Tag Archive: Catholic Church

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

The object of my quest

This is Part 4 of my personal reflection series My quest – 30 years and counting. You can read my introduction here. September 7, 1985 – “Been thinking a lot lately about a… Continue reading

Functional agnosticism

This is Part 3 of my personal reflection series My quest – 30 years and counting. You can read my introduction here. For most of the first half of my life my spirituality… Continue reading

Discerning the depths

This is Part 2 of my personal reflection series My quest – 30 years and counting. You can read my introduction here. I wonder sometimes how my life and the lives of my… Continue reading

A cradle Catholic

This is Part 1 of my personal reflection series My quest – 30 years and counting. You can read my introduction here. My daughter is a vegan and one of my daughters-in-law has… Continue reading

Gun control, authority, and Tradition

With each new mass shooting the calls for stricter gun control grow louder and more passionate. Though keeping guns out of the hands of those who have evil intents is certainly a desire… Continue reading

Holy Father

Pope Francis’ tour of the Americas continues and wherever he goes Catholics flock to get a glimpse of him or perchance a selfie. And for many of them, getting within a few hundred… Continue reading

If I met the pope

Pope Francis is coming to America next week. It’s a big deal. And it’s got me wondering…what if someone tells him about my blog, and all the critical things I’ve had to say… Continue reading

Faith plus works or faith that works?

Picture this: You’re standing before the throne of God as his mighty right-hand angel retrieves your record of deeds from the database. Between you and God is a holographic screen upon which scenes… Continue reading

Pope sets time frame for forgiveness

“A priest, a minister, and a rabbi walk into a bar…” And you know the rest. You don’t? Neither do I. But there’s got to be a good joke out there that starts… Continue reading

My testimony

  I love hearing or reading people’s testimonies about how they came to faith in Christ. Especially when it involves kicking and screaming, like C.S. Lewis’s. Or a skeptical but determined investigation, like… 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

In the seed of faith there is new life

When one considers all the competing religious and philosophical beliefs and belief systems, and all the different conglomerations of beliefs that individuals can have, one has to wonder…what difference does it make what… Continue reading