Making God in Our Own Image

Mexican_Holy_FamilyIn the Bible it says that God made man in His own image.  What I have seen a lot of is the opposite – man making God in his own image.

I grew up in a neighborhood that was Continue reading

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How Important is Heritage?

The “it is heritage” trope is getting a bit old. I suppose it is to be expected from non-Christians but from all those who claim to be in Christ an allegiance so strong to anything/anyone other than the Kingdom of God and Christ is puzzling. Continue reading

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Don’t Be A (F)ACOG

OFACOGne might consider it strange that a blog dedicated to Christian Comment is featuring an ACOG – Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight but please read through and you will understand. Continue reading

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Your Wounds are Healed by the Wounds of Christ

The Bible says, Jesus “himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.” (1 Peter 2:24)
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You Are A Dog

Dog_and_ScrapsHow would you feel if the most important person you know called you a dog? Continue reading

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Why the Crucifix?

Trust In Me – I Know Your Pain

Trust In Me – I Know Your Pain

When I was growing up I heard a lot of comments from a variety of sources raising concern with the practice of some denominations to use the crucifix as an emblem of Christian faith. “The problem with _________ is that they keep Jesus on the cross.” I heard from Continue reading

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Words to a New Priest

Ordination Rob GoebelYou will preach the Word of Christ and people will hear His voice

You will celebrate the Sacrament of the Eucharist and Continue reading

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The Unknown Priest

The Unknown PriestThis photo hangs near my desk in my office at work. I have no idea who it is or when it was taken. The subject is a young priest and obviously Continue reading

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For Ash Wednesday and Fridays During Lent

For Ash Wednesday and Fridays during Lent:

TURN thou us, O good Lord, and so shall we be turned. Be favourable, O Lord, be favourable to thy people, who turn to thee in weeping, fasting, and praying. For thou art a merciful God, full of compassion, long-suffering, and of great pity. Thou sparest when we deserve punishment, And in thy wrath thinkest upon mercy. Spare thy people, good Lord, spare them, And let not thine heritage be brought to confusion. Hear us, O Lord, for thy mercy is great, And after the multitude of thy mercies look upon us; Through the merits and mediation of thy blessed Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

~Augustus Duncombe, Manual of Family Devotions: Arranged from the Book of Common Prayer (London; Oxford; Cambridge: Rivingtons, 1868), 47.~

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A Solitary Life

He was born in an obscure village,
The child of a peasant woman.
He grew up in still another village,
Where he worked in a carpenter shop
Until he was thirty.

Then for three years
He was an itinerant preacher.
He never wrote a book.
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