Division within Christianity, originating with the 16th century Reformation, that now numbers 40% of all Christians
This Thanksgiving we are thankful for God's providential interpositions and powerful workings throughout history. But, here are 10 of the most critical turning points in human history - especially as far as we see the advancement of Christ's kingdom and liberty from evil powers that would destroy the Church of Jesus Christ.--Have you heard these stories. . .Columcille on Iona, Cyril and Methodius and the Cyrillic Bible, The Moravian Pentecost, the First Bible translated into an Asian language, the planting of Canada as and escape for the Huguenots, the saving of Protestantism in Europe by a Swedish King, the 95 Theses at on the Wittenberg Church Door, the Magna Carta, and Kings Mountain in South Carolina. Here's an exciting summary of the greatest works of God over the last 1,500 years of world history.--This program includes---1. The World View in 5 Minutes with Adam McManus -Pro-abortion terrorist pled guilty to firebombing pro-life office, Indian pastor released from prison, Four-day pause in Israel-Hamas War---2. Generations with Kevin Swanson
We've reached that time of year again--The Weight's yearly wrap-up episode. It's been a year of conversations that covered a wide range of emotions: joy, hope, grief, fear, love. We talked about seeing the Holy Spirit at work, disagreeing from a place of love, the decline of mainline Protestantism, and the Methodist movement and its history of missional work. We talked to authors, pastors, researchers, and artists. We got to hear Chris get schooled by a beloved United Methodist Bishop. We got to laugh a little and learn a lot, and we are so glad that you, our listeners, joined us.Eddie and Chris are once again joined by producer Cody Hickman to recap our fourth year of The Weight. This time they pull back the curtain and reveal some behind-the-scenes secrets. Who did Eddie ask to be a guest and was immediately shot down? How do Chris and Eddie cue each other over Zoom? Exactly how many kids does Cody have?Thank you for listening to The Weight. We'll be back in February.
Prepare yourself for a profound journey as we explore the disenchantment of our modern world. What happens when we lose touch with the spiritual realm, and how can we reclaim it? Our insightful guest, Kale, leads us on this exploration as we navigate recent controversies in the Catholic community and reminisce about our podcasting adventure.Set your gaze to the past as we, accompanied by our knowledgeable guest Kale Zelden, delve into the English Reformation and its far-reaching consequences. A top-down, state-driven event that forever changed the religious landscape of England. But the intrigue doesn't stop there. Articulate how the fragmentation of unified culture, the rise of a revolutionary spirit in Christianity, and the role of liturgy were brought on by Protestantism. Fast forward to our modern times as we examine the impact of technology on our spiritual connection. Has the marvel of God's creation been diminished by our digital devices? From the current state of the Catholic Church to Catholic infighting and the controversial papacy of Pope Francis, these pressing issues are laid bare. The conversation culminates with thoughts on apocalypticism and the meaning crisis. So sit back and join us as we navigate the complex, multilayered, and continuously evolving fabric of our existence.********************************************************https://www.avoidingbabylon.comLocals Community: https://avoidingbabylon.locals.comRSS Feed for Podcast Apps: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1987412.rssSpiritusTV: https://spiritustv.com/@avoidingbabylonRumble: https://rumble.com/c/c-1626455Odysee: https://odysee.com/@AvoidingBabylonBuzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREE Support the showCheck out our new store!
