Category: Bible & Theology

Wittenberg Reminiscences

Reading Time: 6 minutes During my tenure as a teacher in Virginia, I had the privilege of chaperoning our school’s senior trip Europe. The trip was based on Dr. Schaeffer’s How Should We Then Live?, a staple many of […]

Hope Beyond 2020

Reading Time: 4 minutes 2020 has been a year that has shattered all expectations and shown that our modern world, for all of its technological and scientific advances, remains ever dependent on the life-sustaining work of Christ in His […]

Ireland’s Own: Fr. Michael Browne, Master General, O.P.

Reading Time: 2 minutes The second small window in the Marble Chapel inscribes Father Michael Browne, the 81st Master General of the Order of Preachers. I suspect his inclusion in the Marble Chapel was not part of the original […]

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.

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.

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 […]