Armchair Assembly April 13, 2021

I had this intention when I started up with this blog; I planned on writing at least five posts a month, hopefully more. I haven't succeeded. I started strong and then it sort of faded off into the back of my digital mind.…

Myth of the Free Thinker

There's a way to avoid the pitfalls of the "Free Thinker" dogma and start thinking for yourself. As the Lord said to Isaiah, "Come, let us reason together((Isaiah 1:18))."…

Freedom of Speech Versus Freedom to Speak

Censorship is at epidemic levels. Reject social dogma and you will be relegated to a smaller and smaller space. This is most certainly true. …

The Gospel of Jesus Christ

What is the Gospel of Jesus Christ? What do the Greeks have to do with it? Who are the righteous people? Let's sort it out so you'll understand the Gospel, how simple it is and what it means for your life.…

Human Tales: Lucy’s Mysterious Commitment Concession

Human Tales are about us; right here, right now. This conversation is between two people; a young woman about to move in with her boyfriend and an older friend to whom she is revealing the news.…

The War Isn’t Over

The attack on the Capitol was wrong. I understand the anger and loss of control. I've been feeling it myself. But what happened yesterday played right into the hands of those trying to destroy this country. …

The Battle is Won

Jesus didn't fight Satan for the title of Ruler of the World. There was never a fight. Jesus was always going to win. The fight wasn't between Jesus and Satan. It was between God and death.…

Digitally Discontent: Am I Saving Too Much Digital Content?

Is it possible to be discontent and not know it? What if discontentment disguised itself and we unwittingly called it something else? Like a Pinterest feed… I want a bigger house, faster car, and a higher paying job; that’s what it means to be discontent, right? Right? The…

The Turning Point

The Liturgy as Narrative Part VIII Act II Scene V The Lord’s Prayer “My whole life flashed before my eyes…” You’ve probably had one of those moments when something happened so suddenly and so out of your control, when you talk about it you say, “My whole life…

The Sacrament and The Dark Night of the Soul

The Dark Night of the Soul is the part of the story where the hero believes all is lost. Every attempt to succeed thwarted and every resource spent. There is no turning back because even the path back to safety is blocked. It's all over for the…