Join Patrick as he addresses a listener's question about whether Protestantism can be considered the Antichrist, delves into the significance of prayer and God's will, and explores the concept of purgatory and its role in our spiritual journey. Email - Is Protestantism the Anti-Christ? Giddy (email) – Why bother praying if God has everything planned out and isn't going to do anything? Peter - Why don't we mention the Eucharist when we say the creed? Megan - When the scripture talks about people going through fire to get to heaven, isn't it talking about earthly trials? I don't see that as purgatory. (15:58) Mary - Can I attend a Catholic wedding on Good Friday? (24:15) Patrick shares how to get a bumper sticker Michael - My brother had a Catholic wedding but didn't get the marriage certificate signed because he wanted to be married on a different date. Was their marriage valid? Connie - Can an Invalid Marriage be blessed at a later time to be valid? Arlene - Is there a hierarchy of saints we should pray to? (45:35)
Do you look at the Church and wonder why it seems to be persecuted from within? Joshua Charles joins us in an engaging conversation as we tackle this thought-provoking question. We share light-hearted insights into Anthony's tweets and a revealing look at Joshua's transition to Catholicism. As we journey further, we immerse ourselves in the magnificence of Middle Age cathedrals and the vital role of Jesus as the mediator between God and man. Mr. Charles helps us challenge Protestant views on Catholicism and explore the Church's endurance during the Arian crisis. We also shed light on the profound impacts of separating church and state, referencing Munster's Anabaptist revolution and the effects of Protestantism. Expect an enriching discussion beyond a surface-level understanding of religion's role in shaping societal norms.Our fascinating discourse includes an examination of the intellectual and spiritual foundations of the West, the enigmatic figure of Jordan Peterson, and an in-depth look at personal evangelism through Twitter interactions. It's not just about faith and religion; it's about life stories, personal transformations, and the power of meaningful conversations. Be prepared for an outpouring of insights, faith, and humor.Joshua's Newest Book: https://www.amazon.com/Persecuted-Within-Alec-Torres/dp/1644136864/********************************************************https://www.avoidingbabylon.comLocals Community: https://avoidingbabylon.locals.comStore: https://avoiding-babylon.sellfy.store/RSS Feed for Podcast Apps: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1987412.rssSpiritusTV: https://spiritustv.com/@avoidingbabylonRumble: https://rumble.com/c/c-1626455Odysee: https://odysee.com/@AvoidingBabylonCarmelCastOur goal here is simply to talk about the spiritual life from a Carmelite perspective -...Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifyBuzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREE Support the showCheck out our new store!
Come buy our indulgences...Apologist extraordinaire Steve Ray joins to discuss his approach to defending the Catholic Faith, the future of Protestantism, and the importance of unity in the Church.Check out Steve's books / pilgrimages at catholicconvert.com00:00:00 Introduction00:01:00 Steve's new book ‘Genesis'00:05:30 Approach to apologetics00:21:30 What started Steve's apologetics00:30:03 Importance of unity of the Church00:38:08 The future of Protestantism00:43:00 Splits in the Church00:50:00 Better to focus on local matters___Thank you to our Patrons:Jason YoakamFollow us @gladtradpodcast
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Questions Covered: 04:45 – The scandals of the Church keep me away. Why did they reinstate Fr. Rupnik? 12:08 – I was raised protestant and am now Anglican. Sacraments and works are my stumbling blocks. 20:38 – All my social and business life is wrapped around Protestantism. It would take a lot to untangle myself. 30:39 – I'm having a hard time figuring out what teachings are infallible while going through the Catechism. This isn't very clear in the Church. 42:31 – I'm impressed with the claim of apostolic succession. According to the Orthodox, apostolic succession was interrupted under Charlemagne in Catholicism. 47:16 – The Catholic Church says I have to prove that my divorce was legal? I don't think that’s right but I am convinced that Catholicism is right. …
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Questions Covered: 02:50 – Could you explain why the virgin birth is not a logical contradiction? 07:02 – If you reject the idea of bilocation, what about Padre Pio? 14:30 – I’m an Atheist because of slavery in the bible. How can people of faith rationalize it? 18:06 – Rev. 20 What is the Church’s position on the Millennial reign referred to in Revelation 20? 22:51 – If you evangelize someone with invincible ignorance, are you putting them at risk of going to hell? 31:18 – Are former Catholics who left the Church for Protestantism condemned to hell? 35:04 – If worship is offering sacrifice, then do we not worship Jesus because we don’t offer a sacrifice to him? 37:26 – Did Jesus breathe on the apostles or were the tongues of fire at Pentecost? Comparing the accounts of John and Acts? 43:32 – Does God have accidents in the Aristotelian sense? 47:50 – Wouldn't Jn 19:25 prove that the brothers of Jesus were actually extended relatives? 51:12 – Can you share some philosophically based resources for talking to Protestant friends and family on the difference between venerating saints rather than worshiping them? …
We're starting a new series on Protestantism in honor of Reformation day. In this episode we discuss the appeal of Roman Catholicism in a post-Christian age and the necessity of the Protestant Reformation. We talk about common misunderstandings Protestants have of Catholics as well as ways Catholics misrepresent Protestants. We also talk about the most divisive doctrine in Christendom: the Papacy. Show Notes The Real Difference Between Catholics and Protestants with Guillaume Bignon Catholics vs. Protestants on the Bible with Dr. Gregg Allison
Title: Protestantism: The Reviving of Christianity Speaker: Dr. H. T. Spence Event: Sunday Morning Sermon Date: October 29, 2023 Summary: What was the true principle that came forth from the birth of Protestantism and God's intent? It was so much broader than simply rebuking Romanism. It was to be for the entire life of the Christian. Scripture: Hebrews 10:31–39 Length:
We spend most of the first half of this episode of DXP discussing the so-called Gnostic Gospels and what their discovery 80 years ago means for organized religion and Protestantism in particular. We share our latest thoughts on one-another's documentary recommendations (Welcome to Wrexham and the Hundred-Foot Wave), and then hear about a new show about naked British people. Biebers involve online menus and dirty grapes.
