Tag Archive: salvation

I see dead people

I grew up in a funeral home, where on any given day maybe 12 feet away from where my siblings and I were eating, watching TV, doing homework, or arguing about whose turn… Continue reading

We’re just not that into him

It was a quickie wedding. The groom had been waiting a long time to make her his bride, but when she finally said ‘Yes’ she insisted on a short, civil ceremony and wanted… Continue reading

For the love of bugs

  I have an objection to Christianity that I’ve never heard any atheist voice. And I think I know why. Here it is: If the Christian God is so great…knows everything about everything… Continue reading

We must believe the bad to experience the good

  “I’ve got good news and bad news.” Oh, the fearful, suspended anticipation such an announcement tends to create in us. Will the good outweigh the bad, or will the bad totally ruin… Continue reading

These are your gods

Someday this will all be over. Truth and righteousness will reign and evil will be vanquished. Make sure when that day comes you’re following the true and righteous God. This post was originally… Continue reading

To my Catholic friends and family

In a crisis, we can either hunker down, fight, or flee. We can try and protect ourselves until the crisis is over, actively engage in the struggle to end the crisis, or get… Continue reading

She will survive

The Catholic Church has been through this before and survived, and she will again. If papal mistresses, murders, excessive greed and gross immorality in centuries past didn’t bring her down, neither will these… Continue reading

Election – We’ve seen this before

Having been raised Catholic, hearing that salvation was not dependent on my works but by faith alone was not just good news but the best news I’d ever heard. You know what’s also… Continue reading

Who is/are the chosen?

Some recent headlines as I continue my exploration of the doctrine of election: Poll: Jewish Israelis Love Trump Notes from Jerusalem: Everyone is in love with Donald Trump A pro soccer team in… Continue reading

An objection to Calvinism remains unanswered

I am not and never have been of the Calvinist persuasion. But since my understanding of the view is limited and the pool of wise and respected Calvinists impressive, persuasion is not and… Continue reading

Sin, suffering, and salvation

Donald Trump is a sorry sinner. Sorry as in, pretty pathetic, though one can hope that he’s sorry as in, I really shouldn’t have done that. Either way, there are a lot of… Continue reading

The hope of happiness

In the debate over same-sex marriage and homosexuality, just as in other issues about which people disagree, the answer to one question will mostly determine which side one will support:Or perhaps more specifically,… Continue reading

Hypothetical judging

Was Hitler a Christian? I hope it’s obvious to all of us looking back at history that Adolf Hitler was most certainly not a follower of Christ. He did, however, pass himself off… Continue reading

Faith, facts, and Katy Perry

Katy Perry’s parents were on American Idol this week, talking to Ryan Seacrest about their famous daughter. So I thought this would be a good time to dust off this post I wrote… Continue reading

Slavery, submission, and sonship

This month I celebrate 31 years as a willing slave. Crazy, no? No, and this post from August of 2015 will explain why. When the 13 colonies declared their independence from Great Britain… Continue reading