Category Archives: Embracing Doubt and Mature Faith

Sunday Reflection on Divine Mercy Sunday (April 27, 2014): Finding Faith Through Doubt

“Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands and put my finger into the nailmarks and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.” — John 20:25 Today is the Second Sunday of Easter, or Divine Mercy Sunday. You … Continue reading

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The Galactic Milieu: The “Irrationality” and Beauty of the Incarnation

As we approach Christmas, I thought I would share one of my favorite descriptions of the Incarnation. This is courtesy of Julian May, a prolific and talented science fiction writer. One of her most popular works is the Galactic Milieu, … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time (August 11, 2013): Examined Faith Leads to a Deeper Faith

Today is the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time.  The weekly readings can be found here.  For the reflection, I would like to focus on a quote from the Second Reading, a letter to the Hebrews:  “Faith is the realization of what … Continue reading

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The Skepticism of St. Thomas and Finding Faith Through Doubt

St. Thomas is one the apostles I can most easily identify with due to his skepticism on the resurrection of Jesus: “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands and put my finger into the nailmarks and put my … Continue reading

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Listening to Young Atheists: Lessons for a Stronger Christianity

Recently, the Atlantic Monthly had a fantastic article by Larry Alex Taunton, Executive Director of Fixed Point Foundation.  Mr. Taunton led a study of atheists at college campuses.  The results are fascinating and I strongly encourage you to read the entire … Continue reading

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Are Christian Believers Encouraging Mockery of Their Own Beliefs?

“Worship him, I beg you, in a way that is worthy of thinking beings” — Romans 12:1 (Jerusalem Bible Translation) Anyone who lives in Western society is aware that Christian intellectualism is being challenged; both explicitly by the New Atheists … Continue reading

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Embracing Doubt (Part VI): The Incarnation

“God Writes Straight With Crooked Lines” — Spanish Proverb This is the sixth and final installment of “Embracing Doubt to Grow to a Mature Faith”.  [A fully summary of the series is set forth at the end.]  Today, we will … Continue reading

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