Review of The Catholic ESV Bible

Introduction As I was making my way into full communion with the Catholic Church I was also discovering the English Standard Version (ESV) study Bible which, although it was put out by Reformed scholars, had great notes. It was also a nice translation. It was with reluctance that I put it on the shelf and…

Did God Create Evil?

The careful reader of sacred Scripture cannot help but notice some passages that seem to conflict with one another. One of these apparent conflicts can be found in comparing Genesis 1, in which everything that God creates is called “good,” with the prophet Isaiah’s claim on God’s behalf: “I form the light, and create darkness:…

Responding to The Problem of Evil

The Problem of Evil is an ancient difficulty that arises from the question of how an all-powerful, all-good God could exist given the amount of evil in the world. While atheism has no good response to evil, and theism has some very good ones – Christianity alone can account for both evil and suffering in…

Morality and the Vision of God

We all know we’re supposed to be good people, but what does it mean to be good? How does the Church reach conclusions on disputed ethical issues like abortion, euthanasia, or marital issues? In this short video, I go over the Church’s natural law method of determining morality – and why it is necessary to…

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