In honor of the 4th of July, I want to discuss American Independence and what we can learn about patriotism from our founding.
In this episode, I explore how we live a life of love and service in our world of distractions, without compromising our faith.
Today, we don't know how to tolerate injustice. By learning from the Martyrdom of Polycarp of Smyrna, I think we can discover how.
I recent finished Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton, and it was a truly delightful book. Although it might have helped reading it with a scotch and cigar. All joking aside, it was an interesting look at new arguments for Christianity that really spoke to me. As someone who fell away from the faith and returned due... Continue Reading →
I know the abuse scandal was a huge obstacle in my faith. I felt as though I couldn't trust the Church or the pastors who were supposed to shepherd me. It was a betrayal. Letter to a Suffering Church is a great, short book that can be very comforting to anyone who's angry about this.
Lewis' Screwtape Letters is a great read for people of all ages, at least from middle school on. It is the tale of two demons, an older and a younger trying to tempt a man to bring him to Hell. And, the older demon is advising his nephew on how to do this successfully. You'll see all the subtle ways that demons can tempt you and pull your attention away from where it should be.
Enjoying the series so far? This third part talks about the root of the idea of the Mean from philosophy. If you want to see how a proper mode of acting can be reasoned to, tune in.
Learn what Jesus meant when He claimed to be, "The Way, the Truth, and the Life." Understand the importance of these profound words Christ spoke.
Learn how the left has built walls throughout the Progressive Era and how to topple them by standing on principle. Last, learn how to build a new solution on their ruins.
Love: The Tangent To The Divine This post explains that love is from the divine and that to love is to come into contact with the divine. Curious? See what I mean. Read More Here-->
This idea isn't new to Pope John Paul II, rather it even appears in Aristotle's Politics. The idea is that the individual must govern oneself, and become an adult who can govern a household, or family. That is how societies are built, from the bottom up, not the top down.
The Analects and the Doctrine of the Mean show the level of Confucius' wisdom. The fact that his teachings were the pillars of Chinese civilization for thousands of years shows how timeless his work is. In fact, there are still plenty of lessons we can learn from him today. Discover the lessons of Confucius with me and watch the video! Then, read his books and tell me what you think
In light of Billy Graham's recent passing, here is one of his quotes! It gives insight into the nature of giving and receiving, and my thoughts on both.
We all can fall to temptation, normally without even realizing it. The Screwtape Letters are a riveting series of story-like letters that show how people can be tempted to turn away from God. Whether or not you believe in God, this story can teach you how to beware the parts of human nature that steer you away from your purpose and towards self-destruction. So watch this video and go read the book. Then, tell me what you think!