This is episode 142. It would be remiss of me not to say Congratulations Bokke on a gritty win over the All Blacks to become world champions for a record fourth time. With that said, picture the scene. We are standing on the western slopes of the Drakensberg, looking out across the Caledon Valley. The rivers we see here flow westward, into the Atlantic Ocean. Far to the south east lie the villages of the amaThembu on the slopes of the mountains that are now part of the Transkei. This is a follow up episode of a sort from episode 141, because last week we spoke about the Orange River, and the Caledon River is a tributary of the Orange. It rises in the Drakensberg, on the Lesotho–South Africa border, and flows generally southwest, forming most of the boundary between Lesotho and Free State province. The Caledon flows through southeastern Free State to join the Orange River near Bethulie after a course of 480 km. Its valley has one of the greatest temperature ranges in South Africa and is an excellent place to grow maize or other grains. But in April 1835 Moshoeshoe was eyeing the equally verdant land to his south, amaThembu land and led a powerful and large expedition of more than 700 men along with a hundred pack-oxen loaded with food south easterly over the Maloti mountains towards these people. At first his raid went according to plan, he seized a rich booty of cattle. The amaThembu were also facing raids from the other direction, the British who were conducting their Sixth Frontier War so they were in a rather invidious position. Moshoeshoe was blooding his sons Letsie and Molapo in battle. They had become restless back at his Morija headquarters and their frustration grew when Moshoeshoe denied them permission to attack the Kora who'd setup camp nearby. As the Basotho withdrew after the raid, they were ambushed by the amaThembu and lost most of their livestock. Worse, Moshoeshoe's brother Makhabane was killed and he suffered heavy casualties. Moshoeshoe would never again send another full-scale expedition into amaXhosa or amaThembu territory. This change of strategy was fully supported by the missionaries who had begun living with Moshoeshoe's people. What followed would be a remarkable partnership which is still hotly debated today and the interests of the missionaries would be further expanded or extended by the interests of the Basotho leader. Another interesting change was taking place for the people of this mountain territory, driven by missionaries both the French and the English. This is because the religion of the 19th-century Sotho speakers was defined chiefly by its outward manifestation, the signs on the land, the animals, things going on that you can hear, smell, touch, see. Religion, as the Sotho term ‘borapeli' illustrates, was what people did and not what they believed. This is a fundamental foundational difference that stymied the first missionaries at first. The translation of molimo as God inaugurated a new era where there was a fixation on linear progression in an age of evolutionary thinking, where Protestantism was the theology. How did Molimo interlink with Tlatla-Mochilo? For the missionaries, this was an immense philosophical wrestling match. This is where Tsapi, a man described as Moshoeshoe's advisor and diviner re-enters our story for a moment. Thanks to one of my listeners who is a descendent of Tsapi by the name of Seanaphoka for providing some more background. Tsapi was actually the first son of the Bafokeng Tribal Chief Seephephe. Tsapi had a sister called Mabela, who was Moshoeshoe's first wife and as Queen Consort she took the name MmaMohato. Tsapi became Advisor and Senior Council member of Moshoeshoe.
