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Faith in a World of Science and Technology

In a world of science and technology, some wonder if faith is still needed. Is it? Let’s consider. Science is our understanding of how the world operates: the “laws” of reality. For instance, gravity pulls things down because that is…

Don’t Stop Now!

Whew! I made it through Lent. The Fridays without hamburgers and tacos. (In my world, fish tacos don’t count.) The two days of fasting (such a piddly number!) where I had to skip all those in-between meal snacks. Did you…

Tunnel Vision

When construction began on the mile-long bridge across the lake behind our home I lamented that progress was stealing the scene I treasure. I like to sit in the kitchen window seat and read when I have a few minutes,…

Are You Catholic?

Many of us Catholics, if asked what our religion is, will respond, … “I am Catholic”. But are you really? Do you say you are Catholic because you were born into a Catholic family or because you actually live an…

Good Deed Dilemma

So when you give something to a needy person, do not make a big show of it, as the hypocrites do…they do it so people will praise them…but when you help a needy person, do it in such a way…

Change

  Recently my teenage daughter, Ana, has been having friend problems at school. As teenagers they are learning who they are and how they fit in the world. Sometimes to fit they try to change themselves or change others. In…

Tradition That Inspires, Not Stifles Evangelization

Misunderstanding the Catholic meaning of “Tradition” can stifle inklings of innovation, creativity, and new design in our mental models as we seek to evangelize. Let’s start from the beginning… What is Tradition in Catholicism? Three powerful points on the meaning…

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A Personal Relationship With God is Possible

On Feb 21st, 2018, Billy Graham, the famous evangelical preacher, died at the age of 99. Graham’s message was simple: God loves you and wants to have a personal relationship with you. In 2015, he wrote on his web site…

Seasons of Change

In the Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis tells us that “(t)he horror of the Same Old Thing is one of the most valuable possessions we have produced in the human heart…” We hate monotony, sameness. Some of us constantly ask “what’s…

Kathryn Cunningham

Kathryn Cunningham, a contributor to this blog, went to her eternal rest in February. Kathryn began writing here in 2012. I always looked forward to her posts and her wry comments in our email exchanges. Jnnifer Willits, the site’s founder,…