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Book Review: Jerome, Commentaries on the Twelve Prophets, Volume 1

Scheck, Thomas, ed. Commentaries on the Twelve Prophets: Volume 1, Ancient Christian Texts by Jerome. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity, 2016. Link to IVP This new contribution to the Ancient Christian Texts series is the first of three volumes colle...
by Reading Acts on Dec 7, 2016

Fathers Day Crafts For Elementary School, Kids To Make, Handprints

Fathers Day Crafts For Elementary School, Kids To Make, Handprints: Hello first of all i would like to wish Happy Fathers to all of you, Are you looking for the Fathers Day Crafts For Elementary School, Kids To Make, Handprints then you are on right...

Book Review: Michael Graves, The Inspiration and Interpretation of Scripture

Graves, Michael. The Inspiration and Interpretation of Scripture: What the Early Church Can Teach Us. Grand Rapids, Mich. Eerdmans, 2014. 201 pp. Pb; $24.00.  Link Michael Graves (Armerding Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at Wheaton College...
by Reading Acts on May 13, 2014

Early Christian Writings: Letters of Ignatius

Below is a source text synopsis for the Collected Authentic Letters of Ignatius of Antioch. To read these letters in their entirety, please see the Writings of the Church Fathers. This is the third post in our ongoing series of Early Christ...

Epistle of Ignatius to the Philadelphians, Chapter III

Keep yourselves, then, from those evil plants which Jesus Christ does not tend, but that wild beast, the destroyer of men, because they are not the planting of the Father, but the seed of the wicked one…I therefore exhort you in the Lord to rec...
by Simul Iustus et Peccator on Dec 12, 2012

Epistle of Ignatius to the Philadelphians, Chapter III

Keep yourselves, then, from those evil plants which Jesus Christ does not tend, but that wild beast, the destroyer of men, because they are not the planting of the Father, but the seed of the wicked one…I therefore exhort you in the Lord to rec...
by Simul Iustus et Peccator on Dec 12, 2012

Epistle of Ignatius to the Magnesians, Chapter IV

It is fitting, then, not only to be called Christians, but to be so in reality. For it is not the being called so, but the being really so, that renders a man blessed. -Ignatius of Antioch, Epistle of Ignatius to the Magnesians, Chapter IV, Ante-Ni...
by Simul Iustus et Peccator on Dec 9, 2012

Read the Fathers: Ignatius of Antioch

For the next eleven (or so) days, we’ll be working our way through the writings of Ignatius. Ignatius (ca 50-117) was the third bishop of Antioch and is considered one of the Apostolic Fathers. He converted to Christianity at a young age and wa...
by Simul Iustus et Peccator on Dec 8, 2012

Epistle to the Ephesians, Chapter XIV

For the beginning is faith, and the end is love. Now these tow, being inseparably connected together, are of God, while all other things which are requisite for a holy life follow after them. No man [truly] making a profession of faith sinneth; nor d...
by Simul Iustus et Peccator on Dec 8, 2012

Read the Fathers: Polycarp of Smyrna

Polycarp (69-155) was a second century bishop of Smyrna. Irenaeus and Tertullian stated that Polycarp was a disciple of St. John the Apostle. Today and tomorrow, we will be reading two works, the Letter to the Philippians and the Martyrdom of Pol...
by Simul Iustus et Peccator on Dec 6, 2012

Epistle to the Philippians, Chapter VII

“For whosoever does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh, is antichrist;” and whosoever does not confess the testimony of the cross, is of the devil; and whosoever perverts the oracles of the Lord to his own lusts, and says that th...
by Simul Iustus et Peccator on Dec 6, 2012

Reading the Fathers: Clement of Rome

The first of the Church Fathers on the list for our read through of the church fathers is Clement of Rome. Over the next few days, we will be reading through the Epistle of Clement (1 Clement). The letter is thought to have been written sometime betw...
by Simul Iustus et Peccator on Dec 2, 2012

1 Clement, Chapter XIX

[L]et us turn again to the practice of that peace which from the beginning was the mark set before us; and let us look stedfastly to the Father and Creator of the universe, and cleave to His mighty and surpassingly great gifts and benefactions of pea...
by Simul Iustus et Peccator on Dec 2, 2012

Four More Days…

Until the massive undertaking of reading through the church fathers begins. Over the next 7 years, I will be part of a group reading through the Ante-Nicene Fathers and the Nicene Fathers and Post-Nicene Fathers (Series 1 and Series 2). I will be...
by Simul Iustus et Peccator on Nov 28, 2012

New Disciplines Coming on December 2, 2012

Beginning December 2, 2012 (Advent), I will be undertaking two new disciplines. Why December 2 and not January 1? December 2 starts the new Church Year. Makes sense to start new disciplines then. I will be reading through Isaiah in the LXX (Septuagin...
by Simul Iustus et Peccator on Nov 20, 2012

A Father’s Kind Of Love!

Apostolic, COOLJC, Emmanuel Apostolic Church, Elder Carleton Turner, Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ Of The Apostolic Faith, Pentecostal, Sermon, Preaching, Oneness, Apostolic Sermon, Apostolic Preaching, Gospel, Holiness...
by Church Report – Online on Oct 21, 2012

Against the Pelagians (Orthodox Church Fathers)

Against the Pelagians (Orthodox Church Fathers) On the Reading of Holy Books C.S. Lewis’s “On the Reading of Old Books” is easily enough found on the web, and I will summarize its argument below before moving on. I would like to poi...
by Church Report – Online on May 1, 2012

Church of Our Father’s House

Church of Our Father’s House Image by jimmywayne Constructed around 1900 by the Episcopal Church about 3 miles from it’s current site on the circle of St MIchaels Mission in Ethete, Wyoming. The Mission is listed on the National Regsiter...
by Church Report – Online on Apr 24, 2012

Baptism . . . Lord Save Me Now

If, for these and other such rules, you insist upon having positive Scripture injunction, you will find none. Tradition will be held forth to you as the originator of them, custom as their strengthener, and faith as their observer. – Tertulian...
by Ed Parton Blog on Feb 26, 2012


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