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The Briefing - AlbertMohler.com
This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 15:28) ‘Bewildering Ambiguity': The Legacy and Lessons of Pope Francis as He Marks Ten Years.10 Years On, Pope Francis Faces Challenges From the Right and the Left by New York Times (Jason Horowitz)Ten Years of Pope Francis by First Things (Dan Hitchens)Women's Ordination, Transgender Ideology Move Forward at German Synodal Way by National Catholic Register (Jonathan Liedl)Part II (15:28 - 21:29) Justice Department Loses Death Penalty Argument in Terrorist Case: Scripture and Human Conscience Cry Out for Justice Manhattan Bike Path Terrorist Avoids Death Penalty by Wall Street Journal (Corinne Ramey and Sadie Gurman)Part III (21:29 - 26:41) President Biden's New Theological Category: ‘Close to Sinful' — But the Bible Knows Nothing of the ItFlorida anti-trans legislation is ‘close to sinful,' Biden tells Kal Penn by Washington Post (Victoria Bisset)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
Three Chords and the Truth: The Apologetics Podcast
You don't have to be a jerk to be an apologist. In fact, if you're being a jerk, you're not doing apologetics in a biblical way, because biblical apologetics calls Christians to defend the faith in “meekness and fear” (1 Peter 3:15b). So how can we do apologetics without being a jerk? One of the best ways not to be a jerk is to listen to 1980s rock, which is why your intrepid cohosts have included clips from Bon Jovi and Sammy Hagar-era Van Halen in this episode. (Fun fact: Jon Bon Jovi's last name is actually spelled “Bongiovi,” and “Böngïövï” would have been an amazing name for the band.) But you need more than 1980s rock to grow in meekness, and that's why this episode goes far beyond merely reminding you of the greatness of Bon Jovi and Van Halen. In this second episode in a two-part series about where to begin in apologetics, the dynamic duo provides you with their final four points about apologetics—all of which can help you to do apologetics with gentleness and reverence while listening to Bon Jovi, which is the opposite of being a jerk. Here are the four points from this episode: 4. The life of a faithful apologist is marked by meekness. 5. Faithful apologists are more interested in winning people than in winning arguments. 6. Faithful apologists use different methods to meet different challenges. 7. Faithful apologists see apologetics as a work of the whole church. ABOUT YOUR HOSTS Timothy Paul Jones, Ph.D., is C. Edwin Gheens Professor of Christian Ministry at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He teaches in the areas of family ministry and applied apologetics. He has authored or edited more than a dozen books, including Why Should I Trust the Bible?, The God Who Goes Before You, Perspectives on Family Ministry, and Christian History Made Easy. Garrick Bailey is a Ph.D. student in systematic theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, studying Herman Bavinck and Roman Catholicism under the supervision of Gregg Allison. LINKS TO CLICK Living on a Prayer (Bon Jovi, 1986) There's Only One Way to Rock (Van Halen, 1986) Systematic Theology (John Frame, 2013) Reformed Dogmatics (Herman Bavinck, 2003) Patreon Support theapologeticspodcast.com Urban Ministry Podcast CLOSING CREDITS Music for the podcast has been licensed through Artlist.io and performed by Cunningham Manor. Brief excerpts of music played in each program are included solely for the purposes of comment and critique as allowed under the fair-use provision of U.S. copyright law. “The fair use of a copyrighted work … for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, … scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright” (U.S. Code § 107, Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use).
Take advantage of a 20% discount, March 10-12, on all books. Type in discount code LENT20 when checking out at http://uncutmountainpress.com St. Gregory Palamas wrote two treatises on the procession of the Holy Spirit presenting the Orthodox dogmatic teaching and refutes the Latin heresies, especially that of the “filioque.” Not only do these texts show forth the glory of true theology, of which St. Gregory acquired by God's revelation to his heart, but they destroy any notion that St. Gregory thought of those in Roman Catholicism as “separated brethren” or still in any way part of the true Church of Christ. Furthermore, he explicitly states that not only do the Orthodox and Roman Catholics use different terminology, they indeed also have different theology. Let the listener be inspired by this brief excerpt from St. Gregory's Apodicitic Treatises on the Procession of the Holy Spirit, now available for the first time in English from Uncut Mountain Press. This recording was originally posted on the @OrthodoxEthos channel: https://youtube.com/watch?v=nHPzoOwi2x4&si=EnSIkaIECMiOmarE St. Gregory writes: Once again the subtle serpent and source of vice rears his own head against us, whispering things opposite to the truth. Or rather, since he has been crushed in his head by the Cross of Christ, he makes those who obey his destructive counsels in every generation each take the place of his own head, and similar to a hydra he has sprouted many heads instead of the one, relentlessly speaking utter unrighteousness through them. Thus he attached to his coiled body the Arians, thus the Apollinarians, thus the Eunomians and Macedonians, thus the host of many others who ran to him, spewing his venom through their speech against the sacred Church. In lieu of fangs, he has used their words and sunk them into the source of piety, as into the root of a plant that had youthfully grown virtue, burdened with the best of fruit; yet he was not able to utterly lay waste to it. For, his fangs were in turn shattered by those who had been bitten by him, meaning, by those who have truly made Christ their own Head. Accordingly, this serpent, which is noetic and, because of this, all the more accursed, the first, middle, and final evil, the wicked one, always feeding off of serpentine and earthly wickedness, the vigilant stalker, tirelessly looking out for the heel, that is to say, deception, the sophist, most resourceful and incomparably ingenious in every opinion obnoxious to God, not having at all forgotten his own evil art, introduces, through the Latins which were obedient to him, innovative expressions concerning God. While these innovations seem to make but a small change, they actually create the occasion for many evils and bring in many things that are subtle, foreign to piety, and logically absurd. In doing this he clearly displayed to all that even the smallest thing is not small in matters concerning God. For if, with each of our arguments, when one fallacious thing has initially been premised many absurdities ensue, how can it not be that, when one uncustomary premise has been made in relation to the common principle of all and to the indemonstrable first principles, from this more absurdities will not irreverently ensue? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/orthodox-wisdom/message
Theology and Apologetics Podcast
In this episode: unseen war, spiritual world, Martyrs forest, scrolls of fire, women clothed with sun, twelve stars, Mary, Roman Catholicism, Council of Europe, EU, N.T. Wright, Israel. Dragon, Messiah, Antisemitism, synod of Oxford 1222. Become a supporter and get unlimited questions turned into podcasts at: www.patreon.com/theologyandapologetics YouTube Channel: Theology & Apologetics www.youtube.com/channel/UChoiZ46uyDZZY7W1K9UGAnw Instagram: www.instagram.com/theology.apologetics Websites: https://www.ezrafoundation.org/ https://www.theologyandapologetics.com/
Three Chords and the Truth: The Apologetics Podcast
This episode begins with the infancy of Jesus and ends with his resurrection. Garrick brings up the infancy of Jesus in the Raiders of Church History segment in the most awkward of ways. This episode is the first—and hopefully the last—time that "lactation" has ever been mentioned on The Apologetics Podcast. Timothy brings the battle to a premature end by hitting Garrick in the head with the Lindisfarne Gospels. Your intrepid cohosts quickly forgive one another, however, and move on to make three key points about what apologetics is. This episode is the first in the two-part series about what apologetics is and how to do apologetics well. Here are the three main points in this episode: (1) Apologetics is a defense that includes evidence. (2) Apologetics calls for holiness. (3) Apologetics is centered in the hope of the resurrection. As Garrick and Timothy unpack these three points, Billy Joel shows up to defend the Christians wrongly accused of burning Rome in A.D. 64, and Pink Floyd and Brian May prove Augustine of Hippo right about the resurrection of Jesus. The Karate Kid shows up too, but the dynamic duo isn't quite sure why. It has something to do with the Papyrus font, and ”Päpÿrüs” would be a perfect name for a heavy metal band that translates its lyrics from fragments of ancient papyri. ABOUT YOUR HOSTS Timothy Paul Jones, Ph.D., is C. Edwin Gheens Professor of Christian Ministry at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He teaches in the areas of family ministry and applied apologetics. He has authored or edited more than a dozen books, including Why Should I Trust the Bible?, The God Who Goes Before You, Perspectives on Family Ministry, and Christian History Made Easy. Garrick Bailey is a Ph.D. student in systematic theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, studying Herman Bavinck and Roman Catholicism under the supervision of Gregg Allison. LINKS TO CLICK The Apologist (R.E.M., 1998) We Didn't Start the Fire (Billy Joel, 1989) The Karate Kid (The Karate Kid, 1984) Coming Back to Life (Pink Floyd, 1994) Resurrection (Brian May, 1992) Patreon Support TheApologeticsPodcast.com Urban Ministry Podcast CLOSING CREDITS Music for the podcast has been licensed through Artlist.io and performed by Cunningham Manor. Brief excerpts of music played in each program are included solely for the purposes of comment and critique as allowed under the fair-use provision of U.S. copyright law. “The fair use of a copyrighted work … for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, … scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright” (U.S. Code § 107, Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use).
