But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Culture Flows Downstream from Politics

One of the curious thing about Japan is that while it presents a unique homogenous cultural front, the fact is that many of its more mundane elements are adapted from the West. Japanese technology doesn’t need to be stated, but many of its...

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Ad Hoc Governance vs. Expressive Governance

In this post I shall make a distinction between two “styles” or conception of governance. One I shall call the “ad hoc” style and the other I shall call the “expressive” style. From there I shall tease out some elements...

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There is nothing here to teach that a man can be saved, then lost, then saved again. Such a thing is taught nowhere in the Scriptures. There is only one reason why people ever teach anything like that and that is that they forget the doctrine of regeneration. They put so much emphasis on a...

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Is not the cup of blessing which we bless a sharing in the blood of Christ? Is not the bread which we break a sharing in the body of Christ? Since there is one bread, we who are many are one body; for we all partake of the one bread. Look at the nation Israel; are not those who eat the sacrifices...

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THE Supper of the Lord is not only a sign of the love that Christians ought to have among themselves one to another; but rather is a Sacrament of our Redemption by Christ’s death: insomuch that to such as rightly, worthily, and with faith, receive the same, the Bread which we break is a...

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By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more.

-A quote attributed to Albert Camus, but I can’t find the source

Orcs for the Bright Lord

Given the recent controversy over the election of President Trump and the senatorial candidate Roy Moore, a...

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There is a passage from the Summa which is frequently appealed to by Roman apologists which goes:

Now the formal object of faith is the First Truth, as manifested in Holy Writ and the teaching of the Church, which proceeds from the First Truth. Consequently whoever does not adhere, as to an...

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If the historical evidence of the Catholic Church for the stability of the faith in the See and the Successor of Peter be not sufficient to prove, as a fact of history, that the Christian Church has so held and taught, history is altogether a poor and slender foundation for the events and actions...

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In the Scripture, the word “Church” has two main meanings, apart from others; one of which means the congregation of all the saints and true believers, who really believe in Christ the Head and are sanctified by his Spirit. This is the living and truly holy mystical body of Christ, but...

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There is an oft repeated quote from Augustine which is frequently used in Roman polemics against the Protestantism:

For my part, I should not believe the gospel except as moved by the authority of the Catholic Church.

-Against the Fundamental Epistle of Manichaeus

Suppose we ignore the entirely...

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The following is taken from the St Andrew’s Cathedral Magazine,The Courier.

THE CATHEDRAL AT WAR

Transcending enemy lines: ANDREW OGAWA

by sharon lim and titus zheng

2017 marks 75 years since the Fall of Singapore when the British surrendered to the Imperial Japanese Army. Although Singapore was...

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Pope Francis’s Magisterial Teaching on Liturgical Reform

The Pope recently gave an address to the Italian National Liturgical Week where he made the following statement:

 The direction traced by the Council took shape, following the principle of respect for the sound tradition and...

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017 11:12

The Problem with Handing a Blank Cheque to Equality

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It is becoming an entrenched part of the Evangeligentsia’s piety to affirm with creedal reverence the idea that all man are equal in the eyes of God, or that somehow the concept of being created in the image of God entails some sort of equality of mankind. To ask for the meaning of this vague...

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Most defence of the heterosexual nature of marriage normally centers around some sort of “ideal” standard which marriage ought to conform to and what that ideal is. Some might even focus on the consequences of homosexual marriage, etc. The issue however, I would argue, has to do with...

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Discontinuing medical procedures that are burdensome, dangerous, extraordinary, or disproportionate to the expected outcome can be legitimate; it is the refusal of “over-zealous” treatment. Here one does not will to cause death; one’s inability to impede it is merely accepted.

-Cate...

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Sola Isn’t the Point

It is my observation that a lot of misunderstanding over the doctrine, or more accurately the formula, of justification by faith alone, tend to obsessively focus on the formula itself rather than what the constellation of doctrines and propositions referred to by the...

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Saturday, 22 July 2017 18:09

A Tale of a Kantian and a Christian

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And it came to past that as the paths between a Kantian and a Christian converged an angel of the Lord appeared in all its heavenly glory and he sternly commanded the both of them:

“This is the command of the Lord unto you, you shall both sprout wings and take flight, or at the Day of the...

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