"I do not pray for these only, but also for those who believe in me through their world, that they may all be one; even as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that thou hast sent me." - John … Continue reading One True Church?
At seventeen years old, I took the dramatic step that almost every new Christian makes by accepting Jesus Christ as my personal Savior. I can honestly say experiencing the love and grace of God for the first time is difficult to describe in words, but the best I can do is to say it was … Continue reading My Struggle With The Existence Of Hell
When I was younger, I remember watching the animated films All Dogs Go To Heaven and The Land Before Time. The themes and storytelling in both movies are quite terrifying, especially for something considered to be family-friendly. What separates these films from even the darkest Disney movies is they shed light on things that are part of real life … Continue reading My Thoughts on Mortality
I'm a certified journeyman carpenter with over 15 years of experience in the construction industry. I've worked alongside several tradespersons with varying educational and employment experiences - all of who have brought value to the projects at hand. While many workers had their strengths in either book smarts or job site experience, some of the most … Continue reading Why So Many Rules?
"He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy." - Proverbs 28:13 RSV Last year I confessed to a Catholic priest for the first time since I was 11 years old. After spending my life as an Evangelical Protestant since I was 17, coming back into Catholicism in … Continue reading Why Do Confession?
One of the things that makes my heart ache is how divided Christianity really is. In my own experience, I've seen the hostility go both ways. Leaving the Catholic faith initially in my teens was a heartbreaking experience for my relatives, and returning back to it felt like admitting to my Evangelical friends I was … Continue reading I Long For Christian Unity