Annulments and cohabitation

The Roman Catholic Church holds the position that divorce is never authorized. However, it has also found a convenient way to get around that pesky belief, and still dissolve marriages. How? By simply declaring the marriage never existed. That’s right, after 20 years and 3 kids, the marriage can simply be declared to have never … Read more…

Bad things don’t happen to Christians

One of my favorite things to say is “Bad things don’t happen to Christians.” I tell myself this often. Why? What the heck do I mean? Peter was crucified upside down. Stephen was stoned. Paul went through the ringer on the regular. All this I freely admit, yet I maintain that bad things do not … Read more…

Bellyaches and the burden of the Lord’s message

As I mentioned in my last post, I participated briefly in an ongoing discussion at Donal Graeme’s, and while I haven’t added anything to the conversation since that post, I’ve been watching it with interest. I stopped commenting because the discussion seemed to me to devolve into useless bellyaching: “Christian men looking for a wife … Read more…