Ever wondered how the Church, as we know it today, came into being? This illuminating episode explores the deep history of the Reformation and Protestantism, movements that shaped the evolution of the Church Universal, the Visible Church, and the Local Church. We delve into how the Holy Spirit has continuously guided us to understand and apply the Word of God, molding our personal and collective transformation. The story of Reformation reveals the birth of the Protestant movement and the lasting impact it has had on the Church in the present day. We journey further into the foundational teachings of prophets and apostles, unveiling the role of Jesus as the chief cornerstone of the Church. The Church, as we learn, is not just a physical entity but a divine dwelling where God inhabits by His spirit. Through the lens of Paul's prayers, we comprehend the deep longing for unity and reconciliation within the Church. How does a local church function and achieve its purpose? We explore the practical outworkings, and the role we play in it.Finally, we delve into the heart of Ephesians 4. Paul's message is a beacon of humility, gentleness, patience, and love, crucial attributes for unity within the Church. We realize Jesus's grace is not uniform but unique to each of us, and how His gifts of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers are key to maintaining this unity. Paul's encouragement to actively participate in the church reveals our collective call to ministry. In focusing on unity and dedicated service, we discover the path for the Church to mature in Christ. After all, we are all instruments in the divine orchestra – each note vital, each role indispensable.
Today, we're taking a break from war to talk about the science of human potential and a new book on that subject from the psychologist and bestselling author Adam Grant. In 'Hidden Potential,' Grant shares stories and studies across sports, religious history, coaching, and economics to explain why we're bad at cultivating our own potential and identifying ability in others. We talk about education and affirmative action, scouting quarterbacks, coaching Steph Curry, and, for reasons that will soon become apparent, the spread of Protestantism. If you have questions, observations, or ideas for future episodes, email us at PlainEnglish@Spotify.com. Host: Derek Thompson Guest: Adam Grant Producer: Devon Manze Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
This is the final spooky episode of Heresy Month 2023. Next week we will have a far less spooky episode (hint, hint). Until then, the guys are discussing more heresy. Oneness Pentecostalism (also known as Apostolic, Jesus' Name Pentecostalism, or the Jesus Only movement) is a non-trinitarian religious movement within the Protestantism, particularly within Pentecostalism. Find us on: Email: email@example.com Twitter: @doxologypodcast Instagram: @doxologypodcast Threads: @doxologypodcast
This week's guest on The Mixtape with Scott is the Xiaokai Yang Chair of Business and Economics at Monash University, Sascha Becker. Sascha is an economist who is hard to pin down into just one field. He's probably most widely known, across the most general set of economists, as a contemporary economic historian. One of his specializations within economic history has been religion, most notably the Protestantism in Europe and its relationship to long term literacy (particularly among women) and human capital more generally. But even within history, he writes on topics that go far beyond traditional economic questions — like, for instance, his work reexamining Max Weber's the Protestant work ethic hypothesis, for instance, or his more recent work examining the relationship between the church and national socialism. Sascha studies a topic in religion that overlaps with my own religious tradition (Protestantism and the Reformation churches more specifically), and so it's drawn me into enjoying a lot of and benefiting from his extensive ongoing research on the topics. But I also have been interested in Sascha because of his role in the spread of causal inference throughout economics, particularly within Europe. As Sascha will share in the podcast, his advisor in graduate school, Andrea Ichino, came to Sascha's program after graduating from MIT. When Andrea taught, then, a microeconometrics course in the late 1990s, he did not use a book — he used his lecture notes belonging to the class he'd taken in his own PhD program taught by Josh Angrist. Sascha implied, as I have long suspected, that the passing on of causal inference was coming, not through econometrics textbooks, but through the placements of students that could be directly tied back to original proponents, which is why (or rather I have conjectured) the spread of causal inference within economics spread through applied microeconomics fields, like labor, public and development, early on, as opposed to econometricians. Early on, Sascha wrote a package in Stata with Andrea on implementing matching