Evangelization Begins with Love

If you are anything like me, watching the news about our country is very upsetting. We are all Americans and yet we often appear more and more divided. To be honest, I have spent less and less time watching the…

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Human Error

“To err is human“, famously wrote Alexander Pope. This is very true. But what do we do about it? When people err, the modern approach as seen on social media seems to be to condemn them for it, and if…

Start Over with Jesus

Every year we make New Year’s resolutions. When the calendar resets, we often take that as a moment to hit the reset button on our lives. There is nothing magical about the change in date, but it speaks to the…

The Gift of Christmas Time

A few years ago, I took a test to see what my “love language” is. Your “love language” means that this is the main way in which you give and perceive love with others. For some, their “love language” is…

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Will and Truth

Today, more and more people speak as if truth is something they can will for themselves rather than something that is real, independent of ourselves. Then, through various forms of exercise of power, mostly using words and the condemning of…

Does God Have Free Will?

CS Lewis in his influential book The Problem of Pain makes an argument that explains the presence of evil in the world as a consequence of free will. In his chapter on “Divine Omnipotence,” Lewis states “Again, the freedom of…

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Refuting New Abortion Arguments

In the last few decades, I believe that we have been winning the culture war on abortion. When I first started teaching, I would say that the majority of my students were in favor of abortion. As the years have…

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To Recharge, Make Time to Pray

To be human is to have limited strength and endurance. Sometimes what we need to do exceeds those limits. Is there anything that can be done? Well, what did Jesus do? Yes, he was God, but he was like us…

The Long Defeat and Final Victory

JRR Tolkien, the author of The Lord of the Rings once wrote: “I am a Christian, and indeed a Roman Catholic, so that I do not expect ‘history’ to be anything but a ‘long defeat’ – though it contains (and…

Love the Person, Not Your Story of Them

St. Teresa of Calcutta once said “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” Throughout the Gospels, Christ warns us so much against judging others. This is partially a practical consideration, since none of us can see…