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WHY BEING IGNORANT OF HISTORY CAUSES ERRORS IN THEOLOGY

May 5th, 2017 | By

Have you ever met anyone who claims to know a lot about theology because they have been reading the Bible yet that same person also happens to be very ignorant when it comes to history? This is a very common problem! Far too many people do not appreciate the important connection between history and theology. They mistakenly

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HOW TO HELP SOMEONE WHO HAS LOST THEIR FAITH: 8 TIPS YOU NEED TO KNOW

May 3rd, 2017 | By

Do you know anyone who has lost their faith? Do you want to help them but don’t really know what to do or say? You are not alone. Given the spread of atheism and unbelief in our culture, especially with young people, this is  a very common situation. In this episode of Spiritual Combat, I’ll

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WHY CATHOLIC PARENTS, SCHOOLS, AND PARISHES ARE DOING THEIR KIDS A GRAVE DISSERVICE

May 2nd, 2017 | By

  This may tick some people off but I really don’t care. I’m not sure what it takes for parents, churches, parishes, and schools to wake up and realize that there is a REAL PROBLEM here and they are failing to address it. I can’t tell you how many times moms have come up to

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WHY REASON SHOWS THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE GOD

Apr 25th, 2017 | By

One of the reasons why the doctrine of Divine Simplicity is so important is because once we know that God is simple, we can also know other important attributes about God. For example, from the notion that God does not consist of parts we can also know that there is only One God who must be

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4 WAYS PHILOSOPHY HELPS THE STUDY OF THEOLOGY

Apr 23rd, 2017 | By

Back when people tended to be wiser, the study of philosophy was REQUIRED before one went on to study theology. Many modern Christians however, don’t get this. Why do we need philosophy to help us understand God’s revelation? In this episode of Spiritual Combat, I’ll talk about the 4 reasons why philosophy helps the study

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WHY IS GOD SIMPLE? THE REASON FOR DIVINE SIMPLICITY

Apr 22nd, 2017 | By

Yesterday I released a video talking about the idea that God is simple. While it seems to me that far too many people either don’t appreciate or hold to this doctrine today, it is nevertheless the classical understanding of God in the Christian tradition. This has always been the Catholic position on the nature of

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WHAT IS THE DOCTRINE OF DIVINE SIMPLICITY?

Apr 21st, 2017 | By

The classical understanding of God is that He is SIMPLE. That is, the Divine Nature does not consist of “parts” of any kind whatsoever. The implications that follow from the doctrine of Divine Simplicity are huge. From the notion that God is simple we can know that God is one, immutable, eternal, and immaterial.. But

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HOW TO KNOW THAT THE CATHOLIC FAITH IS TRUE

Apr 10th, 2017 | By

One of the problems with people like Richard Dawkins and the other “new atheists” is that they lump all Christians into one category – the category of the gullible/”blind faith”/anti-intellectual “fundamentalist” and they think that by refuting such easy targets they have therefore debunked all of Christianity. But of course, this commits the straw man

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DOES GENESIS REALLY CONFLICT WITH MODERN SCIENCE?

Mar 27th, 2017 | By

A lot of people think that the book of Genesis conflicts with modern science. They assume that the creation account there along with the story of Adam cannot be reconciled with what we learn in cosmology or biology. But this is simply not true. Now there are in fact a number of things we do

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WHAT EVERY CATHOLIC NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT THEIR FAITH

Mar 22nd, 2017 | By

This is an important message for Catholic parents regarding raising kids in our secular culture. Taken from a talk delivered to the Archdiocese of Newark’s Men’s Conference 2017.   Get The Introduction To The Philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas program here. This course covers the following topics (and more): Why Philosophy is Important Why Aquinas’ Philosophy

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