with the propensity score that has almost 4000 citations to this day. And Sascha himself probably did dozens of workshops all across Europe in the early 00's teaching matching to students and faculty who otherwise didn't have the red phone direct access to Angrist. As he said, matching was huge back then (no doubt made even moreso by Dehejia and Wahba's publications), but while he was teaching matching, it now seems more likely he was teaching all over Europe what we consider to be causal inference methodologies based on the Rubin causal model, including matching, IV and the LATE theorem. I continue to remain fascinated by the spread of causal inference in its earliest days throughout economics, and the role that the applied fields, like labor economics, played. But this podcast touches on many topics, including that but much more than that too, and I hope you enjoy listening to it half as much as I enjoyed talking to and learning more about Sascha's own life and journey. Thanks again for tuning in. If you like the podcast, consider sharing it with others, or leaving a rating on Spotify and Apple. Scott's Substack is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. Get full access to Scott's Substack at causalinf.substack.com/subscribe
ژان کالوین گفت کار یعنی عبادت. گفت باور داشته باشید که انتخاب شدید تا موفق و در نهایت رستگار شوید. چرخش بزرگ اتفاق افتاد و به عقیدهی ماکس وبر این ریشهی سرمایهداری بود. چطوری؟ متن: بهجت بندری، علی بندری | ویدیو و صدا: نیما خالدیکیا برای دیدن ویدیوی این اپیزود اگر ایران هستید ویپیان بزنید و روی لینک زیر کلیک کنید یوتیوب بیپلاس کانال تلگرام بیپلاس منابع: اخلاق پروتستان و روح سرمایهداری، ماکس وبر Calvinism, Huguenots and the Industrial Revolution, Bernard C. Beaudreau The Spirit of Capitalism Revisited: Calvinists in the Industrial Revolution, Gary S. Smith John Calvin: The Religious Reformer Who Influenced Capitalism Is the Protestant Work Ethic Real? - Freakonomics 12.3: Calvinism - Chemistry LibreTexts A Colourful History of Watchmaking in Switzerland | TAG Heuer Official Magazine John Calvin's Austerity and the Birth of the Swiss Watch Industry - Monochrome Watches (monochrome-watches.com) Calvinism in the Netherlands: why are the Dutch so Calvinist in nature? | DutchReview 16. Weber on Protestantism and Capitalism The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism - Max Weber Max Weber & Modernity: Crash Course Sociology #9 7.8 The Protestant Ethic and The Spirit of Capitalism
There is no need to complicate our faith. And we can all defend Catholic teaching with a little common sense and logic. John Martignoni makes it all easy in his new book, "A Blue Collar Answer to Protestantism." John shares more with Brenda on today's showSubscribe to the Morning Blend on your favorite podcast platform.Find this show on the free Hail Mary Media App, along with a radio live-stream, prayers, news, and more.Look through past episodes or support this podcast.The Morning Blend is a production of Mater Dei Radio in Portland, Oregon.
We're live with John Martignoni, author and founder of the Bible Christian Society talks about the book A Blue Collar Answer to Protestantism, Fr. Ken Geraci, part of the Father of Mercy and author, talks about his new book Spiritual Warfare and Divine Mercy: A Weapon of Our Times and Fr. Andrew Gutierrez is a priest of the Archdiocese of New Orleans and the Coordinator of Vocational Synthesis & the Chair of Pastoral Theology at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans talks about confession- why do we need it? in our next segment of Catholic 101.
Friends of the Rosary: One of the saints we honor today is St. Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647-1690), a French nun chosen by Our Lord to spread devotion to his Sacred Heart, at a time when Protestantism and the Jansenism heresy tried to separate Catholics from the true faith.Our Lord appeared to her often, usually as the Crucified Christ. In this revelation of the Sacred Heart to the nun, Christ Jesus made known His burning desire to be loved by all men. Margaret Mary communicated Our Lord's wish that the faithful receive Holy Communion on the first Friday of each month and observe the Feast of the Sacred Heart on the Friday after the octave of Corpus Christi. Through her apostolate of devotion to the Sacred Heart, many sinners have repented and found grace with God. Many pilgrims to St. Margaret Mary's tomb have sought and obtained favors. Ave Maria!Jesus, I Trust In You!St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, Pray for Us! To Jesus through Mary! + Mikel A. | RosaryNetwork.com, New York • October 16, 2023, Today's Rosary on YouTube | Daily broadcast at 7:30 pm ET
Today I will discuss some of the recent texts I've been reading and how they are crucial to the Protestant / Catholic issue. Papadakis, Louth and Siecienski texts are a helpful addendum to the history of Byzantium and the later issues of the papacy and the rise of Protestantism. Questioners can have the floor for as long as they like.
