Blog Posts - Theology



G. K. Chesterton and C. S. Lewis Agree: What Every Christian Must Acknowledge

Consider the following: Our original state of grace was forfeited when our first parents rejected God's love in favor of the Devil's lies. God loves us so much that even if you were the only person to have ever lived, Christ would have suffered and d...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Dec 19, 2016

Book Review: J. B. Lightfoot, The Epistles of 2 Corinthians and 1 Peter: A Newly Discovered Commentary

Lightfoot, J. B. The Epistles of 2 Corinthians and 1 Peter: A Newly Discovered Commentary. Edited by Ben Witherington III and Todd D. Still. The Lightfoot Legacy Set 3; Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity, 2016. 317 pp Hb; $40.00.   Link to IVP In th...
by Reading Acts on Dec 14, 2016

The Three Feasts of the Nativity

Nativity, Giotto, Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, c. 1316.When we celebrate Christmas we are commemorating the three nativities of Our Lord Jesus Christ. This is the reason for the three Masses celebrated on this day. The first is the eternal be...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Dec 14, 2016

-Canada: Conservative Churches are Growing While Liberal Ones Continue to Decline?

Recent research in Canada confirms that theology and belief really do matter when it comes to church growth and decline. The churches that are growing have ministers that affirm traditional Christian beliefs while the ones in decline not so much. Her...
by APOLOGETICA on Dec 13, 2016

Memorial of Saint John of the Cross, Spanish Mystic

December 14th, is the memorial of Saint John of the Cross, (1542-1591) the 16th century Spanish Carmelite priest, mystic-poet, theologian, and Doctor of the Church, who was instrumental in the Counter-Reformation. Born Juan de Yepes He was the Castil...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Dec 13, 2016

Ten Things to Know About the Incarnation of Christ

The Incarnation of Christ is the seminal event in history. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states: 463 "Belief in the true Incarnation of the Son of God is the distinctive sign of Christian faith: 'By this you know the Spirit of God: every...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Dec 9, 2016

All You Need to Know About the Incarnation of Christ

The Incarnation of Christ is the seminal event in history. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states: 463 "Belief in the true Incarnation of the Son of God is the distinctive sign of Christian faith: 'By this you know the Spirit of God: every...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Dec 9, 2016

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception | 2016

December 8th, the Church celebrates the most holy solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. With Mary's "yes" to the announcement of the Archangel Gabriel, all creation celebrated the imminent arrival of its Savior. Free from...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Dec 7, 2016

On the fallacy of ‘Christian marriage’

‘There really is no such thing as “Christian marriage” as the term is commonly used. “Christian marriage” is a vain, romantic, unbiblical conception. “Christian marriage” is a fiction. There is no more an institution of “Christian...
by Per Crucem ad Lucem on Dec 5, 2016

The Courage to be Baptist: A Statement on Baptist Ecclesiology and Human Sexuality

Seven Baptist theologians in the UK have penned a very good piece of constructive work, and a clear articulation of Baptist ecclesiology, in this statement ‘The Courage to be Baptist: A Statement on Baptist Ecclesiology and Human Sexuality’ [p...
by Per Crucem ad Lucem on Dec 5, 2016

On not singing the national anthem

A friend in Tweetland (and Zuckerland) is wondering whether his kids, who are Christians and who are about to start school, should be encouraged or discouraged to sing the Australian National Anthem – ‘Advance Austral...
by Per Crucem ad Lucem on Sep 2, 2016

Is your dead loved one an angel now, or able to guide you?

I have increasingly noticed Christians (emphasis Christians) who speak of a dead person becoming an angel -or- that the dead …Continue reading →...
by Enough Light on Sep 2, 2016

Painting for Freedom: some happenings with Richard Kidd

I’ve previously mentioned that next month Richard Kidd, Anne Mallaby, and myself will be teaching an intensive unit on theology and the arts. I’m really looking forward to being part of what is shaping up to be a great week of learning.
by Per Crucem ad Lucem on Aug 23, 2016

‘No longer male and female’: a note on gender, Christian community, and the intersex condition

A guest post by Andie Hider In June last year, I was invited to attend a conference held by the Australian Paediatric Endocrine Group at which was discussed the vexed issue of how to treat a group of infants born with a particular group of genetic co...
by Per Crucem ad Lucem on Aug 17, 2016

‘Children’s Song’

We live in our own world, A world that is too small For you to stoop and enter Even on hands and knees, The adult subterfuge. And though you probe and pry With analytic eye, And eavesdrop all our talk With an amused look, You cannot find the centre W...
by Per Crucem ad Lucem on Aug 8, 2016

IT’S NOT FAIR!!!!! (Part one: how we got here)

In recent discussions about the church and theology, a trend has been emerging that I find rather disturbing. This trend actually crosses the left/right, progressive/traditionalist, (pick your labels and sides here) divide and seems to be infecting u...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Aug 5, 2016

Luther’s way of teaching Pastors and Parishoners the Faith: The Small Catechism

One way to bring back essential Catholic Christian teaching is to bring back the Catechism. All these seeker sensitive, emergent hipster programs may draw some people for a while but it does not make a disciple of Jesus or give you the essentials of...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Aug 4, 2016

Book Review: James L. Papandrea, The Earliest Christologies

Papandrea, James L. The Earliest Christologies: Five Images of Christ in the Postapostolic Age. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity, 2016. 144 pgs., Pb.; $18.00 Link to IVP In his introduction, Papandrea explains the challenged faced in the post-aposto...
by Reading Acts on Aug 2, 2016

The #BlackLivesMatter Creed

The Ferguson Declaration: A Black Lives Matter Creed (Long Version) If you want to sign the Black Lives Matter Creed, please follow this link: Signing the Black Lives Matter Creed. An Appeal to Christian Congregations and Christians Worldwide We, the...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Aug 1, 2016

TASTE AND SEE by John Piper

This is a book of 125 daily meditations. It's an updated version of this book, originally published in 1999. Piper starts out the book with a Preface. He follows this with Acknowledgements. What follows are those 125 devotions/meditations. Each medit...
by LifeLoveTruth on Jul 29, 2016


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