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

Wednesday, 04 December 2019 20:57

Throwback Thursday: The Papacy 101

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Welcome to this week’s “Throwback Thursday” installment. Today, we’re going to revisit a post that was originally published back on October 23rd, 2015 and has been revised.

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A Christian’s Pocket Guide To The Papacy: Its origin and role in the 21st century By Leonardo De...

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In the 8-minute video below, evangelist Ray Comfort confronts a young Roman Catholic woman and her belief in her works-righteousness religion and offers her the Biblical Good News! Gospel of salvation by God’s grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone.

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Monday, 02 December 2019 19:06

Truth from Arkansas! Sunday sermon series, #8

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It’s Tuesday, which normally means we would have a couple of sermons from the brethren down in Arkansas. Regrettably, there isn’t a sermon from Pastor Roger Copeland at Northern Hills Baptist Church in Texarkana this week because the church hasn’t uploaded any sermons to YouTube...

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Friday, 29 November 2019 19:04

Welcome to the Weekend Roundup! - News Views - 11/30/19

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As part of his progressive agenda, Francis will soon be adding sins against the ecology to the Catholic catechism. Catholics are taught they must successfully obey the Ten Commandments and church...

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Thursday, 28 November 2019 20:57

Catholicism’s Flying House!

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The Miraculous Flying House of Loreto: Spreading Catholicism in the Early Modern World By Karin Vélez Princeton University Press, 2019, 292 pp.

About a month ago, as part of my Throwback Thursday series, I republished a post about the so-called Holy House located in Loreto, Italy. Catholic...

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Wednesday, 27 November 2019 20:08

Throwback Thursday: Happy Thanksgiving!

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For this week’s Throwback Thursday installment, I’ll just piggyback onto last year’s short post about something that never get’s old; being grateful to the Lord for His bountiful blessings!

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“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus...

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Monday, 25 November 2019 19:34

Truth from Arkansas! Sunday sermon series, #7

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It’s Tuesday, my friends, which means two new sermons from the brethren down in Arkansas. First, we have have Pastor Roger Copeland at Northern Hills Baptist Church in Texarkana, exhorting husbands and fathers and wives and mothers to take a stand for Jesus Christ in their homes.

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Sunday, 24 November 2019 20:19

Christian unity? But at what cost?

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Seventy-years ago, following the ravages of the Second World War, people across the world were scandalized by the divisions within “Christianity.” They saw the thousands of denominations as defiance of the prayer of Jesus Christ in John 17:20-23 that all believers be united. To that...

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Friday, 22 November 2019 21:04

Welcome to the Weekend Roundup! - News Views - 11/23/19

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Back in May, a New York appeals court settled the decades-old tug-of-war between the Catholic dioceses of New York City and Peoria, Illinois (the winner) over the rights to the cadaver of Fulton J. Sheen...

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Answer: A husband whose wife is currently not working and needs a hobby.

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The two photos were taken on Monday, November 11th. Check out the gargantuan snow-covered leaf pile in the foreground of the second photo and ALL of those leaves STILL clinging to the oak trees in the background! Sheesh! What...

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Welcome to this week’s “Throwback Thursday” installment. This week, we’re going to revisit a post that was originally published back on October 28th, 2015 and has been revised.

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The Truth Set Us Free: Twenty Former Nuns Tell Their Stories of God’s Amazing Grace By...

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Monday, 18 November 2019 19:30

Truth from Arkansas! Sunday sermon series, #6

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It’s Tuesday once again, which means we have a couple of sermons from the brethren down in Arkansas. In the first sermon, Pastor Roger Copeland at Northern Hills Baptist Church in Texarkana exhorts lukewarm believers to stop their backsliding and return to the Lord and the joy of their...

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Sunday, 17 November 2019 19:55

Approach, approach, approach

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The Lord has commissioned all believers to tell lost people about the Good News! of salvation in Jesus Christ, however, most people these days are averse to anyone talking to them about “religion.” “You have your beliefs and I have mine” and “Never discuss religion or...

