Why I Changed My Mind on Infant Baptism

“Let us give thanks unto Almighty God for these benefits; and with one accord make our prayers unto him, that our children may lead the rest of their lives according to this beginning.” (Anglican Ministration of Holy Baptism) Introduction On August 14th, 2011 (several years before I came into full communion with the Catholic Church), my…

Why 40 Days?

Why 40 Days of Lent? The Lenten season includes 40 days of fasting (46 days minus Sundays) in preparation for the celebration of Easter. While a proper food fast is only obligatory on certain days, other goods (such as sweets) are often given up as well.  In this way, we prepare to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection…

Experiencing God – A Critical Review

Introduction Henry T. Blackaby is a Southern Baptist pastor and the main author of the book Experiencing God as well as its related “family of Bible studies” (which also include study guides, an Experiencing God Study Bible, a devotional journal, and, of course, a youth edition). Experiencing God remains popular even after it was first written 30…

What is the Gift of Tongues According to the Bible?

Introduction Is the “gift of tongues” operative today? Some say this spiritual gift passed away with the other miraculous gifts after the time of the apostles. Others argue that they continued on in the Church, and will continue until Christ returns. Some even say tongues are the gift of every true believer, while others point…

My Journey Home Experience

On November 7th I was honored to be on The Journey Home program with Marcus Grodi (My episode aired Monday the 28th at 8pm (EST)  on EWTN. It is now available online HERE).  It was a long time coming. They called me in the summer of 2015 to ask if I’d be on. After several nanoseconds of…