Category Archive: THE BIBLE AND TRUTH

The Holy Spirit

I am still in awe of the fact that by simply tapping a small, wireless, handheld device we can talk to someone hundreds, or even thousands of miles away, reaching them in seconds.… Continue reading

Freedom

Many who have not experienced it will balk at the idea that in Christ we have freedom. Like the Jews challenged by Jesus they would say, “We…have never been enslaved to anyone. How… Continue reading

Reflections on the Gift

A partridge in a pear tree? Seriously? Well, I like pears alright I guess, but with my horticultural skills I know a pear tree will not survive long in my care. And a… Continue reading

Our responsibility to understand

Have you ever gotten frustrated and annoyed with someone for not understanding? Perhaps he’s an old fart (and I say that in the most affectionate way possible) still uncomfortable with technology who throws… Continue reading

Two questions for the questioning

Apart from my earliest unreflective years, there was never a time when I didn’t believe in God. As I’ve previously shared, I was raised in the Catholic Church where I soaked in the… Continue reading

The primacy of Scripture

I threw a book in the trash the other day. Not a big deal, but as one whose favorite piece of furniture may be my beautiful bookcases (but only when filled with books),… Continue reading

Redemption is received, not earned

Presuppositionalism. Modalism. Hypostasis. Social Trinitarianism. Amillenialism. Not the stuff of your average Sunday School class. But it is of some. Know what they all mean? If not you’d better learn, ‘cause your salvation… Continue reading

Intelligence does not guarantee truth

Isn’t it interesting how two equally intelligent and reasonable people can look at the same evidence and come to vastly different conclusions? What else is going on? As I’ve presented arguments for theism… Continue reading

The list

This is No. 30 in the series. Please read my introduction and explanation here. This is the last installment of my series on why I left the Roman Catholic Church. What am I… Continue reading

Someday, and today

This is No. 29 in the series. Please read my introduction and explanation here. Sometimes I wonder what my life would be like now, as well as the lives of my siblings, if… Continue reading

My final reasons

This is No. 28 in the series. Please read my introduction and explanation here. As I’ve crossed addressed objections off my list of reasons, I’ve also crossed off a few that I haven’t… Continue reading

Four more reasons

This is No. 27 in the series. Please read my introduction and explanation here. Before I started this series, I made a list. I asked myself, what are the reasons why I left… Continue reading

Scandal and cover-up

This is No. 26 in the series. Please read my introduction and explanation here. The contrast between the piety and integrity of lay Catholics like my parents, which I highlighted yesterday, and the… Continue reading

The integrated faith

This is No. 25 in the series. Please read my introduction and explanation here. As I enter the home-stretch of my month-long series on why I left the Catholic Church, I want to… Continue reading

The truth about truth

This is No. 24 in the series. Please read my introduction and explanation here. What’s the big deal? Why spend a whole month picking on the Catholic Church? Aren’t there more important issues… Continue reading