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”
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
Every so often, it’s important for us as Christians to stand up to error, much like our forefathers did and at all costs. As a young Christian involved in Youth Ministry, I often come across a variety of people and youth leaders of other denominations who every so often, question the biblical foundations of Catholic … More How the Bible unfolds in the Catholic Mass.
An article I wrote earlier this year on ‘Set Free Conference 2011’, hosted by the Diocese of Hamilton. It is currently circulated in NZ and around the Pacific in the ‘Marist Messenger’. “On Thursday April 14 one of the Catholic Discipleship College’s students, Matt Gibson and I headed south to Totara Springs Matamata NZ to … More How will you respond to Christ’s call?
Self-discipline is something many of us struggle with. Whether it be at work or on the field, or some area in our lives where we don’t quite achieve as well as we are capable of. We know what we must do – but sometimes, we lack the focus and determination to do it! I can … More Conquer yourself!