Christian Apologetics Research Ministry
Open calls, questions, and discussion with Matt Slick LIVE in the studio. Topics include- --1. Asbury-2. When is the rapture -20-3. Orthodox vs Roman Catholicism -37-4.- Geological evidence for the flood -49
Christian Apologetics Research Ministry
Open calls, questions, and discussion with Matt Slick LIVE in the studio. Topics include- --1. Lutheranism, Episcopalianism-2. Roman Catholicism and Purgatory -12-3. Asbury Revival and the NAR -22-4. Psalm 22 and Worm -36-5. New Christians -40
Contending for Truth Podcast, Dr. Scott Johnson
Table of Contents: PROVING to Joe Rogan Jesus is the Son of God Ancient Chinese Writings Prove Jesus! Jesus Christ & The Law of Probability–Secular proof Jesus Christ lived Jesus fulfilled over 450 Old Testament Prophecies! We examine the odds of that happening by chance Warning: The Asbury Revival, Roman Catholicism, Jesus Revolution, Lonnie Frisbee,…
In this season of Lent, I tend to get questions regarding Roman Catholicism and Protestantism. Today, I'll be discussing some very important distinctions between the two and finally, answering the question, can a practicing Catholic be "born again?" I squeezed in one more question on suffering and the will of God. Remember, if you have accepted Christ as your Savior, you have the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit. You can, and should, open the Bible for yourself. God wants to speak to you! SHOW NOTES --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/support
On the heels of teaching a course on Cornelius Van Til's interpretation of the theology of Karl Barth, Lane Tipton speaks with Camden Bucey about Barth's theology and the surprising architectonic similarities with features of Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy.
On the heels of teaching a course on Cornelius Van Til's interpretation of the theology of Karl Barth, Lane Tipton speaks with Camden Bucey about Barth's theology and the surprising architectonic similarities with features of Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy. Chapters Participants: Camden Bucey, Lane G. Tipton
Pastor Joel Webbon exposes the deception of Roman Catholicism, and the chief difference between Catholicism and Protestantism.
Three Chords and the Truth: The Apologetics Podcast
If they made apologetics action figures, Josh McDowell would be one of the figures in the first set. If they made apologetics trading cards, Josh McDowell's card would be in a collectible foil pack. He has toured with the pioneering Christian rock band Petra, and his book Evidence that Demands a Verdict was selected by Christianity Today as the thirteenth most influential Christian book published after the Second World War. Now, he's here with us on this very special episode of The Apologetics Podcast. In 1991, "Losing My Religion" by R.E.M. was at the top of the pop charts, and Timothy was looking for evidence that Christianity was true. That's when two books that Timothy found in a library introduced him to apologetics. Those books were Surprised by Joy by C.S. Lewis and More Than a Carpenter by Josh McDowell. More than thirty years after Timothy first read More Than a Carpenter, Josh McDowell joins the dynamic duo to discuss his latest book How to Know God Exists: Solid Reasons to Believe in God, Discover Truth, and Find Meaning in Your Life (Tyndale, 2022). Josh also takes the time to reminisce about some of the ways that apologetics has shifted throughout his six decades of ministry. Along the way, he tells about his time touring with the Christian hard rock band Petra. In the segment of the program known as Raiders of Church History, it's a medieval mammal against ancient metal in a contest so violent that you may want to cover your children's eyes while they're listening. The violence breaks out because your intrepid cohosts throw a resurrected lamb into combat against a set of ancient spikes. The contest culminates with a Mediterranean feast, complete with trout and mutton shish-kebabs. ABOUT YOUR HOSTS AND GUEST Josh McDowell is a Christian apologist, evangelist, and author. After studying at Kellogg College he completed his college degree at Wheaton College and then attended Talbot Theological Seminary. In 1961 he joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ International and shortly after he started the Josh McDowell Ministry. Of his numerous books, his best known titles are More Than A Carpenter, Evidence That Demands A Verdict, and Right from Wrong. More information can be found at his website here. Timothy Paul Jones, Ph.D., is C. Edwin Gheens Professor of Christian Ministry at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He teaches in the areas of family ministry and applied apologetics. He has authored or edited more than a dozen books, including Why Should I Trust the Bible? Garrick Bailey is a Ph.D. student in systematic theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, studying Herman Bavinck and Roman Catholicism under the supervision of Gregg Allison. LINKS TO CLICK More Than A Carpenter (Josh McDowell, 2009) Creed (Petra, 1990) How to Know God Exists (Josh McDowell, 2022) Beyond Evolution (Anthony O'Hear, 1997) Evidence That Demands A Verdict (Josh McDowell, 2017) Patreon Support TheApologeticsPodcast.com Urban Ministry Podcast CLOSING CREDITS Music for the podcast has been licensed through Artlist.io and performed by Cunningham Manor. Brief excerpts of music played in each program are included solely for the purposes of comment and critique as allowed under the fair-use provision of U.S. copyright law. “The fair use of a copyrighted work … for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, … scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright” (U.S. Code § 107, Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use). If anyone listening to this episode has questions about Josh McDowell's 2021 statements related to racial issues in the United States, you are encouraged to to read his apology and to watch this well-balanced video from Apologetics 315: "A Statement from Josh McDowell" "A Response to Josh McDowell's Recent Statements."
Three Chords and the Truth: The Apologetics Podcast
Welcome to the Apathetic Episode of The Apologetics Podcast! An episode focused on apathy probably seems appropriate to all of you who have noticed how apathetic Garrick and Timothy have been about releasing new episodes for the past few months. But that wasn't actually due to anyone's apathy! It was because Timothy needed to finish writing a new apologetics book entitled In Church as It Is in Heaven, which InterVarsity Press will release in June 2023. Now that the book manuscript is in the publisher's hands, the Apologetics Podcast is back and better and more apathetic than ever! Despite this exciting return of new episodes, the dynamic duo refuses to get excited. This is, after all, the Apathetic Episode, which requires them to remain apathetic. This episode's installment of the Raiders of Church History begins with a piece of fruit. In a moment so apathetic that it's almost pathetic, Timothy tosses his pear at a dead head, resulting in a dull draw that makes staring at sleeping rocks seem exciting. The apathy continues when Kyle Beshears reveals that his favorite rock group is Starflyer 59, a shoegaze band that barely qualifies as a rock band at all and happens to be the undisputed master of maudlin and apathetic music. But Starflyer 59 is far from the most apathetic aspect of this Apathetic Episode, because there is only one person in the universe more passionately committed to apathy than Garrick and Timothy, and that's Kyle Beshears. The topic of their discussion is “apatheism,” a term that theology professor Robert Nash coined in 2001 to describe people so apathetic that they don't care whether or not God exists. Garrick and Kyle momentarily threaten the apathy of this episode when they begin talking about Mormonism and start to become almost excited. That's when Timothy bravely but apathetically intervenes to restore the high levels of apathy for which this episode is destined to become famous. ABOUT YOUR HOSTS Timothy Paul Jones, Ph.D., is C. Edwin Gheens Professor of Christian Ministry at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He teaches in the areas of family ministry and applied apologetics. He has authored or edited more than a dozen books, including Why Should I Trust the Bible?, The God Who Goes Before You, Perspectives on Family Ministry, and Christian History Made Easy. Follow Dr. Jones at @DrTimothyPJones. Garrick Bailey is a Ph.D. student in systematic theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, studying Herman Bavinck and Roman Catholicism under the supervision of Gregg Allison. LINKS TO CLICK St. Augustine's Pears (Petra, 1998) Ya Right (Starflyer 59, 2021) When You Feel Miserable (Starflyer 59, 1995) Kyle Beshears Apatheism (Beshears, 2021) Patreon Support theapologeticspodcast.com Urban Ministry Podcast CLOSING CREDITS Music for the podcast has been licensed through Artlist.io and performed by Cunningham Manor. Brief excerpts of music played in each program are included solely for the purposes of comment and critique as allowed under the fair-use provision of U.S. copyright law. “The fair use of a copyrighted work … for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, … scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright” (U.S. Code § 107, Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use).
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The Briefing - AlbertMohler.com
This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 14:41) Sinful But Not Criminal?: Pope Francis Confuses With Recent Comments on HomosexualityPope Francis Says Homosexuality Is Not a Crime by New York Times (Elisabetta Povoledo)Pope Francis clarifies comments on sin and homosexuality by Catholic News Agency (Hannah Brockhaus)Part II (14:41 - 19:09) ‘The Task of the New Pope Will to Ensure Doctrinal Clarity': Catholic Cardinals Dispute Theological and Moral Issues Sparked by LGBTQ RevolutionThe War Between the Catholic Cardinals by New York Times (Ross Douthat)Part III (19:09 - 23:19) Convictional Leadership in a Secular Age: The High Stakes of Choosing Christian LeadersSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
Join us as we share with you a LiveCast we did with our fans last fall at ReformCon. We talk a little bit about Roman Catholicism, how the New Age Manifests Itself in Hawaii, & the spiritual climate (Christian & Pagan of ) Ireland, We really enjoyed this LiveCast & we hope to do more of these in the near future!
