God made the natural world, and then, as a baby in Bethlehem 2000 years ago, was introduced to that same world as a physical part of it in the person
In Shane Kapler’s latest book, “The Epistle to the Hebrews and the Seven Core Beliefs of Catholics,” he looks at the way the Old Testament is fulfilled in the New,
Maybe you’re like me. Maybe you grew up in North America and lived a sheltered, comfortable life, and God — although you would never say it, or consciously think it
This text comes from the Gospel of John, 6:53, a text I never preached on as a Presbyterian minister. In fact, I pretty much avoided John 6 during my fifteen-plus years in Protestant ministry because I was uncomfortable with this very question: symbolic or literal.
Msgr. Frank Lane uses early Christian documents and historical context to understand how the first Christians interpreted Scripture. “If in fact Jesus Christ was truly human and truly divine, and
“Living with many mutually contradictory doctrines made understanding the faith similar to trying to complete a complex puzzle from a combination of different jigsaw puzzles stirred together.” Evangelical Wesley Vincent noticed that every pastor who preached the Bible seemed to have a different understanding of what it meant to be a follower of Christ.