Is Lent Biblical?

Introduction While researching online the other day, I ran across a popular Protestant website called Got Questions? (which I used to write for) that gave some doctrinally confused responses to some reader’s questions on Lent. These mistakes are revealing and, when properly understood, can actually be beneficial to Catholics as well as to our separated brethren. By…

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…