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Kill Your Expectations. Crucify Your Wants

The scene is that Peter just declared that Jesus is the Messiah. Jesus tells him not to tell anyone that. Jesus then immediately begins to teach that he is going to die. Peter gets upset and chastises Jesus for saying that he would die. Jesus then rebukes Peter and says that he is behaving like an enemy and is out of line. And to put the exclamation point on the sentence, he then says the words above.

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Working Toward A Theology of Suffering

I have always been attracted to the idea of Jesus Christ being God’s compassion since compassion means “to suffer with.” Jesus Christ is God in the flesh, and God suffering with us in sharing the human condition.  But the downside of that, at least if it is left at that, is that the “Compassion” is […]

Christian Commandments Based on Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount

The application of the teachings of Jesus from the Sermon on the Mount, found in Matthew’s Gospel, chapters 5-7.

What Do Old Catholics Believe (Part 5) Conclusion

Concluding comments

What Do Old Catholics Believe (Part 4)

We believe that celibacy for those in Holy Orders is a personal decision and voluntary, not required. We believe that the practice of confession of sins before the congregation or a Priest is a Sacrament that has been passed down to us by the Catholic Church, but it is not required. We believe that the […]

What Do Old Catholics Believe (Part 3)

We believe that the Bible is the primary source for our faith, but we also accept the Holy Tradition as passed down by the Apostles through teaching, documents of the early Church, and Ecumenical Councils. We believe in and maintain Apostolic Succession. We Believe that the guidance of the Early Church Fathers as part of […]

What Do Old Catholics Believe (Part 2)

We believe baptism washes away original sin. We believe in the resurrection of the dead. We believe in the three historic creeds: Nicene, Apostles, and Athanasian. We believe that the Catholic faith was established by Ecumenical Councils guided by the Holy Spirit. We believe that there were seven Ecumenical Councils of the whole church: The […]