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Sin as an Occasion of Grace

This Tuesday was the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. Something about that struck me differently, this year. I’d normally think about Paul being struck down and all the following drama — because that’s what I usually hear emphasized, … Continue reading

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Justification: Traditional Reformed Perspective

I’m working my way through Justification: Five Views, in chapter 3 of which Michael Horton helpfully lays out the traditional Reformed position on justification in direct contrast to the Council of Trent decree on justification (which is cited in the … Continue reading

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The Coming of our God

Our first reading this weekend is an abridged version of chapter 7 of 2nd Samuel. I love how it starts: When King David was settled in his palace, and the LORD had given him rest from his enemies on every … Continue reading

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Amazing Grace

One of the things that is optional in the Catholic Mass is a communal song of praise and thanksgiving after communion. This has never made sense to me in terms of the flow of the liturgy, and I’ve never been … Continue reading

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