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4 REASONS WHY THE AVERAGE PERSON SHOULD STUDY THEOLOGY

May 19th, 2017 | By

A lot of people think that the study of theology is something reserved for priests, professors, and academics. But that’s not true. In fact, there are good reasons why everyone should study theology (in a way that accords with their state in life). In this episode of Spiritual Combat, I’m going to give you 4

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A QUICK AND SIMPLE WAY TO DEBUNK CRITICS OF CHRISTIANITY

May 18th, 2017 | By

Critics of Christianity have many objections to the faith. These objections range from the completely uninformed to the more “sophisticated” versions. But what many critics don’t realize is that one of the most common of the “sophisticated” versions is, in fact, very easy to answer. In this episode of Spiritual Combat, I’m going to tell

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WHY ST. THOMAS AQUINAS IS STILL IMPORTANT TODAY

May 12th, 2017 | By

Most Catholics have no idea how many Popes have strongly recommended the study of St. Thomas Aquinas. One would be hard pressed to find any other doctor of the Church who has received so much papal approbation. Here are just a few quotes to draw your attention to the emphasis the Church has placed on

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13 WAYS TO AVOID LUST AND OTHER SEXUAL SINS

May 12th, 2017 | By

We live in an age of sexual license where magazine covers and billboards display soft porn, 80% of all men view pornography on a monthly basis, women commonly dress like prostitutes, fornication is considered healthy and “normal”, and acts of adultery are socially acceptable. Sure these things have always been a problem, but the issue

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WHY BEING IGNORANT OF HISTORY CAUSES ERRORS IN THEOLOGY

May 5th, 2017 | By

Have you ever met anyone who claims to know a lot about theology because they have been reading the Bible yet that same person also happens to be very ignorant when it comes to history? This is a very common problem! Far too many people do not appreciate the important connection between history and theology. They mistakenly

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HOW TO HELP SOMEONE WHO HAS LOST THEIR FAITH: 8 TIPS YOU NEED TO KNOW

May 3rd, 2017 | By

Do you know anyone who has lost their faith? Do you want to help them but don’t really know what to do or say? You are not alone. Given the spread of atheism and unbelief in our culture, especially with young people, this is  a very common situation. In this episode of Spiritual Combat, I’ll

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WHY CATHOLIC PARENTS, SCHOOLS, AND PARISHES ARE DOING THEIR KIDS A GRAVE DISSERVICE

May 2nd, 2017 | By

  This may tick some people off but I really don’t care. I’m not sure what it takes for parents, churches, parishes, and schools to wake up and realize that there is a REAL PROBLEM here and they are failing to address it. I can’t tell you how many times moms have come up to

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WHY REASON SHOWS THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE GOD

Apr 25th, 2017 | By

One of the reasons why the doctrine of Divine Simplicity is so important is because once we know that God is simple, we can also know other important attributes about God. For example, from the notion that God does not consist of parts we can also know that there is only One God who must be

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4 WAYS PHILOSOPHY HELPS THE STUDY OF THEOLOGY

Apr 23rd, 2017 | By

Back when people tended to be wiser, the study of philosophy was REQUIRED before one went on to study theology. Many modern Christians however, don’t get this. Why do we need philosophy to help us understand God’s revelation? In this episode of Spiritual Combat, I’ll talk about the 4 reasons why philosophy helps the study

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WHY IS GOD SIMPLE? THE REASON FOR DIVINE SIMPLICITY

Apr 22nd, 2017 | By

Yesterday I released a video talking about the idea that God is simple. While it seems to me that far too many people either don’t appreciate or hold to this doctrine today, it is nevertheless the classical understanding of God in the Christian tradition. This has always been the Catholic position on the nature of

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