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I somehow missed the brouhaha several weeks ago over John MacArthur (photo left) advising errant teacher, Beth Moore (photo left), to “Go home.” Lauren and Becca at Tulips &...

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Thursday, 14 November 2019 20:20

Where’s the beef? In Buffalo it’s at Schwabl’s!

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About seven weeks ago, I published a post about our road trip to Buffalo to eat at a restaurant featured on Guy Fieri’s cable TV show, “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.”  That experience didn’t turn out anywhere near as well as expected (see here). As we disappointedly...

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Welcome to this week’s edition of “Throwback Thursday.” For today’s installment, we’re going to revisit a post that was originally published back on October 8th, 2015 and has been revised.

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I used to have a 25-minute drive to work each morning back when I was employed...

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Tuesday, 12 November 2019 20:41

The Rochester Mafia Wars: The A-Team vs. the B-Team???

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The Rochester Mob Wars By Blair T. Kenny Blair Publishing, 2017, 208 pp.

A few weeks ago, I published a post about the former boss of the Rochester Mafia, Frank Valenti (see here). Writing that post stoked my curiosity, prompting me to check our local library system for more information on the...

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Monday, 11 November 2019 21:25

Truth from Arkansas! Sunday sermon series, #5

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It’s Tuesday, my friends, which means two new sermons from the brethren down in Arkansas. First, we have have Pastor Roger Copeland at Northern Hills Baptist Church in Texarkana, exhorting believers to mature in their faith instead of never advancing beyond the baby Christian stage.

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Sunday, 10 November 2019 20:12

UPDATE: 2019 Leaf Campaign

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It was an exhausting weekend of working on the leaves, my friends, but I’m beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Prior to this past weekend, I had hauled a total of 27 tarp-loads of leaves to the curb since October 25th. But the leaves continue to drop from our oak tress. I...

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Friday, 08 November 2019 20:34

Welcome to the Weekend Roundup! - News Views - 11/9/19

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The brouhaha over the “Pachamama incident” at the recent Amazon Synod at the Vatican continues to divide progressive and conservative...

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Thursday, 07 November 2019 23:06

Billboard makes whimsy of eternity

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Every Wednesday, I must drive into downtown Rochester for a “career transition” training class. A couple of weeks ago, I was driving along Interstate 490 West into the city when I noticed the new billboard pictured above near the intersection of Winton Road and East Avenue.

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Wednesday, 06 November 2019 21:04

Throwback Thursday: Whatever happened to St. Christopher medals?

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Welcome to this week’s edition of “Throwback Thursday.” For today’s installment, we’re going to revisit a post that was originally published back on October 2nd, 2015 and has been revised.

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Does anyone remember St. Christopher medals? Ho, boy! They were EXTREMELY popular...

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Tuesday, 05 November 2019 20:31

Martyn Lloyd-Jones preaches on the Sermon on the Mount

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Studies in the Sermon on the Mount By D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1984, 585 pp.

When I returned to the Lord in 2014 after a very long prodigal “season,” He graciously led me to some solid Bible teaching and preaching from the likes of John MacArthur, R.C. Sproul, and Paul...

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Monday, 04 November 2019 22:00

Truth from Arkansas! Sunday sermon series, #4

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It’s Tuesday once again, which means we have a couple of sermons from the brethren down in Arkansas. In the first sermon, Associate Pastor, Kelvin Richarson at Northern Hills Baptist Church in Texarkana expounds on the sins of King David and what we need to learn about seeking God’s...

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Sunday, 03 November 2019 20:48

Spiritual lessons from raking leaves, redux!

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Yes, it’s THAT time of year once again! The leaf-raking season is officially underway here in Western New York, so it’s time to dig up this apropos post from November 2017, with a few updates added.

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After a very tumultuous period in our marriage, the Lord miraculously brought my...

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