Establishing Christianity

I was looking at the Codex Theodosianus today, and was struck by a noticeable missing feature.  While Constantine legalized Christianity, causing a cessation of the persecutions most recently instituted by Diocletian, it wasn’t until the Spaniard emperor Theodosius that Christianity finally became the established religion of the Roman Empire.  Theodosius issued a series of edicts…

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A Refutation of Sola Scriptura in Matthew 4

So I was running tonight.  It’s finally cooling down here in Illinois and I’ve been emphatically not-exercising for the last 3 or 4 weeks due to the birth of our fourth child.  The combination of bad food and lack of exercise have contributed to a bit of a settling around the middle, and I finally…

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Slowly returning to life

Did you know that having a newborn fourth child completely destroys your will to function?  Turns out it’s true.  I’m afraid that exhaustion is a cure to the ambitious plans I had.  Most nights I’m just curling up with a good book and letting the too-tired-to-function fairies take me off to slumberville.  Don’t judge me…

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