Month: January 2015

On Faith and Works – The Parable of the Talents

Two of the five solae (only’s) of the Protestant Reformation are those of sola fide or “faith alone,” and sola gratia or “grace alone”. With that in mind, a dispute often arises among Christians over the role (or even necessity) of good works in the life of the believer. Many believers claim that faith alone is enough – even the word “believer” connotes images of faith and…

AFFL #019 Haggis and Missy’s Conversion Story

We celebrate Burns Night, eat some Haggis, drink some Scotch, and read some poetry. Missy finally shares the story of how she came to the Catholic Church! Subscribe to the show at iTunes, or Stitcher, and let us know what you think by giving us a rating and review! Share us with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, or even by good old fashioned…

The Catholic Trilemma

— 1 — It is an odd thing to find yourself within a society as schizophrenic as ours. A society which worships at the altar of science while simultaneously denying the existence of absolute truth. A society with an intense craving for “spirituality” and yet one that dismisses out of hand anything that cannot be materially proven. Truth claims – especially…

AFFL #018 Making Good on Resolutions!

Fasting and diets in the new year, the role of technology in our lives, and an invitation to Echo. A countdown of Adam’s top 10 blog article stinkers of 2014. A review of the movie The Equalizer starring Denzel Washington, some books that Adam is reading, and we discuss the mini-series Agent Carter. We end the show discussing the statement,…

When You Give, When You Pray, When You Fast

It is perhaps interesting to note that Christ never commands his disciples to read the Scriptures daily. Living in a culture which was largely illiterate and lacked the technology to produce books, it probably wouldn’t have done much good anyway 🙂 The vast majority of the people received the Word of God by hearing – not by reading. “But how…

AFFL #017 Out With The Old…

We wrap up Christmas on the feast of the Epiphany, talk about the feast of seven fishes on Christmas eve, and attending midnight Mass. We share what gifts we got (and gave) and also talk about the feast of the holy family. We make a pilgrimage to find Mary, talk about New Years eve, have a Settlers of Catan game…

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