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ARE PUBLIC POOLS AND BEACHES OCCASIONS OF SIN?

Jun 22nd, 2017 | By

Summer is here and perhaps this is a good time for a moral reflection on a favorite modern form of recreation. Are public pools and beaches occasions of sin? Of course, there is nothing wrong with swimming pools and beaches per se. But what about as they happen to be in many cases? [*Hint –

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WHY CHANCE IS A TERRIBLE EXPLANATION FOR THE UNIVERSE

Jun 16th, 2017 | By

Ever since the beginning of human existence, people have wondered about the origin of the order and complexity in the world. Where do we come from? What is the cause of all the order we see in nature? Like the oldest of the ancient Greek philosophers, modern atheists think that the tremendous order we see

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WHY SEPARATING MORALITY FROM RELIGION IS A DISASTER

Jun 5th, 2017 | By

Many secular people think that morality doesn’t need God. After all, they say, aren’t there plenty of atheists who do nice things? But reasons like this miss the entire point regarding the important connection between God and morality. The truth is that separating morality from God is a disaster and in this episode of Spiritual

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4 REASONS WHY THE AVERAGE PERSON SHOULD STUDY THEOLOGY

May 19th, 2017 | By

A lot of people think that the study of theology is something reserved for priests, professors, and academics. But that’s not true. In fact, there are good reasons why everyone should study theology (in a way that accords with their state in life). In this episode of Spiritual Combat, I’m going to give you 4

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A QUICK AND SIMPLE WAY TO DEBUNK CRITICS OF CHRISTIANITY

May 18th, 2017 | By

Critics of Christianity have many objections to the faith. These objections range from the completely uninformed to the more “sophisticated” versions. But what many critics don’t realize is that one of the most common of the “sophisticated” versions is, in fact, very easy to answer. In this episode of Spiritual Combat, I’m going to tell

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13 WAYS TO AVOID LUST AND OTHER SEXUAL SINS

May 12th, 2017 | By

We live in an age of sexual license where magazine covers and billboards display soft porn, 80% of all men view pornography on a monthly basis, women commonly dress like prostitutes, fornication is considered healthy and “normal”, and acts of adultery are socially acceptable. Sure these things have always been a problem, but the issue

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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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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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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 THE EVIDENCE SHOWS IT IS VERY FOOLISH TO REJECT CHRISTIANITY

Mar 2nd, 2017 | By

Some people think believing in Christianity is unreasonable. Maybe they have never heard any good reasons in favor of it, or maybe they have. Nevertheless, what many of these people don’t realize is that the rejection of Christianity comes with its own set of absurdities. In this episode of Spiritual Combat, I’ll talk about why the evidence shows

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