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Better Life? 3 Ways to Live a Better Life in the New Year

Want to live a better life in the new year? I can think of many things our world needs. I can think of few things the world needs more, however, than this: better people living better lives in a world gone very wrong. “What is a better life?” you ask. 1. A Better Life is Life […]

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Suicide…an Unpardonable Sin?

Suicide Saint Augustine believed this in the fifth century and, as a consequence, this became the Church’s position regarding suicide for centuries. But Saint Augustine was wrong about this, just as he has been wrong about many other things, including “original sin.” For most of my life, I have let the Church do much of […]

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Prayers: What’s Wrong with Our Prayers? Here’s What’s Wrong…

Prayers! What’s wrong with our prayers? Here’s what’s wrong…what we often call prayer isn’t prayer at all. Let me explain my prayers this way… I do not pray to be healthy; I pray for wisdom to make healthy choices. I do not pray for healing; my prayers are for strength to endure the suffering that […]

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Hunger Games: Be Easter Now!

As with most great movies, there are many parallels to our shared experience as human beings in the most recent blockbuster, “The Hunger Games.” I loved this movie. And now, I must read the books. In one of the film’s many memorable scenes, Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson), co-star who is in love with Katniss Everdeen […]

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Confusing Faith for Belief

Lately, I’ve been thinking a great deal about faith. It seems to me that many religious people mistakenly confuse faith as trust with faith as belief.

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