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What Are You Taking Up For Lent?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately of traditions in the Catholic Church and how wonderful they are to take part in. I was raised evangelical, and so for myself, growing up evangelical, there were no traditions to take part in besides a few holidays that were celebrated in private with family. Sure – we went […] Read More

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Evangelists Need Apologetics, and Apologists Need Philosophy

As Catholics, we have a necessary commitment to spread the Word of God and make disciples of all the nations, lest we forget the Great Commission. An evangelist, deriving from the Greek (transliterated) eu meaning good and angelia meaning message, is literally someone who spreads the good message of the Gospel. What makes a good […] Read More

Is the Big Bang Collapsing in on Itself?

Much speculation has been made about the origin of our cosmos. The prevailing view however, is that billions of years ago, there was a single point in existence, and this point, containing the sum of the universe,  was infinitely dense. This is called the singularity. The singularity eventually exploded, as the name Big Bang suggests, and all the universe […] Read More

Can We Know if There are Animals in Heaven?

I want you to meet Professor the Schnauzer. Emily and I have had Professor for almost four years and he has been such a joy in our life. We realize he is only an animal, but there is something about unconditional adoration from an animal that can make the worst of days turn into a […] Read More

On Catholic Culture and Community

As a convert from the protestant faith, I’ve found it remarkable how much culture there is in being a Catholic. Growing up in a Baptist church, we had a great sense of community, but it was only amongst ourselves, confined to the walls of our own church. We had potlucks, camps, vacation bible school, and […] Read More

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In Defense of Children as Natural Philosophers

A few weeks ago I wrote an article titled, “Children as Natural Philosophers”. Shortly after it was posted to reddit.com on the subreddit r/philosophy to which there were a few responses. While I did address a couple of the comments directly on Reddit, I feel it is only appropriate to make a longer response to […] Read More

Children as Natural Philosophers

Have you ever noticed the tendency for adults to send children away from the ‘adult table’ at Holiday dinners? Or maybe you have seen the frustration in an adults eyes when a child will not cease asking “why”. The persistence of children in what seems mundane to adults may be annoying to some, but for […] Read More

The Killjoy of Atheism

Often Christianity will be characterized unfairly as being a system of beliefs that the Christian is brainwashed by from a young age. In a recent viral video of a young child shoveling snow in the cold, he becomes clearly frustrated, looks towards the heavens and exclaims, “Jesus make it warm!” What could be seen as […] Read More