New Testament holiness reaches to the heart. While the Old Testament does emphasize internal transformation, this is a distinguishing mark of the New Covenant.
Author Archives: Dr. Andrew Swafford
For Lewis, humility is not a matter of thinking less of ourselves—but less about ourselves, forgetting ourselves and turning outward in love.
St. Stephen, deacon and first martyr of the Church, died at the hands of Saul somewhere in the mid-30s AD (see Acts 7:58).
The first thing to note about the “Hail Mary” is that it comes right out of Scripture.
While many in contemporary culture see faith as simply a blind emotional impulse, In his theological classic Mere Christianity C. S. Lewis describes it as a rational virtue.
There are a series of parallels between the Angel Gabriel’s visit to Zechariah and his visit to Mary, all of which allude to an important aspect of faith.
“Only the person can feel shame because only the person by his nature may not be an object of use.”