Reading the Letters of the Apostle Peter

These two letters express the mind and heart of the first century Church

and thus are formative for the faith.

Four Classes: September 24th, October 2nd, October 9th, October 16th, 7 p.m.

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Dr. James Patrick is a theologian, teacher, and sometime apologist. He received his doctorate in theology from Trinity College in Toronto and taught and served in administrative positions at the University of Tennessee and the University of Dallas before founding in 1981 the College of Saint Thomas More in Fort Worth, Texas. His writings include Architecture in Tennessee: 1768–1897, The Magdalen Metaphysicals: Idealism and Orthodoxy at Oxford, 1900–1945, The Beginning of Collegiate Education west of the Appalachians, and Andrew of Bethsaida and the Johannine Circle. His recent book is “The Making of the Christian Mind: The Adventure of the Paraclete,” available through Amazon.

2022 Lewis Tolkien Dinner

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Doing Nothing

Jesus said to the Pharisees:
"There was a rich man who dressed in purple garments and fine linen
and dined sumptuously each day.
And lying at his door was a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores. . . .
When the poor man ...
/ Dr. Patrick, Thoughts on Gospel

Rulers and Governors

First of all, I ask that supplications, prayers,
petitions, and thanksgivings be offered for everyone,
for kings and for all in authority,
that we may lead a quiet and tranquil life
in all devotion and dignity.
This is good and pleasing to God our savior,
who ...
/ Dr. Patrick, Thoughts on Gospel


  Be sure of this;
if the master of the house had known the hour
when the thief was coming,
he would not have let his house be broken into.
You also must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect,
the Son ...
/ Dr. Patrick, Thoughts on Gospel

Witness We Must

The high priest questioned them,
“We gave you strict orders, did we not,
to stop teaching in that name?
Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching
and want to bring this man’s blood upon us.”
But Peter and the apostles said in reply,
“We must ...

Set My People Free

Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you.
As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”
And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them,
“Receive the Holy Spirit.
Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them,
and ...

Now Judge Eternal

This man God raised on the third day and granted that He be made manifest,
not to all the people, but to us
the witness chosen by God in advance,
who ate and drank with Him after He rose from the dead.
He ...
/ Dr. Patrick, Thoughts on Gospel