If God Can’t Suffer, How Can He Really Love Us?

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Can God suffer? We know that Christ suffered in His human nature on the Cross but what about His divine nature? Did God suffer too? Today, many Christian theologians would argue yes. This is a radical departure from centuries of Christian Orthodoxy. Jurgen Moltmann really brought this theology of the suffering God to the fore. In his book, The Crucified God, he insisted that if God cannot suffer, He cannot love. Other prominent 20th Century theologians who espouse a suffering God… …Continue Reading

Tertullian’s Beautiful Description of Christian Marriage

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How beautiful, then, the marriage of two Christians, two who are one in hope, one in desire, one in the way of life they follow, one in the religion they practice. They are as brother and sister, both servants of the same Master. Nothing divides them, either in flesh or in spirit. They are, in very truth, two in one flesh; and where there is but one flesh there is also but one spirit. They pray together, they worship together,… …Continue Reading

What Does it Mean to Be a Catholic Blogger?

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This week, I was at the Catholic Digital Media Conference in Sydney. I was thrilled, honoured and totally in over my head. Everyone at the conference was passionate about using new media — blogs, podcasts, social media and everything else that could go on a smart phone — to preach the gospel of Christ Jesus. I did a workshop on blogging together with Sue Elvis of Sue Elvis Writes. I can’t speak for Sue, who was so lovely, but I… …Continue Reading

8 Ways to Die From a Bible Misprint

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Mark Twain famously said that one must be very careful of reading health books because you could die of a misprint. If that’s true of health books, it’s even more true of the Bible. Proverbs tells us that “He who keeps the commandment keeps his life; he who despises the word will die.” (Pr 19:16) And Jesus definitely said don’t fear the books that can destroy the body, rather fear those that can destroy the body and soul… or you… …Continue Reading

7 Reasons Christianity is the Most Persecuted Religion in the World

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I have a new post up on Ignitum Today on the 7 Reasons Christianity is the Most Persecuted Religion in the World… Last night, I asked my family what percentage of religious persecution in the world they thought was directed at Christians. They guessed about 30%. After all, they said, Christians are about one-third of the global population so that would make sense, right? When I told them it was closer to 80%, they initially refused to believe me. Safe in our… …Continue Reading