Society of Reformed Podcasters
At the invitation of the Church Missionary Society (Australia), Dr. Leonardo De Chirico just finished speaking at CMS Summer School in Brisbane, Sydney, Tasmania, Melbourne and Adelaide (5th Jan – 21stJan). More than 4000 people listened to one of the lectures or seminars on Roman Catholicism on “Is the Reformation Over?”, “Communicating the Gospel to Roman Catholics” and “What is the Problem of the Roman Catholic Gospel?”Leonardo spoke compellingly to packed crowds as well as to theological educators and students attending Summer school. In this episode you can to Leonardo's one of the Q & A.
Society of Reformed Podcasters
In this third part of a short series on the difference between Baptists and other traditions, I ask the question, "What are the differences between Baptists and Roman Catholicism?" I cover part 4 out of seven differences between us and Rome (baptism) in this part. Check out parts 1-3 by clicking either link below! Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rbolt... Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4bnL... Part 3: https://youtu.be/pez9rKp2XGI Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCwzA... Part 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiW94D7GYKM
In this third part of a short series on the difference between Baptists and other traditions, I ask the question, "What are the differences between Baptists and Roman Catholicism?" I cover part 4 out of seven differences between us and Rome (baptism) in this part. Check out parts 1-3 by clicking either link below! Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rbolt... Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4bnL... Part 3: https://youtu.be/pez9rKp2XGI Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCwzAc9QmzM
Society of Reformed Podcasters
The Briefing - AlbertMohler.com
This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 09:27) Governments Have Consequences, Especially Totalitarian Regimes: Just Consider China and its Current COVID CrisisChina's Opaque Decision-Making Confounds Business, Governments by Wall Street Journal (Chun Han Wong and Liza Lin)Part II (09:27 - 14:49) Why Does God Seek Glory for Himself? Does That Make Him a Narcissist? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The Briefing by Part III (14:49 - 16:52) What is God's Glory? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The Briefing by Part IV (16:52 - 21:06) Should Expectant Christian Parents Opt In or Out of Prenatal Genetic Testing? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart V (21:06 - 27:01) Roman Catholicism and Protestantism on the Trinity and Other Doctrines — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
In this Episode… This is the third keynote address at Mission Blueprint's mens conference in Brookings, SD. Kevin discusses the life of Fr. Aloysius Schwartz, a priest from the Washington D.C. area as a model for our modern times. Also included is a Q and A session with Glen and Kevin. Timestamp 0:19 Kevin Wells 2:02 Michelle Duppong 2:44 Characteristics of a saint 4:42 how do we go “all in” 6:45 Exodus 90 8:10 Fr. Schwartz in Korea 11:58 Born of supernatural power 13:50 What struck you about Msgr. Esseff 15:58 The saint in the back yard 20:33 Do catholics put too much faith in man made doctrine? 22:19 What affect did your uncles murder have on you and your wife? 23:54 How to deal with loss? 24:55 What does it mean to be a man? 27:13 Do you see a split/civil war inside the church? 30:00 How do men confront priests in error/heresy? 32:41 Can christianity survive w/out Roman Catholicism? 36:31 How does a man express emotions? 37:22 How do men sharpen each other in modernity? 40:27 Explain what dying to self looks like 42:54 Politics on Jan. 7, 2023 44:03 Duty of christians regarding politics? 45:30 Where is the Catholic Church heading? 48:06 When will I really become a saint? Or on path to sanctity 49:16 What is the anti-church? 52:39 Is our societies wealth spilling and ruining our church? 56:00 How do equate obedience to our Bishop verses obedience to God? Find Glen at - https://www.glengauer.com or https://www.mission-blueprint.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/missionblueprint Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/missionblueprint/ Donate today - https://mission-blueprint.kindful.com
In this third part of a short series on the difference between Baptists and other traditions, I ask the question, "What are the differences between Baptists and Roman Catholicism?" I cover part 4 out of seven differences between us and Rome (baptism) in this part. Check out parts 1-3 by clicking either link below! Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rbolt... Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4bnL... Part 3: https://youtu.be/pez9rKp2XGI
In this second part of a short series on the difference between Baptists and other traditions, I ask the question, "What are the differences between Baptists and Roman Catholicism?" I cover parts three out of seven differences between us and Rome in this part. Check out parts 1 & 2 by clicking either link below! Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rbolt... Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4bnL...
The Briefing - AlbertMohler.com
This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 06:54) An Unprecedented Event in the History of the Roman Catholic Church: Pope Francis Set to Preside Over Benedict XVI's FuneralPart II (06:54 - 10:31) When the Papacy Pushed Back Against the Increasingly Hostile, Secular Age: What Cardinal Ratzinger Taught Me About Confronting Liberal ProtestantismBenedict's Death Leaves Catholic Conservatives Bereft by New York Times (Jason Horowitz)Part III (10:31 - 13:37) The Dictatorship of Relativism and the Challenge of the Secular Age Part IV (19:27 - 26:32) The Criminologist Becomes a Criminal? In a Fallen World, Sinners Can Give Themselves to Sin Such That It Consumes Them. How Else Can We Understand a Criminologist Who Becomes a Serial Murderer?Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
Declaring His Glory Among the Nations
How valuable this truth is when you live in an area like Croatia where Roman Catholicism is the dominant religion. Every day, people attempt to repeat the sacrifice of Christ. This is why the church needs to believe and proclaim clearly: “Christ did it all by one offering for all time!”Thank you for listening to this episode of Declaring His Glory Among the Nations: Daily Scripture Meditations from Pastors Around the World.This show is from The Master's Academy International.If you like this podcast, please subscribe, and leave a review on your favorite podcast app. The Master's Academy International is committed to fulfilling the Great Commission by training indigenous church leaders worldwide.For more information and to learn how to get involved, visit www.tmai.org.► CONNECT WITH US: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/tmai.orgInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/tmai_orgTwitter - https://twitter.com/tmai_org► SEE OUR RESOURCES: Field Reports - https://www.tmai.org/updateMinistry Updates - https://www.tmai.org/subscribeOnline Giving - https://www.tmai.org/donateDevotional Book - https://www.tmai.org/devotionalFree Book - https://www.tmai.org/freebook► CONTACT US: Address - 13248 Roscoe Blvd, Sun Valley, CA 91352Phone - (818) 909-5570Email - email@example.com
Interior Integration for Catholics
Summary In this episode, Dr. Peter reviews the limitations of current Catholic resources on anger, and then reviews secular resources, including interpersonal neurobiology and the structural theory of dissociation. We examine the role of the body in anger responses, and discuss more wholistic ways of working constructive with parts that experience anger, rather than trying to dismiss anger, suppress it or distract from it. Lead-in William Blake, A Poison Tree: I was angry with my friends; I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was angry with my foe: I told it not, my wrath did grow. We've all experienced anger and we've all experienced angry people We know it's a problem. And global data suggest that it's getting worse. Gallup world poll from 2021: 140 countries Did you experience the following feelings during a lot of the day yesterday? How about anger? 17% of US respondents agreed 26% of women worldwide up from 20% from 10 years ago 20% of men -- flat from 10 years ago. Harm can come from anger Mark Twain “Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.” CCC 2302 By recalling the commandment, "You shall not kill," our Lord asked for peace of heart and denounced murderous anger and hatred as immoral. Anger is a desire for revenge. "To desire vengeance in order to do evil to someone who should be punished is illicit," but it is praiseworthy to impose restitution "to correct vices and maintain justice." If anger reaches the point of a deliberate desire to kill or seriously wound a neighbor, it is gravely against charity; it is a mortal sin. The Lord says, "Everyone who is angry with his brother shall be liable to judgment." "Everyone who is angry with his brother shall be liable to judgment." And who hasn't been angry -- including Jesus himself?. We have got to unpack this There is so much misunderstanding about anger in the Catholic world, so much of the way that Catholics have approached anger has been limited, misinformed, and misguided When I think about why the Catholic Church in the US, in Canada, in Europe and Australia, in the entire Western World, there are many factors. Brandon Vogt New Stats on Why Young People Leave the Church based on his book Return: How to Draw Your Child Back to the Church One critical factor is that cradle Catholics, especially young Catholics do not believe that the Church can help them with their problems. Diocese of Springfield Exit Surveys (2014) 68% – Spiritual needs not met67% – Lost interest over time Only 7% of Millennials raised Catholic still actively practice their faith today (weekly Mass, pray a few times each week, say their faith is “extremely” or “very” important) 6.5 people leave the Catholic Church for every one that joins 66% of “nones” agree that “religion causes more problems than it solves” That's why so many fall away from the Faith. The Church doesn't seem relevant to them because she doesn't seem like she has the answers to the real issues they face. 10% of American adults are former Catholics Nearly half of those who fall away from the Church become "nones" And another quarter become Evangelical Christians. 79% of former Catholics leave the Church before age 23. 