Tag: protestant

My First ESV Review: Psalm 51

I haven’t received my free ESV Bible yet, but I thought I’d get the review ball rolling anyhow. I’ll start off with something easy – Psalm 51. It’s my favorite psalm and may even be my favorite bit of Scripture. I’ll review the lexical and grammatical choices made in translating this chapter. Below is the …

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Emergent Church?

A certain topic has come up several times on Protestant blogs I read and it has me thoroughly at a loss. What the heck is the Emergent Church phenomenon? As a Catholic, I haven’t the foggiest notion what this phrase means. Could some kind reader please explain it?

Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth

"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." – 2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV) This verse seems to be a favorite among Evangelicals. It's an essential part of the Protestant doctrine of sola scriptura. It occurred to me yesterday that sola sciptura has …

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Christian Simplicity and Integrity

In a continuing effort to expose Catholics and mainline Protestants to Quaker wisdom, here’s another sampling from Philadelphia Yearly Meeting’s 1972 edition of Faith and Practice. "A life centered on God will be characterized by integrity, sincerity and simplicity. It need not be cloistered and may even be a busy life, but its activities and …

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True Worship

“True worship, whether vocal or silent, is offering one’s self to God = body, mind and soul – for the doing of His will. The fruit of worship is an increasing awareness of the Inward Light [i.e. the Holy Spirit], an experience of God’s love and a fresh understanding of the two great commandments: ‘You …

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