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?
"For the love of money is the root of all evils; it is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced their hearts with many pangs." - 1 Timothy 6:10 RSV I have very fond memories of wandering down the aisles of Christian bookstores. When I was in high school … Continue reading Christian Bookstores Sell Indulgences
"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?
As I have mentioned in previous blog entries, I once befriended a family of Christians who hosted a weekly Bible study in their home. One evening while I was hanging out with one friend from this group, she randomly mentioned about how she told off her Catholic high school teachers to 'forget the Trinity' during … Continue reading In Defence of the Trinity
My family and life experiences did not align with what many of my peers in school considered to be a 'normal life.' Having a sibling with a mental disability certainly gives you a different perspective of the world. Much of my family life while growing up revolved around ensuring that my brother with lower-functioning autism was receiving adequate … Continue reading My Thoughts on Calvinism
"The darkest places in Hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis." - Dante Alighieri I have friends who have told me stories about some dangerous encounters they've had with strangers. Many women I know have been approached in public by intimidating men who would give them unwanted attention, even to … Continue reading Are All Sins Equal?
When I was a newly converted Christian at seventeen years old, I was told by many of my friends from youth group the next step was to be baptised in the Holy Spirit. As someone who was baptised as an infant in the Catholic faith, I was utterly confused as to why I would need … Continue reading My Struggle with Baptism