Why did Jesus have to die for our sins?

FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail Speaking of Steve G., I am delighted to share this guest post that he wrote. Click here to see all of his posts. Early in my Christian journey, I often struggled with understanding why Christ had to die for our sins. This was something that believers would say to me that I had a… [Continue Reading]

On being loved: A thought on spiritual dry spells

FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail GUEST POST BY STEVE G. A while back fellow convert, regular commenter and occasional guest blogger Steve G. emailed me with some thoughts on a long period of darkness that he experienced. His reflection was so interesting and thought-provoking that I just couldn’t keep it to myself, so I asked if I could share… [Continue Reading]

Guest post: A family liturgy

FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail by Steve G. [Regular commentor Steve G. had some great thoughts to add to my post about bringing peace to my household, so I suggested that he do a guest post. You can see Steve’s other guest posts here — scroll down to see the full list.] I can’t help but continue to see… [Continue Reading]

Guest post: Three things my parents did right

FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail By Steve G. (regular commentor and occasional guest blogger — some examples of his writing here and here) Since Steve doesn’t have his own blog, here is his contribution to the Group Writing Project: Initially I felt left out on this post. I come from a broken home where my most vivid memory from… [Continue Reading]

Did people create Christianity?

FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail In the previous post, a reader asked: I am a Catholic homeschooling mom who has been reading your blog for a while. One thing I have been wondering is this: how did you come to terms with the argument that Christianity is merely an anthropological construct? So many of the Old Testament stories seem… [Continue Reading]

What about the fact that modern science seems to disprove the Old Testament stories?

FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail …Does that mean they’re just myths? I‘ve heard this type of question a lot, and my perception that modern science had proven once and for all that those Bible creation stories were “just myths” was one of the things that prevented me from taking Christianity seriously when I was an atheist. Recently I got… [Continue Reading]

When your spouse is an atheist / agnostic

FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail A reader emailed me the other day to ask if I had any thoughts on how to discuss faith with an agnostic spouse. I don’t want to divulge any identifying details, but a rough summary of his question is this: I am a recent convert to Catholicism and my wife is agnostic. She is… [Continue Reading]

Living God’s will: what is God trying to tell me with this situation?

FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail So after thinking about what Steve G. wrote in response to my questions about how God’s will works, I decided to hit him with an example situation. I gave him a hypothetical scenario that is the type of thing that would leave me confused about whether this was God’s will, the devil’s work, or… [Continue Reading]