The Day of Pentecost, from Genesis to Acts

This Sunday marks another important point in the church calendar: the Day of Pentecost. This day marks the end of the Easter Season and the introduction to the “Time of the Church.” So what is the day of Pentecost? And why does it matter to you?

Speaking the Truth in Love

When Peter begins his message to the people gathered on Pentecost, he gives them a history lesson (Acts 2:1-41). These people were Jewish and knew their history, or at least they should have. The only reason they were in Jerusalem at that time is because of a feast. But Peter reviews it with them so …

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Why Greek in a Latin Mass?

If one were to read through the Bible, one would find the phrase "have mercy on" quite frequently, especially in the Psalms and Gospels. Possibly the most recognizable verse is from Psalm 51, the psalm in which David repents of his sins of adultery and murder. David says, Have mercy on me, O God, according …

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Comments on the “Paradiso”

I will begin by saying that I do not have any great insight to provide into the Paradiso. In all honestly, so much has been said on Dante's The Divine Comedy that not much more can be said. However, as I was reading it I found a few things interesting in the text and I thought …

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Twice Freed: Slavery, Freedom, and Forgiveness

Author: Patricia St. John Publisher: Christian Focus Publications Onesimus wanted what any young boy wants: fun, adventure, travel, love, and most of all, freedom. Unfortunately, Onesimus's life did not include any of these things. Instead, he was a servant to the wealthy Philemon and his family. Sure, his life was not as hard as it could …

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