How do liberal Protestant Christian theologians think? Few people are as capable as our guest, Dr. Paul Capetz, at articulating the heart of liberal Protestantism. Paul has been a friend for a long time. We first met at Claremont School of Theology when he was on sabbatical and we quickly realized how much we enjoy… Read more about Paul Capetz: Recovering Protestantism’s Original Insight
Kelly J Baker returns to the show. This time we discuss her book Gospel According to the Klan: The KKK's Appeal to Protestant America (1915 to 1930). We examine the origins, history and the worldview of the version of the Ku Klux Klan that rose to the it's height of popularity in the 1920s. We look at how the KKK wasn't an outlier of Protestant America but was instead trying to appeal to American Protestants. We also look at how some of the 1920s Klan's beliefs have filtered down to today and some of the wider consequences.https://www.kellyjbaker.com/This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/4656375/advertisement
Protestantism must stand in the position of Abel and bring unity with Catholic South America...
What does the battle for Fort Duquesne in 1758 have to do with the emergence of Protestantism in Pittsburgh? Today, Stephen Nichols tells us about how Presbyterianism spread in this region. Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/presbyterians-in-pittsburgh/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/donate/
In this episode of Catholic ReCon, guest Bear Woznick @BEARSWAVE describes a remarkable return to the faith. Please share this story. #Catholic #Protestant #Testimony #Charismatic #CatholicChurch #Surfing #Champ #Humility #EWTN #nondenominational #Charity #EarlyChurch #Reversion If you'd like to share your personal testimony, please fill out the form here: https://bit.ly/3bdE6pr Wherever you are on the journey, God bless you. For more information, visit eddietrask.com. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/eddie-trask/support
In this video, Orthodox priest, Fr. Laurent Cleenewerck, and Catholic Apologist, Erick Ybarra, discuss the papacy. However, this isn't your usual battle of proof texts. Instead, we dive deep into questions of ecclesiology which get to the root of the disagreement between Catholics and Orthodox. Throughout the course of the discussion, Fr. Laurent and Erick tackle questions like:1. Did Catholics and Orthodox EVER agree on the papacy? 2. What does Roman primacy mean?3. What can we learn from the Council of Serdica?4. When does papal primacy turn into papal supremacy?5. What's the nature of the Church?Fr Laurent Cleenewerck is an Orthodox priest serving as rector of St Innocent Orthodox Church in Eureka, California, in the Orthodox Church in America diocese of the West. He is among other things a graduate of the St Sergius Institute in Paris and current teaches theology for the Ukrainian Catholic University and for Euclid University. He is the author of His Broken Body: Understanding and Healing the Schism between the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches, and the editor of the Eastern/Greek Orthodox New Testament.You can find Fr. Laurent's book here: https://amzn.to/3sFWBNKErick Ybarra is a revert to the Catholic faith from Protestantism and has spent over a decade studying the doctrinal nature of divisions that exist within Christendom particularly between Catholics and Eastern Orthodox, as well as Protestantism. He is the author of the recent book, Melchizedek and the Last Supper. He is a speaker that has appeared on various social media outlets but is known most especially for his contribution as a co-host of YouTube's Reason and Theology and his own channel, Classical Christian Thought. He is also a blogger at ErickYbarra.org. You can find Erick's book at: https://amzn.to/3nYh6mLYou can find Erick online at: https://www.youtube.com/@UCoxp-YBmYzALO_egQ8bN6Bw Support Gospel Simplicity:Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/gospelsimplicityOne Time Donation: https://www.paypal.me/gospelsimplicityMerch: https://shop.gospelsimplicity.com
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Until six weeks before the child was due, everybody at court and indeed in Europe, believed Mary was pregnant. She suffered a rare disorder - pseudocyesis - maybe triggered by a tumour on her pituitary gland that would eventually kill her. The imminent birth of a Catholic heir to the Anglo-Spanish dynasty meant that the select council governing the kingdom really now had no alternative but to grasp the nettle of suppressing any potential causes of unrest – including any remaining shreds of die-hard Protestantism - and promptly. We also discover, that the majority of those who were burned were not Protestants at all, but followers of much older, rural religions.
