July 3, 2020

In many ways 2019 seems so long ago. It seems like an eternity in some regard. Our lives have been flipped upside down in a mere matter of months. This year has been unlike one that we have ever experienced. We have all made sacrifices and had to change the way we go about our daily lives. From a practical point of view some of those changes have been a positive in my life. The Lord showed me the importance… Read more

July 2, 2020

In Christendom Ecclesiology is looked at in a variety of different ways.  Within Protestantism the church may be seen within a synod, a presbytery, or an autonomous unit.  In Catholicism, ecclesiology revolves round the sacrament of the Eucharist and those who are in union with the Bishop.  This is what is known as communion ecclesiology. Foundations of Communion From its humble beginnings, the church has taught the centrality of the Eucharist.  There are those that say that this practice started… Read more

June 29, 2020

Interview With Dr. Scott Hahn Dr. Scott Hahn is on the program to talk about his new book. We discuss the origins of the book, the importance of the body in life and death, the vital part the Eucharist plays in our body as well as our faith, and how early Christian’s treated the body and how that changed western civilization. The book is fascinating and packed with history from the early church, the church fathers, and scripture. I can’t… Read more

June 28, 2020

I will begin today’s post by comparing the structure of the Catholic Church to a somewhat “elementary” thing. Let me give you some word clues. Hopscotch. Foursquare. Kickball. Red Rover. Before I confuse you anymore please let me briefly explain the context to why I am talking about children’s playground games and religion in the same paragraph. In 2014-2015, I worked at a Catholic high school and taught Old and New Testament. On the day we discussed the epic first… Read more

June 24, 2020

When we think of the early days of Christianity, there is a tendency to think about our ancestors in the faith in today’s terms.  We may think they met in churches when they actually met in homes.  That every doctrine that we hold to today was laid out the same back then.  Unfortunately, this line of thinking could not be further from the truth.   The early Church dealt with many issues, and one of those issues was over Christology.  When it… Read more

June 22, 2020

Jesus said to his disciples: “When the Advocate comes whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, he will testify to me. And you also testify, because you have been with me from the beginning. “I have told you this so that you may not fall away. They will expel you from the synagogues; in fact, the hour is coming when everyone who kills you will think he is offering worship… Read more

June 19, 2020

A Tribute Sometimes in life we get lucky.  We are in the right place at the right time.  During those times the Lord brings special people into our lives.  On June 17, 2020 we lost one of those people.  At approximately 9:00am my priest and pastor Father Robert Tamminga passed on to his eternal reward.  As you can already tell, this post is different from others I have written on this platform.  This is a tribute to a great man… Read more

June 16, 2020

This past weekend I had the opportunity to interview Catholic apologist Gary Michuta about his book Hostile Witnesses. We discuss a few historical figures and events that had the opposite effect than intended. We discuss Pontius Pilate, Gamaliel, the Quran, and Martin Luther and ways they substantiate the Catholic faith.  The Youtube video is below and I hope you find it edifying. About Hostile Witnesses In Hostile Witnesses, Michuta looks at dozens of Christianity s most notorious foes beginning with… Read more

June 13, 2020

Paul Wants Unity For The Church One of the central themes in all of Christendom is that of unity.  Though there are many denominations Christians everywhere consider themselves to be in the family of God.  However within the Catholic Church we have something that the other churches do not.  We have the body, soul, and divinity of Christ present with us in the Eucharist (Our Orthodox brethren are the only exception).  In the Catholic Church we are a family, and… Read more

June 11, 2020

Every Easter we celebrate the resurrection of Christ.  It is the foundation of our faith, and without the resurrection are faith is futile (1 Corinthians 15:14).  Beyond proving that Jesus is the Christ, what does the resurrection prove?  The resurrection is about much more than the eyewitness accounts of the Apostles seeing the risen Jesus.  It is also about the new life that is present in every believer throughout time. Resurrection Brings Transformation We have finite minds, and it is… Read more

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