The Resurrection

By Bp. Augustine Thomas John 20.1-10 Hope is the most powerful force known within Man. Ravi Zacharias proclaimed, “Outside of the cross of Jesus Christ, there is no hope in this world. That cross and resurrection at the core of the Gospel is the only hope for humanity.” This is spot on. The work of … Continue reading The Resurrection

Anointed?

By Bp. Augustine Thomas On television and in books we are constantly bombarded by people regaling us with fantastic stories about their anointing and how God is using them. They also try and convince people that they, too, can experience that same anointing and become powerful ministers of God, often with unspoken promises of fame … Continue reading Anointed?

Baptism of Micah: a short homily about the primacy of grace in Infant Baptism

The following was a short homily for the baptism of my son, Micah Looi. It has been edited for easier reading purpose.          On the 15th January morning, my wife was in labor for 29 hours to give birth to our baby boy, Micah Looi. On the twentieth hour, the water broke during the labor. We … Continue reading Baptism of Micah: a short homily about the primacy of grace in Infant Baptism

Problems with Women’s Ordination

by Bp. Augustine Thomas, OSB In the modern world, there is a trend, much contentious, of ordaining women to holy orders. Though much contested, several things must be noted. First, the Holy Spirit spent three full chapters in the inspired writing of St. Paul of 1 Timothy and one chapter of Titus debunking the idea. … Continue reading Problems with Women’s Ordination

The Mega Church: The Destruction of the Christian Ethos

by Bp. Augustine, OSB Mega Churches have destroyed Christianity. At one time, there were small neighborhood parishes that flavored and colored the community. People knew where the parish was and most people attended that parish. The influence in the neighborhood and in the lives of men, women, and children cannot be over estimated. However, with … Continue reading The Mega Church: The Destruction of the Christian Ethos

Living with Jesus: Week 5, God the Father

God the Father “If I speak of him as Father, I speak of all things as being from him.” (Theophilus, ca. 180; A.2.90) The Nicene Creed, the statement of the true Christian Faith, next goes on to say, “I believe in…the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible.”   … Continue reading Living with Jesus: Week 5, God the Father