What If the World Really Ended on September 28?

If you're watching the news, you may be looking forward to a total lunar eclipse on Sunday evening, September 27. The first moon of Autumn is called a Harvest Moon--but this year, because the moon's orbit brings it closer to Earth than usual, it's called a "super moon." What that means--what I got to see, to my delight, at about 6:30 this morning!--is that it appears 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than normal.WXYZ-TV in Detroit gives this information about when to see the … [Read more...]

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WILL THE WORLD END ON SEPTEMBER 28? The Blood Moon, the Stock Market and the “Rapture”

"The sky is falling!" cried Henny Penny in Grimm's Fairy Tales after an acorn landed on his head.This week in Utah, some stores are having trouble keeping their shelves stocked with emergency supplies. That's because some conservatives have drunk the apocalyptic Kool-aid. They've listened to End-Times prophets who claim that the "Blood Moon"--the lunar eclipse--will mark the beginning of the end of life on our planet.Writing about it in the National Catholic Register, I explain what's be … [Read more...]

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Martin Luther and the “Epistle of Straw”

What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister has nothing to wear and has no food for the day, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, keep warm, and eat well, ” but you do not give them the necessities of the body, what good is it? So also faith of itself, if it does not have works, is dead. Indeed someone might say, “You have faith and I have works.” Demonstrate your faith to me without works, … [Read more...]

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