TF40: Can We Say Anything About The Trinity?

We begin a two-part series on the Trinity this week on Thinking Faith! It’s one of the most central doctrines of our Christian faith and can be found etched in our prayer, sacramental and liturgical lives and yet, it can be one of the most challenging doctrines for Christiane to speak about with others. This week we’ll delve into [Read More…]

More Life Imitating Art

Recognize this story? An incompetent leader covers up his incompetence with arrogance and bravado, is hypercritical of anyone who annoys him or gets in his way but makes constant excuses for himself, covers his own mistakes by blaming those around him, acts brashly authoritarian and always certain of being in the right yet at odd moments desperate [Read More…]

TF39: The God Of The Shack

The movie The Shack hit theaters mid-Lent and with it arose much discussion surrounding some of the feminine imagery – for God the Father and God the Holy Spirit – used in both the film and the book. Following on the tails of last week’s ‘Heresy’ episode, this week Eric and Brett take a look at the [Read More…]

Good News, Everyone!

Vox Nova is pleased to present the following guest post by Ben Johnson. When I joined the Catholic Worker movement it was very easy to believe initially that my task was to aid people in finding the stability offered by the governmental and economic systems we currently have. Find a job. Get a car. Get [Read More…]

TF38: Trying Not To Be Heretics

This week on Thinking Faith! Eric and Brett are trying their darndest to NOT be heretics. We’ll look at what heresy is (and isn’t) we’ll talk about some common examples and share some tips on what to do if you think you’ve encountered a heretic in your midst! From Dominican video games to St. Nicholas [Read More…]

The Aliens Are Us

I have sometimes heard it said – sometimes jokingly, usually half-jokingly – that only one thing could bring peace to our world: an attack by extraterrestrial forces. Only then, the argument goes, when faced with a threat to all of us, would we human beings at last put aside our differences and recognize our common [Read More…]

Oh What a Circus: Evita Medley, U.S. Politics Edition

As a teenager, I had something of an obsession with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musicals.  I can’t quite claim to have attained an encyclopedic knowledge of them, but I do have an uncanny long-term memory, and I listened to recordings of his musicals a lot.  It was also during that time that the film version of Evita, [Read More…]

Some Thoughts on Vatican II, Part 1

This is not a post on the documents or formal results of the Council, but more on how things changed in a day-to-day way in the wake of it. I asked my mother (aged 83) once about what she remembered about the pre-Vatican II Church, and she said, “I remember going up to Father before [Read More…]

Blessed are the Poor

So do we give the homeless person begging for some spare change? Yes. Will that person use it to buy food? Maybe not. [Read more…]