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  • The Good Thief, The Catholic Answer

    05/16/2015 7:42:40 AM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    OSV.com ^ | 05-15-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Good Thief, The Catholic Answer Msgr. Charles Pope 5/15/2015 Q. In St. Luke’s Gospel, there is mention of the Good Thief on the cross near Jesus who repents. No name is given him, but most say his name is “Dismas.” Is this true?—B. Q., PhiladelphiaA. Here’s a reply from Msgr. Charles Pope: We don’t know. The story itself is very moving, and there is naturally a human tendency to want to know more. Thus traditions and legends often arise in cases like these. But the historical accuracy of such things is often difficult to assess. “St. Dismas” is a...
  • Simple Equation, Profound Implications

    05/13/2015 6:40:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper
    liberate.org ^ | Megan Fowler, Tullian Tchvidijian
    photo credit: TripAdvisor.com In January of 2012, Megan Fowler of byFaith, the online magazine of the Presbyterian Church in America, interviewed Pastor Tullian about his then-new book Jesus + Nothing = Everything. Here’s their conversation:In 2009, the Rev. Tullian Tchividjian transitioned from pastor of a church plant in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., to pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian, a church whose only other pastor had been Dr . D. James Kennedy. The task proved challenging. Not long after his arrival, Tchividjian encountered opposition. After a petition for his removal gathered enough signatures, Tchividjian and the church’s session were forced to...
  • The Greatest of All Protestant Heresies?

    05/12/2015 4:21:27 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 908 replies
    ligonier ministries ^ | May 12,2015 | Sinclair Ferguson
    Let us begin with a church history exam question. Cardinal Robert Bellarmine (15421621) was a figure not to be taken lightly. He was Pope Clement VIIIs personal theologian and one of the most able figures in the Counter-Reformation movement within sixteenth-century Roman Catholicism. On one occasion, he wrote: The greatest of all Protestant heresies is _______ . Complete, explain, and discuss Bellarminesstatement.How would you answer? What is the greatest of all Protestant heresies? Perhaps justification by faith? Perhaps Scripture alone, or one of the other Reformationwatchwords?Those answers make logical sense. But none of them completes Bellarmines sentence. What he...
  • What is the law of Christ?

    04/20/2015 1:51:08 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 20 replies
    Disciple of Jesus Christ ^ | October 4, 2011 | unknown
    “Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.” (Galatians 6:2) The law of Christ misunderstood Some people read this verse out of its context, as if it suddenly fell from the sky, and they conclude that there is a new law given by God under the New Covenant, called the law of Christ, in contrast with the Law which they call “the Law of the Old Testament”. They say the Christian does not have to keep the Law of God (which they call the Law of the Old Testament), because the Christian is not under...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: SANCTIFYING GRACE, 04-13-15

    04/13/2015 9:36:51 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 04-13-15 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term selected at random:SANCTIFYING GRACE The supernatural state of being infused by God, which permanently inheres in the soul. It is a vital principle of the supernatural life, as the rational soul is the vital principle of a human being's natural life. It is not a substance but a real quality that becomes part of the soul substance. Although commonly associated with the possession of the virtue of charity, sanctifuing grace is yet distinct from this virtue. Charity, rather, belongs to the will, whereas sanctifying grace belongs to the whole soul, mind, will, and affections. It is called...
  • What Is Grace?

    04/13/2015 9:16:19 AM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 16 replies
    ligonier ministries ^ | Mar 10, 2015 | R.C. Sproul
    A number of decades ago at the Ligonier Valley Study Center, we sent out a Thanksgiving card with this simple statement: The essence of theology is grace; the essence of Christian ethics is gratitude. In all the debates about our role versus Gods role in sanctificationour growth in holinesswed stay on the right track if wed remember this grace-gratitude dynamic. The more we understand how kind God has been to us and the more we are overcome by His mercy, the more we are inclined to love Him and to serveHim.Yet we cant get the grace-gratitude dynamic right if...
  • Don't Make a Savior of Your Morality

