Most Reverend Emmanuel Suarez, Master General O.P.

Reading Time: 4 minutes As we continue our exploration of the “stained glass witnesses” in the Marble Chapel here at Emmaus, we come next to two small windows with names and a few symbols but no pictures. The first […]

Well Might the Sun in Darkness Hide

Reading Time: 4 minutes What is striking about Matthew’s account of crucifixion is the number of supernatural events that accompany the final three hours and the death of Jesus (Matt. 27:45-54). The sky turned dark at midday. The curtain in the temple was ripped in two. There was an earthquake. Tombs were opened and some of the dead came to life. This is what happened when the Sinless One was made sin; when the Lord of Glory was crucified; when the Author of Life died. The created order was testifying that something of unparalleled magnitude was taking place to the Creator himself. Let’s reflect on the first of these events.

The Triumphs of the Crucified Messiah

Reading Time: 5 minutes Christians linger often and long at the cross. But we should also gaze at the empty tomb and our hearts be lifted in amazement at the power of God at work on our behalf.

Observe the Clouds

Reading Time: 5 minutes After a while of staring into the heavens, it hits you… He created it all – the sun, the moon, the stars. He is higher than we are. He is greater than we are. In Him all things consist and are held together. The cosmos was created by an almighty God, a personal God, who controls all things—and that God wants to have a relationship with his creation.

Easter Cannot Be Cancelled

Reading Time: 3 minutes We live in confusing and uncertain times. Lately it seems every day we open our newsfeed or email to read about another closure, canceled appointment or postponed event. However, each one of us has an […]

Calming the Winds of Chaos and Crisis

Reading Time: 5 minutes Jesus calms our fears and speaks peace into our hearts, even (especially) in times of crisis.

St. John of Cologne

Reading Time: 4 minutes As you enter the Marble Chapel (from the main rear entrance) and look up to the left, the first person you see is St. John of Cologne.  Not much is known about him, from what […]

Stained Glass Witnesses

Reading Time: 6 minutes The Marble Chapel here at Emmaus Bible College is an impressive room to be in: architecturally our eyes are drawn up to the cross and further up to Heaven, reminiscent of a medieval cathedral in […]

Health, Suffering, and Death

Reading Time: 2 minutes Adapted from an article Dr. Daniel Smith wrote for Journey Magazine in Spring 2014. Dr. Smith went home to be with the Lord on February 19th of 2020. Read about his life and legacy here: https://www.emmaus.edu/blog-standard/emmaus-mourns-the-loss-beloved-chancellor-and-former-president-dr-daniel-h-smith

Loving Your Neighbor

Reading Time: 3 minutes When I first met the woman who would later become my wife, her desire was to go to China as a missionary. Who would have thought that the Lord would bring China right here to […]

While Walking With Jesus

Reading Time: 4 minutes While walking with Jesus, I have been hurt, attacked, confused, and broken, but never by Him. The walk has been far from easy, but Jesus has been constantly gentle as He leads me along. We […]

America Was Founded as a ________ Nation

Reading Time: 2 minutes From the Pilgrims … “America was founded as a Christian nation.” “America was founded on the principle of religious freedom.” “The founding fathers were evangelical Christians.” “The founding fathers were deists.” These are just some […]

A Prayer for the New Year

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lord God, Father of new beginnings, fresh starts, and recommitments, we bow in your presence to dedicate the coming year to you. We confess your sovereign orchestration of our lives down to the most intricate […]

’Tis The Season To Be Vulnerable

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Scriptures present the miracle of Emmanuel, God with us, from a multitude of viewpoints and perspectives.  Each viewpoint or perspective usually had some corresponding responses, some good and some not so good.  Come and […]

The Flight of Death’s Dark Shadows

Reading Time: 4 minutes John 1:4 – “In Him was life, and the life was the light of men” (ESV). “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” is one of my favorite Christmas carols/advent hymns, and, like most people of my […]

God Speaks to Darkness

Reading Time: 3 minutes Joel Carter Some have said that John 1:1-18 is the best literary prologue of all time. It’s an easy claim to back up. These verses beautifully present images and themes that would pique the curiosity […]

Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus

Reading Time: 4 minutes It doesn’t take a lot of insight to notice that there is something terribly wrong with our world. Scrolling through Facebook, Twitter, or the news only makes this reality even more blatant. Ignominious acts are […]

Shepherds

Reading Time: 3 minutes Something that I have wondered about the Christmas story is this: Why were the shepherds the first to hear about Jesus? When I was younger, I always felt like the shepherds were the smallest, forgotten […]

Longing for the Messiah – Simeon of Luke 2

Reading Time: 4 minutes The words of Simeon have become part of the Latin liturgy, called the Nunc Dimittis for Simeon’s first words in the Latin  Vulgate: Nunc dimittis servum tuum, – Now let Your servant … Luke provides […]

Quick 6 Board Games for Last-Minute Christmas Shopping, 2019 Edition

Reading Time: 5 minutes Recently, we talked about two fairly recent Reformation-themed board games, inspired in part because many of you seem to still be living in the First Golden Age of Boardgaming.  While that is fine in its […]

Christmas – It’s All in the Hands

Reading Time: 4 minutes Steve Seeman Is Christmas a matter of the heart?  The mind?  The soul?  The spirit?  Yes to all! I would suggest that Christmas is also very much a matter of the hands… The prophets’ hands […]

The Calling to Care: Remembering Those Who Led You

Reading Time: 5 minutes John Walker The author of Hebrews wrote, “Remember those who led you, who spoke the word of God to you; and considering the result of their conduct, imitate their faith” (NASB, 13:7). The author of Hebrews is exhorting […]

Music for Personal Devotion and Prayer

Reading Time: 6 minutes For the common things of every day, God gave men words in the ordinary way.For the deeper things men think and feel, God gave poets words to reveal.But for the heights and depths no words […]

Playing at Reforming

Reading Time: 5 minutes In the midst of the Modern Golden Age of Boardgaming, as we now find ourselves, an interesting but quite disparate pair of board games have come out fairly recently, offering up the opportunity to learn […]

My View of God

Reading Time: 3 minutes This article by Mr. Glock was originally published in the Spring 2014 issue of Journey Magazine.

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Why “The Things Concerning Himself” is Still Our Motto, Pt. 2

Reading Time: 5 minutes Editor’s note: The following article was originally delivered as a Discover Emmaus chapel message on the campus of Emmaus Bible College. The sermonic tone and style are here intentionally retained. Significantly, out of these insults […]

Why “The Things Concerning Himself” is Still Our Motto, pt. 1

Reading Time: 5 minutes Editor’s note: The following article was originally delivered as a Discover Emmaus chapel message on the campus of Emmaus Bible College. The sermonic tone and style are here intentionally retained. On the front wall of […]

Marriage and Family

Reading Time: 4 minutes Ed. Note: This article was originally published in the Spring 2014 issue of Journey Magazine, reprinted here with permission by the author.

Is There Such a Thing as “Christian Archaeology”?

Reading Time: 5 minutes This past summer I had the pleasure and privilege of participating in the excavations conducted by the Associates for Biblical Research at ancient Shiloh in central Israel under the supervision of Dr. Scott Stripling. For […]

Cages

Reading Time: 5 minutes Which is worse: the cages society puts us in or the cages we put ourselves in?

St. Hyacinth

Reading Time: 4 minutes Welcome to the third entry in our series on the Marble Chapel Saints. As you first enter through the main doors and look to your right, you see St. Hyacinth.