respective crosses, ravaged by thirst, and mocked by the mob. And for hours, the two watched the One in the middle. Nothing escaped their notice. They heard His...
  • "Prepare for Battle!" (Sermon on Ephesians 6:10-20)

    08/29/2009 4:31:00 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 7 replies · 1,167+ views
    Charles Henrickson's blog at the Wittenberg Trail ^ | August 30, 2009 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Prepare for Battle!” (Ephesians 6:10-20)Today I get to speak to the troops in the midst of a battle. And guess what? You are the troops, and the battle is on! The battle is raging, and there are no deferments, there is no going AWOL, if you are a Christian. No, you are in the battle, automatically, and it is a fight to the finish, a life-or-death conflict. So the wise thing now is to heed the cry, “Prepare for Battle!” Today as we wrap up our eight-part series on St. Paul’s Epistle to the Ephesians, our text is the famous...
  • "God's Good Order of--and in--Marriage" (Sermon on Ephesians 5:22-33)

    08/23/2009 1:14:22 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 5 replies · 529+ views
    Charles Henrickson's blog at the Wittenberg Trail ^ | August 23, 2009 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “God’s Good Order of--and in--Marriage” (Ephesians 5:22-33)You know, it’s really kind of stupid when we think we know better than our Creator. I mean, think about it: Doesn’t it make sense that the God who created us would know what is best for us? Yet somehow we think we’re smarter than he is. Pretty stupid, really. That’s the case with a lot of things in life, but especially do we direct our attention today to the matter of marriage. In the face of a world that has lost its mind and thrown marriage to the winds, and has even spread...
  • "Walk as Children of Light" (Sermon on Ephesians 5:6-21)

    08/15/2009 9:50:22 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 5 replies · 918+ views
    Charles Henrickson's blog at the Wittenberg Trail ^ | August 16, 2009 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Walk as Children of Light” (Ephesians 5:6-21)Now that we are Christians, how shall we live? That, in summary, is the question St. Paul addresses in the second half of his Letter to the Ephesians. What difference does being a Christian make in the way we live our lives? In our text last week, Paul put it in terms of putting off your old self--what not to wear--and putting on the new self, the new you, created in Christ Jesus. In today’s text, Paul continues this general theme, but he changes the imagery. Instead of using the image of taking off...
  • "What Not to Wear" (Sermon on Ephesians 4:17 - 5:2)

    08/08/2009 5:21:32 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 8 replies · 1,151+ views
    Charles Henrickson's blog at the Wittenberg Trail ^ | August 9, 2009 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “What Not to Wear” (Ephesians 4:17 - 5:2)One of my daughter’s favorite TV shows is a program called “What Not to Wear.” On this show the hosts take a woman whose clothes do not flatter her looks (let’s put it that way), and they get her to radically reevaluate her wardrobe. They tell her, “What you’ve been wearing--this is what not to wear!” Sometimes it takes a little convincing to get her to see that. When they finally do, though, the woman usually goes along with them in throwing out pretty much all of her wardrobe. Then the hosts guide...
  • "Unity and Growth, through Unified Doctrine and Practice" (Sermon on Ephesians 4:1-16)

    08/01/2009 10:25:31 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies · 469+ views
    Charles Henrickson's blog at the Wittenberg Trail ^ | August 2, 2009 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Unity and Growth, through Unified Doctrine and Practice” (Ephesians 4:1-16)Today in our series on Ephesians we move into the second half of the epistle. In the first half of this letter, St. Paul has laid down the foundation of our life in Christ, that God has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing, according to the riches of his grace. Now in the second half of the letter, Paul moves into the practical implications of this for our life together as church and our life as individual Christians. Our text today emphasizes the churchly dimension of our life together,...
  • "Paul's Prayer: The Reason, the Request, and the Results" (Sermon on Ephesians 3:14-21)

    07/25/2009 7:53:01 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 9 replies · 496+ views
    Charles Henrickson's blog at the Wittenberg Trail ^ | July 26, 2009 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Paul’s Prayer: The Reason, the Request, and the Results” (Ephesians 3:14-21)Today we continue with the third in a series of eight straight sermons on St. Paul’s Epistle to the Ephesians. We began in chapter 1 with “The Big Picture,” God’s grand plan and purpose for the ages, and that within that plan we are “Chosen by God, Redeemed in Christ, and Sealed with the Spirit.” Then last week, in chapter 2, we saw St. Paul paint a vivid contrast before our eyes, the contrast between “The Way We Were,” our sad state before Christ, and “The Way We Are,” our...
  • "The Way We Were and the Way We Are" (Sermon on Ephesians 2:11-22)