    04/11/2015 4:20:43 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 26 replies
    Monergism ^ | 11/10/2014 | john_hendryx
    To utterly despair of oneself is infinitely more difficult for a man than to invent some kind of good works.generated self-salvation project. Human beings irresistibly gravitate toward a works or karma-based system because it gives man the false hope that his redemption is within his own reach. But a salvation that is all of grace, a gift earned by Someone else, is so utterly offensive to human nature, so humbling to our pride, that only a supernatural work of grace will bring a person to yield to it. Contrary to popular and cultural concepts of God, the Bible declares that...
  • Christ Did Not Die in Vain

    04/05/2015 9:38:53 AM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 7 replies
    Fire and Ice: Puritan and Reformed Writings ^ | April 5,2015 | Robert Traill
    "If righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain." Gal. 2:21."I do not frustrate the grace of God; for if righteousness come by the law, then is Christ dead in vain." You have heard of the connection of this verse with the preceding part of the chapter; and of its relation to the scope of the apostle, and to that point of gospel doctrine that he is there proving; and that is, "That a man is not justified by the law, but by Christ, or by faith in him. And this verse contains two arguments, the...
  • (Vanity) Need a little feedback - NOT looking for donations (/vanity)

    03/18/2015 5:36:38 AM PDT · by SouthWall · 10 replies
    doyousaygrace.com ^ | 03/18/15 | Doug Wall
    This is NOT a solicitation for donations!!! I would like your feedback. Design, Functionality. I am having trouble with chrome. This also helps me rank the Graces Thank you for your time.
  • Cage-Stage Calvinism

    03/14/2015 6:16:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | 3/13/15 | RC Sproul
    My friend Michael Horton often comments on the phenomenon of cage-stage Calvinism, that strange malady that seems to afflict so many people who have just seen the truth of the Reformed doctrines of grace. Weve all known one of these cage-stage Calvinists. Many of us were even one of them when we were first convinced of Gods sovereignty in salvation. Cage-stage Calvinists are identifiable by their insistence on turning every discussion into an argument for limited atonement or for making it their personal mission to ensure everyone they know hearsoften quite loudlythe truths of divine election. Now, having a zeal...
  • The Conversion of a Catholic Priest

    03/03/2015 7:43:25 AM PST · by RnMomof7 · 63 replies
    Remnent of God ^ | march 3,2015 | Vincent O'Shaughnessy
    The Conversion of a Catholic Priest Vincent O'Shaughnessy From Dead Religion To New Life In Christ! As a very small boy I remember rolling out of bed to my knees each morning to say my prayers. We began with the Morning Offering, which my mother taught me, together with the Our Father and Hail Mary. I still remember the Morning Offering going like this: "Oh Jesus, through the most pure heart of Mary. . .etc." To me this meant that to get to Jesus I had to go through Mary. I had no other way to Jesus. I also have...
  • The Relationship Between Good Works and Salvation

    03/03/2015 2:55:39 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 11 replies
    Middletown Bible Church ^ | 03/03/15 | Middletown Bible Church
    The Relationship BetweenGood Works and Salvation Salvation is NOT BY WORKS (Ephesians 2:8-9) Salvation is UNTO GOOD WORKS (Ephesians 2:10) Good works are not the MEANS of salvation (Titus 3:5). Good works are the RESULT of salvation(Titus 3:8). Good works are not the CAUSE of salvation. Good works are the CONSEQUENCE of salvation. Good works are not what a person must do to be saved. "But to him that WORKETH NOT, but believeth on Him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness" (Rom. 4:5). Good works are what a saved person does."This is a faithful saying,...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: HABITUAL GRACE, 02-26-15

    02/26/2015 9:32:20 AM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 02-26-15 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term selected at random:HABITUAL GRACE Constant supernatural quality of the soul which sanctifies a person inherently and makes him or her just and pleasing to God. Also called sanctifying grace or justifying grace. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Am I Too Sinful to Be Saved?

