Martin Luther and the Cross of Christ

Martin Luther is a name that all Christians have heard, but most take the name for granted.  They know him as the leader of the Protestant Reformation, and rightfully so as his theological endeavors led to a split from the Catholic Church.  Though this was a sad time in history, Luther was a brilliant theologian … Continue reading Martin Luther and the Cross of Christ

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Aquinas and Christology

Thomas Aquinas is known as one of the greatest thinkers in the history of the church.  He was a prolific writer, and writings are still widely read today.  When it comes to Christology Aquinas had a lot to say, and his writings on Christology can be read in the third part of his Summa Theologica … Continue reading Aquinas and Christology

Book Review: A History of the Church in 100 Objects

Whether we like it or not, history is something that has an impact on all of our lives.  We hopefully learn from it, honor those who came before us, and treasure mementos from the past that have significant meaning for us.   In his new book A History of the Church in 100 Objects author and church … Continue reading Book Review: A History of the Church in 100 Objects

Joseph, The Unsung Hero of the Christmas Story

To me, Joseph is the unsung hero of the Christmas story. Very little is said about him, but he was a righteous man. Luke's Gospel tells us that Mary was "betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph" (1:27). This arrangement was a little different than engagements of today. According to the rabbinical writings, there … Continue reading Joseph, The Unsung Hero of the Christmas Story

Apollinaris, Apollinarianism, and Christology

Apollinaris is a figure in the early church that certainly has his share of controversy.  At the young age of twenty, he was excommunicated for singing a hymn to the Greek god Dionysius.  He eventually would come back to Christianity and confessed the newly formed Nicean creed under the tutelage of Basil of Caesarea.  In … Continue reading Apollinaris, Apollinarianism, and Christology

Questions on Christology

Children are full of questions.  They are beautiful little creatures as babies who make cute sounds.  When they reach the toddler age they start to ask more questions.  When they reach the age of five or six the questions come at a rapid-fire pace.  This happens as their brains develop, and they are starting to … Continue reading Questions on Christology