Posts Tagged ‘Grace’

Why Did Christ Come?

Years ago, when my children were both young and endearing (they are still endearing but not so young), they would often ask me when I thought God would open the clouds and come down.

“How should I know?” I would invariably reply. “I’m only a theologian. Go ask your mother!”

It must have worked, too, because I am no longer asked that particular question. Other questions have come to visit and vex me: “Can...

How to Forgive “Seventy-Seven Times”

In a recent post for the Truth and Charity Forum, Roland Millare reflected on Jesus’ instruction to forgive “not seven times but seventy-seven times” (Matthew 18:22). In his heartfelt reflection, Millare courageously shared his own story of forgiving the man who murdered his beloved sister, stating, “In my heart, I forgave and continue to forgive him for his crime.”

Jesus’ instructions on forgiveness have generally reminded me of the need to forgive...

The 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade and Dr. Nathanson the Prophet

In 1973, the infamous Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade legalized the crime that would take the lives of over 50 million innocent unborn humans, who were made in the image and likeness of God. As a result of this unspeakable decision and its aftermath, the United States of America has plunged into a moral chasm that no longer respects the dignity of the human person from conception until a natural death....

Aristotle and Aquinas: The Vital Difference

An easy, but accurate way of distinguishing the ethics of Aristotle from that of Aquinas lies in examining the fundamental questions they ask. Aristotle’s ethics is the protracted answer to three basic questions:

(1) Who am I?  (2) How should I live?  (3) Where am I going?

To these questions, Aristotle responds by explaining that we are social beings; that we should live a life of virtue in accordance with reason; and that...