    02/23/2015 12:41:55 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 47 replies
    Reformed Bibliophile ^ | June 13, 2013 | Thomas Brooks
    O despairing souls, the arms of mercy are open to receive a Manasseh, a monster, a devil incarnate; he caused that gospel prophet Isaiah to be sawed in the midst with a saw, as some rabbis say; he turned aside from the Lord to commit idolatry, and caused his sons to pass through the fire, and dealt with familiar spirits, and made the streets of Jerusalem to overflow with innocent blood, 2 Chron. 33:1-15.The soul of Mary Magdalene was full of devils ; and yet Christ cast them out, and made her heart his house, his presence chamber, Luke 7:47....
  • Has Israel Heard The Gospel?...Romans 9-11 pt 13

    For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are...
  • Faith is not alone, Scripture is not alone, Grace is not alone. We ought not separate what God...

    01/16/2015 8:03:35 AM PST · by Salvation · 163 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-15-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Faith is not alone, Scripture is not alone, Grace is not alone. We ought not separate what God has joined. By: Msgr. Charles PopeThere are a lot of “solos” sung by our Protestant brethren: Sola Fide (saved by faith alone), Sola Scriptura (Scripture alone is the rule of faith), and sola gratia (grace alone). (See the Protestant logo to the right.) Generally, one ought to be suspicious and careful of claims that things work “alone.” It is our usual experience that many things work together in harmony, that things are interrelated. Very seldom is anyone or anything “alone.”The problem of...
  • By Grace, We Are Free in Christ

    01/30/2015 10:14:02 AM PST · by RnMomof7 · 27 replies
    Ligonier Ministries ^ | Jan 30, 2015 | Sinclair Ferguson
    In John 8:34 Jesus underlined the bondage in which we are held by nature. On the other hand, He spoke about the freedom into which He brings sinners by grace: “If the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed” (John 8:36).How could the Son set them free? Because of who He was. He was the Son who has been sent into the world by the Father. He knew the Father’s plan. He had the most intimate relationship with the Father. He had heard everything the Father had said, and He came with this message of good news: “The...
  • Potato Earth: Gravity satellite reveals what our planet REALLY looks like

    03/31/2011 5:40:51 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 47 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | March 31, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    At first glance it looks like a potato-shaped asteroid flying through space. But this multi-coloured image is actually the Earth - and shows how gravity varies on different parts of the globe. The images were unveiled today by the team behind the GOCE satellite at a conference in Munich and are the most accurate ever released. The 'geoid' map, as it is known, is used to illustrate how oceans would look in the absence of currents or tides. The bright yellow colours show gravity at its strongest, while it is at its weakest in the blue areas. There appears to...
  • Does a giant crater lie beneath the Antarctic ice?

    06/05/2006 9:07:10 AM PDT · by S0122017 · 27 replies · 1,455+ views
    nature news ^ | 2 06 | Mark Peplow
    Does a giant crater lie beneath the Antarctic ice? Signs of an ancient impact could help to explain a mass extinction. Mark Peplow A dense bit of rock in the Antarctic (orange circle) seems to be circled by a crater. Ohio State University Evidence of a cataclysmic meteorite impact has been unearthed in Antarctica, according to researchers who say the collision could possibly explain the greatest mass extinction ever seen on our planet. But scientists contacted by news@nature.com say they are sceptical, as no signs of such an enormous impact have been found in other, well-studied areas of Antarctica....
  • 'Potato' Earth's Deep Secrets (Gravity Map)

    07/24/2003 5:44:37 PM PDT · by blam · 38 replies · 420+ views
    BBC ^ | 7-24-2003 | Jonathan Amos
    'Potato' Earth's deep secrets By Jonathan Amos BBC News Online science staff It is a map the like of which you have probably never seen before. Gravity highs are marked red; gravity lows are blue The sweep of colours shows minute variations in the Earth's gravitational field. If you were to fly over the red areas, you would be tugged ever so slightly downwards; the blues mark regions where the planet's attraction is much weaker. These gravity anomalies, as they are known, are imperceptible to the human senses, and so the scientists have wrapped the data on to a sphere...
  • Gravity variations predict earthquake behavior

    08/04/2003 12:08:17 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 11 replies · 155+ views
    In trying to predict where earthquakes will occur, few people would think to look at Earth's gravity field. What does the force that causes objects to fall to the ground and the moon to orbit around the earth have to do with the unpredictable ground trembling of an earthquake? Now, researchers at the California Institute of Technology have found that within subduction zones, the regions where one of the earth's plates slips below another, areas where the attraction due to gravity is relatively high are less likely to experience large earthquakes than areas where the gravitational force is relatively low....
  • The Moon reveals its weirder side - SELENE mission reports on gravity anomalies.

