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When Did We See You?

Meanwhile, over here in the state of New York, the resounding words of God crying out against the elders of Israel, who fed themselves at the expense of their sheep, feels pretty comforting.

The Sunday Next Before Advent

This Sunday is also the Feast of Christ the King. Yes, that is a recent and popish innovation… but a good one.

#28: Signs, Sealed, Delivered: Unraveling the Sacraments

Matt, Jady, and Nick discuss the sacraments of communion and baptism. They talk about what makes a sacrament, their symbolic-and-more nature, whether or not they “work,” and where the Good News is in these “holy mysteries.”

Totalitarians Moments? IX: Saturday in DC

Events this past Saturday in Washington D. C. speak volumes about where we are as a country.

The Do-Nothing Bit is a Lie

The man who ran off to bury his talent in the ground could have looked to the other servants for more information, could have questioned himself, could have wondered if maybe the other servants who went out and did what the master required knew more than he did. But why would he? Adam didn’t. It’s not the usual way.

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When Did We See You?

When Did We See You?

Meanwhile, over here in the state of New York, the resounding words of God crying out against the elders of Israel, who fed themselves at the expense of their sheep, feels pretty comforting.

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The Do-Nothing Bit is a Lie

The Do-Nothing Bit is a Lie

The man who ran off to bury his talent in the ground could have looked to the other servants for more information, could have questioned himself, could have wondered if maybe the other servants who went out and did what the master required knew more than he did. But why would he? Adam didn’t. It’s not the usual way.

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Video Panel: How Can Christians Vote for Trump?

Video Panel: How Can Christians Vote for Trump?

How can sensible, fair-minded Christians vote for a man like Trump?
I’m joined by fellow Stand Firm bloggers Greg and Matt to tease out what made the difference for them. A helpful video to share with your friend who wants to understand more.

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Till the Break of Day

Till the Break of Day

Apparently, Mr. Biden made a speech yesterday and in it quoted On Eagle’s Wings. I thought about going and trying to find it, but I have a policy of never listening to any speech any politician makes, and I don’t intend to begin now, even to hear something so...

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Heart-rendering

Heart-rendering

But everything is God’s, of course, even the things that belong to Ceasar. Everything is already his—the work, the years of plenty, the years of deprivation, the years of struggle, the stuff that should have belonged to the impoverished guard at the gate, the things that we take thinking it won’t make any difference.

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What Choice Do You Have?

What Choice Do You Have?

I had hoped to sleep off my general discouragement about losing a whole lot of writing, but instead, I gave myself one of those “sleeping” injuries—like, somehow during the night I pulled a muscle or something, and so I can’t move my neck. I’m not exactly sure why God...

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You’re Invited!

You’re Invited!

Then, when I finally have voted, I will be invited to let my 1000 or so friends know about it by posting a picture of myself as someone who has just voted. It’s not enough to quietly do it, to work out my own conviction and accomplish the deed in my own sweet time, on the day that one is traditionally invited to vote, even with the threat of covid, I must let the world know. It’s one of the only ways to even be a good person anymore.

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Podcast

#25: A Coin the Coffer: Purgatory Then and Now

#25: A Coin the Coffer: Purgatory Then and Now

Matt, Jady, and Nick talk about the Vatican’s recent statement about indulgences and purgatory, why the idea is such bad news, and how the attempt to buy one’s way into grace is widespread, both inside and outside the church.

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