Thoughts on the Gospel for the Third Sunday in Easter

Eternal Wounds

Thoughts on the Gospel
for
the Third Sunday In Easter But if anyone does sin,
we have an Advocate with the Father,
Jesus Christ the righteous one.
He is expiation for our sins,
and not for our sins only
but for those of the whole world.
I John 2:1 Christians know that Jesus is the Lamb sacrificed, the one full perfect sacrifice offered by the Son of God Incarnate in order to purchase forgiveness of our sins and to send the Holy Spirit of God into the world, creating the kingdom of the new heart. The text superscript, which assumes that we may sin, tells us that His work of expiation for our sins continues throughout time. Here is a great ...
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Tom Wolfe and the Kingdom of Speech

The Kingdom of Speech:  Tom Wolfe / Little, Brown Pub. / 200 pages A complicated and brilliant book.  Perhaps the impetus for writing it came from the awareness that science, while in the 150 years that separates us from Darwin, ...
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/ Dr. Patrick, Text&Talk

What is the Immaculate Conception?

But Mary said to the angel,
“How can this be,
since I have no relations with a man?”
And the angel said to her in reply,
“The Holy Spirit will come upon you,
and the power of the Most High will overshadow you.
Therefore the child ...
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/ Dr. Patrick, Thoughts on Gospel

Was Tertullian Right?

Presented at The Lewis Tolkien Society's weekly Text & Talk meeting on Zoom, 05 December 2020. The second decade of the second Christian century saw the Church go through a crisis during which that which before was unresolved was clarified ...
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/ Dr. Patrick, Text&Talk
Lucan van Doetechum (1559-1593)

The Third Servant’s Story

Then the one who had received the one talent came forward and said
“Master, I knew you were a demanding person;

harvesting where you did not plant
and gathering where you did not scatter;
so out of fear I went off and buried your ...
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/ Dr. Patrick, Thoughts on Gospel

Are you Ready?

The bridegroom came
and those who were ready went into the wedding feast with him.
Then the door was locked.
Afterwards the other virgins came and said,
‘Lord, Lord, open the door for us!’
But He said in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, I ...
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/ Dr. Patrick, Thoughts on Gospel

The 39th Annual Lewis Tolkien Lecture – ONLINE ONLY

A Note From Dr James Patrick Dear Friend of the Lewis-Tolkien Society,
THIS IS AN ONLINE ONLY EVENT. Due to covid complications the 39th Lewis Lecture will be delivered by Dr. Holly Ordway by Zoom at 7:30  on the evening ...
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/ Dr. Patrick, Events

Called, Chosen

Called, Chosen Some ignored the invitation and went away,
one to his farm, another to his business.
The rest laid hold of his servants,
mistreated them, and killed them.
The king was enraged and sent his troops,
destroyed ...
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/ Dr. Patrick, Thoughts on Gospel

Never too Late

“These last ones worked only one hour,
and you have made them equal to us,
who bore the day’s burden and the heat.’
He said to one of them in reply,
‘My friend, I am not cheating you.
Did you not agree with me ...
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/ Dr. Patrick, Thoughts on Gospel