Many people have been reacting to the debate that recently occurred in the Oval Office between our nation’s political leaders. What also got a lot of attention was the quiet presence of Vice President Mike Pence during this heated discussion. A lot of humorous comments were made on social media and on the late night … Continue reading Advent: Jesus is in the room.
Walking. Praying. Beholding. Thousands of words could be written that would give a detailed account of the week-long pilgrimage to Krakow, Poland for World Youth Day. Instead, I want to offer some brief vignettes under the thematic words I have provided above. My reflections will relate to how I experienced World Youth Day from the … Continue reading A Seminarian’s World Youth Day Pilgrimage
In the previous post we explored why post-Christian cultures have been drawn to the Star Wars myth concerning the religion of The Force. You can read the first part by clicking here: Part 1 Now in this final part I wanted to reflect on the most recent Star Wars movie that was released in theaters … Continue reading When The (Impersonal) Force Awakens…
"As they were marching out, they came upon a man of Cyre′ne, Simon by name; this man they compelled to carry his cross." ~Matthew 27:32 Anyone. It could have been anyone. Of the faces in the crowd, there was one man among the many buried, with no visible burden he carried. He had … Continue reading The Cyrenian’s Cross
“The earthly city glories in itself, the Heavenly City glories in the Lord.” ― Augustine of Hippo, City of God "I want to be the best in the World. I want to win gold. This is more than just some piece of medal. It's about what the medal represents. The virtues it requires to attain … Continue reading Foxcatcher and The Two Cities
"I've tried them all, I really have, and the only church that truly feeds the soul, day in, day out is the Church of Baseball." -Susan Sarandon, Bull Durham, 1988. "Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand." --Leo Durocher, former MLB player and manager. Pastime n. an activity you enjoy doing during your free … Continue reading Pastimes: Of Church and Baseball
"Give me Jesus. Give me Jesus, Give me Jesus. You can have all this world, You can have all this world, You can have all this world, Just give me Jesus." Listen & Watch Song. Performed by Jeremy Camp Note: 'The Way' is what the earliest Christians were called. They were known for their great … Continue reading Losers Gain: ‘The Way’ of the Easter People