50% of Millennials raised Catholic no longer identify as Catholic today And it's about topics like anger -- we are not doing a good job meeting the needs that Catholics have today, human formation needs. Intro I am Dr. Peter Malinoski, a.k.a. Dr. Peter, clinical psychologist, trauma therapist, podcaster, blogger, cofounder and president of Souls and Hearts -- but most of all I am a beloved little son of God, a passionate Catholic who wants to help you to taste and see the height and depth and breadth and warmth and the light of the love of God, especially God the Father and Mary our Mother, our spiritual parents, our primary parents. To really absorb your identity as a little child of God and Mary. I want you to enter much more deeply into an intimate, personal, loving relationship with the three Persons of the Trinity and with our Lady. That is what this Interior Integration for Catholics podcast is all about, that is what Souls and Hearts is all about – all about shoring up the natural foundation for the spiritual life of intimacy with God, all about overcoming the natural human formation deficits and obstacles to contemplative union with God our Father and our Lady, our Mother We are on an adventure of love together. And one thing, one major, big, huge thing that gets in the way of being loved by God and Mary and loving in return is anger. Anger. This is Episode 103 of Interior Integration for Catholics. Interior Integration for Catholics is part of Souls and Hearts, our online outreach, check us out at soulsandhearts.com. Anger: one of the seven deadly sins, one the lethal vices that can kill your soul. Anger. So much confusion about anger. The Burden of Anger: June 10, 2021 Catholic-daily-reflections.com The first level of sin is simply to be “angry” interiorly. The sin of anger is an interior attitude of disgust toward another. Jesus says that the consequence of having anger toward another is that you will be “liable to judgment.” Humility. I could be wrong. The offerings from Five Catholic writers on anger are a case in point. The most popular book Fr. T.G. Morrow, Overcoming Sinful Anger 303 Amazon Review, mostly positive, #16 on the list of bestsellers in Catholic Theology, put out by Sophia Press in 2015 And it's not very good. I can't recommend it. First off, Fr. Morrow admits that he doesn't understand why people get angry We've all encountered people who explode when they feel angry. It baffles me how often the sort of anger rears its ugly head in marriages – even in allegedly Christian marriages. (p. 9). I am often surprised to discover Christians who pray ardently, receive the sacraments regularly, we've and attend Mass daily, and yet have an anger problem. (p. 10) Presumes a homogeneous, single personality. Easy to explain with part. Why do people explode in anger? There are many reasons, but I think the top three are power and control, a refusal to take responsibility, and habit. (p. 13). Very simplistic view of psychology, and no consideration of neurology, traumatology, Confusion about the causal chain in anger. Where anger fits in a sequence of events Little genuine interest in anger. Anger is something to essentially get rid of. Not much consideration of the unconscious and unconscious anger. Acknowledges that suppressing anger is problematic, but there still is an assumption that if I'm not feeling anger, it's not there. Disconnect. "Irrational anger" Very focused on the will and will training -- naïve assumptions about sympathetic arousal. Nike Spirituality -- Just do it. Romans 7:15: I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. Spiritual Bypassing Definitions John Welwood: American clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, teacher, and author, known for integrating psychological and spiritual concepts Using “spiritual ideas, words and practices to sidestep or avoid personal, emotional ‘unfinished business,' to shore up a shaky sense of self, or to belittle basic needs, feelings, psychological wounds and developmental tasks.” Blogger Rose Hahn: Spiritual Bypassing: What It Is & How To Avoid It Bypassing occurs when spiritual ideals get elevated to the realm of absolute truth in such a way that our real, lived experience is somehow denied. Rather than doing the work of healing deep wounds, we may use these ideals to deny, devalue, or avoid meeting our more human needs – such as emotional bonding, love, and esteem. In other words, rather than risk opening ourselves to real human connection, and possibly get hurt, we adopt a more enlightened, spiritual way of relating to the world that doesn't rely on human relationship. Not a lot from a specifically Catholic perspective, but this is from Katharina, who styles herself "The Bohemian Catholic" We are supposed to uplift each other, and treat each other with love and respect - like icons of Christ, as God's creation… BUT if you find yourself trying to tell someone that their faith should keep them "happy" all the time, then you aren't helping them. Using spiritual words, spiritual means, spiritual concepts -- all to whitewash or put a Band-Aid on significant psychological or emotional problems in the natural realm Bypassing the natural realm and going to the spiritual realm. Essentially saying -- You should not feel this way. Which is what Fr. Morrow is saying. He promises to "I will offer some ideas, which I consider quite novel, on how to avoid angry explosions." (p.4) Tips So, as a first step in overcoming passive-aggressive anger keep reminding yourself that you want to be a Christian, and therefore you can't take revenge anymore. (p. 9). First, take the time to calm down and figure out why you're angry…. One of the tactics often recommended is to count to ten before deciding what to do. (p. 20). Better still, say a short prayer before acting. The next step is to ask yourself if your angry feeling is been caused by something significant. Most angry fights in marriage are caused by trifling things. (p. 20). Or perhaps use humor to make your point.(p. 20). Offering your angry feeling as a sacrifice is not suppressing it but doing something with it. It is making a bad situation into a beneficial one. That is what it means to embrace the cross. (p. 23-24). If we can forgive others, we can pull the rug out from beneath our anger most of the time. Unforgiveness is the main culprit behind anger. (p. 25). … Refocus your thoughts away from the things that made you angry to some very positive thoughts. For example, thank God for the beautiful weather for the ability to read or buy things you need. (p. 30). I often encourage people with an anger problem to daily for humility. It works. (p. 36). Chapter 7: Thanking God, praising God Consider your future. One key way to change her behaviors to work on in your mind just what your life will be like if you don't change your angry behavior. (pp. 72-73) If you struggle with an anger problem write on an index card all the negatives of continuing your anger and read that list several times a day. (p. 74). Fr. Joseph Esper, Saintly Solutions to Life's Common Problems 99 reviews on amazon. #138 in Roman Catholicism. 2001 Book -- First Chapter is on anger. St. Thomas of Villanova: "Dismiss all anger and look into yourself a little." (p. 7) "St. Francis de Sales advises that, to avoid the sin of anger, you must quickly ask God to give peace to your heart when you're angered and then turn your thoughts to something else. Don't discuss the matter at hand or make decisions or correct other person while you're angry. When a person angers you, St. Francis advises, consider the person's good qualities rather than the words or actions you find objectionable." (p. 7) When we have to speak to someone with whom we are angry, we should first pray for the Lord's guidance and help. It's often more effective to speak in terms of asking favors, rather than making demands or giving orders…" (p. 5-6) ...rehearse possible responses and evaluate which ones which might help you. (p. 7) Tommy Tighe St. Dymphna's Playbook: A Catholic Guide to Finding Mental and Emotional Well-Being 2021 book, #57 in Christian Pastoral Counseling, 66 reviews, mostly positive. Doesn't discuss anger. Discusses irritability as a symptom of depression and resentment as a problem in relationships "However, the more I have experienced depression in my own life and in my work as a clinician, the more I have seen the symptoms of irritability and anger is predominant features of depression." (p. 13). That's one way, not the only way. So often depression results from Recommendations "…go for a walk, take some time to meditate, watch or read something that lightens our mood. (p. 13) "Keeping a diary of our emotions and reactions to those emotions is a great place to start… Look back on a situation, slow it down, and examine what exactly happened….We might ask ourselves: What is it that has led to my irritability? Is it because I'm depressed and trying to stuff that feeling down rather than address it? What am I thinking in that situation? (p. 15). "We draw this all out on paper, examine what was really behind our emotional response, and then explore ways of thinking that will restructure our reactions and response. And we write these down! Simply thinking about these things isn't going to help. The whole point is to get them out of our head and onto paper so that we can work them out. Consider it an emotional "show your work" kind of exercise." (p. 15). Then, after a really brief introspective process, we can catch that the real reason for our irritability is our depressed mood, and we can interject coping skills for depression to stave off our irritability. (p. 16). Changing the focus of our thinking is key when we try to battle against depression and irritability that inevitably rears its ugly head. You've probably heard people suggest keeping a gratitude list to help you feel more positive, much along the same lines as St. Paul's advice. It works. (p. 18). Steps in the process Visualize yourself from the perspective of compassionate observer. Notice from the outside whole feelings xare upsetting you and how they are reflected in your appearance. Try to let the warm feeling of compassion and desire to help arise within you. Say to yourself: "It is understandable that you feel that way. You are experiencing a natural response to depressing thoughts. But I'm going to help you." Visualize putting your hand on your shoulder or hugging yourself to soothe and comfort yourself. Give yourself a friendly smile. Think about if there are other things you want to tell yourself that would energize and encourage you to cheer up. Taking time to say those things. When you feel it is appropriate, begin saying goodbye to yourself and remind yourself that you come back anytime you want. (p. 16-17). For resentment: Active listening Tommy Tighe: to fend off resentment, we have to communicate with things are important to us and why. We can't expect our partner to read her mind. We have to tell them the things we value, what things we have grown to expect in relationships because of our past experiences and we have to tell them why. (p 113) Rhonda Chevrin Taming the Lion Within: 5 Steps from Anger to Peace 2017 16 ratings is a Catholic author, international speaker and Professor of Philosophy. She is the author of over 60 books concerning the matters of Catholic thought, practice and spirituality, Take a secure thought -- use your imagination to think of ways out of annoying or enraging situations Avoid exceptionality. Accept the averageMove your musclesHumor is your best friendF.I.S.T. Feelings, Impulses, Sensations, Thoughts: What it signifies is that we can control our immediate impulses and sensations when hurt or frustrated, but if we control our thoughts we can control her impulses.Put your mental health firstPeace over power: Many times you can't win, and it doesn't matter if you lose. It's not worth the effort to put up a fight. They are not doing it to you; they're just doing it! – Much is not done on purposeNot a 911 Not everything is an emergency,.Be Group minded Anger at GodForgiveness Fr. Spitzer Angry with God? Here's Fr. Spitzer's Advice on How to Overcome Anger God understands your anger. Don't dwell on it. Don't go there. Choose