November 2007

CSS Pilgrimage Day 5

November 19, 2007

Videos for Day Five have been moved to my Pilgrimage website — click here  The title page of the videos says "Day 6" but that is wrong. It is actually Day 5. Sorry. If you can't see morning video, click here. If you can't see afternoon video, click here. Day Five was a great day. We [...]

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Moving Letter from a Martyr to his Girlfriend

November 19, 2007

"Your memory will remain with me to the grave and, as long as the slightest throb stirs my heart, it will beat for love of you. . . .  "Though in my final days, God is my light and what I long for, this does not mean that the recollection of the one dearest to me [...]

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CSS Pilgrimage Day 4 – Morning & Afternoon

November 18, 2007

Video of Day Four has been moved to my Pilgrimage site — Click here   Click on image for larger picture

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New Evangelical book on the Church Fathers

November 18, 2007

There is a new book published on the Church Fathers written by a self-professed “proud, dispensational, conservative, born-again fundie.” He is from Moody Bible Institute.  I ordered a copy of Getting to Know the Church Fathers by Bryan Litfin. Below is an excerpt from an interview he gave with Susan Wunderink for Christianity Today. Having [...]

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CSS Pilgrimage Day 3

November 17, 2007

Video of Day Three has been moved to my Pilgrimage site — Click here Today was another wonderful day! The weather was beautiful and the pilgrims were marvelous,eager, prompt, and lots of fun. 1) 8:00 AM: Leave for Mount of Beatitudes.2) Mass, talk and time to pray where Jesus taught the Sermon on the Mount.3) [...]

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Bravo — A Bishop Does the Right Thing!

November 17, 2007

Baltimore priest removed for liturgical abuse  Baltimore, Nov 9 (www.CWNews.com) – Baltimore's Archbishop Edwin O'Brien has removed a pastor who invited a female Episcopalian priest to join him in celebrating a funeral Mass, the Baltimore Sun reports. Father Martin was removed from his parish assignment at a meeting with archdiocesan officials on November 8. The [...]

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Day 2 Catholic Scripture Study Pilgrimage

November 16, 2007

Video of Day Two has been moved to my Pilgrimage site — Click here Another marvelous day with great weather and Lord's blessing every step of the way. Had Mass in Nazareth at the Church of the Annuciation and prayed the Rosary at the particular sites of three mysteries: Transfiguration, Water into Wine at Cana, [...]

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Fighting ‘Bibliolatry’ at the Evangelical Theological Society

November 15, 2007

Evangelical J. P. Moreland takes off the gloves in his criticism of modern Evangelicals and Fundamentalists who hold to the strict Bible-only position. The title of his talk was “How Evangelicals Became Over-Committed to the Bible and What Can Be Done About It.” This is a VERY interesting read and I am glad Evangelicals are [...]

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Catholic Scripture Study Pilgrimage — Day 1 Arrival

November 15, 2007

Video of Day One has been moved to my Pilgrimage site — Click here.  Long day. Everyone is here safely, well-fed, and off to bed. We had two Masses: one for the group on the Lufthansa plane which arrived on time and one for the group on the British Air plane which arrived two hours late. Janet [...]

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The Planes have Landed!

November 15, 2007

The Luthansa group are on Bus 1 and already approaching Galilee. The British Air flight was delayed two hours in London but has now landed. Those pilgrims are being gathered on Bus 2. All those who booked their own flights are also accounted for. All is well. More soon.

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The Eagle & the Noisy Crows — Thoughts on Dr. Beckwith and his Critics

November 14, 2007

Steve Ray here. My kids and I recently pooled together all of our resources and bought land way out in the country on a river with a forest. My daughter and son-in-law's house is already half built and the rest of our family plans to join them soon. Lord willing, I will semi-retire there with all my [...]

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Baptists at Council of Nicea?

November 14, 2007

"Ancient Baptists" and other Myths Nicea, August 24, A.D. 325, 7:41 p.m.“That was powerful preaching, Brother Athanasius. Powerful! Amen! I want to invite any of you folks in the back to approach the altar here and receive the Lord into your hearts. Just come on up. We’ve got brothers and sisters up here who can [...]

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What Bible Verses has the Church Defined – Definitively?

November 13, 2007

It is sometimes mistakenly charged that Catholics are not allowed to read the Bible for themselves and that the Catholic Church has dogmatically defined about every verse — and forces its interpretation down everyone's throat. This is very far from the truth. In fact, the Catholic Church has never come up with a list of verses [...]

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Live from Jerusalem

November 13, 2007

Steve will be calling in live from Jerusalem on Relevant Radio at 1:30 PM Eastern on Tuesday and 7 AM Eastern on Wednesday. To listen over the internet, click here.

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Update on Dr. Francis Beckwith

November 13, 2007

Dr. Francis Beckwith, former President of the Evangelical Theology Society, was recently received into full communion with the Catholic Church. Here is an update and what he is up to now. The link is fixed.

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Watched House MD?

November 12, 2007

Most interesting part is in blue text below. NO TV in our house Janet and I got rid of our television service earlier this year and we love it. We don’t even get the local channels anymore. I was raised without TV since my dad would not get a TV — saying “We will read [...]

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