Questions Covered: 04:39 – If Jesus and his disciples were baptizing but the Spirit had not been given, how would regenerative baptism be understood? 11:44 – Was the rosary as important to Catholics prior to the Fatima apparitions? 18:57 – My biggest hang up is that the Church always quotes themselves. 29:06 – Why and how did these big schisms between Catholic and Protestant occur? 36:42 – Why can't I receive communion at a Catholic church? 42:57 – Why is it so important to Catholics to be married before physical intimacy? 44:55 – Mater Dei Why should a person choose Catholicism over Protestantism? 47:48 – I married a Catholic and we divorced. If they excommunicated her, why would this affect our children? 51:32 – Was the difference between veneration and praying to? …
Are some Catholics repeating the error of Martin Luther, thereby converting to Protestantism without even knowing it?! Michael Lofton examines this phenomenon and issues a sober warning to Catholics who are falling into the same errors that led Martin Luther to abandon the Catholic faith.
Neil Tarrant challenges conventional thinking by looking at the longer history of censorship, considering a five-hundred-year continuity of goals and methods stretching from the late eleventh century to well into the sixteenth. Unlike earlier studies, Defining Nature's Limits: The Roman Inquisition and the Boundaries of Science (U Chicago Press, 2022) engages the history of both learned and popular magic. Tarrant explains how the church developed a program that sought to codify what was proper belief through confession, inquisition, and punishment and prosecuted what they considered superstition or heresy that stretched beyond the boundaries of religion. These efforts were continued by the Roman Inquisition, established in 1542. Although it was designed primarily to combat Protestantism, from the outset the new institution investigated both practitioners of “illicit” magic and inquiries into natural philosophy, delegitimizing certain practices and thus shaping the development of early modern science. Describing the dynamics of censorship that continued well into the post-Reformation era, Defining Nature's Limits is revisionist history that will interest scholars of the history of science, the history of magic, and the history of the church alike. Morteza Hajizadeh is a Ph.D. graduate in English from the University of Auckland in New Zealand. His research interests are Cultural Studies; Critical Theory; Environmental History; Medieval (Intellectual) History; Gothic Studies; 18th and 19th Century British Literature. YouTube channel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history
Neil Tarrant challenges conventional thinking by looking at the longer history of censorship, considering a five-hundred-year continuity of goals and methods stretching from the late eleventh century to well into the sixteenth. Unlike earlier studies, Defining Nature's Limits: The Roman Inquisition and the Boundaries of Science (U Chicago Press, 2022) engages the history of both learned and popular magic. Tarrant explains how the church developed a program that sought to codify what was proper belief through confession, inquisition, and punishment and prosecuted what they considered superstition or heresy that stretched beyond the boundaries of religion. These efforts were continued by the Roman Inquisition, established in 1542. Although it was designed primarily to combat Protestantism, from the outset the new institution investigated both practitioners of “illicit” magic and inquiries into natural philosophy, delegitimizing certain practices and thus shaping the development of early modern science. Describing the dynamics of censorship that continued well into the post-Reformation era, Defining Nature's Limits is revisionist history that will interest scholars of the history of science, the history of magic, and the history of the church alike. Morteza Hajizadeh is a Ph.D. graduate in English from the University of Auckland in New Zealand. His research interests are Cultural Studies; Critical Theory; Environmental History; Medieval (Intellectual) History; Gothic Studies; 18th and 19th Century British Literature. YouTube channel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network
When answering the question, “How did we get here?” how far back do you have to go? Mere Fidelity's own Andrew Wilson has identified a compelling candidate when it comes to the rise of the post-Christian West—namely, 1776. This year contains much more than the obvious historical paradigm shift that we all know. Andrew, Matt, and Alastair unpack this significant date with regard to both church and culture. Full show notes at www.merefidelity.com. Timestamps: Numerical Patterns [0:00] Subtle [1:22] What a year! [4:09] W.E.I.R.D.E.R. [7:58] Historical Pastoral [10:14] Ideas [14:42] In the Moment [19”42] New Contradictions [24:18] Protestantism [27:42] America [31:37] Church History [41:53]
