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On Christ Alone – The Parable of the Vine and Branches

Two of the five solae (only’s) resulting from the Protestant Reformation are that of solus Christus or, “Christ alone”, and soli Deo gloria or, “glory to God alone”. These two seem to have been added at some point well after the initial three (the bible alone, faith alone, and grace alone), but we see them commonly included in a list of five solae by…

Marriage is What Brings us Together

  — 1 — Today I celebrate twenty-one years of marriage with my bride! It’s hard for me to believe that so many years have gone by already. We’ve been blessed. We’ve had far more joy than sorrow, far more good times than bad. Over the years, we’ve been in love more than out, and we’ve grown closer together rather…

Baptism, Babies, and being Born-Again

Evangelical Christians often enjoy asking cradle Catholics if they have been, “born again”. If you ask them what they mean by “born again”, you will more than likely get an answer like this: “You are born again when you believe in Jesus Christ and put your faith in Him. To be born again you should pray the Sinner’s Prayer, and ask Christ to come…

Marriage is the Leading Cause of Divorce…

— 1 — I read a great blog post the other day by Matt Walsh entitled, My wife is not the same woman that I married. In it, Matt wrestles with what it means to be committed to another person for a lifetime in a society which not only considers the idea of “till death do us part” to be the height…

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