Gospel Stories, Myths and Legends

jesus-paralytic

On the week before Christmas in 1941 my grandfather was walking with his two sons to market in downtown Pottstown, Pennsylvania. It had snowed the night before and the roads were too icy to drive. That’s why they were walking. As they crossed the river bridge a coal truck turned on to the bridge. The [Read More...]

Who is “Q”? The Mythical World of Bible Scholars

"Q" - The Mysterious Gospel Writer

Have you ever noticed that there is a breed of atheists who are also Bible scholars and then there are Bible scholars who seem to be atheists? These non believers are believers in a special sort of way. They do not believe the Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God, but they do [Read More...]

Who Wrote Mark?

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One of the things the atheists like to destroy is the New Testament. Without anything positive to offer themselves, they feel obliged to de-construct the authority of the New Testament if they can. A favorite way to do this is to try to show that the New Testament is a much edited, late cut and [Read More...]

Christmas, Pagan Romans and Frodo Baggins

The Saturnalia

This is an article from the archives…worth reading again for those who think the date of Christmas is a carry over from pagan Roman holidays. One of the old chestnusts about Christmas (and I don’t mean the type roasting on the open fire) is the charge brought by old fashioned Protestants and new fashioned atheists [Read More...]

Is Anybody There?…In Hell That Is.

Hell

In the current debate on hell (which is really a debate on universalism) there is some fuzzy thinking going on. Here is an excerpt from my book The Quest for the Creed which comes out next week. This book is a new edition of Adventures in Orthodoxy. Published by Crossroads, it has new material and a new format. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ [Read More...]

Inaccurate Deception?

BlessedMother

Here is the article from earlier this year which tells the story of how I came to accept the Immaculate Conception…It’s a personal testimony of an important part of my journey to the fullness of the faith in the Catholic Church. I hope you enjoy reading it, and wish you a blessed feast day! [Read more...]


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