The Church as One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic

The Church as One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic

We saw previously that the Creed confesses the Church as an object of faith to show how, despite all its historical liturgical diversity (especially in the pre-Nicene period), the true Church was one, and the salvation one experienced there was not affected by where one lived. We look now at the...

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The Dark Ages: Who Turned Out the Lights?

The Dark Ages: Who Turned Out the Lights?

Among the literature of those who make it their main business to vilify the Christians, perhaps no concept has served a more useful purpose than the idea of “the Dark Ages.” The Dark Ages, according to this reading of history, were those centuries in which the Church was culturally ascendant,...

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Frankenstein Had a Dirty Lens

Frankenstein Had a Dirty Lens

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein tells a story about a monster created out of scientific discovery, technological advancement, and greed. What most people take away from the text is that industrialization creates terror, and that romanticism, the rejection of advancement and industry, is a hero. However, this is a very broad version...

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“Rooted and Grounded in Love” (Ephesians 3:17)

“Rooted and Grounded in Love” (Ephesians 3:17)

Melissa Tsongranis, Associate Director of the Greek Archdiocese Center for Family Care, is with us this week to talk about spiritual development in infants and toddlers. Parents, Grandparents, Godparents, and even those hoping to have children one day are encouraged to join us in this conversation about how the first...

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“Heroism and Great Things”

“Heroism and Great Things”

It’s an honor to have Mark DeVries on the show today. Mark is the founder and president of MINISTRY ARCHITECTS, a hands-on coaching service that has become the nation’s leading provider of youth ministry, children’s ministry, and small church consulting. Mark is the author of numerous books on youth ministry,...

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