Tag: catholic

The Sounds of Summer

Last weekend, the Steubenville Summer Conferences began with the Catholic Charismatic Conference, and tomorrow over a thousand young people will come to campus for the summer’s first youth conference. People who went to the conference last weekend asked me about the new music I… Continue Reading “The Sounds of Summer”

The Gospel Accordion To Bob Rice

Friends, I’m proud to announce my newest CD: The Gospel Accordion To Bob Rice. Or at least I’d like to announce the idea of it. It doesn’t yet exist. I was planning on recording it a few months ago, but then the medical bills… Continue Reading “The Gospel Accordion To Bob Rice”

The Historical Reality of the Resurrection

There is an important difference between religious respect and religious relativism. The former demands a charitable attitude that acknowledges the movement of God in every human heart; the latter shrugs its shoulders and says that every religion is really the same. Showing respect gives… Continue Reading “The Historical Reality of the Resurrection”

Was Jesus wrong about homosexuality?

This is written for those who consider themselves to be followers of Jesus Christ. Gay marriage has dominated the headlines in every major media source these past few days. Equal signs are everywhere in social media. Lawyers debate the “legality” of same-sex marriage. Proponents… Continue Reading “Was Jesus wrong about homosexuality?”

The Great Silence

This ancient and anonymous Holy Saturday homily is a part of today’s Office of Readings. So many times, Holy Saturday seems as the “in between” day between Good Friday and the Easter vigil. But we as a Church celebrate something special today. Read on… Continue Reading “The Great Silence”

Marching for Life in the UK

Why are Pro-Life marches always done in the freezing cold? While studying here in Birmingham (England, not Alabama) I got news of a March for Life occurring on Sunday. My fellow students are I were pretty excited about it, and Maryvale Institute rearranged our… Continue Reading “Marching for Life in the UK”

Videos! And an update on Bobby (and me.)

If you’re not into reading X-rays, let me explain it to you: see that big crack in the femur? Yeah, that shouldn’t be there. Two weeks ago my son Bobby (10 years old) was playing basketball. He fell backwards and everyone heard a loud… Continue Reading “Videos! And an update on Bobby (and me.)”

My Prayer During Lent

Lord Jesus, I pray that I might have…   The righteousness of Noah The obedience of Abraham The faith of Moses The heart of David The mind of Solomon The spirit of Elijah The purity of Joseph The humility of John the Baptist The… Continue Reading “My Prayer During Lent”

Just in Time for Lent

Look what arrived in the mail last week! It’s the brand-new, fancy-looking “40-Day Spiritual Workout.” Now on paper! I’ve got a tell you, I am really impressed with the way Servant Publications put this thing together. The cover looks cool, the layout inside is… Continue Reading “Just in Time for Lent”

Celebrating Life (including mine)

What a blessing it is to be alive! I think it’s easy to take our lives for granted. But every year at my birthday I’m overwhelmed that God loved me enough to make me. I didn’t do anything to deserve being alive—it was a… Continue Reading “Celebrating Life (including mine)”