The Protestant Framework

Protestantism is not monolithic. That is why on many issues one cannot talk coherently about "the Protestant position". However, the Five Solas are a kind of framework that still has value in distinguishing a Protestant worldview from a Catholic or Orthodox one. Dr Jordan B Cooper is a Lutheran pastor who discusses various Christian matters …

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Letter: the Sanctity of Work

Dear Pilgrims: @citizentom @armourofchrist @melissapresser @neenergyobserver @njb4725 @servusfidelis My journey through the Exodus 90 discipline is complete. And so, I have returned to converse with your guys more frequently. It was a tough road, but joyous. I worked on giving up (perceived) control in my life that is the foundation of disordered passions. I hope …

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Do you know the proper definition of “faith”?

The understanding of the nature of faith is predicated on understanding theology as a real science begins with the Creator and His revelation. The scientific definition of faith includes all Aristotelean four causes. Faith includes the formal cause—habit, material cause—of mind, when eternal life begins in us—final cause, and making our understanding assent to things …

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Catholic Monitor: Open Letter to Taylor Marshall

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Great open letter on Catholic Monitor which all Catholics need to read and think about. __ Scoop

Monday, May 25, 2020

OPEN LETTER TO TAYLOR MARSHALL

Dr. Marshall, for many of us (myself included), your podcasts have been a source of enlightenment, entertainment, and—quite frankly—hope, during this very dark time in the history of the Church.  As someone who studied his way into the Catholic Faith, having the grace and the integrity to acknowledge the necessity of conversion from the Protestant sect to which you formerly belonged, you have not been content to rest on your laurels but have “put yourself out there,” launching the New Saint Thomas Institute and discussing current events sub luce aeternitatis.  Your willingness to deal with things the way they are, and not the way they would be if we were all painted on holy cards already, is refreshing and appreciated.
Accordingly, I am…

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The 2006 Origins of the Lockdown Idea

Smoke of Satan & the Open Windows of Vatican II

Now begins the grand effort, on display in thousands of articles and news broadcasts daily, somehow to normalize the lockdown and all its destruction of the last two months. We didn’t lock down almost the entire country in 1968/69,1957, or 1949-1952, or even during 1918. But in a terrifying few days in March 2020, it happened to all of us, causing an avalanche of social, cultural, and economic destruction that will ring through the ages.

There was nothing normal about it all. We’ll be trying to figure out what happened to us for decades hence.

How did a temporary plan to preserve hospital capacity turn into two-to-three months of near-universal house arrest that ended up causing worker furloughs at 256 hospitals, a stoppage of international travel, a 40% job loss among people earning…

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