fbpx

The Authority of Scriptures

My Reformation Study Bible, ed. by R.C. Sproul, Sr., (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 1995) exposits the crux of “The Authority of Scripture” (p. 1922). It succinctly notes: The Christian principle of biblical authority means that God is the author of the Bible, and has given it to direct the belief and behavior of His people. Our […]

Justification & Merit

My Reformation Study Bible, ed. by R.C. Sproul, Sr., (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 1995) articulates the basics of the Christian doctrines of “Justification and Merit” (p. 1852) (which also pertains to “Salvation.”) Therein it notes: The doctrine of justification, the stormcenter of the Reformation, was for Paul the heart of the gospel (Rom. 1:17; 3:21-5:21; Gat. […]

‘The Anti-History of Free Trade Ideology’

“The Anti-History of Free Trade Ideology” by William R. Hawkins This statement by Friedrich List in his 1844 book The National System of Political Economy sets out the basic difference in assumption about the way the world works held by free traders and nationalists. While free traders such as the French economist Jean-Baptiste Say, author […]

God’s Servant: Archbishop Thomas Cranmer

by Ryan Setliff Thomas Cranmer, serving as Archbishop of Canterbury, played a pivotal role in the English Reformation of the church. When he first heard news about his appointment while away in continental Europe, he shrugged off the notion, even delaying his return in hopes an impatient Henry VIII would appoint another party. His initial […]

Symmetry in friendships.

The idea of symmetry alludes to a balance or similitude between different sides, while imbalance alludes to an absence of equilibrium. Man’s innate nature is to gravitate towards symmetry in interpersonal relations with other people. Accordingly people tend to “homophily” (or likeminded associations,) and thus they cultivate, form and deepen friendships with people who have […]

1928 Book of Common Prayer – A Prayer for The President of the U.S., and all in Civil Authority.

A Prayer for The President of the United States,and all in Civil Authority. ALMIGHTY God, whose kingdom is everlasting and power infinite; Have mercy upon this whole land; and so rule the hearts of thy servants THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, DONALD JOHN TRUMP, The Governor of this State, Bill Lee, and all others in authority, that they, […]

St. John Chrysostom’s Christmas Homily

As we count down the days of Christmas to Epiphany on Wednesday, 6 January 2021, St. John Chrysostom’s “Homily on Christmas Morning” warrants quoting at length: BEHOLD a new and wondrous mystery. My ears resound to the Shepherd’s song, piping no soft melody, but chanting full forth a heavenly hymn. The Angels sing. The Archangels […]