When I was in Grade 8, a few friends and I were sitting in computer class at school while our instructor left the room to check something at the office for a while. As adolescent boredom got the better of us, we began to throw pens at the ceiling fan to watch them get launched … Continue reading What Is The Meaning of Penance?
"In those days there was no king in Israel; every man did what was right in his own eyes." - Judges 21:25 RSV As a teenager who had been raised Catholic, one of the things that first drew me to Evangelicalism was how laid back it seemed - especially with the contemporary worship music as … Continue reading What is Worship?
"By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; you are dust, and to dust you shall return." - Genesis 3:19 NRSV Last year, a dear friend of mine passed away after losing her battle with cancer, and her funeral happened to land on Ash … Continue reading A Reflection on Ash Wednesday
"And a great portent appeared in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars" - Revelation 12:1 RSV In an age that is so far removed from when the Gospels were written, it is quite difficult to wrap our minds around … Continue reading Are the Apparitions of Mary Real?
I remember hearing my grandparents recall a time when the local church was the epicenter of community events and social gatherings. They used to reminisce about the days when they used to attend movie nights and dances that were hosted in the parish hall while they were dating. It seems as though their generation lived … Continue reading Catholic Fellowship Sucks
I remember when I was around 10 years old, my friends and I walked around town during recess one time. One of my buddies at the time led the group to a small culvert along the railway tracks where he hid a Playboy magazine to show everyone. Clearly this wasn't the first time the guys … Continue reading My Thoughts on the Sexual Revolution