• Creation Parallels in Genesis and the Gospels

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  • The Witness of the Sacraments to the Incarnation and the Value of Human Life

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  • In Christ There Is No East or West – Reflections on MLK Day

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Creation Parallels in Genesis and the Gospels

One of the greatest witnesses to the truth of the Christian Scriptures is the inherent coherence between the Old and New Testaments.  Christians often take it for granted that the Old Testament…

The Witness of the Sacraments to the Incarnation and the Value of Human Life

The definition that Christians use for “Sacrament” vary, but range from mere memorials on one end of the spectrum, to “a sacred act instituted by Christ Himself which gives us Him and…

In Christ There Is No East or West – Reflections on MLK Day

This previous Monday was Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a day when we remember and celebrate our great leader for civil rights in these United States.  And then the Friday before was…

The Continued Importance of the Old Testament

(Note: This article was originally posted at The Resurgent)   Late last week an article was making the rounds concerning comments about the Old Testament by Andy Stanley, pastor of North Point…

On the Catholic and Protestant Views of Justification

There has been much misunderstanding regarding the Catholic and Protestant views of how a person is justified by and before God.  In the interest of ecumenical dialogue, the similarities between the beliefs…

The “Regula Fidei” and Its Implications for “Sola Scriptura”

Introduction This article will explore the implications of the early New Testament Church’s reliance upon the regula fidei (“rule of faith”) on the Reformation concept of sola Scriptura.  To do so, we…

The Launch of St. Polycarp Journal

I’m pleased to announce the launch of St. Polycarp Journal.  The intent of this site is to encourage thought and discussion related to Christian apologetics, theology, and history from an ecumenical perspective.…