Sunday, October 31, 2010

Resource Highlight - EWTN


EWTN is an American cable television channel that can be seen around the globe. Check your local cable listings to see if it is offered in your area.

The EWTN website offers an incredible amount of free resrouces from writings to audio and video. Take some time to learn the layout of the website and don't forget to check out the audio/document archive.

EWTN Website


EWTN also has a YouTube channel. They upload a large protion of their programming to the channel.

EWTN YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/user/EWTN

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Resource Highlight - The Writings of Steve Ray


Steve Ray has a nice collection of free writings on his website covering a wide range of topics. He has also written a couple of excellent books: Crossing the Tiber & Upon this Rock. 

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Resource Highlight - The Church Fathers


http://www.churchfathers.org
From the website:

Who?

The Apostolic Church Fathers were contemporaries of the apostles and were probably taught by them, carrying on the tradition and teaching of the apostles themselves as their direct successors. Examples of Apostolic Fathers would be Clement and Polycarp.

As the most respected pastors and theologians of their day, the opinion of the Fathers set the standard for what is considered biblical Christian teaching.


Why?

While many people debate theology, few take the time to see what the early Church has said on different theological topics. While the Church Fathers were not infallible, their widespread consensus on issues should give weight to the theological positions they advanced.

Despite the fact that their writings are all available for free online, many people have not taken the time to educate themselves on what the Church Fathers have taught. This website is meant to serve as a tool to help people do just that.





I believe this website is maintained by the folks at Called to Communion.

ChurchFathers.org Quote of the Week

Clement of Alexandria

Bishop, Priest, Deacon

"A multitude of other pieces of advice to particular persons is written in the holy books: some for presbyters, some for bishops and deacons; and others for widows, of whom we shall have opportunity to speak elsewhere" (The Instructor of Children 3:12:97:2 [A.D. 191]). "Even here in the Church the gradations of bishops, presbyters, and deacons happen to be imitations, in my opinion, of the angelic glory and of that arrangement which, the scriptures say, awaits those who have followed in the footsteps of the apostles and who have lived in complete righteousness according to the gospel" (Miscellanies 6:13:107:2 [A.D. 208]).

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Resource Highlight - Called to Communion













This is an incredible resource that asks and answers very difficult questions. Not only are the articles extremely well written and thoroughly researched, but the discussion in the comment boxes provides a wealth of information.


From the website:


" We are Catholics, but none of us was born or raised in the Catholic Church. We arrived in the Catholic Church in diverse ways but through a similar path involving spiritual formation within the Reformed tradition of confessional Protestantism. We are grateful for all that we learned about the Christian faith in the Reformed tradition. We are also grateful for the piety that we found within the Reformed congregations to which we belonged, and for the love for truth that is a significant aspect of the Reformed tradition. We do not view ourselves as having left our Reformed faith behind, but rather as having found its fullness in the Catholic Church. "