Don’t Talk to Me About Sin

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My Experience I still remember the homily from the first Mass I attended at my university’s parish. Unfortunately, I remember it because of how uncomfortable it made me. It was a homily about sin, but this priest used really strong imagery. Unlike the stereotypical “fire and brimstone” speech, this priest used filth. In this particular …

Book Review: The Papacy

The Papacy by Jim Blackburn “explains how the papacy is not only biblical and historical but essential for preserving Christian unity of belief.” Each question in this booklet is answered solidly by Blackburn with support from a number of sources including both Scripture and writings throughout Church history. Despite using a lot of quotes, I felt …

20 Answers Challenge Final Reflection

20 Answers Challenge

I officially completed the 20 Answers Challenge yesterday! I have thoroughly enjoyed this challenge, and I am going to talk about the last four books I read and share my thoughts on the challenge as a whole. Last Books The last four books I read were Divorce & Remarriage by Trent Horn, Faith & Science …

The Gratitude Project 1: Knowing God Loves Me

Last week, I talked about how the BAKER method has helped me develop an authentic, Christ-oriented attitude of gratitude. I also mentioned that I would be participating in Anni’s gratitude project. Today is my first official post. This spring has been difficult for me. My struggles in controlling my type 1 diabetes surfaced again, and …

Book Review: Scripture and Tradition

This Lent and Easter Season, I took on the Catholic Answers challenge. As I mentioned in the original post, I was recommending it without reading the books. I felt it was only fair to share my thoughts on the books as I read them (and amend my recommendation if necessary).  Scripture and Tradition by Jim Blackburn …

Listen to an Expert: Helping a Friend with Grief

When something happens to someone we love, we want to do something. As Christians, logically we know that prayer is the best course of action. There is nothing more effective than giving that pain to our Creator. However, we aren’t just spiritual beings. We are both body and soul, and that body part of us …

Book Review: Hitler’s Cross

Before I begin, I need to give two disclaimers. First, I received this book free from Moody Publishers in exchange for my honest review. Second, this post contains affiliate links which simply means that if you make a purchase on Amazon after clicking one of the links, I will receive a tiny commission at no …

20 Answer Update #4

I am still working my way through the 20 Answers Challenge from Catholic Answers. Since my last update, I have finished 4 more books. Note I have been working on writing slightly longer reviews on these books, and I will be sharing them in the coming weeks. I try to make it a point to …