Why Was Moses’ Sin So Bad?

In my Theology class, we recently went over the sin of Moses. For those who do not recall, in Numbers 20, Moses was instructed to strike the rock with his staff so that water would miraculous flow out to the…

Does the Bible Support Abortion?

Does the Bible support abortion? I’ve started to notice a trend among my students: a hot take on an ancient Biblical text will go viral on social media (e.g. TikTok) and this will be used to defend an unorthodox position….

Faith

Much has been written and said about Christian faith, but its essence is too often only partially understood. Faith is typically described as an assent to truth, to a set of dogmas or beliefs, but the description often stops there….

Beware of the Deal

Some people seem to be Christians not because they want to know and follow Jesus, but because they’ve bought into a “deal” whereby they get something they want out of religion, and so they put in what they think they…

You Do Not Know Who Is Watching

Many decades ago there was a man who had trouble walking. He used braces on his arms to help him get from place to place. This man was a devout Catholic who would walk to mass every morning despite the…

From Transformers to Transubstantiation: The Conversion of Shia LeBeouf

By the grace of God, many people come to miraculous conversion to the Gospel. One such person is actor Shia LaBeouf. As a child actor, LaBeouf grew up in film and television and is best known for his roles in…

The Dormition of the Virgin Mary

Did Mary die? As Catholics, we believe as a matter of dogma that the Virgin Mary was conceived without Original Sin and that she was taken to heaven body and soul. We celebrate the former on the Feast of the…

Loving Difficult People

As Christians, we’re often reminded of Jesus’ love for us, his willingness to forgive us, his desire to save us. But in thinking about this, there can be a tendency, at least for me, to think about “Jesus and me”…

Sheep’s Clothing: Hiding Content in Children’s Programing

“It is better for him if a millstone is hung around his neck and he is thrown into the sea, than that he may cause one of these little ones to sin.” (Luke 17:2) One of the most insidious things…

Truth and Community

To be human means to recognize the truth, but also to want things that are at least not yet true. When we have a need, or a desire, it means that the truth is different from what we want it…