Month: March 2015

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The Most Important Moment in History: Why the Incarnation Matters

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Today is the Feast of the Annunciation, which celebrates the Angel Gabriel’s message to the Blessed Virgin Mary. It also celebrates the Incarnation, which is brought about through Mary’s faith-filled response (“Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word,” Luke 1:38). This is the greatest event […]

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6 Early Christian Controversies That Protestantism Can’t Explain

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Woodcut of St. Patrick, Nuremberg Chronicle (1493) In an article entitled Saint Patrick the Baptist?, Stephen R. Button tries to claim St. Patrick for Evangelical Protestantism… or at least disassociate him from Roman Catholicism. Button is hardly alone: you can find similar attempts by Don Boys and others, some of them dating back several decades. The argument tends […]

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Dan Brown, Call Your Office: The Strange True Story of the Vatican’s Nuclear Arms Agreement

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Did you know that the Vatican City has a nuclear arms agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency? It’s true. In fact, the Vatican has specifically promised the IAEA that they will “make every reasonable effort” to let them know if someone starts a nuclear program that is (a) within Vatican City, and (b) outside […]

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Two Steps for Beginning Your Examination of the Catholic Church

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St. Peter’s, Rome In 2007, Dr. Francis Beckwith, the president of the Evangelical Theological Society — the nation’s largest Evangelical coalition of scholars, with over 4,000 members — announced that he was converting (technically, reverting) to Roman Catholicism. Last week, I had the opportunity of meeting Dr. Beckwith, and hearing his reversion story in person (I’d […]

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5 New Testament Promises for the Church Today, Tomorrow, and Forever

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Image from the Waldburg Prayer Book (1476),showing the Coronation of Mary, and the Sacrifice of the Mass Stat crux dum volvitur orbis is the motto of the Carthusian religious order. It’s Latin for “The Cross is steady while the world is turning.” It’s a recognition that the Gospel is timeless and eternal.  But the Gospel […]

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