Comparing a religious exercise with a gambling game may seem odd at one end of the spectrum, while at the other extreme such a description may appear grossly offensive, because of its blasphemous and sacrilegious nature. By employing this terminology, however, historian Ronald Bainton finds the spark that ignited the revolution that we today callContinue reading “THE BINGO OF THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY; Reformation 500 Blogs Part 6 “
The terrible suffering inflicted upon Job makes him one of the most famous characters in the Bible with the proverb “the patience of Job” belonging to every day speech. The theme of human suffering in a broken world is most relevant for every generation.
In the sixteenth century, religious tourism generated large sums of money for the Papacy and for the city of Rome. In the Renaissance Period, the Church invested heavily in impressive works of art, which continue to be admired today, all of which helped to boost the city’s status as the spiritual centre and a magnetContinue reading “MARTIN LUTHER’S ROMAN HOLIDAY; Reformation 500 Blogs Part 5”
“Trouble is brewing in Iraq. An edict from the King has given consent to the general massacre of a religious minority who are not trusted. These are troubling and uncertain times.”
THE DOCTRINE OF THE TRINITY (12) The Holy Spirit His Deity and Personality Our studies, in this fundamental doctrine of the Christian Faith, bring us to the third person of the Holy Trinity; The Holy Spirit. Those who deny the Doctrine of the Trinity will inevitably have unscriptural views with regard to the Holy Spirit.Continue reading “THE DEITY AND PERSONALITY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT; The Trinity (12)”
Should I Attend or Not? This is a question that arises from time to time. Someone we know through work, social connections or family links passes away, and that individual is a Roman Catholic. Should I attend the funeral mass? Would it seem rude if I didn’t attend? What would be the best approach outContinue reading “THE PROTESTANT AT THE MASS; Reformation 500 Blogs Part 4”
The story contained in Nehemiah serves to remind us that every generation of God’s people is called to build upon what a previous generation has established. The work is never completed yet progress can always be made.
“There he is. Do you see him?” The guide pressed a button, activating a light which shone into a crevice high up on the walls of the Angel Choir in Lincoln Cathedral. The visitors looked up with interest, gazing at the little stone figure with his beady eyes and horned head, smiling devilishly from his place.
Ezra belongs to what is known as the Post-Exilic Period. This is the first of three historical books telling the story of the Jewish people after their captivity in Babylon