Redemption

Over at  the Sigma Frame blog, Jack has boosted the request that bloggers write about redemption. I concluded the real challenge in understanding redemption is not in understanding what the scriptures say about it (because Christians have heard or read it before), but in knowing what it looks like IRL and …

Sanctified Marriage: Part 4

(see Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 5) In Ephesians 5:21-33, Paul tells all Christians that they must submit to one another. Mutuality 21 Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Out of reverence for Christ, all members of the church are to be putting themselves under—ranking themselves under—each …

Kephalē in the New Testament: A Review

Over at the Sigma Frame blog, anonymous user info suggested that the Greek word kephalē  means authority. He was helpful enough to provide a link to Right Reason, Kephalē in the New Testament, by Dr. Glenn Andrew Peoples. This post is a quick review of that word survey. Head The …

Reviewing Wright’s Universal Apologia: Part 7

This the seventh in a series reviewing John C. Wright’s A Universal Apologia for the Catholic Church. See part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, and part 8. While I work on the larger posts in this series (on Communion/Eucharist, church history, divisions, historicity, sacraments, etc.), …

Sanctified Marriage: Part 3

(see Part 1, Part 2, Part 4, and Part 5) In the previous part of the series, I discussed how Christians are to live as servants and to sacrificially live holy lives in order to sanctify their spouses. Let’s continue the theme by discussing another passage of scripture on sanctification in …

Sanctified Marriage: Part 2

(see Part 1, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5) In the first part of the series, I talked about sanctification in marriage in response to a post at the Sigma Frame blog. I mentioned how the Bible instructs husbands and wives to sanctify—to make holy and pure—each other. I also mentioned …

Reviewing Wright’s Universal Apologia: Part 6

This the sixth in a series reviewing John C. Wright’s A Universal Apologia for the Catholic Church. See part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 7, and part 8. We now examine the contentious topic of infallibility. Infallibility I have so often heard denunciations of the often-misunderstood …

Reviewing Wright’s Universal Apologia: Part 5

This the fifth in a series reviewing John C. Wright’s A Universal Apologia for the Catholic Church. See part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 6, part 7, and part 8. In this part, we pause from the previous topic to discuss some Christian teachings. Here we find more commonality …