    07/18/2009 9:42:25 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 4 replies · 383+ views
    Charles Henrickson's blog at the Wittenberg Trail ^ | July 19, 2009 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Way We Were and the Way We Are” (Ephesians 2:11-22)Last week we began a series of eight straight Sundays in which the Epistle reading comes from Ephesians. Last week it was Ephesians 1; today it is Ephesians 2. But notice, our reading today is the second half of that chapter, verses 11-22. What happened to verses 1-10? After all, Ephesians 2:1-10 is probably the most familiar section of the whole epistle. It’s the part that repeats the famous phrase, “by grace you have been saved,” and so on. That whole section sets up a tremendous contrast between the way...
  • Ephesians 1:1f

    07/16/2009 7:12:13 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 109+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 07/16/09 | Riche Maffeo
    Peace. The word used by the biblical writers means so much more than simply the absence of conflict. The Hebrew shalom carries the idea of safety, prosperity, tranquility, friendship with others -- and especially friendship with God in a covenant relationship. The Greek eirene is similar, but carries an added meaning of the tranquil state of those who are assured of their salvation through Christ; therefore they ear nothing from God and are content with their earthly lot, whatever that might be. Sounds a lot like St. Therese of Liseiux’s comment noted in the last lesson, doesn't it?
  • "The Big Picture: Chosen by God, Redeemed in Christ, Sealed with the Spirit" (Sermon on Eph. 1:3-14)

    07/11/2009 7:58:01 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 8 replies · 678+ views
    Charles Henrickson's blog at the Wittenberg Trail ^ | July 12, 2009 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Big Picture: Chosen by God, Redeemed in Christ, Sealed with the Spirit” (Ephesians 1:3-14)Our Epistle reading today is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians. In fact, this is the first of eight straight Sundays when the Epistle comes from Ephesians, and these readings will be the basis for a sermon series. Also, we’ll be studying Ephesians for our Bible class during this time. I look forward to this opportunity to “dive in” to this epistle and really explore it in depth, and I hope you do too. I encourage you to read through Ephesians, perhaps even in one...
  • "The Ascension Bridges the Past, the Present, and the Future" (Sermon for the Ascension of Our Lord)

    05/21/2009 7:57:31 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 7 replies · 477+ views
    May 21, 2009 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Ascension Bridges the Past, the Present, and the Future” (Ephesians 1:15-23)The Ascension of Our Lord, which we are celebrating today--“The Ascension Bridges the Past, the Present, and the Future.” It connects the past, present, and future work of our Lord Jesus Christ. And because it does, our Lord’s Ascension has tremendous implications for us, for our past, present, and future. Our text is the Epistle, St. Paul’s prayer for us Christians, in which he brings together the past, present, and future aspects of Christ’s work and how that affects our past, our present, and our future. Let me read...
  • "It's a Gift!" (Sermon for the Fourth Sunday in Lent)

    03/21/2009 4:24:14 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 5 replies · 293+ views
    March 22, 2009 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “It’s a Gift!” (Ephesians 2:1-10)You are a Christian. You are saved. You believe in Christ. In your Christian life, you do good works. You are heading for heaven. Now, the question comes up, how did all this come about? To what extent does all of this, or any of this, depend on you? The salvation, the faith, the good works--which parts are a gift, by grace, God’s doing, and which parts are up to us, our doing, our contribution to the equation? That’s what we’re going to explore this morning. Now these are important questions, and a lot can be...
  • On Christ as Head

    01/14/2009 8:14:28 PM PST · by ELS · 3 replies · 323+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | January 14, 2009 | Benedict XVI
    On Christ as Head "The Whole Cosmos Is Submitted to Him" VATICAN CITY, JAN. 14, 2008 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI delivered during today's general audience in Paul VI Hall. * * * Dear brothers and sisters: Among the letters of the Pauline collection, there are two, those directed to the Colossians and the Ephesians, that to a point could be considered twins. In fact, both have ways of speaking that are only found in those two, and it is calculated that more than a third of the Letter to the Colossians is found also...
  • Dealing with Opposition (LDS Devotional)

