The life of the early church cannot be understood without understanding its persecution, most notably at the hands of the Romans. But why did the Romans so desire to rid the world of Christianity?
Does Irenaeus' "Against Heresies" demonstrate he believed Apostolic Tradition was necessary to properly understand and teach the Scriptures?
When you travel to South or Southeast Asia you'll see statues and iconography of Garudas everywhere. Let's look at the meaning so we have a better understanding when we travel to these places.
Bl. Solanus Casey was an American Capuchin priest. His seven-star virtues cause him to shine in the firmament.
Religions today are locked in a battle between individuals and institutions. How can history help us understand this battle, and how can we navigate it in the present?
Every person has a guardian angel. Only the rarest of souls have seen them. Padre Pio saw and spoke regularly with the guardian angels of his spiritual children.
Imagine a dog that never ate, drank, or aged, and who would mysteriously appear at critical moments of danger. Was St. John Bosco’s dog Grigio an angel clothed in a furry disguise?
It is believed my some Christians that anyone who thinks that the book of James is good for doctrine for the church is not "rightly diving the word of truth". I would like to explain why I believe that this ideology is a mistake.
You may know that the Bible was not originally written in English, but, is it even worth trying to decipher the old Hebrew translation? If so, where can you start? This article provides a step-by-step guide providing introductory-level information on how to read the Bible in English and Hebrew.
Stigmata is a documented phenomenon that has made saints out of those inflicted with it. Is it truly a miracle or is the power of suggestion at work? Its history suggest it goes beyond strongly held religious beliefs.
Some saints traveled to Heaven by way of an illumined path. Others, no less holy, journeyed in darkness. These saints teach us how to bear with doubts.
Interpreting the meaning of a Biblical passage is like uncovering the mystery in a 'whodunit.' The process of understanding can entail triangulating different passages, tracking down clues, interviewing different "witnesses."
And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. - Revelation 12:17 KJV
An overview of the political ans social landscape that shaped and determined the events of Jesus Christ's life and death
A discussion of the pros and cons of including the Apocrypha in the Bible. I also explain three stories from these books and why they're relevant for today.
This is part five of a series about the wilderness tabernacle and the spiritual application that accompanies it. This lesson in particular discusses the metals