    02/16/2009 8:29:34 AM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies · 1,518+ views
    Nature News ^ | 12 February 2009 | Katharine Sanderson
    Gravity highs (red) and lows (blue) on the Moon (Lunar nearside right, farside left)Science Results from the Japanese space agency's SELENE mission to the Moon are revealing details about why the lopsided lump of rock orbiting Earth is so unbalanced.The SELENE (Selenological and Engineering Explorer, or Kaguya) mission was launched in September 2007 to gather detailed geological information about the Moon. The results are published in Science1,2,3,4.Because the Moon has no atmosphere or weather to speak of, its geology has remained almost unchanged since it formed. So unpicking its structure could offer information about how the early Solar System —...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- The Potsdam Gravity Potato

    12/15/2014 3:22:41 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 50 replies
    NASA ^ | December 15, 2014 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Why do some places on Earth have higher gravity than others? Sometimes the reason is unknown. To help better understand the Earth's surface, sensitive measurments by the orbiting satellites GRACE and CHAMP were used to create a map of Earth's gravitational field. Since a center for studying this data is in Potsdam, Germany, and since the result makes the Earth look somewhat like a potato, the resulting geoid has been referred to as the Potsdam Gravity Potato. High areas on this map, colored red, indicate areas where gravity is slightly stronger than usual, while in blue areas gravity is...
  • Grace & Mercy: The Preludes to a Thankful Heart

    11/26/2014 10:49:57 PM PST · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 1 replies
    MSMB ^ | November 27, 2014 | Rob W. Case
    What do you think of when you hear the words Grace and mercy? It is common in this day and age to think of the concept of grace as something of a prayer someone might say before they eat a meal, and mercy, as something of an act of restraint in wreaking loss, devastation, or retribution towards someone who committed an act against another person, or perhaps the inability to pay a debt owed to a certain person within a particular time frame. Without Gods grace and mercy, we could never truly experience a heart of thankfulness if we never...
  • A Suggested Halloween Date Night for Christian Couples

    10/31/2014 12:13:25 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 6 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | October 31, 2014 | JP
    Michael Franzese has a powerful testimony to share. Its about his journey on the road to perdition; during which he was transformed from a made man in the Colombo crime family to a remade man in the family of Christ. The true-to-life tale of the Lords saving grace is recounted in the new documentary film, God the Father. It opens in theaters Halloween night. Franzese is the son of the one-time underboss of New Yorks Colombo mob. So it was not terribly surprising that Michael chose to follow in his fathers unholy footsteps. He remembers vividly his induction into La...
  • Jaylen Fryberg, WA School Shooter: Where Was Grace?

    10/24/2014 6:26:09 PM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 22 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 10/24/2014 | Steve Berman
    What are we to do with this latest school shooting tragedy? Unlike the killings in Oklahoma City and Ottawa, Canada, this was no terrorist or self-proclaimed warrior carrying out a religious fatwa. Jaylen Fryberg was a 14-year-old boy. He could be my son, or anyones. This is really a tragedy, every bit as much as the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary almost two years ago. Except that by all accounts, Jaylen Fryberg was no mentally ill recluse. He was an outgoing, smart, athletic boy who was named freshman homecoming king at his school. There are no words to erase the...
  • My Daughter Amanda - update #218

    08/14/2014 5:55:53 AM PDT · by PigRigger · 331 replies
    My heart breaks as I write this....as I have posted before....my daughter has been fighting Heroin addiction. Yesterday....after entering sober living....she relapsed and OD'd. The medics brought her back....but we have no idea as to what to expect when we get to her....we are flying to her side as we speak... Please pray for our daughter...pray for us...to allow for God's will and grace to find and cover her in His healing.
  • The Brutal Grace of Flannery O'Connor

