Fulfilled in Your Hearing

For even the most adroit of readers, the Scriptural texts that constitute the Bible can be complex and difficult to understand, not only in terms of content and meaning, but also with respect to their origin and purpose. The Bible has, for almost all of its history, been simultaneously a perennial object of study for … Read more…

5 Ways to Get Spiritually Fit in 2016

The year 2016 is upon us, and you know what that means – it’s time to make your New Year’s resolutions. As you’re choosing your new fitness program and life style improvements don’t forget to include a spiritual component to your New Year’s checklist. After all, there is nothing more important than your spiritual well-being. … Read more…

What Does Star Wars Have To Do With Scripture?

Star Wars Episode VII is the movie that I’ve been waiting for since roughly 1997, or whenever it was that I saw Return of the Jedi for the first time and wondered when the next installment would arrive. Star Wars completely enthralled me from the very first moment that I saw that epic narrative text … Read more…

The God of Revelation Vs. The god of Our Making

The following is adapted from a talk that I gave to a High-School retreat last week: The pre-Christian world knew that there was divine power in the cosmos, anyone who has read the Greek and Roman classics knows that those powers were not by any means considered universally benevolent. It is one thing to know … Read more…

5 Reasons the Laity should Pray the Liturgy of the Hours

Engaging your spiritual life can be hard. Routines are difficult to start and usually more difficult to maintain. If you find yourself struggling in your prayer life or looking for something more, the Liturgy of the Hours might be your answer. The built in schedule within the pages of the Liturgy of the Hours puts … Read more…