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Layers of Biblical Canon

The Bible is a large book.  To many people, that’s about as far as it’s understood: as a single, large, book.  Christians and other readers are aware, further, that the Bible has a number of books that make up its … Continue reading

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Spiritual Gifts: The Basics

an exposition of 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 Re-Introduction to the epistle of 1 Corinthians It’s the Epiphany season, and that means we’re back to Saint Paul’s first epistle to the Corinthians.  For the past two years we’ve followed this monumental letter … Continue reading

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St. John of Damascus

One of the significant challenges that Christianity faced in the later centuries of the Early Church was the rise of Islam.  Following Muhammad’s death in 632, his successors built an empire from Medina and Mecca that overshadowed the Middle East … Continue reading

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St. Clement of Rome

One of the tough questions to ask about the Saints and Church History is who are the “most important” people to know about.  It is perhaps obvious that the “most important” figures in the history of Christianity are those who … Continue reading

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St. Aelfric

One of the challenges of studying history is the varied levels of documentation that survives today.  Major events are better-documented than minor events.  Leaders and famous men and women are better attested than ordinary folk in the annals of history.  … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget (Remembrance Day)

INTRODUCTION Veterans Day, known in several other countries as Remembrance Day, previously named Armistice Day: as we have heard, this was originally a day set aside to celebrate the end of the War to End All Wars.  As further wars … Continue reading

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The Bible is Perspective

This is part 15 of 16 in the series, “the Bible Is…“ One of the greatest blessings about the Bible’s contents is that it provides us with multiple accounts and perspectives on a large portion of the major events, stories, … Continue reading

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