instead to: Three step process in the YouTube clip Angry with God: Stop comparing to the way you once were. Stop comparing yourself to others. Stop having expectations for your suffering. Offer it up. Stop the questioning. Saints' behaviors Meg Hunter-Kilmer - published on 09/28/17Aleteia September 28, 2017, What We Probably Don't Know about St. Jerome Is Just What We Need to Know St. Jerome was known to carry around a stone that he would hit himself with every time he lost his temper. If these are helpful to you, great. I don't want to put up roadblocks. Might be helpful to many people. As a Catholic psychologist, I am not comfortable recommending any of these Catholic sources Very simplistic view of psychology, and no consideration of neurology, traumatology, Confusion about the causal chain in anger. Where anger fits in a sequence of events Little genuine interest in anger. Anger is something to essentially get rid of. Very focused on the will and will training -- naïve assumptions about sympathetic arousal. And they don't get that anger has a protective function -- to protect us against shame. Not one of those sources connects anger to shame. And that's the primary connection we need to understand if we want to resolve anger, not just try to shoo it away. What are we talking about when we discuss anger -- let's get into definitions of Anger Focused on vengeance secondary to a desire -- more than an emotion. Written discussions of anger in the western canon go back as far as fourth-century BC in Greece when the philosopher Aristotle (384-322 B.C.) argued that anger is a rational and natural reaction to being offended and thus is closely associated with reason. In the Rhetoric (1991, p. 1380) he defined anger as “a belief that we, or our friends, have been unfairly slighted, which causes in us both painful feelings and a desire or impulse for revenge.” 1907 Catholic Encyclopedia: Anger: The desire of vengeance. Its ethical rating depends upon the quality of the vengeance and the quantity of the passion. When these are in conformity with the prescriptions of balanced reason, anger is not a sin. It is rather a praiseworthy thing and justifiable with a proper zeal. It becomes sinful when it is sought to wreak vengeance upon one who has not deserved it, or to a greater extent than it has been deserved, or in conflict with the dispositions of law, or from an improper motive. The sin is then in a general sense mortal as being opposed to justice and charity. It may, however, be venial because the punishment aimed at is but a trifling one or because of lack of full deliberation. Likewise, anger is sinful when there is an undue vehemence in the passion itself, whether inwardly or outwardly. Ordinarily it is then accounted a venial sin unless the excess be so great as to go counter seriously to the love of God or of one's neighbor. CCC 2302 By recalling the commandment, "You shall not kill," our Lord asked for peace of heart and denounced murderous anger and hatred as immoral. Anger is a desire for revenge. "To desire vengeance in order to do evil to someone who should be punished is illicit," but it is praiseworthy to impose restitution "to correct vices and maintain justice." If anger reaches the point of a deliberate desire to kill or seriously wound a neighbor, it is gravely against charity; it is a mortal sin. The Lord says, "Everyone who is angry with his brother shall be liable to judgment." Contradiction that aggression (or vengeance) and anger have to go together Lot of research to tease about anger and aggression: Ephesians 4:26: Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger APA Dictionary of Psychology: an emotion characterized by tension and hostility arising from frustration, real or imagined injury by another, or perceived injustice. It can manifest itself in behaviors designed to remove the object of the anger (e.g., determined action) or behaviors designed merely to express the emotion (e.g., swearing). Anger is distinct from, but a significant activator of, aggression, which is behavior intended to harm someone or something. Despite their mutually influential relationship, anger is neither necessary nor sufficient for aggression to occur. Psychologist Paul Ekman. (1999). Basic emotions. In T. Dalgleish & M. J. Power (Eds.), Handbook of cognition and emotion (pp. 45–60). John Wiley & Sons Ltd Due to its distinct and widely recognizable pattern of face expression, anger has always been included in the repertoire of basic emotions. Benefits of Anger Farzaneh Pahlavan Multiple Facets of Anger: Getting Mad or Restoring Justice? Chapter 3: The Neurobiology of RAGE and Anger & Psychiatric Implications with a Focus on Depression Daniel J. Guerra1, Valentina Colonnello and Jaak Panksepp As a basic emotion, anger emerges early in life and has a unique adaptive function in motivating, organizing, and regulating behavior. No other emotion can match the consistency and vigor of anger in mobilizing high-level energy and sustaining goal-directed activity. Anger serves a variety of regulatory functions in physiological and psychological processes related to self-defense as well as to interpersonal and societal behaviors. Through socialization processes, it plays an important role in the development of personality and individual differences in responding to environmental challenges, which can be more or less adaptive. (p. v). Aristotle: Aristotle: Nichomachean Ethics: It is easy to fly into a passion – anybody can do that – but to be angry with the right person into the right extent and at the right time and with the right object in the right way – that is not easy, and it is not everyone who can do it In themselves passions are neither good nor evil. They are morally qualified only to the extent that they effectively engage reason and will….It belongs to the perfection of the moral or human good that the passions be governed by reason. CCC 1767 CCMMP: Catholic-Christian Meta-Model of the Person DMU Paul Vitz, William Nordling, Paul Craig Titus. p. (294) to remain in the virtuous middle ground requires being disposed to a righteous anger that will stand up to injustice, and use a good measure of anger in ways that are corrective of the evil, preventive of further injustice, and indicative of a balance to mean between extremes. Emotions are good when, as reactions antecedent to reasoning, they make us conscious of reality and prepare us for a more complete reaction and moral action. Emotion and choice then serve moral flourishing (e.g., when we have an appropriate spontaneous reaction of anger at injustice). Second, emotions are good as felt reactions that also follow the intellectual evaluation of the situation. Emotions can be expressive of rational decisions. Emotions can thus participate in our life of reason and will (Gondreau, 2013). For example, when we choose to rectify and injustice, a balanced expression of anger can help us to act decisively will being restrained enough that we do not overreact. Through a righteous or just expression of anger, we entered rectify injustice, will finding a just and rational mean between excessively weak or exceedingly strong emotional displays. (p. 650). Emotions are viewed as informing people about their cares and concerns. To prepare the body for action, directing our thoughts to ways that will appropriately address the issues at hand. They can signal and manipulate other people in ways that suit the person's emotional needs (Parrott, 2001). Being disconnected from emotional experience, therefore, means being cut off from adaptive information (Pos et al., 2003). (pp. 650-651). Digression into justification of secular sources Question may arise, "OK, Dr. Peter, as you already noted, anger has been recognized for a long time, going all the way back to Aristotle and way before that in Sacred Scripture. You emphasize that you are a Catholic psychologist, so why are you even looking at these secular sources like the American Psychological Association? There is a lot about anger in Scripture, in the Church Fathers and the saints about anger in the spiritual life. Discalced Carmelite Abbott Marc Foley in his excellent book The Context of Holiness: Psychological and Spiritual Reflections on the Life of St. Therese of Lisieux "One…misconception is that the spiritual life is an encapsulated sphere, cloistered from the realities of daily living….we have only one life composed of various dimensions. Our emotional life, intellectual life, social life, work life, sex life, spiritual life are simple ways of speaking of the different facets of our one life. (p. 1). We have one life. One life. We don't have a spiritual life that is separate from our emotional life. We have one life. If we are angry, that affects our whole life. The Church herself encourages us to look to all branches of knowledge and glean what is best from them in order to live our one life better. From the CCC, paragraph 159 "Though faith is above reason, there can never be any real discrepancy between faith and reason. Since the same God who reveals mysteries and infuses faith has bestowed the light of reason on the human mind, God cannot deny himself, nor can truth ever contradict truth." "Consequently, methodical research in all branches of knowledge, provided it is carried out in a truly scientific manner and does not override moral laws, can never conflict with the faith, because the things of the world and the things of faith derive from the same God. The humble and persevering investigator of the secrets of nature is being led, as it were, by the hand of God in spite of himself, for it is God, the conserver of all things, who made them what they are." And from the Vatican II document, the Pastoral Constitution of the Church in the Modern World, paragraph 62 reads: In pastoral care, sufficient use must be made not only of theological principles, but also of the findings of the secular sciences, especially of psychology and sociology, so that the faithful may be brought to a more adequate and mature life of faith. Remember that we are embodied beings -- we are composites of a soul and a body. The 17th Century Philosopher Rene Descartes' popularized what is called mind-body dualism. Mind-body dualism is the idea that the body and the mind operate in separate spheres, and neither can be assimilated into the other. And that is false. Demonstrably false in a lot of ways, be we so often assume it to be true. We have one life. In the last several years we are realizing just how much of our mental life and our psychological well-being is linked in various ways to our neurobiology -- the ways that our nervous systems function. And the relationship between our embodied brain and our minds is reciprocal -- each affects the other in complex ways that we are just beginning to understand. In other words, brain chemistry affects our emotional states. And our emotional states and our behaviors affect brain chemistry. It's not just our minds and it's not just our bodies and it's not just our souls -- it's all of those, all of what makes me who I am, body, mind, soul, spirit, all of it. And since Scripture, the Early Church Fathers, the Catechism and so on are silent on neurobiology, neurochemistry, neurophysiology and so many other areas that impact our minds and our well-being, as a Catholic psychologist I am going to look elsewhere, I'm going to look into secular sources. I just don't think it's reasonable to expect