Sin = Death

We sometimes downplay the seriousness of sin. “Oh, I should not have done it. It was wrong, but it is not a big deal.” “Everyone does it.” Imagine an Israelite in Bible times who has sinned and brings a sheep to the priest for a sin offering. He lays his Read more…

A Series of Chess Boards

  Chess is a complex game. Imagine playing on a series of chess boards where one move affects each chess board in the series. Now imagine controlling tens of millions of chess boards linked together. This is the picture Bishop Robert Barron gives us of our God. In a recent Read more…

The Mystery Religions of Rome

The mystery religions included an initiation process in which the initiates were taught a variety of moral truths, along with each particular groups supposed insights into life and death. The Mithraic mysteries which centered on the god Mithras was found in the Roman empire from the first century until the Read more…

The Lure of Self-Sufficiency

Some years ago I enjoyed the book, The resilient Gardener, Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times, by Carol Deppe. Carol tells us we need to learn how to grow, not just salad foods, but staples with protein and calories we could depend on. She suggests that the 5 essentials Read more…