Graven Images and Statue Worship

Introduction It is not unusual for Catholics to include images (icons, statues, pictures, etc.) in their religious practices. Many, if not most, Protestants think Catholics are worshiping images when they do such things – and because of this, they will charge Catholics with practicing idolatry. As if this wasn’t bad enough, the Church has been accused of manipulating…

Faithful Catholicism

Introduction St. Paul commands people to “examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith.” (2 Corinthians 13:5). As a Protestant, I always thought that the test for faithfulness was how much I agreed with whatever doctrines I was taught – that faithfulness came in degrees, so to speak. I figured if I was…

Why Hanegraaff’s Conversion is Not Really a Big Deal (But It Should Be)

Introduction As I mentioned earlier, on April 9th, 2017, Hank Hanegraaff, long time host of the Bible Answer Man radio program and president of the Christian Research Institute, became a member of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Naturally, many Christians freaked out. Evangelicals were saddened, fundamentalists said he was going to hell, Catholics were just happy he wasn’t…

A Christian Goes Ghost hunting

Introduction: Do Christians Believe in Ghosts? In late June 2013 I went on my first ever (official) “ghost hunt” with a friend at Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, KY – a location famed for ghost sightings. I learned a lot about the techniques and equipment involved (examples), and while we did not encounter anything too out of…