The Danger of Forgetting Pentecost

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Pentecost is one of my very favorite times of year. (And you’re like, “Matthew, you’re a little behind. That was weeks ago!”) Yes, I’m aware of the liturgical calendar. Just because Pentecost is in our rearview mirror doesn’t mean the Spirit has blown by. Trust me, that wind is still operating at gale force. But […]

How to Be Sure You’re Being Led by the Holy Spirit…

Have you ever met someone who said they did something because they felt “led by the Spirit”? Sometimes it ends in disaster. (I’m pretty sure that guy who thought God told him to paint his body blue and illegally run across the football field at halftime shouting “Hail, Mary!” wasn’t really tuned into God’s channel. […]

045: Fire From Above: Christian Contemplation & Mystical Wisdom

God didn’t just create you…He thirsts for you! His heart is bursting with love for you! Yes, you! That is the underlying message of the mystics. It’s also the underlying message of one of the best spiritual theologians in the United States. Dr. Anthony Lilles, Academic Dean at St. John’s Seminary in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles can illuminate […]

041: Pentecost Special! The Amazing Old Testament Backstory of Acts 2

<Scroll to bottom for podcast> The Holy Spirit didn’t just fall out of the sky at Pentecost. Well, I mean, he did, but all those tongues of fire, heavy winds and such weren’t a random occurrence. Nothing God does ever is. There’s a backstory. And once you know it, everything makes more sense. In this […]