the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops or the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in the Vatican to be experts in these areas -- it's not their calling, it's not their expertise. St. John of the Cross in his Prologue of Ascent of Mt. Carmel: "I will not rely on experience or science…[but] I will not neglect whatever possible use I can make of them. Fr. Marc Foley, OCD : The Context of Holiness: As St. Thomas wrote of St. Augustine's use of Platonic philosophy in the Summa: "whenever Augustine, who was imbued with the doctrines of the Platonists, found in their teaching anything consistent with the faith, he adopted it and those things which he found contrary to the faith he amended." (ST I, q. 84,a. 5) p.4 And St. Thomas himself drew on so much of Aristotle's thought in his writings, bringing it into his body of work. Abbot Marc Foley. In short, we should never swallow the school of thought whole; we should sift the wheat from the chaff, separate truth from falsehood. p.4 We want the best from all sources. Emphasis on biological processes: From Heidi Crockett Anger Management with Interpersonal Neurobiology Discussed Interpersonal Neurobiology at length in Episode 92 of this podcast Understanding and Healing your Mind through IPNB In interpersonal neurobiology, anger as an emotion is viewed from the perspective of cognitive neuroscience. And cognitive neuroscience states that cognition and emotion are dynamically combined with physical arousal. When anger is induced as an emotion in humans, it can unconsciously affect physiological and neural resources. Affective states of anger are subsequently expressed in the brain as well as the body, and these neural and physiological changes can influence the cognitive processes. Many studies and resources have been expended on studying the emotions of happiness, sadness, and fear, which align with psychopathological states of hypomania, depression, and anxiety. Kathy Steele, Suzette Boon, Onno van der Hart: Treating Trauma-Related Dissociation: A Practical, Integrative Approach: Anger is an affect to derived from activation of the sympathetic nervous system, geared to energize the body for maximum effort to fend off perceived danger. Psychologically, it protects from awareness of vulnerability and lack of control, and therefore from shame. And fight mode, we are all primed to perceive cues of danger rather than cues of safety and relational connection. In such a heightened state of arousal, it is easy to misunderstand the intentions of others. (p.332). Polyvagal theory and anger A critical period for experience-dependent development of the feelings of safety during early infancy: A polyvagal perspective on anger and psychometric tools to assess perceived safety Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience July 2022 article Andrea Poli, Angelo Gemignani, Carlo Chiorri and Mario Miccoli Brief primer here on some neurology. Don't worry. I will keep it simple. Neurons are specialized cells that receive and send signals to other cells through fragile and thin cellular extensions called axons. Myelination: a membrane or a sheath around the axons on neurons. Myelinated axons often have a larger diameter Myelinated axons are insulated Myelination allows for much faster transmission of electric impulses Presence of safety during the critical period (first year of life). Decreased unmyelinated/myelinated cardioinhibitory fibers ratio in adulthood Ventral Vagal complex is able to have a greater impact on reducing the Sympathetic Nervous System arousal -- decreasing anger VVC is able to have a greater impact on reducing Dorsal Vagal Complex fear and shutdown responses -- the freeze response. Greater capacity for self-regulation. Absence of safety during the critical period Increased unmyelinated/myelinated cardioinhibitory fibers ratio in adulthood Ventral Vagal complex has a lesser impact on reducing the Sympathetic Nervous System arousal -- less able to decrease sympathetic arousal, including anger VVC has a lesser impact on reducing Dorsal Vagal Complex fear and shutdown responses -- less able to reduce the freeze response. Less capacity for self-regulation. Dampened VVC activity reduces the capacity of adaptive inhibition of SNS and DVC (Dorsal Vagal Complex), and emotional self-regulation. Hence, environmental detection of unsafety cues may preferentially trigger SNS-mediated anger in order to avoid DVC-mediated immobilization with fear. Young children exposed to five or more significant adverse experiences in the first three years of childhood face a 76% likelihood of having one or more delays in their language, emotional or brain development. (6) As the number of traumatic events experienced during childhood increases, the risk for the following health problems in adulthood increases: depression; alcoholism; drug abuse; suicide attempts; heart and liver diseases; pregnancy problems; high stress; uncontrollable anger; and family, financial, and job problems. (6) 7 ways childhood adversity changes a child's brain Donna Jackson Nakazawa Acestoohigh.com website September 8, 2016 Epigenetic Shifts gene methylation, in which small chemical markers, or methyl groups, adhere to the genes involved in regulating our stress response, and prevent these genes from doing their jobs. Size and Shape of the Brain stress releases a hormone that actually shrinks the size of the hippocampus, an area of our brain responsible for processing emotion and memory and managing stress. Chronic neuroinflammation can lead to changes that reset the tone of the brain for life Brain connectivity: Dr. Ryan Herringa, neuropsychiatrist and assistant professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin, found that children and teens who'd experienced chronic childhood adversity showed weaker neural connections between the prefrontal cortex and the hippocampus. Girls also displayed weaker connections between the prefrontal cortex and the amygdala. The prefrontal-cortex-amygdala relationship plays an essential role in determining how emotionally reactive we're likely to be to the things that happen to us in our day-to-day life, and how likely we are to perceive these events as stressful or dangerous. Including anger. Wiring of the brain and nervous system matter -- they matter a lot Brain activation in anger Distinct Brain Areas involved in Anger versus Punishment during Social Interactions Olga M. Klimecki, David Sander & Patrik Vuilleumier Scientific Reports 2018. 25 men fMRI study anger induced in an in inequality game designed to be unfair. In the present study, we found that the intensity of experienced anger when seeing the face of the unfair other was parametrically related to activations in amygdala, STS (superior temporal sulcus), and fusiform gyrus (related to facial recognition). The STS has been shown to produce strong responses when subjects perceive stimuli in research areas that facial recognition Farzaneh Pahlavan Multiple Facets of Anger: Getting Mad or Restoring Justice? Chapter 3: The Neurobiology of RAGE and Anger & Psychiatric Implications with a Focus on Depression Daniel J. Guerra1, Valentina Colonnello and Jaak Panksepp Rage emerges when specific environmental stimuli arouse the neural circuitry of the RAGE system. Even if the anger-thoughts and the related expression are modulated and regulated by higher cortico-cognitive areas, the human basic circuitry of anger is still subcortical. Since the early description of rage in decorticated cats (Dusser De Barenne, 1920) and dogs (Rothmann, 1923) and their responses to inoffensive stimuli, it was clear that the rage expression is i) dependent on subcortical areas, i.e. the ancient regions play a crucial role more than the higher neocortical regions; ii) independent of an intact cortex. p. 11 Among the higher limbic regions of this network, the medial nucleus, the basal complex, and central and lateral nuclei of the amygdala play a key role in the modulation of RAGE. p. 1 All this happens far away from the frontal cortex in the limbic system of your brain. Kathy Steele, Suzette Boon, Onno van der Hart: Treating Trauma-Related Dissociation: A Practical, Integrative Approach Why of Chronic anger. Anger is the primary emotion of the "fight" defense. When (parts of) the patient become stuck in this defense, anger becomes chronic. Thus, the first intervention is safety. 332 As long as a fight reaction remains unresolved, anger will remain chronic. (p.332). Almost no one seems to understands that anger is a defense against fear and shame. It's a way of trying to protect oneself. There are several reasons that anger and hostility become chronic in dissociative patients. First, patients typically have been severely invalidated, ignored, heard, betrayed, and sometimes even tortured over extended periods of time, while helpless to stop it. In itself, this is enough to generate enormous rage in anyone as part of the naturally occurring fight defense. Second, as children, patients often had little to no help in learning how to regulate and appropriately express normal anger, much less how to cope with it. Often it was unacceptable for many patients to express any kind of anger as children, while the adults around them were uncontained and highly destructive with their anger. Others had no limit set on their angry behaviors. (p. 330). Angry dissociative parts are feared and avoided internally by most other parts, particularly those that function in daily life. After all, angry behaviors toward self and others may interfere with functioning in a variety of personal and social ways. An ongoing vicious cycle of rage and shame ensues internally: the more patients avoid their angry and destructive dissociative parts, the angry these parts become, and the more they shame other parts and are shamed by them. (p. 331). … Angry parts have a deep shame and are highly defended against the strong belief that they are very bad. Their defense is reinforced by the shame of patients that such parts of themselves even exist. These parts of the patient are terrified of attachment to the therapist and you the relationship is dangerous, mainly because they are afraid that the therapist will never accept them. (p. 331-332). Whether the anger is part of a fight response or not, it is often a secondary emotion that protects the patient from feelings of sadness, extreme powerlessness, shame, guilt, and loss. (p. 333). (add grief) Parts of the patient that developed controlling-punitive strategies will be angry with others to get what they need, while those that have controlling-caregiving strategies will punish themselves for being angry or having needs. (p. 333). This is often the case in hostile parts such as those of self-injure or encourage other parts to self-harm, prostitute themselves, abuse drugs or alcohol, or engage in other self-destructive behaviors. They are often stuck in destructive and harmful behaviors that are an "attack self" defense against shame. (p.333). Finally, the rage of the perpetrator is often an embodied experience from which patients cannot yet escape without sufficient realization and further integration. Some dissociative parts imitate perpetrators internally, repeating the family dynamics from the past with other parts in a rather literal way. (p.333). "Getting the anger out" is not really useful, as the problem is that the patient needs to learn how to effectively express anger