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…

On Everest and Evil

Introduction This life is one of suffering to some degree. Now, no one enjoys suffering, and we often spend the majority of our lives avoiding it. God promises us a complete end to suffering if we die in His grace – so why does God allow so much of it in this life? Suffering helps keep…

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…