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.
How much do you know about the history of religious freedom? These cases are truly interesting, especially if you want to see where the "Wall of Separation" between church and state lies. Listen below to learn more.
In the last couple episodes, we discussed how you can come to know things about God, creation, and ethics, through human reasoning. Today, we conclude this series talking about what the incarnation reveals and how it fulfills us.
Welcome to Part 2 of my series on Jesus as the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Today we discuss how we can come to understand the world around us and to know truth in light of God's nature that we discussed last week.
There's no more Advent season anymore- just Christmas. As soon as Thanksgiving is over, it's the Christmas season, not Advent, that is all across America. In this podcast, we talk about "Why Christmas Shouldn't Replace Advent"
In this episode, I talk about faith and how it is not some giant leap that starts you on a journey, but a small step at the end of a journey of learning.
The institution of justice is discussed due to the issues with understanding the court system in America as well as where the idea of justice comes from
In a time when fear and hatred seem to rule, we must find ways to love and grow the seed of goodness in ourselves to effect change in our society. We must learn ourselves, and with love, combined with wisdom, act in the world in a way that is inarguably good. By doing so, we may not be accepted at first, but it is what is right, and with time, people will come to realize that.
The question of whether or not God is good came up recently in a debate on Twitter with Vin Armani and I, and it made me reevaluate my position on this. I was striving to reconcile the idea when a quote in Confessions by St. Augustine helped shed light on the idea. But then I would... Continue Reading →
Our country is divided on more than just splitting hairs, and the disruption of our first principles has been the work of political rhetoric. I see an awakening and I believe it will come from the spiritual side.
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.
The idea of the individual is unique, but how does it interact with hot-topic issues? Why is not only the idea of the individual important, but the person important?
Wise words from a wise man. I think the other problem with excuses is that they are often a lie told to oneself, which can have harmful effects should they come to believe their own lies. Lying to oneself distorts reality and hurts one's ability to act freely and within reality. To be honest with others is virtuous, but to be honest with oneself is truly righteous.