verbally rather than physically, and in socially appropriate and contained ways, so the patient can be heard by others. It is less the fact that patients express anger, but how they do so and whether that expression allows him to remain grounded in the present, to retain important relationships, and to avoid being self-destructive. (p. 334). Expression of anger is not necessarily therapeutic in itself. It is how (parts of) the patient experience and express it that is important; whether it is within a window of tolerancex in a socially appropriate and safe. Therapist must learn when expression of anger is therapeutic and when containment of anger is more helpful. (p. 334). Working with anger an angry parts (p.335). Take the time to educate the patient as a whole about the functions of anger and angry parts. Although they may seem like "troublemakers," they can be understood as attempting to solve problems with ineffective or insufficient tools. Encourage all parts of the patient understand, accept, and listen to angry parts, instead of avoiding them. Make efforts to understand what provokes angry parts. There are many potential triggers. Not direct quotes Do all parts feel the same way as the angry part? If not, can those parts listen to and accept angry parts perspective? Would the angry part be willing to listen to the other internal perspectives? Invite other parts to watch and listen if possible. Can set limits with the angry part the angry part and all parts need to learn that healthy relationships do not include punishment, humiliation, or force Use titration, helping the person experienced as a small amount of anger will remain grounded in the present Parts and imitate a perpetrator often literally experience themselves in our experienced by other parts as the actual perpetrator. Thus they understandably induce fear and shame within a patient as a whole, and sometimes fearing the therapist. (p. 345). The functions of perpetrator-imitating parts are (1) protect the patient against threats of the perpetrator, which continue to be experienced as real in the present; (2) defend the patient against unbearable realizations of being helpless and powerless as a child, (3) re-enact traumatic memories from the perspective of the perpetrator, as mentalize by the child; (4) serve as a defense against shame through attacking the patient and avoiding inner experiences of shame; (5) provide an outlet for the patient's disowned sadistic and punitive tendencies; and (6) hold unbearable traumatic memories. (p. 346). Suzette Boon, Kathy Steele, Onno van der Hart 2011 book Coping with Trauma-Related Dissociation: Skills Training for Patients and Therapists Destructive expressions of anger include persistent revenge fantasies or actions, hurting self or others, "taking it out" on innocent people (or animals), or destruction of property. (p. 265). Dissociative parts of a person that are stuck in anger may experience this feeling as vehement and overwhelming, often without words. They may have irresistible urges to act aggressively and have great difficulty thinking and reflecting on their feelings before acting. Angry parts have not learned how to experience or express anger and helpful ways. There are two types of anger dissociative parts. The first are parts that are stuck in a defensive fight mode, ready to protect you. Their anger at original injustices may be legitimate and naturally accompanies a tendency to strike out and fight, which is an essential survival strategy. However, such parts have become stuck in anger, unable to experience much else. They rigidly perceived threat and ill-will everywhere and they react with anger and aggression as their only option of response. Although these parts of you may not yet realize it, anger is often a protection against vulnerable feelings of shame, fear, hurt, despair, powerlessness, and loss. The second type of angry part may seem very much like the original perpetrator. They imitate those who hurt them in the past, and they can be experienced internally as the actual perpetrator. This experience can be particularly frightening, disorienting, and shameful. But be assured this is a very common way of dealing with being traumatized. In fact, although these parts may have some similarities to those who hurt you, they also significant differences: they are parts of you as a whole person, who is trying to cope with unresolved traumatic experiences. (p. 267) Tips for coping with anger (p, 269 to 271) recognize how to make distinctions among the many gradations of anger, from mild irritation to rage, so that you can intervene more rapidly. Understand your tells around anger, which may include a tight or tense feeling in your body, clenched jaw's or fists, feeling flushed or shaky, breathing heavily, heart racing, a feeling of heat, a surge of energy. Empathize with her angry parts, recognizing they have very limited coping skills, and very limited vision. They've been shunned by other parts, left alone with their hurt, fear, shame, in isolation. This does not mean you have to accept their impulses toward inappropriate behavior Once you start feeling some compassion toward these parts you can begin to communicate with them, listening with an intention, with curiosity to understand what lies underneath the anger Angry parts have a strength, that they could transferred to use and more positive ways Become more curious about why anger is happening. Try creative and healthy nonverbal ways of expressing your anger, such as writing, drawing, painting, making a collage Physical exercise may help as an outlet for the physical energy generated by the physiology of anger Work on understanding your anger, by reflecting on it, rather than just experiencing it, being immersed in it. You might imagine observing yourself from a distance, and getting curious about why you feel the way you do. Give yourself a time-out, that is, walk away from the situation if you're getting too angry. Counseling to 10, or even 200 before you say or do something you might regret later. Calm breathing may help Listen to each part of you, about what might help that part with anger. You can have in her conversations with parts of yourself about anger and how to express it. Small and safe ways to express anger can be negotiated that are agreeable to all parts of you Watch safe people in your life and seal they handle their own anger. Do they accept being angry? Are they are respectful and appropriate with her anger? Are there particular strategies that they use that you could practice for yourself? Healthy anger can get positive strength and energy. It can help you be appropriately assertive, set clear boundaries, and confront wrongs in the world. Anger can pave the way to other emotions, leading to the resolution relational conflicts. We learn the most common triggers of your anger. Once you learn these triggers, you can be more aware when they occur and more able to prevent an automatic reaction of anger. Establish intercommunication among parts of yourself to recognize triggers and negotiate possible helpful strategies to cope with them rather than just reacting. You can try allowing yourself to experience just a small amount of anger from another part of yourself: a drop, a teaspoon, 1% or 2%. In exchange you can share with angry parts feelings of calm and safety. Inner safe spaces can be very helpful for childlike parts that feel terrified My parts Feisty Part-- defends against shame -- Melancholio. Good Boy Challenger Creative-distracting me. Closing Mark your calendars. Next Live Experience of the IIC podcast will be on Friday, January 13, 2023 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern time on Zoom (repeat) -- All about Anger -- dealing with your anger. Going beyond what books can do. Experiential exercise. Links to register have gone out in our emailed Wednesday Reflections. Can get the link on the IIC landing page as well, SoulsandHearts.com/iic December 28, 2022 Reflection at soulsandhearts.com/blog From Rejecting to Embracing Aging Reach out to me Crisis@soulsandhearts.com Conversation hours: cell is 317.567.9594 conversation hours 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM Eastern Time Every Tuesday and Thursday. Resilient Catholic Community -- you do not have to be alone. Why a deep intimate personal relationship with God our Father, Mary our Mother -- spiritual parents By claiming our identity as beloved daughters and sons of God the Father and Mary our Mother. Identity is freely given. How By dealing with the natural level issues we have, the human formation issues we have that have spiritual consequences. Grace perfects nature So many spiritual problems have their roots in the natural realm, in human formation. If this kind of exercise is helpful to you, we have nearly 100 of them in the Resilient Catholics Community. 120 Catholics like you already on board, already on the pilgrimage -- just had 47 apply for the December 2022 cohort, excited to get to know our new applicants. Closed December 31 -- wait list should be up soon for the June 2023 Cohort. Get to know your own parts Get to love your own parts If interested, contact me. Crisis@soulsandhearts.com 317.567.9594 conversation hours 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM Eastern Time Every Tuesday and Thursday.
Calls today on Eastern Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism and church history, Ambrose and transubstantiation, how to support Ukrainian believers, God's law, and maintaining theological balance. Enjoy-
Calls today on Eastern Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism and church history, Ambrose and transubstantiation, how to support Ukrainian believers, God's law, and maintaining theological balance. Enjoy-
Does modern day Roman Catholicism teach that you can be saved apart from faith in Christ? Yes it does, and in this episode we discuss a recent Advent sermon given by the prominent Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa in the presence of Pope Francis and many members of the Roman Catholic Magisterium that plainly affirms just this. Don't miss it.Episode Resources: https://vaticanfiles.org/en/2023/01/209-roman-catholic-universalism (available 1-1-2023)
The next 4 weeks we are re-releasing some of our favorite episodes. We hope you enjoy! In this episode of Theology Applied, Pastor Joel Webbon is joined by the hosts of the King's Hall Podcast (Brian Sauvé, Eric Conn, and Dan Berkholder) to discuss a list of 5 doctrines in order of most dangerous to least dangerous. Over the past 20-30 years or so, God sovereignly addressed several false doctrines that were not merely unbiblical, but heretical: Prosperity Gospel, Seeker-Sensitive, Roman Catholicism, & Liberal Theology (Open Theism, Process Theology, Etc). Our prediction is that over the next 20-30 years, God will sovereignly begin to address doctrines that are not necessarily heretical, but still unbiblical and dangerous. In this episode of Theology Applied, Pastor Joel Webbon is joined by the hosts of the King's Hall Podcast to discuss a list 5 doctrines in order of most dangerous to least dangerous. Check out The King's Hall Podcast here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUD3FduoMa8k2-NhsPA4LPg
In this episode, Eli is joined by apologist Anthony Rogers to discuss the high cost of converting to Roman Catholicism. We also discuss the conversion of Capturing Christianity's Cameron Bertuzzi.
