Category Archive: Christian History

Why Do My Catholic Friends Have Different Books in their Bible – The Apocrypha and the Canon
Posted February 24th, 2021 by Mike Hubbard

Recently had one of our church members ask me about the books that are included in the Bible.  The question was this, I just realized that I have a “Good News Translation with Deuterocanonicals” Bible. So it includes 1 and 2 Maccabees, Esther, Wisdom and more. I just listened to a catholic author reference 1 […]

The Incarnation & the Chalcedonian Definition
Posted December 15th, 2020 by Mike Hubbard

The sermon this past Sunday looked at the beautiful story of the virgin conception and birth of Jesus which points us to the great doctrine on the incarnation.  Central to our faith is the reality that God became a human, that divinity put on flesh and dwelt among us.  Central to our faith is the […]

The Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards
Posted January 5th, 2020 by Mike Hubbard

Making New Years resolutions is a habit for many.  January just feels like a natural time to get a fresh start.  Yet, most people will have failed by the time we flip the second page on the calendar.  Could it be possible that our failure to keep resolutions is actually because they aim too low.  […]

Nicene Creed – Christ is “God of God, Light of Light”
Posted October 21st, 2018 by Mike Hubbard

Referencing the Nicene Creed, adopted in 325 AD at the Council of Nicea.  The core issue at this early ecumenical church council was the nature of Christ as defined in the Scriptures, specifically, whether Jesus was eternally God or a created being by God.  We are thankful for Athanasius and others like him who stood […]

Thankful today for the legacy of Billy Graham
Posted February 21st, 2018 by Mike Hubbard

The year was 1999, and what was known at that time as the TWA Dome became the focal point of three significant happenings in St. Louis.  First, the Pope visited our region.  The second was the ascent of our NFL football team the St. Louis Rams toward the Superbowl.  But the third major event that […]