Bannon and the Vatican

According to the invitation, printed in Italian, on the letterhead of an arcane association called Lettera22, the topic of Steve Bannon’s European speech would be “Gli algoritmi dell’Informazione”—the algorithms of information. Bannon, formerly of Breitbart and the Donald Trump campaign, had called the European Parliament elections scheduled for the end of May “one of the … Continue reading Bannon and the Vatican

Why make a study of the bible?

From Dr Briggs’ General Introduction to the Study of Holy Scripture, published by Scribner's 1899.  You can read it on Google or where they let you download it.  Google has stopped a lot of that, but that's a sick company anyways. 1. Biblical Study is the most important of all studies, for it is … Continue reading Why make a study of the bible?

Inspiration: Trust

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.6, In all thy ways acknowledge him, and HE shall direct thy paths.Proverbs iii:5-6The confidence in God must be complete both in degree and in extent i.e. “with all thy heart,” and “in all thy ways.” This anticipates, the doctrine of … Continue reading Inspiration: Trust

Inspiration: Timothy on a good life

2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.This is Timothy's repose to Paul's gospel exhorting his readers that many are called, but few truly when given the chance, serve God and His son Christ in 1 Corinthians 9:24 Do you not know that in a … Continue reading Inspiration: Timothy on a good life

The role of faith when under stress or when A person of faith is the answer.

In the Journal of Clinical Psychology (2012)  there is a an article about Religious Distress  & Coping of Stressful Life events.  It makes some interesting distinctions about "good religious piety" and "bad religious habits".  Positive religious coping strategies are  seeking support and a closer relationship with the Deity, forgiving others and seeking forgiveness for one’s … Continue reading The role of faith when under stress or when A person of faith is the answer.

The Scientific Case for Faith

ByERIC METAXASChristmas Day 2014 4:56 p.m. ETIn 1966 Time magazine ran a cover story asking: Is God Dead? The New York Times had done it the Christmas Day,  a year earlier, pronouncing that God WAS Dead.Yet it turns out that the rumors of God’s death were premature. More amazing is that the relatively recent case … Continue reading The Scientific Case for Faith

On Goodness

GOODNESS IS NOT TIED TO GREATNESS, BUT GREATNESS TO GOODNESS.”      —Greek proverb 11 If you are sensible, you will control your temper. When someone wrongs you, it is a great virtue to ignore it. Proverbs xviii v. 11 7 Can you discover the limits and bounds of the greatness and power of God? 8 The … Continue reading On Goodness

Fixing the Attention & Abstracted Thought

from the California Farmer, 1855 What is commonly called abstracted  (concentration) thought whilst studying  is nothing more than having the attention so completely occupied with the subject in hand, that the mind takes notice of nothing outside of  itself. One of the greatest minds which this or any other country ever produced, has been known … Continue reading Fixing the Attention & Abstracted Thought