Home

Welcome

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.

Unknown


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.

Jacob and Hayley

Learn Together

Check out the latest reflections and content

Latest Blog Posts

  • Hilary of Poitiers: Commentary on Psalm 53

    Translation of Hilary of Poitiers’s Commentary on Psalm 53 (LXX 52) In the end; according to Maeleth; understandings to David. The fool said in his heart: There is no God and the rest. The present psalm is almost harmonious with the thirtieth psalm, but it does have in this a little understanding, not a likenessContinue reading “Hilary of Poitiers: Commentary on Psalm 53”

  • Ammonius of Alexandria on the Psalms

    Ammonius of Alexandria Commentaries on the Old and New Testament which Remain Relatively little is known about Ammonius of Alexandria (5th-6th century CE) apart from his service as presbyter in the Alexandrian and church and his brief literary fragments. This being the case, he has often been confused with an earlier Ammonius from Alexandria, theContinue reading “Ammonius of Alexandria on the Psalms”

  • Paul and Justin: Conclusions and Bibliography

    This post marks the end of our series on Paul and Pneuma, Justin and Judaism. In this series I have argued that the reception of Paul’s letters in Justin’s Dialogue with Trypho demonstrates a transformation of Pauline concepts. Although Paul and Justin shared certain foundations—such as the authority of the scriptures of Judaism and ancestryContinue reading “Paul and Justin: Conclusions and Bibliography”

  • Paul and Justin on the Identity of Israel

    This post is part of an ongoing series on Paul and Pneuma, Justin and Judaism. As noted previously, in Paul’s day the conflagration centered on whether or not the Gentiles could be brought into the people of God.[1] For Paul, belonging to Christ did not negate the importance of proper genealogy; on the contrary, genealogicalContinue reading “Paul and Justin on the Identity of Israel”