Apologetics

Martin Luther before The Diet (assembly) Of Worms

4 Ways The Church Contributed to the Protestant “Reformation”

Martin Luther before The Diet (assembly) Of Worms The Church, being not a museum of saints but a hospital for sinners, is always in need of reform. This was true in the apostolic age, it is true in our own, and it was true in the age of the infamous (or... Read More

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Why God’s Not Dead Isn’t Worth Watching (or Watching again)

God’s Not Dead “flatters Christian viewers with the triumphalist message that we are the heroes, that our enemies are bankrupt and miserable, that we will be rewarded and they punished. It tells its target audience exactly what they would... Read More

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The Weirdest Thing Martin Luther Ever Wrote

I’ve been doing some reading on the Protestant reformation lately (though I think I’m going to start referring to it as a revolt, since “reform” means making changes to improve something, and that isn’t what the Protestant... Read More

Even Pope Francis Likes Randal's new book!

Why Christians Should Rethink Their Attitudes Towards Atheists

Even Pope Francis Likes Randal’s new book! Dr Randal Rauser is Professor of Historical Theology at Taylor Seminary where he has taught since 2003. He is the author of several books including his latest one which we’ll be discussing today,... Read More

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What Happened to Headcoverings at Mass?

I got an email recently, the lady writing asked, “Can you point me towards a good reference for why women are no longer required to wear a head covering during mass?” I thought I’d take the email I sent her and turn it into a blog.... Read More

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What is Pascal’s Wager?

Blaise Pascal was a French mathematician and philosopher who lived in the 17th century. In his Pensees (paragraph 233) he writes what has come to be known as “Pascals Wager.” There are many blogs and video’s out there which claim... Read More

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How To Explain (and Not Explain) The Trinity

The mystery of the Most Holy Trinity is the “central mystery of [our] faith” (Catechism of the Catholic Church 234). It is therefore the most fundamental. If we get it wrong, then everything else gets obscured or perverted. The Catechism summarizes... Read More

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One Mediator Between God and Man: A Socratic Dialogue

One of my readers wrote to me today and asked if I would briefly explain how to respond to a protestant who says that since Christ is the one mediator between God and man, going to the saints for intercession is inappropriate. Since I’m sitting... Read More

Depiction of God the Father offering the right hand throne to Christ, Pieter de Grebber, 1654.

The 8 Attributes of God

Depiction of God the Father offering the right hand throne to Christ, Pieter de Grebber, 1654. St Thomas Aquinas, in the first part of his Summa Theologica, after having enumerated five proofs for the existence of God, proceeds to outline and explicate... Read More

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Thomas Aquinas’ Argument From Finality of Being: A Socratic Dialogue

St. Thomas Aquinas In this conversation, Brad and Sarah discuss St. Thomas Aquinas’ fifth proof for the existence of God, the argument from finality. You can read their conversation about Aquinas’ first two proofs here, their conversation... Read More

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