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I Can’t Bear to Watch

Every Good Friday, I watch The Passion. I reserve watching this movie for once a year. This is an amazing movie, but I do not watch it more to ensure that it always has the impact that it first did. This movie is violent, emotional, and grueling. So was the Crucifixion. I can’t bear to […]

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Back to the Basics

For 2014, the start of a New Year, I want to get “back to the basics,” as it were. Back to the basics in my personal life, my school life, my professional life. But most importantly, back to the basics in my relationship with Jesus. What is it that God is asking of me, daily? […]

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Articulating the Atonement: Part 2

“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our sins, according to the riches of His grace which he lavished upon us.” (Ephesians 1:7) The cross is a mystery. As is the Incarnation, the Resurrection, the Holy Trinity, the hypostatic union, justification, original sin, the divine inspiration and inerrancy of Scripture, the […]

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Let God Be The Judge

One of the greatest moments of clarity I ever experienced while investigating the Catholic Church was when I came to understand a simple truth: Life is sacred; plain and simple. While I know it may be elementary to many,  this simple truth helped me unlock the answers to all my confusion on the Church’s teachings. […]

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Articulating the Atonement

Lately I’ve been looking into different views of the Atonement as they relate to Protestant-Catholic soteriological dialogue. What is fundamental in the different views of salvation, forgiveness and grace between Catholics and Protestants often comes down to theories on what Christ’s death accomplished, as well as how and why it did so. I want to […]

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