Church Fathers, Day Eleven: Tertullian and using what God gave you

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Use what God gave you the way God intended God created the universe, and it was very good. But that doesn’t mean every use of every created thing is good, says Tertullian. When we use God’s creation to do evil, the fault is ours, not God’s. Everyone is ready with the argument that everything—as we teach—was created by God and given to man for his use, so it all must be good, because it comes from so good a source. Now, no one denies what everyone knows, for nature herself teaches it: that G … [Read more...]

Weekly Giveaway – Letter & Spirit: 8 volume set

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This week the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology sponsors the CBB giveaway. One lucky winner will receive all 8 volumes of the Letter and Spirit Journal edited by Scott Hahn (you can read the review here). I use Rafflecopter to run my giveaways which makes it simple for you and me! Enter below. The contest starts at midnight tonight EST and will end 12AM EST Friday 8/08 with a winner being announced later that day. Good Luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

Church Fathers, Day Ten: St. Gregory and underestimating God

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Don’t underestimate God In ancient times as well as our own, people brought forward supposedly scien­tific arguments against the resurrection. St. Gregory of Nyssa answers them: don’t judge God’s capabilities by your own. Because human reason is so weak, there are some who—judging divine power by the limits of our own—insist that what is beyond our capacity is impos­sible even for God. They point to the fact that the dead of past ages have disap­peared, and to the ashes of those who have been … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Letter and Spirit journals

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If you are looking for a deeper understanding of Scripture from a trusted source, look no further then the Letter & Spirit journals. These journals are released annually by the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology and are composed of articles by St. Paul Center founder Scott Hahn and numerous other leading names in evangelization today. Currently the series is up to eight volumes as listed below. Volume 1 - Reading Salvation: Word, Worship and the Mysteries Volume 2 – The Authority of M … [Read more...]

Church Fathers, Day Nine: St. Clement and nature

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Nature shows us the Resurrection St. Clement of Rome tells us that belief in the resurrection should come natu­rally. God has given us signs everywhere: in the day and night, in the way seeds disappear and grow into fruitful plants. We should contemplate the constant resurrection of the natural world and learn from its example. Think, dear friends, how the Lord continually proves to us that there will be a resurrection to come, of which he made the Lord Jesus Christ the first-fruits by … [Read more...]

Church Fathers, Day Eight: St. Clement and the harmony of the universe

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The harmony of the universe When the church in Corinth was disturbed by factions, St. Clement, one of the earliest popes, wrote the Corinthians a gentle but firm letter reminding them that Christians should live together in peace and submission to the will of God. All of creation, he says, peacefully obeys God’s law, and we should learn peace and obedience from nature. The heavens turn, ruled by the Lord, and are peacefully subject to him. Day and night run along the tracks he made for them, … [Read more...]


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