Author: Adam N. Crawford

AFFL #045 Coasting

Coasting? We catch the eclipse, and meet up at the Oregon Coast in Pacific City for a week with the rest of the Crawford Family. We visit some lighthouses, catch some crabs, and paint with Bob? Logan experiences “real life” while we’re away on vacation, and we discuss some books we are currently reading along with the potential advantages of…

Reading Within Tradition

Reading Within Tradition

Definitive Interpretations? Years ago, when studying various interpretations related to St. John’s Revelation, I came across the following quote on the website of the Orthodox Church in America: “The Orthodox Church does not accept the notion that everyone can properly interpret the Bible as he or she wants. Some Protestant bodies believe in this, but Orthodoxy does not. We say…

Playin' With Cats

AFFL #044 Playin’ With Cats

Playin’ with cats and enjoying the Summer. We introduce you to our new kitty, go to a Brad Paisley concert, catch up on CEU’s, and hang out at Lake Tahoe. We review Spider Man Homecoming, The Mummy, Baby Driver, Inside Llewyn Davis, and Under the Shadow. “There is a temptation which perennially besets every spiritual journey and pastoral work: that…

AFFL #043 Hello…It’s Been a Few Days

Hello…It’s been a few days. We catch up on the last six months, and bring you reviews of the new Wonder Woman movie, the Nintendo Switch, and the Legend of Zelda. We also discuss the surprising conversion of the Bible Answer Man, offer a surprising product endorsement, and talk about new ministry directions for us.   Links to topics discussed…

religion is a relationship

When Religion IS a Relationship

What if religion is a relationship? To make the claim, that Christianity is a religion – and not just a relationship with Christ, is very countercultural in today’s world. Subversive even. Everywhere we look we are confronted with slogans which assert that, “Christianity isn’t a religion – it’s a relationship with God.” We are told that, “Religion kills, but Jesus saves.”  And…

silence

Silence: A Movie Review

Silence is a faith-based film for those (like me) who can’t stand faith-based films. It is not, however, an easy movie to watch. It is a film which was made not to entertain an audience but rather, as all good art should, to provoke an emotional response. Perhaps even to, (and dare I say it of a faith-based film?) cause the audience to…

Christmas Show

AFFL #042 The Christmas Show

Welcome to the Christmas Show! Tune in for a very special announcement!! We catch up on Thanksgiving, home projects, our anniversary, and the election. We review Dr. Strange, The Arrival, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Pete’s Dragon, and Kubo and the Two Strings. We review the Echo Dot, Hue motion sensor, and Star Shower (As Seen On TV!).…

Fall fun with the family

AFFL #041 Easing Into Fall

We ease into fall by spending Labor Day weekend with the family at Raging Waters and heading to the fair. Adam goes to Nashville, and the youth group heads to Six Flag’s Discovery Kingdom for On Fire. We talk about Mother Teresa’s canonization, what makes someone a saint, and praying the divine office. We review Hell or High Water, The Magnificent Seven,…

deep in history

Delving Deep In History Brought Me Home

The Coming Home Network International recently published an abbreviated version of my conversion story in their monthly newsletter and online at their website. I decided to reproduce the article in it’s entirety here along with a PDF of the full newsletter at the bottom of the article. Enjoy! Delving Deep In History Brought Me Home We’ve all heard the maxim, “Your starting point always…

Miracles

Can Miracles Be (Dis)Proven?

Catholic Canonizations With Mother Teresa’s recent canonization and elevation to Saint Teresa of Calcutta, I’ve had quite a few friends and family members asking me how exactly the Catholic Church goes about making someone a saint. In answering that question, there are a couple of important distinctions which must be made. The first distinction that we should make is that the Catholic Church…

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