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Jim Blackburn
One of the most misunderstood teachings of the Catholic Church is this one: "Outside the Church there is no salvation" (Extra ecclesiam nulla...
Jim Blackburn
Catholics recognize that Jesus founded only one Church. Vatican II’s document Lumen Gentium (Dogmatic Constitution on the Church) states, "This...
Jim Blackburn
Over nearly two thousand years, people within the Church’s hierarchy have sometimes failed to live up to the honorable reputations befitting...
Jim Blackburn
From the very beginning of the Protestant Reformation, Martin Luther rejected certain Church teachings. These did not fit his personal theology...
Jim Blackburn
Prior to Jesus’ coming, the Jewish people expected an earthly king who would bring them freedom and prosperity. "When the people saw the sign...
Jim Blackburn
Concordia University recently hosted an Exodus International Freedom Conference. Exodus International’s Web site (www.exodusinternational.org)...
Jim Blackburn
In an all-too-common tragedy these days, a poorly catechized Catholic attends a worship service at a megachurch, mistakenly believing the...
Jim Blackburn
The Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance ask on their Web site (religioustolerance.org), "If we hold to Leviticus’ statements as being a...
Jim Blackburn
As a volunteer in my kids’ confirmation class, I was disappointed to discover recently that one of the class’s textbooks included in its...
Jim Blackburn
When I was in college, it was common for each professor to hand out a syllabus outlining and summarizing his course. I remember one syllabus in...