    08/26/2007 6:42:23 PM PDT · by Reaganesque · 4 replies · 184+ views
    In my ward, today's Sunday School Lesson was lesson 32 "Live in the Spirit". At one point in the lesson, we discussed how we should handle those who criticize the church so, I thought it would be helpful to post that info here. We all need a reminder from time to time so, here it is: Elder Marvin J. Ashton taught: “When others disagree with our stand we should not argue, retaliate in kind, or contend with them. … Ours is to explain our position through reason, friendly persuasion, and accurate facts. Ours is to stand firm and unyielding on...
  • DOCTRINE OF REACTION

    12/10/2006 12:18:24 PM PST · by Cvengr · 2 replies · 225+ views
    Bible notes | 1986-1990 | R. B. Thieme, Jr. Bible Ministries
    A. The Reaction Progression, Part 1. 1. Reaction to life is a sign of failure; it is how to be weak without really trying. The easiest thing to do in life is to become a loser and weak; that requires nothing. 2. The whole process first begins when someone wrongs you, allegedly or in reality. a. You will be tempted to cut off Bible doctrine when you react to some real or alleged wrong. The result is that you get your eyes on man, in spite of Jeremiah's warning, "Cursed is the man who trusts in man." b. Today there...
  • Main Verbs of This Canticle Lead Us Always to the Son

    11/23/2005 3:42:51 PM PST · by ELS · 7 replies · 309+ views
    ZENIT / Vatican ^ | November 23, 2005 | Benedict XVI
    Comment on Ephesians 1:3-10 "Main Verbs of This Canticle Lead Us Always to the Son" VATICAN CITY, NOV. 23, 2005 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave at today's general audience. He dedicated the address to comment on the canticle of the first chapter of the Letter of St. Paul to the Ephesians, verses 3-10. * * * 1. Every week the Liturgy of Vespers presents to the prayer of the Church the solemn opening hymn of the Letter to the Ephesians, the text just proclaimed. It belongs to the genre of the "berakot," that is,...
  • Ephesians- A Map to Your Incrdible Future - Part 2

    05/10/2005 9:12:11 AM PDT · by connectthedots · 1 replies · 138+ views
    Chapter 4 Your Future Is in Your Past... “Have you lived here all your life?” a tourist asked a whiskered old man in front of a village store. “Not yet,” he answered. Of course he hasn’t. But neither have you. In fact, even if you are a sickly, aged, and decrepit shadow of a human being, you have not yet lived all your life—eternity stretches ahead. Death may come, but that is not the end. Insurance statistics may tell you how long you may expect to live and pay premiums, but no one can tell you how long life will...
  • Ephesians- A Map to Your Incrdible Future - Part 1

    05/06/2005 5:48:20 PM PDT · by connectthedots · 4 replies · 186+ views
    www.heart-talks.com ^ | Maurice Berquist
    Part 1 of 5 Introduction: Welcome to Ephesians--Your Map to Treasure... “The greatest week in my life,” said Charles Spurgeon, “was the week I read Paul’s letter to the Ephesians fifty-six times.” Strange statement. In the light of it, one of two things is true. Either Spurgeon’s mind was shallow, or the book of Ephesians is deeper than most of us have imagined. To my knowledge, no one has dared to suggest that Charles Haddon Spurgeon was a slow learner. While still in his twenties, he pastored the largest congregation in London, England. It grew from five thousand to ten...
  • Postmodernism, Reason, God and Powers Beyond Our Normal Consciousness Or Why Critical Theory

    03/22/2005 1:55:59 PM PST · by Helms · 2 replies · 345+ views
    Martin Isreal.com ^ | 3/22/05 | Martin Isreal
    Postmodernism, Reason, God and Powers Beyond Our Normal Consciousness Or Why Critical Theory and Multicutrualism Cannot Withstand Scientific Theory Why the Postmodern Left Does Not Allow Refutation of their Theories or Karl Popper Rolling Over in His Grave Over Harvard and Larry Summers "The hallmark of a scientific theory is that it is capable of being refuted. This is, as Karl Popper has shown, even more important than its verification. " Chapter 6 Powers and Principalities St Paul, at the end of his letter to the Ephesians (6:10-20), speaks dramatically about the spiritual conflict that involves all living forms and...