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I became a Christian when I was 16 and started attending a young men's Bible study hosted by the youth pastor at his home in West Sacramento. After the first time, I realized that I needed to bring a Bible. This was the type of Bible study where they would ask the young men to read an assigned portion...
The heritage of our Western legal system is built upon the tradition of Common Law and the foundation of Biblical Law. The Christian tradition has continually called even the most powerful to submit to God's law. St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan in the fourth century, famously called Emperor Theodosius to submit to the universal ethical standards of God's Law. At...
Review: Christianity and the State  by Rev. Dr. Rousas John Rushdoony Ross House Books: 1986. 192 pgs. Read on November 10, 2017. Only Dr. Rousas John Rushdoony could successfully connect Donatism to modern anarchism in the same book that connects Thomistic metaphysics to totalitarianism. Someone reading this could easy be discouraged by what appears to be Rushdoony's attack on every form of government,...

Worship as Mission

Constants in Context: A Theology of Mission f… (Paperback)
In his lecture entitled “The Goal of Mission–Worship” Bishop Frank Lyons points out that mission and worship are hardly connected in any meaningful way in our contemporary missiological resources. Citing the work of Stephen Bevans in Constant in Contexts (2004), Bishop Lyons maintains that our mission and worship are integral to each other. A second aspect noted in his...
The works of Virgil are often associated with painful assigned readings and Latin lessons, but a careful reading of this Roman poetry can help the modern Christian understand the first century context of the Christian Church. The poetry of Virgil’s Eclogues, Georgics, and the Aeneid represents a new shift in classical literature, away from tragedy in the Greek sense and...
The Ascension of Jesus can be a confusing scene. It is to be counted among the high holy days of the church calendar. Events on the church calendar are limited to items of theological significance, which is why the nativity (Christmas), passion (Good Friday), and resurrection (Easter) of Christ are memorialized with such pomp. Yet the Ascension is easily...
Quote from The Liturgy and Ritual of the Celtic Church by F. E. Warren The liturgy of the ancient Celtic Church suggests they shared the practice of communion for infants. Similar to the practice of the Eastern Orthodox churches and Byzantine (Roman) Catholic Churches. Paedocommunion is also tolerated by certain branches of Anglicanism and some protestant bodies (e.g. Reformed Episcopal...
CAPTAINS AND COURTS (A BIBLICAL DEFENSE OF EPISCOPAL GOVERNMENT)
I’ve uploaded this very helpful booklet by Bp. Ray Sutton for those who may have questions about the Biblical or historic nature of Episcopalianism. Download the PDF: Captains and Courts With Bishop Ray Sutton  at the Anglican Church in North America's 2017 Provincial Assembly at Wheaton College, Chicago, IL.   My wife Sarah and I will Bishop Sutton at my parish...