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pur·sue : to follow and try to catch someone or something for a long distance or time
ve·ri·tas (Latin) : truth

In essential things, unity; in non-essential things, liberty; in all things, charity.

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Let us accept truth, even when it surprises us and alters our views.

George Sand


Trust in YHWH with all your being and depend not on your own wisdom. In all your doings turn to Him and He will direct your goings.

Proverbs 3:5-6


What is knowledge, but the slow and gradual cure of our blindness?

A.G. Sertillanges, O.P.


The Church rarely prospers more than when its teachers are teachable.

Michael Bauman

Jacob J. Prahlow writes about theology, history, and culture for the Church in the world.

Jacob serves as lead pastor at Arise Church in Fenton, MO. He and his wife, Hayley, have two amazing kids, Bree and Judah. The Prahlows live in St. Louis with their collections of pets and books.

Jacob’s life, teaching, and writing center on Jesus of Nazareth, God’s Son who came to rescue, restore, and redeem creation.

He holds a MATS in Historical Theology from St. Louis University, a MA in Religion from Wake Forest University, a BA in Theology from Valparaiso University, and certificates from the Oxford Study Centre and Summit Semester Critical Thinking Program. Learn more about Jacob here.

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