    08/05/2014 1:56:50 PM PDT · by RMaley · 14 replies
    These New Times ^ | 08/03/14 | Robert Maley
    Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the death of Southern writer, Flannery OConnor. Below is a recording of her reading her short story, A Good Man Is Hard To Find. I am tired of reading reviews that call A Good Man Is Hard to Find brutal and sarcastic, Miss OConnor wrote before her death. Grace changes us and change is painful. Miss OConnor was a Catholic writer living in the deep South who suffered from lupus a painful illness that ultimately took her life at the age of 39. Her characters often encounter violent or humiliating situations that test...
  • The Gospel For Mormons Who Reject It. A review of a book by a devout Mormon ...

    08/04/2014 9:21:30 AM PDT · by fishtank · 14 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 7-30-2014 | Shane Lems
    The Gospel For Mormons Who Reject It A review of Starting at the Finish Line by John B. Wallace, a devout Mormon who ended up getting burned out by Mormon doctrine and practice. Written by Shane Lems | Wednesday, July 30, 2014 The bulk of the book really talks about grace the fact that Jesus came into the world to die for wicked sinners and give them the gift of eternal salvation by faith alone (not by works). Time and time again Wallace explains how he was very works oriented in the Mormon religion. He shows many quotes and...
  • Boz Tchividjian Says Churches Cause Damage by Failing to Take Sex Abuse Seriously

    06/27/2014 8:31:12 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    christain post ^ | chrstian post
    Boz Tchividjian Says Churches Cause Damage by Failing to Take Sex Abuse Seriously video only on link
  • Incredible Pro-Life Story From A Geaduation Ceremony!

    06/01/2014 8:55:58 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 8 replies
    Calhoun Community College ^ | 2014 | Calhoun Community College
    This is truly awesome. At this college....an alumnus is given high honors. He saved the life of an infant....who is graduating in the top 10 of the class from the same college. It starts at the 15:00 mark. It's incredibly spacial. Please make it go viral if you can!!!
  • A Harvard Woman Figured Out How To 3D Print Makeup From Any Home Computer, And The Demo Is Mindblow

    05/10/2014 7:26:11 PM PDT · by null and void · 59 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 6, 2014, 12:50 PM | Alyson Shontell
    Grace Choi was at Harvard Business School when she decided to disrupt the beauty industry. "They charge a huge premium on something that tech provides for free color."color printers are available to everyone, and the ink they have is the same as the ink that makeup companies use in their products. the ink is FDA-approved. This is the Mink printer. It uses regular printer ink. First, find a color you want to print. Use the color picker to copy the hex code of the color you've chosen. paste the hex code into a new document. Print the color just...
  • I Promised My Daughter That My Fellow Freepers Would Help My Granddaughter

    03/06/2014 10:09:20 AM PST · by OneVike · 121 replies
    My fellow FReepers. My granddaughter, Grace, is one of three semifinalists competing for a modeling position with a company that makes dancing apparel. The company, California Kisses, is located in Irvine California and they are allowing anyone to vote. There will be three contestants a Month for February, March, and April, for a total of nine contestants. My beautiful and most talented granddaughter, Grace, is one of the first three competing against each other for the Month of February. That is where I need your assistance, to vote and vote often for her. I told my daughter we could...
  • My Granddaughter Dancing For Audition

    02/18/2014 3:03:34 PM PST · by OneVike · 65 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/18/14 | OneVike
    Forgive an old man for wanting to show off my granddaughter. My daughter sent me a link to a video she took of Grace auditioning. She is 11, and she is auditioning for the Summer Intensive 2014. Follow the link below, and please make a grandfather proud and leave a sweet comment for her Mom to read to her. My Daughters name is Tanya OneVikes Granddaughter Dancing (YouTube)
  • The Divine Office: Where sin abounded grace has overflowed

