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Augustine and Preaching Piety

Marc Brown: Augustine’s Bible was a Latin translation. In Augustine’s time, there were several old Latin translations, commonly referred to as Vetus Latina.[1] When compared to the polished prose of w...

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How the Early Fathers Teach us to Read Scripture

D.H. Williams:

Ancient-Future Faith Network member and distinguished professor D.H. Williams  recently gave an address at Wheaton College. Dan is professor of patristics and historical theology in ...

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The Christian Tradition of Suffering: An Exhortation to Contemporary Protestantism

D.H. Williams:

One cannot read the New Testament and a great many patristic texts and not discover that a common denominator to all who followed Christ was the experience of suffering; whether in t...

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The Concretization of Spiritual Ideals

D.H. Williams:

The following is an address that Dr. Williams gave to the June, 2016, conference sponsored by the Robert E. Webber Center for an Ancient-Evangelical Future at the Trinity School of M...

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Don’t Just Tell Me What You Believe: Lex Orandi-Lex Credendi and its Implications for Evangelical Worship

Marc Brown:

Every week I plan worship for my church’s worship services. Our church has four of them; one is traditional, led by choir and orchestra and the other three are modern, led by band and v...

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Benedictine Stability: When the Going Gets Tough, Stay!

Stace Tafoya:

There has been growing interest in the last few years in St. Benedict.  Benedict was born about 480, at Nursia in central Italy, and was educated at Rome. The style of life he found t...

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Praying the Rule

 

Don Richmond:

St. Benedict

Introduction

The Rule of Saint Benedict (RB) is as relevant today as it was in the chaos of 6th century post-Roman “civilization.” It speaks efficiently and effec...

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Chapter 49: The Observance of Lent

Donald Richmond:

A Monk’s life should at all times resemble a continual Lent, but few have such virtue.
     - The Rule of Saint Benedict (Saint Benedict Press)

“Is it Lent, again?” whines a ra...

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THE ASCENDING ACTIONS: Humility in the Rule of Benedict 7

Donald Richmond:

“For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to rev...

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Holiness: A Benedictine Approach

Donald P. Richmond:

Every Christian is called to holy living. This is not a personal option, it is an inspired expectation. The Holy Spirit desires a holy people. The Paraclete requires perfection, C...

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