Tim Staples
For Catholics, when God "establishes his eternal plan of ‘predestination,’ he includes in it each person’s free response to his grace" (CCC 600...
Jim Blackburn
Concordia University recently hosted an Exodus International Freedom Conference. Exodus International’s Web site (www.exodusinternational.org)...
Tim Staples
For millions of non-Catholic Christians, Jesus was using pure symbolism in John 6:53 when he declared to his followers, “Truly, truly, I say to...
Jim Blackburn
In an all-too-common tragedy these days, a poorly catechized Catholic attends a worship service at a megachurch, mistakenly believing the...
Tim Staples
The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches this about purgatory: “All who die in God’s grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified,...
Jim Blackburn
The Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance ask on their Web site (religioustolerance.org), "If we hold to Leviticus’ statements as being a...
Tim Staples
The divinity of Christ is an essential teaching of the Catholic faith. Indeed, any community of faith that would deny Christ’s deity ceases to...
Jim Blackburn
As a volunteer in my kids’ confirmation class, I was disappointed to discover recently that one of the class’s textbooks included in its...
Tim Staples
For many in the more traditional Protestant communities, believing Mary to be the Theotokos (Greek, "God-bearer") or Mother of God, is an area...
Jim Blackburn
When I was in college, it was common for each professor to hand out a syllabus outlining and summarizing his course. I remember one syllabus in...