Calling for an American Ministry of Truth — The US Media’s Dystopian 2021

Photo by Mitja Juraja on Pexels.com Calling for a US Ministry of Truth headed by a “reality czar” sounds ominously like what Orwell described in his dystopian 1984 novel that’s no longer fiction, saying: The Ministry of Peace concerns itself with war, the Ministry of Truth with lies, the Ministry of Love with torture and the Ministry … Continue reading Calling for an American Ministry of Truth — The US Media’s Dystopian 2021

Conservative Churches More Likely to Grow

Re-blog from the Anglican Journal Theologically conservative churches more likely to grow, study finds BY  TALI FOLKINS December 14, 2016 A soon-to-be-published study of churches in southern Ontario suggests that theologically conservative churches are more likely to grow. Photo: Stester/Shutterstock In a study whose results he says will probably be controversial, a Canadian professor contends that … Continue reading Conservative Churches More Likely to Grow

The Mysteries of the Faith not to be Divulged to All

Clement wrote: But since this tradition is not published alone for him who perceives the magnificence of the word; it is requisite, therefore, to hide in a mystery the wisdom spoken, which the Son of God taught. Now, therefore, Isaiah the prophet has his tongue purified by fire, so that he may be able to … Continue reading The Mysteries of the Faith not to be Divulged to All

Calvin’s Institutes

Christianbook.com has the single volume edition of Calvin’s Institutes on sale for $15.99. Years ago I purchased the two volume set by McNeill and Battles and read it through a few times. More recently a good friend sent me the sinlge volume, unabridged, 1845 Beveridge translation (with the older styled cover) and I do prefer it over the two volume set. … Continue reading Calvin’s Institutes

Four Marks

Archbishop Foley Beach: I will call these the “Four Marks of Continuing a Spirit-filled Movement” or rather “Four Marks of Modern Anglicanism” You see, we could go on playing Church and being religious and make no impact spiritually in our world. Yes, we could be married to our forms and traditions and remain a holy … Continue reading Four Marks

Ecstasy

LYRICS: John Leland (1754-1841) "Rev. John Leland was born in Grafton, Mass., May 14, 1754. At the age of eighteen he passed through an experience not unlike that of John Bunyan, coming out gradually into the liberty of the gospel. Within a month after his conversion, in June, 1774, he made his first attempt at … Continue reading Ecstasy

False Religion

"Though most loudly denounce salvation by works, when examined closely, all false religion is works religion. Augustus Toplady put it this way – “Every religion except one puts you upon doing something in order to recommend yourself to God…It is the business of all false religion to patch up a righteousness in which the sinner … Continue reading False Religion