A friend and I were asked, “Show me where Jesus said ‘I am God.’” We pointed the inquirer to John 8:58 where Jesus states “before Abraham was I AM.” The response was “he did not say ‘I am God.’”
There appears to be two Christmases: one is all sugar coating and no substance and the other is substantive with sugar on top. What we are referring to is that one manner in which Christmas is celebrated is to focus on Santa Claus, trees, reindeers and gifts (secular Christmas) and the other way is to …
PBS aired a documentary retelling the story of the discovery of a living fossil, a fish known as the Coelacanth (sounds like seal-a-canth).
It is very easy to pick on the orthodox-fundamentalists-conservatives but when it comes to authentic Christianity, liberalism is a danger. For example, a friend and I went to a lecture by Muslims about Islam. This lecture took place at a Christian church; St. Michael and all Angels Episcopal Church – Alb. NM.
Sometimes I agree with the skeptics; what is it with these charismatics? They gather in stadiums and around television sets. They yell, jump up and down and wave their hands around. It’s all these people talk about. They spend money on all sorts of paraphernalia; bumper stickers, t-shirts, pins, hats, etc., etc. It really is …
Deacon Juan Barajas is the Director of Evangelization and Hispanic Ministry at the Archdiocese of Santa Fe’s Catholic Center, Alb., NM. Deacon Barajas writes a column that is mailed out to the Parishes of the Archdiocese to be included in the church bulletin.For September 16, 2002 the column titled Stewardship reads:
Comments on Linguistic Elitism Christians face may challenges when witnessing; Jewish people will often ask, “Do you know Hebrew?” and Muslims will often ask, “Do you know Arabic?”
Mono means one, phobia means fear, we live in a time and place where there is an increasing fear of claiming uniqueness, of claiming one way, one truth, one life (technically monophobia is the fear of being alone).