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Putting God on trial

Putting God on trial

| April 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

In both our piety and our agnosticism, we sometimes put God on trial and whenever we do that, it’s we who end up being judged. We see that in the Gospel accounts of the trial of Jesus, particularly in John’s Gospel.

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A survey of women in the church

A survey of women in the church

| March 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Last month, America magazine published a fascinating survey regarding the attitudes of women in the Church. They were kind enough to publish a few of my reactions to the study, but I would like, in this article, to offer a fuller response to their findings.

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Death of an evangelical titan

Death of an evangelical titan

| March 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

I had the privilege of hearing Dr. Billy Graham preach about 20 years ago in Cincinnati.

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A testimony on celibacy

A testimony on celibacy

| March 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Writing in the first person is always a risk, but the subject matter of this column is best done, I feel, through personal testimony.

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A season of learning

A season of learning

| March 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

What is Lent all about? In responding to this question, many will turn to various words ending with –ing.

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The Jordan Peterson Phenomenon

The Jordan Peterson Phenomenon

| March 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Like many others, I have watched the Jordan Peterson phenomenon unfold with a certain fascination.

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Faith, sacrifice and superstition

Faith, sacrifice and superstition

| February 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

The power of a subordinate clause, one nuance within a sentence and everything takes on a different meaning.

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Preach always, and use words

Preach always, and use words

| February 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron, of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, is the most well-known ordained evangelist in the United States. Known for his skill in communication and ability to relate the Gospel message to the culture, Barron expresses a joyful confidence as he opines each week through various forms of media.

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Reticence and secrecy as virtue

Reticence and secrecy as virtue

| January 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

In all healthy people, there’s a natural reticence about revealing too much of themselves and a concomitant need to keep certain things secret.

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How the ‘Star Wars’ franchise lost its way

How the ‘Star Wars’ franchise lost its way

| January 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

I fell sound asleep for about 10 minutes during the most recent installment in the Star Wars franchise, The Last Jedi.

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