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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…

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…

An Integration of Church and State

I don’t often post political pieces. In fact, this may be a first. But as I sit at my desk writing this, I find myself deeply troubled by our current state of affairs. In our nation, the term, separation of Church and state, has been aggressively employed in an effort to remove any influence of religion or faith from the public sphere. We live…

Straight From The Horse’s Mouth

This oft repeated idiom correctly points out that you are most likely to get the truth – or at least a more accurate version of the event in question – if your information comes from a direct source. In the arena of racetracks, jockeys, and large wagers, it doesn’t get much more direct than the horse himself! In the province of Protestant…

My Catholic Conversion Video Interview

A couple of months back David Gray interviewed me for his My Catholic Conversion segment on the YouTube channel My Catholic Tube. Below I’ve put direct links to his channels so that you can check out some of the other great videos he’s put up there. Just as an FYI, the audio starts a little garbled due to some technical difficulties, but…

The True Church

A friend recommended that I read an article by Sinclair Ferguson titled, “John Calvin on the True Church” – you can click on the title above to read it for yourself if you would like. He also thought that I might have some thoughts regarding the article, and surprise, surprise, I do! To set the stage for you, the article essentially asks the…

Built Upon The Rock

I remember being quite taken aback when I first encountered the claim made by the Catholic Church stating that, “The Church is catholic: she proclaims the fullness of the faith. She bears in herself and administers the totality of the means of salvation.”1 What arrogance! How condescending to other Christians! The fullness of the faith?! The totality of the means…

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