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J.C. Ryle: "Publicly proved ignorant of that which he fancies is his own peculiar department of knowledge."

But he said to them, “How can they say that the Christ is David’s son? For David himself says in the Book of Psalms, “‘The Lord said to my Lord, 221 more words


St. Anatoly of Optina: Do not fear sorrows, but fear the stubbornness of heretics . . .

“Do not fear sorrows, but fear the stubbornness of heretics who try to separate a man from Christ, which is why Christ commanded us to consider them as pagans and pharisees.” 17 more words

Sayings From Saints, Elders, And Fathers

Confessions and Proclamations (The Story of a Reformed Pharisee.)

This is the first day of my life,

I swear I was born right in the corner.

As someone who has always looked at life with eyes filled with wonder, I’ve always resonated with those lines from the song by Bright Eyes. 1,026 more words


Mercy Rather Than Sacrifice

Another post in my “Amazing Meetings” series: It’s about a meeting Jesus had with a Pharisee.

Sir, you had an interesting meeting with Jesus. I get the impression that you weren’t actually expecting it to be a good meeting.  684 more words

Nick the Strict - Part III

When Nick and I met up for our second date (the aforementioned “fun” walk in the park), it was blessedly only 97 degrees outside – not even triple digits! 671 more words

Real Date Stories

In pursuit of peace and holiness

Hebrews 12:14: Pursue peace with everyone, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord.

According to that verse, peace and holiness have to do with relationship with others and… 1,271 more words


Do you see this woman?

And Jesus answering said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” And he answered, “Say it, Teacher.” “A certain moneylender had two debtors. 538 more words