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The Parable of the Progressive Gay Christian and the Christian

A postmodern parable of pride, humility, mercy, and grace… “And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: Two women went up into a church to pray; the one a progressive gay … Continue reading

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“Today I am deciding to love, not hate…”

“Today I am deciding to love, not hate. Today I am deciding to extend forgiveness, not bitterness.” ~ Davey Blackburn 2 men charged in Amanda Blackburn murder “INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Two men were arrested and charged for the murder of … Continue reading

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Remembering Nathan Trapuzzano

Remembering Nathan Trapuzzano By Fr. Christopher Roberts “In my first years as a priest, on Tuesday evenings during the academic year I drove from the parish where I was assigned in Carmel to spend some time with the Catholic students … Continue reading

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Hate, anger, revenge and the Christian counter-culture of love, compassion, and forgiveness

“The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. Continue reading

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“You cannot serve God and money.” ~ Jesus

People are more important than property, and one cannot serve both God and money, according to Jesus. Continue reading

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The American Evangelical “Christian” denial of the bodily resurrection

It’s nearing that time of year again: Easter, when American Evangelical “Christians” are forced to deal with that which they ignore, virtually year-round: the resurrection of Christ from the dead.

All year long they tell us of how God has a wonderful plan for our lives, and of how Jesus died on the cross so that we can ask him to come into our hearts and give us a new and better life, in him… Continue reading

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Matthew 19:9: fornication = whoredom

πορνεία, πορνείας, ἡ (πορνεύω), the Sept. for תַּזְנוּת, זְנוּת, זְנוּנִים, fornication (Vulg.fornicatio (and (Revelation 19:2)prostitutio)); used a. properly, of illicit sexual intercourse in general (Demosthenes, 403, 27; 433, 25): Acts 15:20, 29; Acts 21:25 (that this meaning must be adopted in these passages will surprise no one who has learned from 1 Corinthians 6:12ff how leniently converts from among the heathen regarded this vice and how lightly they indulged in it; accordingly, all other interpretations of the term, such as of marriages within the prohibited degrees and the like, are to be rejected); Romans 1:29 Rec.; 1 Corinthians 5:1; 1 Corinthians 6:13, 18; 1 Corinthians 7:2; 2 Corinthians 12:21; Ephesians 5:3; Colossians 3:5; 1 Thessalonians 4:3; Revelation 9:21; it is distinguished from μοιχεία in Matthew 15:19; Mark 7:21; and Galatians 5:19 Rec.; used of adultery ((cf. Hosea 2:2 (4), etc.)), Matthew 5:32; Matthew 19:9… Continue reading

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