In my readings these past weeks I’ve come across many a gem from many different authors. The profound insights of Aquinas and Augustine, the moral teachings of John Paul II, the research of Biola’s Dr. William Lane Craig, the practical theology of Pastor Ray Warren and the cultural commentaries of Father Robert Barron. These all … More Simple vs Simplistic Faith: Theology as Society’s Street Sign
It’s funny. People who know me know that I’m not a perfect Christian. Then again, who is, right? Still, I’ve noticed some disturbing trends among young people – that aside from a complete lack of understanding the deep truths of the Christian faith, there seems to be a habit among us to dehumanize it. That … More Disturbing Trends: Flawed Perceptions
Someone dear to me once told me that worship songs were the greatest love songs ever written. How right she was. Whether you’re an avid Hillsong fan, a Gregorian chantor or someone who simply likes to meditate on the Psalms, one thing is unmistakable – no matter what Christian tradition you are from, the power … More “Falling in Love with Jesus”
After a semester of Greek, its time to get back to my first love – French! #LanguageJunky 😀
From the starting point of his reformed Presbyterian background, the theologian Douglas John Hall begins the task of dissecting and critiquing the work of the theologian before identifying the difficulties, duties and responsibilities that the theologian has in conveying the message of the Gospel. He deals with this by highlighting the intricate relationships between Freedom, … More “Bound & Free” – Reflecting on the Theological Task, based on the writings of Presbyterian Theologian, Douglas Hall.
Let’s be honest – when he first came out, I think we were all surprised. Cardinal Bergoglio was on maybe some of the longer lists, but certainly not the short lists. Almost everyone said he was too old, that we thought the cardinals would go for someone much younger after the resignation of Benedict. So … More Habemus Papam! Cardinalum…who?
People have become so use to modernity and convenience, we’ve even gone as far as modelling church on it. Just how far is too far?
Another part of a video series from Wordonfire.org. Father Barron will be commenting on subjects from modern day culture. For more visit http://www.wordonfire.org/
So it’s Lent. It often strikes me how many people in the Christian community know little of this most ancient and holy of christian traditions. The Great Lenten retreat is a time of discipline, fasting and deep personal reflection and prayer. So I thought that in the days and weeks ahead, I’d share some … More LENT 101
Advent has begun and during this season, all the familiar figures of yuletide make their annual appearance on to centre stage – Santa, Rudolf, Dad’s credit card and oh yea – Jesus. Over the years the characters in the Christmas story have become clearly defined for us. The issues all seem so clear cut – … More Any Room?