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Let My Prayer Arise

Let My Prayer Arise
Psalm 37

Episode date: December 17, 2010
Transcript published: February 06, 2014

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O Lord, rebuke me not in Thine anger, nor chasten me in Thy wrath.
For Thine arrows are fastened in me, and Thou hast laid Thy hand heavily upon me.
There is no healing in my flesh in the face of Thy wrath; and there is no peace in my bones in the face of my sins.
For mine iniquities are risen higher than my head; as a heavy burden have they pressed heavily upon me.
My bruises are become noisome and corrupt in the face of my folly.
I have been wretched and utterly bowed down until the end; all the day long I went with downcast face.
For my loins are filled with mockings, and there is no healing…

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Paradise and Utopia

Paradise and Utopia
Frankish Christendom and the Estrangement of East and West II

Episode date: January 24, 2014
Transcript published: February 05, 2014

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Welcome back. In the first segment of this episode, I introduced the Franks and the role they played in the transformation of Western Christendom during the eighth and ninth centuries. I discussed especially the role of Emperor Charlemagne, crowned by Pope Leo III famously on Christmas Day in the year 800 at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, and how Charlemagne sought to create a Christian society rivaling even that of Byzantium. As a matter of fact, Charlemagne, who had conquered large territories of pagan Germans in Saxony and other parts of western Europe, now saw himself as the legitimate successor to Roman emperors not only in the West…

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Let My Prayer Arise

Let My Prayer Arise
Psalms of Ascent - Psalm 130 (131)

Episode date: December 22, 2012
Transcript published: February 04, 2014

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O Lord, my heart is not exalted, nor are mine eyes become lofty. Nor have I walked in things too great or too marvelous for me. If I were not humble-minded but exalted my soul, as one weaned from his mother, so wouldst Thou requite my soul. Let Israel hope in the Lord, from henceforth and for evermore.

Psalm 130 is one of the shortest psalms to pray and one of the longest psalms to learn. The second psalm of this last group breaths the arrival spirit. This journey that we have been on throughout the Psalms of Ascent is beginning to become a reality. The upward call and its destination is clearer and nearer than…

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iSermon

iSermon
Secularism

Episode date: January 26, 2014
Transcript published: January 31, 2014

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In the story of Zacchaeus today, we’ve heard it many times, or many of us should have heard it many times, of Zacchaeus, a very short man who was an arch tax collector and, as we all know and we’ve said it so many times, arch tax collectors were not exactly the most popular people at the time of Christ.

Why? Because they were Jews who were kind of betraying their fellow Jews by working with the Romans in order to help the Romans collect the taxes from their own people. And this was considered a great sin amongst the Jewish people because they were oppressed by the Romans, they didn’t want them there, they wanted to…

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Pilgrims from Paradise

Pilgrims from Paradise
Virtual Righteousness - Part 2

Episode date: May 10, 2007
Transcript published: January 27, 2014

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Last time we were together, we were looking at how the relationship of perfect oneness with Christ and incomprehensible intimacy of being comes about, in contrast with the Western Christian view of imputed righteousness. We saw that the model for our relationship with Christ is the union that exists between God the Father and God the Son.

We had asked: How does their relationship of perfect oneness come to be? Does it happen like the Western version of salvation, that is, do you suppose that the Father just declares himself to be one with the Son without actually being one with the Son? Are they just sort of theoretically one,…

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