"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?
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
Growing up in a rural community, I had the privilege of learning how to care for animals, whether it was on my own farm or someone else's. While I have a small amount of experience with livestock like cattle and pigs, I owned a couple dogs and raised some rabbits of my own. I often … Continue reading Are Animals Equal to Humans?
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
"If anyone can refute me—show me I’m making a mistake or looking at things from the wrong perspective—I’ll gladly change. It’s the truth I’m after, and the truth never harmed anyone. What harms us is to persist in self-deceit and ignorance." - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations VI: 21 In my adolescence, I used to question my … Continue reading What is Truth?
About a few months ago, I was waiting in line at the confessional. A police officer walked into the basilica as though he were nonchalantly patrolling the area. He looked like he was in his early to mid-twenties and had his hand resting on his gun holster as though he was ready to draw fire, … Continue reading Courage In An Unusual Situation
When I first started blogging last year, I have to admit I was not in a good headspace. It started out as a cathartic means of sorting through the years of cluttered baggage within me as well as a chance to be angry on the internet. And to an extent, it still has a tendency to be that type of outlet. … Continue reading My Struggle with Forgiveness