When the Church cannot meet as it is in the habit of doing, when we resort to prerecorded messages and electronic means of staying connected, when the very house of worship built by the faithful is emptied out, it causes us to think beyond the effects of a virus and the desire to protect the vulnerable.
By Paul Koch – To ask something of someone else ought to be the most natural and easy […]
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All extremes, except extreme devotion to the Enemy, are to be encouraged. Not always, of course, but at this period. Some ages are lukewarm and complacent, then it is our business to soothe them yet faster asleep. Other ages, of which the present is one, are unbalanced and prone to faction, and it is our business to inflame them.” – C. S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters.
Set in the turbulent time of World War II, this fictional conversation between demons enlightens the continually crafty work of the modern Satan. Demon Uncle Screwtape writes advice to his devilish nephew, Wormwood, regarding the fate of a person on earth. This man struggles with the most common of things: his friends, his mother, his faith, and what’s for lunch. But it is the task of the demon team to keep him at a far distance from their great Enemy, God.
By Joel A. Hess – Gloriosissimam ciuitatem Dei siue in hoc temporum cursu – Augustine, City of God I […]
By Jeff Mallinson – We sometimes suspect that we live in the worst era of all. By “we” […]
By Graham Glover – I turned 41 last week and, for reasons I can’t explain, I think I’m […]
By Paul Koch – After reading Joel’s post from Tuesday titled “What the Heck happened to Repentance?” I […]
By Joel Hess – This past week I led a funeral service for a 98 year old World […]
“The most contrary of experiences in prayer is to learn to defy one’s own death. Death, like sin, […]