A review of Poor Things, film by Yorgos Lanthimos.
A key finding from women in world Christianity is that women tend to be boundary spanners who transcend the barriers of religion, age, class, and ethnicity.
As we preach Christmas, lets think about tapping into the reality of that first Christmas, and to look toward Jesus and all that He means.
Joseph and Mary face the stigma of sin because the child was Jesus, the One who would save His people from their sin, Immanuel, God with us.
We seek to make that main idea so clear, transformative, evident from the text and applicationally earthed, that we will genuinely have preached the text before we sit down.
Art can help us unwrap the riches of Scripture. Our world was created by the greatest of Artists, after all.
The ongoing impact of Jesus’ explosion of life continues to reverberate in this world of death.
The act of consecration by Pope Francis will include this prayer: "O Mother, hear our prayer. Star of the Sea, do not let us be shipwrecked in the tempest of war. Queen of Heaven, restore God’s peace to the world".
It is the second synagogue from that time found there, which was a key center of the Jewish life . The New Testament refers to it as the birthplace of Mary Magdalene.
A critique of Western Christian leadeship in light of global trends. An article by Mary Ho.
The first Christmas was no fairy tale. Preach the real Christmas, and give real hope.
Without a biblical frame of reference for the development of doctrine, Roman Catholicism allowed this unwarranted belief to mount to a dogmatic peak.
The unsettled legacy of John Paul II one hundred years since his birth.
Italian pastors across many denominations continue to praise the Lord’s faithfulness in historically unifying them in prayer.
The Pope is offering an outpouring of indulgences. The message that Roman Catholicism is giving in these weeks of coronavirus crisis is a disarming detachment from the basic principles of the biblical faith.
Two Iranian Christian women spent 259 days in prison for their faith. “God gave us an opportunity to share the gospel with people who needed to hear it”. They wrote a book about it.
What does Matthew teach us about Christmas?
“Mariology stands at the core of Roman Catholic doctrine and practice and is not a secondary issue”, says evangelical theologian in Rome Leonardo De Chirico.
There is nothing wrong with generous hospitality but sometimes we can overdo it or be so focussed on everything being perfect that we forget the very reason we are doing it at all.
Marian devotions were fueled by writings that were never considered to be inspired. Mariological ideas and practices were added from the outside and allowed to penetrate the faith of the people.
James’ favourite song for me to sing with him is “Jesus loves me, this I know”.
Present-day Roman Catholic Mariology is still framed in an emotional setting that makes it hardly reformable according to the Word of God.
“No one came ot help that night, no nurse to numb the fright...”
The real first Christmas is not a fairytale or a myth, it is the remarkable launch of a rescue mission that changes human history.
The apartment he lives in is replete with Marian images. The rooms where he officially meets with people are furnished with portraits of Mary. His own daily clothes carry objects associated with Mary.