Video: Catechism Lesson 4: Creation and the Angels

Greetings, I am planning to record the next video via using some different equipment, so there may or may not be a video next week on the fall of man. In this video, I go over the lesson on the creation of all things by God and the creation of the angels. I also go into depth about the history of Angels that is explained in more detail in my book The Birth of God in History. Many scholars point to angels being a development within Judaism either during or after the Babylonian exile. So, in the video, I discuss … Continue reading Video: Catechism Lesson 4: Creation and the Angels

The Pilgrim’s Rule (Proposed)

The Pilgrim’s Rule   From the rule of St. Augustine, it is said: Before all else, beloved, love God and then your neighbor, for these are the chief commandments given to us. (cf. Matthew 22:36-40; Mark 12:28-34) The Pilgrim will observe it.   The Pilgrim will commit to observing the obligation of Holy Mass weekly and all Holy Days of Obligation.   The Pilgrim will observe a regimen of prayer. In our present age, an age where culture at large has been separated from the life of the Church, a Pilgrim should seek to offer daily prayers to God and … Continue reading The Pilgrim’s Rule (Proposed)

Biblical Exegesis: Primarily a philosophical discussion or historical?

Pope Benedict XVI explained in his 1988 Erasmus lectures, “The debate about modern exegesis is not at its core a debate among historians, but among philosophers”. (Matthew J. Ramage, Jesus Interpreted, 9). Is the discussion of the Holy Scriptures primarily a philosophical debate of those who claim there is a God and those who do not? The statement appears to be correct on the surface; however, the difficulty with this particular assertion is that it is a false dichotomy when it comes to the interpretation of what is true and what actually happened as it is described in the written … Continue reading Biblical Exegesis: Primarily a philosophical discussion or historical?