Exodus 90: Growing In Faith

What is Exodus 90 and how does it assist men in growing in faith? Exodus 90 is a 90-day Catholic spiritual exercise for men that offers a challenging journey through the book of Exodus based on three pillars: prayer, asceticism, and fraternity. What Is Exodus 90? The men’s movement continues to expand — reaching more... Continue Reading →

Source & Summit Is Elevating The Liturgy

Adam Bartlett of Source & Summit recently joined me to discuss what his organization is doing to elevate the liturgy. We discuss music, antiphons, online resources for parishes, and how we can elevate the celebration of the Novus Ordo to be fitting of the worship of Christ. Liturgy And Missal To that effect they recently... Continue Reading →

The Dead Sea Scrolls and Early Christianity

Dr. John Bergsma recently joined me to discuss the dead sea scrolls and their influence on Early Christianity. What did the Qumran community the Messiah? Who was the Teacher of Righteousness? What was the significance of ritual bathing? What was so important about the way they prepared for meals and the position of the presider?... Continue Reading →

Death And Judgment In Ecclesiastes 3

When one reads the words of Qohelet (please note that Qohelet and Ecclesiastes are referring to the same work) the skepticism that is experienced is real.  On the surface it seems much different that other books of the Old Testament.  Perhaps new ideas were emerging regarding a postmortem judgment during the postexilic period.  When the... Continue Reading →

The Demand For A Sign

Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to him, “Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you.” 39 But he answered them, “An evil and adulterous generation asks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. 40 For just as Jonah was three days and three nights... Continue Reading →

Who Is Qohelet In Ecclesiastes?

Qohelet is the Hebrew name for the book of Ecclesiastes.  The more popular rendering of Ecclesiastes is the Greek rendering that was found in the Greek Old Testament Septuagint.  Just who Qohelet is has been a matter of debate for several centuries.  One clue to the identity of the writer is in Ecclesiastes 1:1 which... Continue Reading →

Amos And A Heart Of Faith

The book of the prophet Amos was written in approximately the 8th century B.C. and is the oldest of what has come to be known as the minor prophets. There is not much that is known about the prophet from a personal standpoint, but we do know that he was a sheepherder from the town of... Continue Reading →

Praying And Forgiving: An Everyday Reminder

“When you are praying, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard because of their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. 9 “Pray then in this way: Our Father in heaven,    hallowed be your name.10     Your kingdom... Continue Reading →

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