March 18, 2020

In a time of great uncertainty and fear, I am as tempted to anxiety and even panic as anyone else. Perhaps I should instead take seriously some advice I just came across from a man who was far more acquainted with suffering than I am - C.S. Lewis. Commenting on how he...

March 15, 2020

An ancient Midrash legend tells of Abraham in his early life, living in Ur of the Chaldees in Mesopotamia, "the land between two rivers" (Tigris & Euphrates).

Abraham was the son of Terah, a man who earned his living as an idol maker. Day in and day out, Terah worked d...

March 1, 2020

These incredible insights from Saint Augustine blew my mind this morning so I had to share!

Commentary of St Augustine on Psalm 60

In Christ we suffered temptation, and in him we overcame the Devil

Our pilgrimage on earth cannot be exempt from trial. We progress by means...

November 24, 2019

Jesus tells Satan in rebuke, “It is written,‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God’” (Matthew 4:4). He says this in full knowledge that he is himself God’s Word, the heavenly Bread come down to earth. It is precisely t...

September 15, 2019

Today's gospel reading of Luke 15:1-32, the parable of the prodigal son, inspired me to share a beautiful reflection I've come to treasure over the past few years.

The story is told that centuries ago, a certain missionary journeyed to far distant country where he worke...

June 17, 2019

Recently I heard about a rather fascinating tradition among some of the great missionaries, albeit morbidly bizarre to our confused cultural sensibilities. In eras and regions of particular Christian missionary fervor, it is not uncommon to find references to men and w...

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