    01/29/2014 8:45:07 AM PST · by Catholic Examiner
    The Examiner ^ | 1/29/14 | Joseph Speranzella
    From a sermon on the Song of Songs by Saint Bernard, abbot Where can the weak find a place of firm security and peace, except in the wounds of the Saviour? Indeed, the more secure is my place there, the more he can do to help me. The world rages, the flesh is heavy, and the devil lays his snares, but I do not fall, for my feet are planted on firm rock. I may have sinned gravely. My conscience would be distressed, but it would not be in turmoil, for I would recall the wounds of the Lord: he...
  • 'Duck Dynasty' Family Inspiring Students to Pray at Public Schools

    01/13/2014 5:55:10 PM PST · by montag813 · 5 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-13-2014 | TRN
    Inspiring a new generation: Sadie Robertson (above)- One of the teen stars of 'Duck Dynasty'says that their show is leading students across the country to pray before meals at school.Sixteen-year-old Sadie Robertson, daughter of Willie and Korie Robertson, told an audience at a fundraiser for Prattville Christian Academy in Montgomery, Alabama, that the focus on their religious beliefs on the show is a light that others are emulating. Sadie noted that she and her family have become aware that there are Duck Dynasty clubs springing up at many schools across the nation and one goal of these clubs is to...
  • The Trinity of Salvation

    10/04/2013 10:43:31 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 17 replies
    Church, self | 4 October 2013 | Slef, plus other
    The Trinity of Salvation Faith Alone, Faith is void Works Without faith, works are useless Grace Without grace, both faith and works are meaningless God is a trinityFather, Son and Holy Spirit. Man is also a trinitySoul, Body, and SpiritOur spirit is our life force. It is the part of us that was born again when we put our faith in Jesus. The default sin nature was taken out and we were give a new spirit that is identical to Jesus. Romans 6:6-7For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin...
  • Nancy Grace Thanks Sheriff Joe on Air for Saving Her Life After He Intercepts Violent Stalker

    08/11/2013 5:26:15 PM PDT · by montag813 · 25 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 08-11-2013 | John Hill
    The left loves to hate Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, but one usually left-leaning TV host announced her gratitude to the countrys toughest sheriff. Sheriff Joe, Nancy Grace says, saved her life.Grace announced on her HLN program that Arpaio likely saved her life and the life of her children after stopping a New York man who had been harassing her with death threats. "I want to personally thank Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona. I was apparently followed for four years by a bad New York man. He then repeatedly threatened my life. He was apprehended en route after quitting...
  • Video: Nancy Grace Describes Zimmerman as Driving Through Taco Bell, Having a Churro

    07/16/2013 12:07:17 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 58 replies
    breitbart.com/Big-Journalism ^ | 7-16-2013 | John Nolte
    The face of HLN and its star, Nancy Grace, tore into the idea that George Zimmerman should get his life back by mocking the Hispanic Zimmerman as already enjoying a life of "Driving Through Taco Bell Every Night, Having a Churro." The comments were made Friday evening but have just been dug up by various media outlets and social media: [video]
  • Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

    05/28/2013 1:21:20 AM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 61 replies
    Christian Classics Ethereal Library ^ | July 8, 1741 | Jonathan Edwards
    Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) Enfield, Connecticut July 8, 1741 Their foot shall slide in due time. Deuteronomy 32:35 In this verse is threatened the vengeance of God on the wicked unbelieving Israelites, who were God's visible people, and who lived under the means of grace; but who, notwithstanding all God's wonderful works towards them, remained (as vers 28.) void of counsel, having no understanding in them. Under all the cultivations of heaven, they brought forth bitter and poisonous fruit; as in the two verses next preceding the text. -- The expression I have...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: REVIVFICATION, 05-18-13

    05/18/2013 9:44:20 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 05-18-13 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):REVIVFICATION Belief that all the sacraments, except the Eucharist and penance, confer the grace originally available, once the obstacle preventing the grace is removed. It is assumed that a person wants to receive the sacrament but lackes the proper dispositions, mainly the state of grace for sacraments of the living and adequate contrition for sacraments of the dead. When one attains the state of grace or arrives at sufficient contrition, the grace of the sacraments is "revived" without repeating the sacramental rite. The validity of baptism, confirmation, matrimony, and orders is always certain in these circumstances....
  • A Pastor Who Should Own Up to Her Past

