Robin Goodfellow and the Hammer of Wayland

“What is it?!” barked Alfric.
“Robin Goodfellow is here to see you, my Lord,” said the herald
“What does that wretched hobgoblin want?!”
“Y-you summoned him, my Lord,” said the herald.
“Fine! Send him in!”

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Rogation Days

We are currently in the time of the Traditional Calendar known as Rogation days. “Excuse me, what?” some of you are probably saying. Well, I’ll tell you… On Rogation days, we are to ask God’s mercy and blessing upon us and the fields and fruits of the earth.

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Matter Matters

Gnosticism is probably the oldest heresy…. Gnostics claim that physical matter is evil and spirit is good. The Gnostics taught that this is not our “real life”, that this physical world is inconsequential. Therefore, Jesus could not have risen bodily from the grave, because matter is evil.

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The Example of Patrick

Today is the day that many of us remember the life and ministry of St. Patrick. St. Patrick was a fifth century Bishop, who is known as the Enlightener of Ireland. As a young man, he didn’t care about God at all. He and several others were kidnapped by Irish pirates and taken to Ireland as slaves. While there, his heart was turned to God in repentance.

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The Devil and the Diabolical Part 2: Satan, the Tempter

Last time, I discussed in brief what little we know about the Devil and his demons. I want to elaborate a bit further on the topic because I think it’s important that we understand it well. I don’t claim to be a Bible scholar by any stretch; these are simply my thoughts based on what I’ve read from people who are much more educated than I.

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The Devil and the Diabolical Part One: A Hierarchy of Hell

I want to talk about the Devil. I know, dark subject, but it’s important that we understand who and what the Devil is and what he does. We should be very cautious when we talk about the Devil because we can fall into a morbid fascination with all things Devilish.

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It’s All Greek to Me

What scriptures belong in the Bible? Why is the Protestant canon smaller than the Catholic canon? This article is an attempt to answer, or at least discuss these questions.

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I Saw Santa Punching Arius

Santa Claus, good old Saint Nick, the bringer of yuletide joy throughout Europe and North America. The historical figure behind Santa is the Christian saint and bishop, Nicholas of Myra. He was born sometime in the 4th century in Patara, modern-day Turkey.

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