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10 Tips for Learning a New Language

Learning a new language can be fun and exciting, but it can also be challenging and tedious. What distinguishes those people who persevere through the challenge to proficiency from those who give up in frustration and disappointment? I managed to develop proficiency in Spanish and American Sign Language, and I am currently working on German […] Read More

Why the Hatred? Brief History of Jews and Muslims

I watched a video the other day where a Muslim student at a California college sneered at a Jewish speaker and stated that she was for Hezbollah’s declaration that ‘Jews must be exterminated,’ and I wondered, what is the cause of this hatred between Muslims and Jews? The answer I used to give people was […] Read More

Dialogue in the Virtual Classroom

This past semester marked the end of my coursework for the MA in Theology program at Holy Apostles. It was, quite naturally, bittersweet. There is great joy in completing an endeavor, but I will also miss the experience and the online dialogues with professors and classmates. As much as the virtual classroom cannot be a […] Read More

Healthy Habits of a Good Student

Being a student can be difficult at times. Through no fault of our own we stumble. Many times though, our shortcomings are our fault or we perceive things in ways that aren’t really so. Not knowing what to expect from a test, feeling misled by a professor occasionally, misreading instructions, having to work in a […] Read More

Four Ways to Be an Effective Student

“Effective” does not mean “best” and vice versa. An effective student is one who can manage time, submit assignments on time, and actually learn the information, not just regurgitate it on a discussion board. On that, here are a few tactics that I employ. Prologue, Pray This one is hardest for me. I am that […] Read More

The Method of Loci: Building your Apologetics’ Toolset

As a budding (and quite amateur) apologist, I’m constantly looking for new methods to develop my ability to connect with others about the Catholic faith.  Many methods I’ve adopted involve developing my “soft” skills, of which I owe a debt of gratitude to men like Patrick Madrid who taught me that not only does one […] Read More

Evernote: A Digital Commonplace for a Digital World

How often have you been deeply immersed in the worlds of Middle-Earth, Narnia, or Dante’s afterlife, and were so struck by a passage that it resonated within you as you paused your reading, for just a few seconds?  How about pouring through Aquinas, Kreeft, or Lewis?  I can’t even guess how many times they drove […] Read More