In-Your-Face Christian Crusading: I Told You It Wouldn’t Work!

Battling billboards

Just a few days ago, I posted a story about Answers in Genesis founder Ken Ham's anti-atheism billboard in Times Square.Was this, I asked, the most effective way to reach out to unbelievers?Well, I guess it wasn't!  Now there's a full-fledged war between vociferous Christians and vociferous atheists.  The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) has rented space on the same billboard for their rebuttal.Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-founder of FFRF, says, "A fifth of the U.S. population i … [Read more...]

Proselytize NO, Evangelize YES, Said Pope Francis

Pope Francis - La Repubblica

Well now, didn’t the Internet explode this week, what with all that excitement regarding Pope Francis’ second interview with the atheist Eugenio Scalfari in La Repubblica?“Proselytism is solemn nonsense,” he said.  “It makes no sense.”To which faithful Catholics responded, “WHAT?!!”  What about the resurrected Jesus’ instruction to the apostles in Matthew 28?  You know, when He told His followers to “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father … [Read more...]

ST. LUKE: Evangelist, Artist, Physician…

Black Madonna

He’s a true “Renaissance Man.”  Well, not really, since he lived before the Renaissance even occurred—but St. Luke, whose feast we celebrate on October 18, was certainly a man of many talents.  Luke has been called the patron of artists, physicians, surgeons, students and butchers.Most importantly, Luke was an evangelist—one of the four writers of the Gospels, a historian who gave us, for example, the infancy narrative, sharing the story of Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem and his early childhood … [Read more...]