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    I'm a Catholic apologist and speaker. That means I specialize in defending the Catholic faith: the existence of God; the historicity of Jesus; the truth claims of the Catholic Church.

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  • We destroy arguments and every proud obstacle to the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:5

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440px-Blaise_Pascal_Versailles 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 to show Pascal’s wager spurious and childish. I disagree, I think it has merit, and so in this post I’d like to... Read More

Shield-Trinity-Scutum-Fidei-English.svg 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 the Trinity in this way: We do not confess three Gods but one God in three persons, the “consubstantial Trinity.” The... Read More

IMG_2997 What I’m Working on This Year

Me wearing a hat. #YoureWelcome The Lord is risen, Alleluia! Thanks for being here. I wanted to give you an update on what I’ve been doing and some of the projects I plan to accomplish this year. My wife Cameron and I just bought our first home in Georgia, north of Atlanta. Since we were married nine years ago, we’ve moved eight times. Eight times. Eight times.... Read More

url_0 What You Didn’t Know About The Good Thief

St. Dismas: The Good Thief. The good thief, as he is commonly referred, is an unnamed character who appears in all four Gospels— though it’s his interaction with our Lord in the Gospel of Luke that’s made him famous. Though he’s never been officially canonized by the Church, he is believed to be a saint by virtue of Christ’s words, ““Truly,... Read More

14688_19122_5 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 on a plane, flying home to Georgia, with little to do (except drink really bad coffee—It’s like they brewed it through... 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 his attributes, of which Thomas says He has eight: 1) Simplicity, 2) perfection, 3) goodness, 4) infinity, 5) ubiquity, 6)... Read More

st-thomas-aq 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 about his third way here, and their conversation about his fourth way here. Brad: Okay, I’ve actually read the fifth way.... Read More

Untitled Thomas Aquinas’ Argument From Degrees of Being: A Socratic Dialogue

St. Thomas Aquinas In today’s discussion Brad and Sarah discuss the fourth way of St. Thomas Aquinas to prove the existence of God. You can read their discussion of the first and second way here and their discussion of Thomas’ third way here. Brad: I have to say, I’m enjoying these conversations. So far I’d say the best argument you’ve presented... Read More

headshot Thomas Aquinas’ Argument From Contingency: A Socratic Dialogue

St. Thomas Aquinas In today’s dialogue Brad and Sarah discuss the third of Thomas Aquinas’ proofs for the existence of God, the argument from contingency. You can read their first dialogue in which they discus the first two proofs of Aquinas here. Brad: Hey Sarah. Coffee? Sarah: Good to see you. I’m okay, just got one. Brad: K, give me one sec. . . . Brad: How... Read More

St. Thomas Aquinas Thomas Aquinas’ Arguments From Motion and Efficient Causality: A Socratic Dialogue

St. Thomas Aquinas Over the coming weeks I’d like to explore each of St. Thomas’ five proofs for the existence of God by way of socratic dialogues (read my other dialogues here). In today’s dialogue Brad asks Sarah for arguments for God’s existence. Sarah responds by summing up the first two ways of Aquinas, both of which are based upon the idea that... Read More

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