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051: Clearing Up the Crusades

We’ve all heard it before – “The Catholic Church is all about violence and power. Just look at the Crusades! They’re a perfect example!” The problem (for critics of the Church) is that idea is horse-hockey. That said, most of us have little-to-no understanding of the true heart of the […]

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Why Fast & Furious Loses The Spiritual Race

Fast cars. Fast cash. Fast food. Everybody wants things fast. But in the spiritual life, that’s the fastest way to crash and burn. When becoming serious about spiritual growth, many beginners forget that conforming one’s life to Christ is a lifetime project. Sin cannot be overcome through one fervent reception […]

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A Common Yet Dangerous Problem in Prayer

It’s a common problem in the life of prayer. Sometimes in meditation, particularly when using spiritual reading, people think they’ve had a prayerful encounter with the Lord because they experience some kind of pleasure. I don’t mean a sensible pleasure or “feeling”, so to speak. Rather, the kind of pleasure that comes […]

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014: The Gospel Accordion to Bob Rice

Question: What do adoption, 80s singer El DeBarge, and the spiritual life have in common? Answer: Bob Rice. Any man who plays the accordion (and has an album starring said instrument titled “The Gospel Accordion to Bob Rice”) is just a little on the unusual side. But if by “usual” you […]

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How To Identify And Crush Your Predominant Fault!

Cue the Darth Vader theme music. It’s time to conclude our discussion of the greatest spiritual obstacle few of us want to dwell upon (or even know about). In my last post I forced us all to consider our Big Kahuna of sin, our Grand Poobah of iniquity – our […]

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