Tag: "Bible"

25 Life-Changing Questions from the Gospels
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25 Life-Changing Questions from the Gospels

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“Good teachers provide good answers, but exceptional teachers ask great questions.” In the Gospels, Jesus asks over 100 questions. Allan F. Wright, academic dean for evangelization at St. Paul Inside the Walls and an adjunct professor of biblical studies at Seton Hall University, chooses 25 of these questions to dissect and reflect on in 25 […]

Book Review: Who Does He Say You Are?
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Book Review: Who Does He Say You Are?

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What would you look like if you could see yourself as Jesus sees you? Who would you be if Jesus healed all your wounds, both physical and emotional? For most of us, the answers to those questions are a far cry from who we are today. We have been beaten down by the weight of […]

Solomon’s Wisdom: On the Necessity of Reading the Old Testament
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Solomon’s Wisdom: On the Necessity of Reading the Old Testament

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Once I had dinner with another priest.  As we were eating we talked about the Bible.  “I preach the same homily every weekend,” he said. “Really?” I asked.  “And how are your collections?” While we were at it, he justified himself by declaring that it was no longer necessary to preach on the Old Testament. […]

The Book Whisperer: Faith-Building Books for Teens
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The Book Whisperer: Faith-Building Books for Teens

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This week I started teaching a class to prepare a small group of teens to be confirmed at the Easter Vigil this year at St. Basil the Great Parish in Kimberton, PA. So for the next few months — through Lent — I’ve decided that “A Mother on the Road Less Traveled” will be taking […]

Abraham Lincoln on the Bible
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Abraham Lincoln on the Bible

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Not an atheist, he.

Grand Procession of Vatican II Council Fathers, 11 October 1962
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Vatican II One-Year Reading Plan

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One-year reading plans for Vatican II, New Testament, and Catechism.

Now My Eyes Have Seen the Light
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Now My Eyes Have Seen the Light

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PVC is amazing stuff. Its versatility rivals that of Duct Tape. And growing up, we always had plenty of both around the house. The PVC was mostly for Dad’s plumbing work on our house, which seemed constant. I guess eight kids put a lot of mileage on the pipes. As for the Duct Tape, as […]

The American Bible Challenge – #TABC Is Television Worth Watching
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The American Bible Challenge – #TABC Is Television Worth Watching

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For awhile my teens were fans of Who Wants to be a Millionaire? They loved the fact that the contestant was earning money for charity, the increasing difficulty of the questions, and the drama of the contest. But I didn’t like the questions which had little educational content. So aside from Jeopardy, which they find […]

He DID Build This!
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He DID Build This!

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A very controversial slogan during this heated election season is “We did build this.” This phrase centers around the debate of who is responsible for the building of small businesses — government or small business owners. Many are deeply divided on this issue, and it has become a core theme for choosing the direction of […]

Preaching and Receiving the Living Word
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Preaching and Receiving the Living Word

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“Receive the Word of God not as the word of men, but as it truly is: the Word of God” (1 Thessalonians 2:13).  Here it comes: a Bible-thumping sermon from a Spirit-filled preacher. On my most recent vacation, I drove through the Midwest—Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana.  I love radio, and as I traveled through the […]

In Bible Times
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In Bible Times

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It is a commonplace among believers in God’s written word to express a longing to have lived in the times depicted within its pages. To have seen, perhaps even conversed with, such towering figures of faith as Abraham, Moses, Samuel, and Nehemiah. To thrill at the great victories God granted through Joshua, David, and Jehosaphat. […]

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A Biblical Roadmap To The One, True Church

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Teach me, LORD, your way that I may walk in your truth. (Ps 86:11) Sounds simple, doesn’t it?  I can’t imagine any Christian looking at the above verse and disagreeing with its content.  Essentially, it is a summary of our mission as followers of Christ. But exactly how does the Lord teach us “His way” […]