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Ave, ave verum corpus
Natum de Maria virgine
Vere pasum inmolatum
In cruce pro homine
Cujus latus perforatum
Un da fluxit et sanguine
Esto nobis prae gustatum
In mortis examine

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Come, Holy Spirit.

“What a joy to discover that though we deserve to be rejected by God, we have been chosen to belong to Him and to be part of His redemptive plan in the universe.”

Nancy Leigh DeMoss

HT: Titus2Talk

Interesting, thought provoking post at Blog and Mablog.

A sparce blogging time is great for sharing links. This one is controversial – it has to do with the creation/evolution debate. The Watchmaker

I’d give a hat tip, but I’m not sure the guy who owns the blog where I got this wants public traffic. If I find out he doesn’t mind, I’ll put up the tip.

For anyone who hasn’t heard, there was a very old church discovered some time back in the West Bank at Tel Shiloh. Here are a bunch of good pictures of what has been uncovered so far – mostly mosaics. I find this sort of thing immensely interesting.

HT: The Way of the Fathers

I found a post over at Touchstone Magazine’s blog, Mere Comments, this morning that I thought was very relevant to me and to many I know. In A Little Leaven, M. Hutchins talks about what happens in the hearts of people who find they have been taught lies. I was particularly struck by this quote:

“If the faithful have in fact been lied to about one thing, how can they be confident that the whole mass of Christian teaching received from their teachers wasn’t a fabrication of clericalism and prudential mendacity?”

Ultimately, it doesn’t matter if the teachers believed the lies they taught or not. Lies are lies, whether the liar believes them or not. But on the whole, it is more dangerous to withold truth purposely than to teach an honest mistake. How does the student feel, when pressing his former teacher, to be told the truth was witheld because it is “dangerous”? If you want to ruin your credibility and influence, this is a really good way.

So many Christian parents deny various teachings of Christ or the apostles and then wonder why their children do the same thing. When children bear the fruit of unbelief, it is often (if not always) because the parents planted the seed of unbelief.

I’m linking to a set of blog posts by Douglas Wilson under the heading, Letter to Mr. Harris. Sam Harris wrote a book, Letter to a Christian Nation. Mr. Wilson has written a section by section response, which is quite good. I especially recommend this to anyone who has been confused by the debate between secularists and Christians, evolution and creation, etc. The oldest post is at the bottom.