This is the weekend in which we celebrate the Ascension of our resurrected Lord to the right of the Father. There are many themes we could discuss concerning the meaning of the Ascension, but the Ascension means nothing apart from the resurrection. During these weeks between Easter Sunday and Pentecost, we are called to reflect […]
Andy was reared by two wonderful godly Christian Protestants. They raised his brother and him in a Methodist congregation until he was about 8. Then they joined a Southern Baptist congregation. Andy began his walk with Christ as a Baptist as a 10-year-old. At 17, he committed myself to full-time Christian service. His passions for education, formation, […]
Collin was brought in the Baptist church in Arkansas. As a young boy he loved music. Under the name Bubba Wray, he recorded as one-fourth of the country band The Wrays between 1983 and 1987. Throughout all this he continued to have a deep faith in Jesus Christ. As a young adult, he was surprised to notice […]
Today is the feast of St. Matthias. The remaining eleven apostles were gathered in the Upper Room, after the resurrection and ascension of our Lord, and Simon Peter, their leader appointed by Christ, called them to an important task: the replacement in the vacant office of Apostle of Judas. Of the two qualified men nominated, the Holy Spirit led them to chose St. Matthias, but the main reason for this act of choosing him to replace Judas was, as stated in the book of Acts, that “one of these men must become with us a witness to His resurrection.” Thus the primary importance of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, which is what we will discuss today on Deep In Scripture.
Born in the Black Forest Region of post-war Germany, Fr. Jürgen came to America, with his parents, in 1952. The family was given shelter by an Episcopal priest in Massachusetts. His new pastor had a profound effect on him and the call to ordained minister was present as far back as he can remember. Ordained an […]
During these weeks between Easter Sunday and Pentecost, we are called to reflect on the meaning of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, for our individual lives, for the lives of those around us, and for the entire world. “What difference does it make?”, as a former Secretary of State once quipped. In First Corinthians 15, […]
Leslie grew up in an active Catholic home. As a child she loved everything Catholic. The many social changes of the 1960′s and the distractions of college drew her away from the faith. After college she obtained a position as a TV talk show host. Soon after she found she was pregnant. Seeing no other alternative, she […]
We are now in the Easter season. This is not a time merely to box up and store the easter decorations, the bunnies, baskets, plastic eggs, and colored fake hay. Nor is it merely a time to continue feasting on the candy, while contemplating which exercise plan will be the most optimal in removing the […]
Bishop Vann is the bishop of the Diocese of Orange, California. Formerly, he was bishop of Fort Worth, Texas. He grew up in an active and faithful Catholic family in Springfield, Illinois. Bishop Vann’s first degree was in Medical Technology and he worked in that field for several years. He wanted to serve people even […]
On this day between Good Friday and Easter, how and where are we to follow Him? Scripture says, “being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit … he went and preached to the spirits in prison”? What does this mean for our Lord and for us?