Monthly archives: January, 2018

The Other Side

On paper, our friendship seems fairly improbable. They are queer witches. I’m a Catholic who fully embraces Church teaching. There are obvious differences in what we believe, and several of our beliefs and identities would put us at odds with each other. After spending hours talking with them during a visit, my heart was so …

Book Review: Stranger No More

Stranger No More: A Muslim Refugee’s Story of Harrowing Escape, Miraculous Rescue, and the Quiet Call of Jesus by Annahita Parsan shares the true story of her “path from oppression to the life-changing hope of Jesus. Fleeing Iran across the mountains into Turkey, she spent months in the terrifying Agri prison before a miraculous release …

Choose Hope

The other day, I got into a discussion about whether or not Jesus would have been pro-choice. Yes, really. The conversation quickly turned into a discussion about suffering. I totally get that the existence of suffering is a huge hindrance for the faithful. I know that it can often be the breaking point for people …

Book Review: They See a Family

Chick flicks are my guilty pleasure. Despite the cheesiness and weaving in and out of realism, there is something enjoyable about seeing two people build a loving relationship. I love to read, but it is a lot more difficult to “fast-forward” through inappropriate scenes in a romance novel so I usually stay away from them …

Polyamory: Another Attack on Real Love (Part 3)

I am embarrassingly late in writing this, but I figure better late than never. Over the summer, I wrote a two-part series talking about the problems with polyamory and how Christians should respond. A writer who focuses on poly topics wrote some responses. I wanted to offer some points of clarification. I do want to …

Book Review: The Saint vs. The Scholar

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. With a strong subtitle like “The Fight Between Faith and Reason,” “The Saint vs. The Scholar” by Jon Sweeny quickly captures readers’ attention. Though the exploration of a fight between two prominent men from Church history …