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Biblical and Practical Advice about Sadness

The Christian life is not easy.  We are a people called to perfection (Mt 5:48), but we achieve it ever so gradually.  We implore God for His grace and put forth much effort, but perfection always seems to escape us.  This often leads to discouragement, and even at times despair.  Unable to relate to the Psalmist—“But you, O Lord…are the ...

10 27 2017

The Unpredictable Power of God’s Word

In the opening chapter of Evangelii Gaudium, we read the following words of Pope Francis: God’s word is unpredictable in its power.  The Gospel speaks of a seed which, once sown, grows by itself, even as the farmer sleeps (Mk 4:26-29).  The Church has to accept this unruly freedom of the word, which accomplishes what it wills in ways that su...

09 13 2017

Too Good to Be True? A Historical Look at The Gospels.

At the core of Christianity is the historical reality of the Incarnation, the fact that the infinite God took on a human nature.  However, as any historian can tell you, a historical narrative is only as trustworthy as the sources from which we learn about it.  The last several centuries have seen a wave of anti-Christian historians who hold that...

11 30 2016

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