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There is a common error that is made today by many well-meaning commentators that are attempting to assess our civilizational transition being handed to the world via the World Economic Forum and the United Nations: that the move is towards secularism. The fact is, the entire transformational process that mankind is being forcibly pulled through is a cult indoctrination ritual. Beginning with -Fear -Isolation -Psychic Driving -Denial of Individuality -Obedience -Indoctrination -Resurrection As the old is discarded and the new is embraced, the religion of the old “gods” and the old world is shown the door. A new “god” for a new digital age is in the process of being ushered into space reserved for the old religions. The new A.I. god will be omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent - at least as far as the limits of current technology will allow for the new sentient being. You would think that the leaders of the world's major religions such as Evangelical Christianity, Roman Catholicism, and Islam would do everything in their power to stop this digital god before it attempts to take it's technocratic throne. Quite the opposite. The leaders of Churches, Synagogues, Temples and Mosques around the globe are paving the way for the “god” that they really fear: the “god” made by human hands. https://sovereignnations.com Support Sovereign Nations: https://paypal.me/sovnations https://patreon.com/sovnations Follow Sovereign Nations: https://sovereignnations.com/subscribe/ © 2022 Sovereign Nations. All rights reserved.
The Tridentine paradigm has withstood the challenge of the Protestant Reformation and more. With the same paradigm, Rome also faced a second push coming from the modern world: that of the Enlightenment (on the cultural side) and the French Revolution (on the political side) between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. But has the Tridentine paradigm now reached the end of its journey? If so, what will be the face of Roman Catholicism tomorrow? Neither the Tridentine paradigm nor the various synodal paths dear to Pope Francis indicate an evangelical turning point in the Church of Rome. The Church of Rome was and remains distant from the claims of the biblical gospel.https://vaticanfiles.org/en/2022/12/208/
If you enjoy the content of these podcasts/interviews, would you prayerfully consider supporting the ministry of Serpents & Doves® with a one time donation or a recurring monthly donation. Your donations help tremendously! DONATE HERE: https://www.serpentsndoves.com/donate _____________________________________________________________ So, technically this is a make-up podcast for the one I did with Mike recently that I had to delete becasue the audio was so, so bad. So, in this sit down, Mike is gonna take us through a brief history of the Roman Catholic church (then and now), we're also gonna look at some of their doctrines such as infant baptism, purgatory, mortal sin vs. venial sins, indulgences and much more. Mike has been ministering to and about Roman Catholicism for decades and God has truly gifted him with amazing insight as well as a gentle way of sharing the True Gospel with Roman Catholics. Trust me when I tell you that you'll be blessed. As always, I encouarge you to think of your questions ahead of time becasue we'll be taking them towards the end of the podcsat. When it comes to the topic of Roman Catholicism, Mike is an authority and I am blessed and honored to have him on. _______________________________________________ SHOP/BROWSE THE SERPENTS & DOVES® SITE: https://www.SerpentsNDoves.com _______________________________________________ PROCLAIMING THE GOSPEL: https://www.proclaimingthegospel.org MIKE'S NEWSLETTERS: https://www.proclaimingthegospel.org/page/newsletters 10 COMMON BONDS BETWEEN ISLAM AND CATHOLICISM: https://conta.cc/3zagzzl GOSPEL TRACTS BY MIKE GENDRON: https://bit.ly/3zagxaH ROME'S REJECTION OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH by Mike Gendron: https://conta.cc/3rmzHqb _______________________________________________ • SOCIAL MEDIA • INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/31r0QN8 TWITTER: https://bit.ly/34zsLMM FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/2Eqf5cs --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/serpentsndoves/support
What do Roman Catholics believe about salvation, Scripture, and the Savior? Is Catholicism a Christian religion? How should we engage Catholics in our conversations?In this episode, Pastor Jesse Randolph provides helpful teaching on Catholicism by comparing statements from the Catechism and Catholic authorities with the Bible. Visit the Website Follow on Instagram Follow on Facebook Follow on Youtube
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Ezra Institute Fellow Dr. James White joins us this week to talk about the Protestant fascination with Aquinas, and the path that leads from Thomism to Roman Catholicism. Dr. White explains some of the reasons why Protestants are induced to follow Thomas, the fundamental issue of authority that is at stake, and what Thomas would have thought of the current Pope.
Ezra Institute Fellow Dr. James White joins us this week to talk about the Protestant fascination with Aquinas, and the path that leads from Thomism to Roman Catholicism. Dr. White explains some of the reasons why Protestants are induced to follow Thomas, the fundamental issue of authority that is at stake, and what Thomas would have thought of the current Pope. Get a philosophical assessment of Aquinas and Neo-Thomism from Ezra Press.
If one wants to come to terms with Roman Catholic theology, sooner than later one needs to address the “nature-grace interdependence.” Roman Catholicism is pervaded by an attitude that is confident in the capacity of nature and matter to objectify grace (the bread that becomes Christ's body, the wine that becomes Christ's blood, the water of baptism that regenerates, and the oil of anointing that conveys grace), in the person's ability to cooperate and contribute to salvation with his/her own works, in the capacity of the conscience to be the point of reference for truth. In theological terms, according to this view, grace intervenes to “elevate” nature to its supernatural end, relying on it and presupposing its untainted capacity to be elevated.Episode resource: https://vaticanfiles.org/en/2022/06/vf202/
#taylormarshall #romancatholic #thebyzantinescotistToday papacy week kicks off on my channel as we introduce the classic work by Edward Denny, Papalism, which was a response to Leo XIII's famous Encyclical Satis Cognitum. Like Vatican 1, SC argues the V1 mindset was always the view of the entire church, even in the earliest days. Denny begins with the New Testament and works his way up through the councils to the Middle Ages, and beyond. We will also have open forum Q n A after from twitter spaces! I also reply to ByzantineScotist and his wife's tweets about my wenis.
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Jim began this broadcast by asking a question. Have you ever seen two pictures side by side and a question next to them that asks what the difference is-- It may mention that there are 10 differences and you need to find them. At first glance the pictures may look identical but upon further examination you begin to see obvious differences while others are a bit more obscure. As you take more time to study the pictures, before long, you begin to see an increasing number of differences.--This program compared two -pictures- for listeners to consider. One was that of biblical Christianity and the other was Roman Catholicism. Some would say the -pictures- are the same but the guest says otherwise. He concludes that the pictures are actually quite different. --Joining Jim in-studio was Mike Gendron. Mike is the founder and director of Proclaiming the Gospel Ministry. Mike was a devout Roman Catholic for over 3 decades and was taught to rely upon the authority of the church above all else. He searched the Scriptures and was amazed to find that what he read in Scripture contradicted the teaching and tradition of the church he had been a part of for so long. He trusted Jesus as his Savior and now the Bible has become his sole authority in all matters of faith. Mike is the author of the books, Preparing for Eternity and Contending for the Gospel and has produced numerous videos with warnings concerning false teachings vs. the truth of the Scriptures.
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Jim began this broadcast by asking a question. Have you ever seen two pictures side by side and a question next to them that asks what the difference is- It may mention that there are 10 differences and you need to find them. At first glance the pictures may look identical but upon further examination you begin to see obvious differences while others are a bit more obscure. As you take more time to study the pictures, before long, you begin to see an increasing number of differences.--This program compared two -pictures- for listeners to consider. One was that of biblical Christianity and the other was Roman Catholicism. Some would say the -pictures- are the same but the guest says otherwise. He concludes that the pictures are actually quite different. --Joining Jim in-studio was Mike Gendron. Mike is the founder and director of Proclaiming the Gospel Ministry. Mike was a devout Roman Catholic for over 3 decades and was taught to rely upon the authority of the church above all else. He searched the Scriptures and was amazed to find that what he read in Scripture contradicted the teaching and tradition of the church he had been a part of for so long. He trusted Jesus as his Savior and now the Bible has become his sole authority in all matters of faith. Mike is the author of the books, Preparing for Eternity and Contending for the Gospel and has produced numerous videos with warnings concerning false teachings vs. the truth of the Scriptures.
Protestant Christianity has differed from Roman Catholicism in several ways. One of those ways is its esteeming of the “priesthood of all believers.” However, although the leaders of a church do not posses any special claim to revelation from God, the Scripture still demands that the members of a church show their leaders honor. (Hebrews 13:17-18)
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This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 11:48) When Doctrine Collides With Politicians—California Seems to Be Ground ZeroPart II (11:48 - 20:34) Blasphemy on a Billboard: Governor Gavin Newsom Manages to Reach a New LowAn Open Letter to Governor Gavin Newsom by Grace Community Church (John MacArthur)Part III (20:34 - 25:19) ‘Please Respond to the Gospel, Turn to Christ, and Use Your Office to Advance the Cause of Righteousness Instead of Undermining It': Pastor John MacArthur's Message to California Governor NewsomSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.