Be Self Centered –It’s Good for You

There. That headline got your attention didn’t it? As usual, I’m trying to stand things on their head. This is what I mean: Be self centered. Look after the good of your own soul first and foremost. Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. There are several advantages to this. First, it will [Read More...]

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Your Money or Your Life — On Camels and Needles

You keep your needles away from me!

Here’s an excerpt from today’s gospel, and there is something there I had never noticed before: The Lord said to him, “Oh you Pharisees! Although you cleanse the outside of the cup and the dish, inside you are filled with plunder and evil. You fools! Did not the maker of the outside also make the [Read More...]

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Leap of Faith: The Substance and the Evidence

As a fundamentalist boy I had to learn my Bible verses from the King James Bible. One I remember clearly is Hebrews 11.1 “For faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.” For some reason I always loved the way that rolled off the tongue. It had a [Read More...]

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Paganism and Christianity

Do similarities between pagan religions and Christianity dis prove the Christian claims? To understand the relationship between pagan religions and Christianity it is important to understand the Catholic idea of the ‘development of doctrine.’ This was first set out by fifth century theologian┬áVincent of Lerins.In this excerpt from his writings he explains how truth develops [Read More...]

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Finding Faith

monks and cross

The religious life requires faith, but what is ‘faith’? One of the greatest misunderstandings among believers and non-believers alike is the concept of ‘faith’. Let’s rattle through the misconceptions before we try to say what ‘faith’ really is. First is the idea that faith is ‘blind’. The non believers often blame believers for believing something [Read More...]

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Trampling Down the Seven Deadlies

7-Deadly-Sins

I’ve got this exciting new theory I want to try out on you. I’ve just thought of it myself, and maybe it’s old hat and been around forever, but I’m only a convert, so if it is the classical spiritual teaching of some great monastic teacher or spiritual director and I’ve never heard of it, [Read More...]

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