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Two Iranian Christian women spent 259 days in prison for their faith. “God gave us an opportunity to share the gospel with people who needed to hear it”. They wrote a book about it.
What does Matthew teach us about Christmas?
“Mariology stands at the core of Roman Catholic doctrine and practice and is not a secondary issue”, says evangelical theologian in Rome Leonardo De Chirico.
There is nothing wrong with generous hospitality but sometimes we can overdo it or be so focussed on everything being perfect that we forget the very reason we are doing it at all.
Marian devotions were fueled by writings that were never considered to be inspired. Mariological ideas and practices were added from the outside and allowed to penetrate the faith of the people.
James’ favourite song for me to sing with him is “Jesus loves me, this I know”.
Present-day Roman Catholic Mariology is still framed in an emotional setting that makes it hardly reformable according to the Word of God.
“No one came ot help that night, no nurse to numb the fright...”
The real first Christmas is not a fairytale or a myth, it is the remarkable launch of a rescue mission that changes human history.
The apartment he lives in is replete with Marian images. The rooms where he officially meets with people are furnished with portraits of Mary. His own daily clothes carry objects associated with Mary.
We need to be discerning as to the aspects of our nation and culture that can be affirmed by us, and those that must be challenged in the light of the character of God.
The CNEF presented its positions on the Estates General of Bioethics in a public event. “The value and dignity that the Bible recognises for every human being invites respect for all”, they said in a statement.
Cinema and memory have a similar effect on the truth. They clean it and make it sparkle to make it more bearable.
Mariology is a testcase that provides an opportunity to see to what extent the Trinity and Christology belong to the shared faith.
The fulfillment of God’s great sin-conquering, life-giving, problem-solving, Satan-defeating, promise plan was Mary’s son, baby Jesus.
Rooney Mara leads the cast in the title role opposite Joaquin Phoenix as Jesus. The film will be released in March, 2018.
Art can help us unwrap the riches of Scripture. Our world was created by the greatest of Artists, after all.
She was arrested in January 2013. Since 2016, a dozen Christians have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms on charges related to house-church activities.
The word rosary means “crown of roses”. The conviction behind this expression is that Mary has revealed that each time people say a “Hail Mary” they are giving her a rose.
“We realise that there is a need and a conviction in relation to the divine”, says António Calaim. Hundreds of young evangelicals will engage Catholics in conversations about the Bible.
The Holy Spirit is neither present nor active in a mission in which sin and the cross of Christ are absent.
Ten key lessons from Christmas-time.
If the Lutheran and Catholic traditions seek “full unity,” they must arrive at the same understanding of salvation and authority. An opinion article sent by Andrew Messmer, one of our readers.
Five reasons why I cannot pray to the Virgin Mary.
A closer look at Philip Melanchthon, Matthias Flacius, Martin Bucer, John Knox and William Farel.