Category Archives: For the Mind

The Practical Wisdom of Self-Denial

From Anthony of the Desert:  ‘Wherefore, children, let us not faint nor deem that the time is long, or that we are doing something great, “for the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the … Continue reading

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Purity at the Movies

This account of the early Christian monk Pambos’ reaction to an actress is instructive to all of us who struggle to interact with our entertainment culture in a holy way: This same Pambos, at the desire of Athanasius the bishop, … Continue reading

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Those Fissiparous Protoprotestants

Socrates Scholasticus concludes his lengthy description of the divisions that abounded in the early church, from the 22nd chapter of his Ecclesiastical History (NPNF II.2): Let us now return to the subject we were previously treating of, the fact that the … Continue reading

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Cakes, Coercion, and Conscience

Links: Russell Moore answers an ethical question. Kirsten Powers and Jonathan Merritt answer differently. Denny Burk summarizes and critiques Power & Merritt. Russell Moore responds to Powers & Merritt’s charge of hypocrisy. Albert Mohler weighs in. Andrew Walker’s contribution. Joe … Continue reading

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The Glories of Baptism

Beautiful apologetic theology on the subject of baptism from Hippolytus: “For he who comes down in faith to the laver of regeneration, and renounces the devil, and joins himself to Christ; who denies the enemy, and makes the confession that … Continue reading

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Taking Fembishops Too Seriously

Here’s another pairing of fine articles for your enjoyment and edification, in light of the recent vote by the General Synod of the Church of England rejecting legislation that would have allowed for women bishops, and the reaction by N.T. … Continue reading

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Christian Feasting

A good word from Jeff Meyers: …a typical Christian feast, although it may contained lots of food and especially wine, will culminate with conversations, story telling, laughter, playing games together, even dancing together arm in arm.  No one checks out … Continue reading

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