A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a...– C.S. Lewis
Paul, furthermore, would urge Christians to read the Genesis accounts of...– The Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music of the Episcopal Church “I Will Bless You, and You Will Be a Blessing”: Resources for Blessing Same-Gender Relationships (via galesofnovember)
If you believe what you like in the Gospel, and reject what you don’t...– St. Augustine of Hippo
Whether or not denominations survive intact should be of less concern to us than...– Derek Penwell in “Why We’ve Got Bigger Things to Worry About than the Death of Denominations: Community and Ministry in a Post-Denominational World”
This is the reason why the Word of God was made flesh, and the Son of God became...– St. Irenaeus of Lyons in Against Heresies
If you had known what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,’ you would...– Matthew 12:7 (via awkwardbutaccurate)
We need not erect monuments for the righteous, their accomplishments are their...– Bereshit Rabbah, 82:11 (via rd922)
I’m convinced that many people in our churches are simply missing the life of...– David Platt (via azspot)
I think America is ready to listen to the dominant voices, the dominant people....– The Rev. James Cone, father of Black Liberation Theology (via honor-not-honors)
Anonymous asked: Is the blessing of same-sex marriages on par with the blessing of different-sex marriages? What I'm asking is, are both sacraments and treated equally? Do Anglicans believe they have valid apostolic lineage as demanded by the RCC?
'Roman' isn't the only sort of catholic
ohzeitgeist: Anglo-Catholics unite!
Anonymous asked: What does "Affirming Anglican Catholic" mean, exactly?
Our dear bishops are beginning to look like “the Republican party at prayer”...– Richard Rohr, OFM (via getmetoanunnery)
When Catholicism goes bad it becomes the world-old, world-wide religion of...– C.S. Lewis
You can be straight as a gun barrel theologically and just as empty as one...– A.W. Tozer (via classyliving)
Some might still argue that the “western rite” would at least...– Father Michael Johnson (Orthodox) in “The ‘Western Rite’: Is It Right for the Orthodox?”
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Father Stephen Freeman has run one of the top Orthodox Christian blogs on the Internet for quite some time now, so go help him get a technology overhaul.
I don’t doubt that there is subject matter that is best taught and learned in a...– Tony Jones
When we stand up in church and recite the Creed, we often say ‘that is my...– The Rt. Rev. Frank E. Wilson in Faith and Practice (1967)
The history of the Church from Pentecost to the present moment has been one...– The Rev’d Shirley Carter Hughson SSC in “Reservation and Adoration: A Historical and Devotional Inquiry” (1919)
Anonymous asked: What do you think about the Thirty-Nine Articles?
XXX. Of both Kinds. The Cup of the Lord is not to be denied to the Lay-people:...– (via aldrict) Yeah, see, I like this part of the 39 Articles. But then you get to the whole “no adoring or carrying it about” bit and I reach for the scotch…
The battle of prayer is against two things in the earthlies: wandering thoughts,...– Oswald Chambers (via classyliving)
From my youth, O Christ, I have rejected Thy commandments. I have passed my...– From the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete (via Totally Unmasked: From my youth, O Christ…)
There is harm not only in trying to gain wealth but also in excessive concern...– Saint John Chrysostom (via A Stranger without Candy: On wealth)
Against these dangers it must be clearly stated that the Christian (the...– Hans Kung (via furnaceofdoubt)
I borrowed two books today: Daniel Boyarin’s A Radical Jew: Paul and the Politics of Identity and Yochanan Muffs’ (zt”l) Love and Joy: Law, Language, and Religion in Ancient Israel. Expect me to post quotations.
The Orthodox Church, however deep its longing for reunion, cannot enter into...– Metropolitan Kallistos Ware of Diokleia Too true. (via kormosendre)
“If They Only Knew What I Thought”: The Sad Cycle... →
invisibleforeigner: by Peter Enns Folks, we have a real problem on our hands, and everyone has to bear some responsibility. Here’s the familiar scenario. The “best and brightest” students in Evangelical seminaries work hard and are encouraged and aided by their professors to pursue doctoral work. Many wind up going to some of the best research universities in the world. This is a feather in...
Is it really any wonder, though, why twentysomethings are losing their religion?...– Nick Vadala in “Blame Jerry Falwell for Millennials’ Rejection of Religion”
The church must be wary of nostalgia for Constantinianism. A Christian should...– William T. Cavanaugh, Migrations of the Holy (via invisibleforeigner)
All of this may seem like wordplay, but in fact it is essential that we...– Fr. Jonathan in “On The Eucharist: The Mass is a Sacrifice, it’s Just Not a Mass”
But not only is the Old Testament ritual law central to theological...– Gordon Wenham in “The Perplexing Pentateuch” (Fortunately, as a catholic Christian I don’t need to devise rites, just bring them back.)
When Jesus suggests that God and Caesar each be rendered his due, he does not...– William T. Cavanaugh, Migrations of the Holy (via invisibleforeigner)