Possessing wealth, lacking power

"Then Peter said, Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk." ¬†Acts 3:6 F. F. Bruce:¬† "According to Cornelius a Lapide, Thomas Aquinas once called on Pope Innocent II when the latter was counting out a large sum of... Continue Reading →

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the glory that shall rise out of patient and triumphant suffering

From The Story of the Other Wise Man, by Henry Van Dyke: "'And remember, my son,' said he, fixing his deep-set eyes upon the face of Artaban, 'the King whom you are seeking is not to be found in a palace, nor among the rich and powerful. If the light of the world and the... Continue Reading →

The spiritual origin of worldly action

Rodney Stark, in his book Cities of God: the Christianization of the [Roman] empire was not the result of 'reactions to public calamity,' but to religious influences per se. That is, religion did not merely offer psychological antidotes for the misery of life; it actually made life less miserable! ...The truly revolutionary aspect of Christianity... Continue Reading →

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