Tag Archive: Catholic Church

It’s Greek to me

If there’s one good thing I can say about the Catholic doctrine of Purgatory, it’s that at least it reflects an understanding of the holiness of God and his hatred of sin. But… Continue reading

(Almost) nobody’s perfect

My husband and I own an outdoor party center, and every three or four days during the season you can find me mowing our considerable acreage for about 2 and a half hours… Continue reading

Rebel within a cause

My father used to tell me that when I was young I was the kind that needed a special invitation. As I mentioned here, I’ve forgotten most of my childhood so I have… Continue reading

Today, you will be with me

A Catholic family member has frequently cited John 17:21 in his defense of the Catholic Church. that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you,… Continue reading

Sola Scriptura or a three-legged stool?

Common sense suggests that some sort of oral tradition was always needed to accompany the Written Law. The Catholic Church’s assumption of supreme authority in Christendom relies heavily on her contention that Christendom… Continue reading

“Jesus was a Catholic.”

This was said to me recently by a family friend…an older gentleman who was baptized Catholic but raised Protestant. You might wonder how I responded, and I’ll tell you, but what I want… Continue reading

Extraordinary events require extraordinary evidence

This was a claim made by the 18th century Scottish skeptic David Hume regarding the possibility of determining that a miracle had occurred. He maintained that the evidence we have establishing the laws… Continue reading

One church, two church, old church, new church

“Here’s the church, here’s the steeple. Open the doors and here’s the people.” Slightly ungrammatical, but I believe that’s how I learned the children’s finger game. “Here ARE the people” just doesn’t flow… Continue reading

Conferred authority or commandeered?

In examining the Roman Catholic Church’s claim to be the visible authority of Christ on earth I asked, did Jesus even intend to establish an institutional church with global authority and a governing… Continue reading

Impersonating a rock

If you’ll look right now at the title of my blog (made you look 🙂 ), you’ll see I’ve subtitled it, “making a defense for the hope that we have,” which is a… Continue reading

The Protestant’s dilemma?

When someone tells you you’re in a dilemma, and that’s news to you, you get a little curious. So when I heard about a book called The Protestant’s Dilemma I thought…okay, I’ll bite.… Continue reading

It’s not who you are, it’s whose you are

I was raised Catholic by two wonderful, loving, devoted Catholic parents. They took all ten of us kids to Mass every Sunday, and every one of us went to Catholic elementary as well… Continue reading

Faith that wounds

I’m waxing personal and reflective this month. A few more installments in the series…this is number 11. When you have a strong faith, and you also have children, your greatest desire for them… Continue reading

Entering the crucible

Part 10…30 years…explanation…read it here We used to have a nice, little Christian bookstore near our home and I would periodically drop in for resources or gifts. On one occasion as I was… Continue reading

Faith that threatens

This is Part 9…blah, blah, blah…intro is here. When my husband and I married I was a Christian in name only and he not even. He had had some minimal involvement in church… Continue reading