Inspired by Archbishop Richard Smith’s pastoral letter, Living in the Word of God, I’ve recently been encouraging students and adults alike to spend more time reading their Bibles. I believe we would all benefit by making a commitment to read at least one chapter from the Bible every day, and this post is a resource […]
It’s one of the questions I get asked most often in class, so I’ve put together my three best answers to one of the basic questions of our faith… is God really out there?
I’d like to say I’m a gamer – but it’s probably more accurate to say I’m a wannabe gamer. I’ve almost always played on outdated consoles – I had the original Nintendo when other people were running 16-bit systems; and today I’m still the proud owner of a Nintendo Wii and about a dozen games that […]
On the night our parish youth group kicked off a semester of youth ministry programming on the Church, our guest speaker took questions from teens. One of them went like this: “You mentioned that it’s hard to get to Heaven. Do you really mean ‘really hard?” A better word than ‘hard’ in this case might be […]
Every Sunday, from the time I was seven years old, I would walk up the aisle of my local parish Church. When I got to the front of the line, the priest or auxiliary minister of communion would hold up a flat, round, white host and declare reverently “The Body of Christ,” to which I would reply […]
Scripture begins with the story of a man and a woman saying a definitive “no” to their creator, rejecting not only God’s one direction to them (don’t eat the fruit!), but also rejecting their Creator Himself. It’s fitting, therefore, that our redemption really takes shape as a woman and then a man make the opposite […]