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Our gracious Creator has provided for us a Redeemer

By conveying the Bible to people . . . we certainly do them a most interesting act of kindness. We thereby enable them to learn that man was originally created and placed in a state of happiness, but, becoming disobedient, was subjected to the degradation and evils which he and his posterity have since experienced. […]

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5 films that will make 2014 ‘the year of the Bible’

The Bible narrative has always been one heck of a story. It reads like a mix of action thriller, period drama, romance novel, and the more apocalyptic parts, like pure fantasy. The gripping narrative sections of the text are part of the reason why the Bible is the bestselling book of all time. But in 2014, […]

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Abba Gelasius and the Bible Thief

It was said of Abba Gelasius that he had a leather Bible worth eighteen pieces of silver. In fact it contained the whole of the Old and New Testaments. He had put it in the church so that any of the brethren who wished, could read it. A strange brother came to see the old […]

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‘The Bible’ Beats Out ‘The Walking Dead’ in Season Finale

New ratings reports indicate that not only did the History Channel’s “The Bible” miniseries reach near-record breaking viewership in its final week, it also managed to edge out AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” a drama series about zombies that is considered to be the miniseries’ top competition ratings-wise. During the second half of the miniseries’ two-hour […]

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Scripture Should Lead to ‘Personal Encounter With the Lord of Life’

VATICAN CITY (EWTN News/CNA)—Pope Benedict XVI spoke today about Psalm 119 as a wonderful discourse on the breadth and depth of man’s relationship with God. The Psalmist’s song “voices the range of sentiments which fill the hearts of those who pray: praise, thanksgiving, trust, supplication and lament, all within the context of a heartfelt openness […]

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Saint John’s Bible Completed

The Washington Post acclaimed the completion of the Saint John’s Bible with Hallelujah! in a headline. Abbot John Klassen OSB and Father Bob Koopmann OSB happily announced the completion of The Saint John’s Bible at a press conference at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) on Thursday, September 15. The Bible is a monumental work: […]

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Search the Scriptures

Search the Scriptures. For you are not mistaken in thinking that you find life in them, you who seek nothing else in them but Christ, to whom the Scriptures bear witness. Blessed indeed are they who search his testimonies, seek them out with all their heart. Your testimonies are wonderful, Lord, therefore my soul has […]

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Psalms

Psalms is not really a book.  It is a collection of 150 songs, prayers, poems and hymns gathered over a very long period of time.  There are different types of psalms.  Some tell stories.  Some are songs of praise.   Some are prayers of repentence.  Each psalm has its own unique character but they are all […]

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Search the Scriptures

Search the Scriptures. For you are not mistaken in thinking that you find life in them, you who seek nothing else in them but Christ, to whom the Scriptures bear witness. Blessed indeed are they who search his testimonies, seek them out with all their heart. Your testimonies are wonderful, Lord, therefore my soul has […]

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Unfrozen: Gospel Reaches the ‘End of the World’

YAMAL PENINSULA, Russia – Imagine living in a place where temperatures often plummet to minus 60 degrees and winter seems to last all year. In the northernmost parts of Siberia, Peter Khudi is braving the frigid temperatures to share the gospel with remote tribes. The Yamal Peninsula sits in the deep frozen Siberian Tundra above the […]

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