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In The Gay Science, Friedrich Nietzsche tells “The Parable of the Madman.” In it, a madman lights a lantern in the early morning, runs to the marketplace, and declares, “God is dead.” Nietzsche's point was that though Enlightenment philosophers had embraced atheism, they had not yet realized the huge implications. So, Nietzsche told them, via a rant from the Madman, which ends when he bursts into church buildings and asks, “What after all are these churches now if they are not the tombs and sepulchers of God?” In 2023 in America, that last question feels uncomfortably relevant, even for those of us who know God is alive and well. U.S. church membership, as a percentage of the population, is now at a record low—down more than 20 points in the twenty-first century. For years, this statistic could be attributed mostly to the decline of mainline Protestantism, a once dominant force in American life that is now a kind of hospice for graying liberal theology. However, recent news that the Southern Baptist Convention, America's largest Protestant denomination, lost half a million members last year makes clear that decline is no longer just a mainline problem. Evangelicals, as a share of the population, have sunk to pre-1980s levels while the religiously unaffiliated have swelled to nearly a third of the population. Ryan Burge, a statistician and co-author of a forthcoming book entitled The Great Dechurching, calls the emptying of pews and the rise of the unaffiliated “the most significant shift in American society over the last thirty years.” It is significant for reasons most Americans probably don't yet realize. Like the people in Nietzsche's parable, secular observers may shrug off or even celebrate America's “great dechurching.” But a less religiously observant society is, statistically, a much worse place to live. As Jake Meador wrote in his review of The Great Dechurching at The Atlantic, this change is “bad news” for America as a whole, because, "Participation in a religious community generally correlates with better health outcomes and longer life, higher financial generosity, and more stable families—all of which are desperately needed in a nation with rising rates of loneliness, mental illness, and alcohol and drug dependency." Faith, particularly Christian faith, is an irreplaceable force for good in society. Its decline will leave America less healthy, less charitable, less connected, and less capable of dealing with major social ills without government intervention. Evidence suggests it already has. At the same time, it is essential to remember that these benefits are byproducts of faith, not the main point. Anyone who hopes to halt and reverse church decline must remember what that main point is. It's not to entertain people, as Carl Trueman reminded us recently in WORLD. For example, services with a Toy Story or Star Wars theme (I wish I were making these examples up) neither attract serious seekers nor make true disciples. Therapeutic appeals about how Christian principles can supplement or enrich otherwise complete lives also miss the point. Counterintuitively, part of the trend of decline may be churches that ask too little of those who darken their doors. The authors of The Great Dechurching suggest that low expectations of those in the pews and widely embraced individualist assumptions have led to fewer and fewer Americans finding time for church. If Christianity is merely a kind of hobby or weekly pep talk designed to enhance psychological wellbeing or career success, then we can find better stuff on YouTube or Spotify. Why make time for this type of church every week? But what if Christianity is a way of life, the thing it's all about. What if it demands our allegiance? What if following Christ restructures our priorities and pursuits, our beliefs and our behavior—including career, family, and even personal identity? Everything else in our society directs our gaze inward, to ourselves, our feelings, our priorities, and our problems—as if every individual is the center of his or her own universe. Churches that accept and even participate in this idolatry may be leading millions away from Christianity, not by demanding everything of them but by demanding nothing. Those who are happy or indifferent about the decline of American churches are beginning to get glimpses of what an America without Christian influence will look like. It can and will get worse. For 2,000 years, the knowledge and fear of a transcendent God, not helpful social programs, has built and filled churches. If the magnitude of that claim is forgotten or even obscured, our churches will indeed become sepulchers—but not for God, who lives and reigns forever and ever. They will become memorials of the squandered heritage of a once deeply, but no longer, Christian nation. This Breakpoint was co-authored by Shane Morris. For more resources to live like a Christian in this cultural moment, go to breakpoint.org.