    03/29/2013 12:43:16 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 20 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | March 29, 2013 | JP
    While channel surfing recently during the wee hours of the morning, I happened upon the weekly telecast of Melissa Scott, pastor of a Glendale, California church. My instinct was to keep on surfing (I still struggle with the idea of female pastors, for in spiritual matters, the Word of God declares, I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man). Nevertheless, I wanted to hear what Sister Melissa (my honorific for her) had to say. So I watched her telecast and found her rather conversant on the Bible. Scholarly even. I DVRed a couple...
  • To The Obedient I call Friend PART 3

    03/12/2013 7:24:03 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 10 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 3-12-13 | Jedediah
    We are God's House ! Sent to restore the foundations ! You Will BE Sustained by My love for you . So do not fear but receive My messengers of Grace bringing and bearing My love for they "ARE" My heart of endearment ,"Yeah"the very Virtue of eternity I call ((("GRACE" ))) . . . Receive your healing and allow My Joy to rise up and fill your WellSpring to overflowing "That My River may "BECOME YOU" for others in this same way . . . " I BESTOW ~ AS You LET GO" ~ ~ ~ Ezra 1:5 5...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: ENTITATIVE HABIT, 03-08-13

    03/08/2013 7:54:14 AM PST · by Salvation · 6 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 03-08-13 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):ENTITATIVE HABIT Sanctifying grace as a permanent quality added to human nature and directly modifying its being (entity) rather than its operations, as in the case of virtues. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Bonhoeffer's Birthday -- The Relevance of Costly Grace

    02/06/2013 10:36:51 AM PST · by hiho hiho · 11 replies
    BreakPoint ^ | February 4, 2013 | Eric Metaxas
    Today is Dietrich Bonhoeffers birthday. Since my book on him was published three years ago, fascination with the young German pastor continues to grow. The interest is so great Ive recently been asked to do a ten-city Bonhoeffer tour. I have to ask myself: Why are so many people intrigued by Bonhoeffer? The answer, I believe, is that the message of Bonhoeffer's life is hugely relevant todayespecially when it comes to the growing threats against religious freedom. Thoughtful people see the handwriting on the wall: First there's the HHS mandate, which demands that religious organizations buy insurance that covers abortion-inducing...
  • Noah Found Grace...Genesis 6 pt 7

    And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God. And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. And God looked upon the...
  • The Mundane Morality of Les Misrables [No Man Is Above the Law of Morality]

    01/12/2013 6:10:25 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 58 replies
    Acton Institute ^ | 1/9/13 | Jordan Ballor
    The release of the film Les Misrables is a remarkable achievement, not only for its ambitious cinematic scope but also for its inspired cast and stunning dramatic and musical performances. A key driver of the ongoing popularity of the musical play over the better part of the last three decades is the source materials deep moral and spiritual seriousness. The narrative focuses in large part on the transformation of Jean Valjean, who after nineteen years of hard labor as a violent criminal is released on parole to see what this new world might bring. The dynamics of sin and salvation,...
  • Law And Grace In Best Picture Nominee "Les Miserables"

    01/12/2013 10:55:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/12/2013 | Jerry Bowyer
    I take my political debates into the movie theatre with me. Suspend disbelief? That I can do. Suspend political/cultural/religious debate? Never. Its probably a good idea to let go once in a while, but just because thats a good idea doesnt mean its easy to do.So,here is what I read onNational Review Onlinebefore going in to seeLes Miserables, and what was in my mind the whole time:All decent people have a measure of sympathy for those who, driven by desperation, come illegally to the United States seeking work to provide for themselves and their families. That they so frequently work...
  • Audience member vomits over balcony at Paul Rudd play

    11/16/2012 3:43:52 PM PST · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 16, 2012 | Page Six
    There was real-life drama at Paul Rudds Broadway play Grace when an audience member who appeared drunk threw up over a mezzanine railing onto theatergoers below.
  • Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth

    11/06/2012 12:25:38 AM PST · by AmbassadorForChrist · 3 replies
    Bible | 2012 | AmbassadorForChrist
    There are many who are ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth: