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
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?
by Augustine Thomas, OSB Everyone seems to want to get rich. There are preachers out there that will tell you God wants you to be rich. If you are God’s child then you are to be blessed with the blessings of Abraham, which is material wealth, they say. They will tell you that God blesses … Continue reading The Problem with Prosperity
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
God is Holy Yesterday, we started getting acquainted with God and we found out he is not really like us. In fact, we possess none of the attributes God has that we talked about and it is a little hard for us to relate to them, though we can rejoice in them. God has other … Continue reading Living With Jesus: Week 4, God is Holy and Sovereign
A little girl asked her father, one day, “Daddy, what is God like?” The question caused the girl’s father to stop and ponder, “How do I know what God is like?” There are two ways to decide this issue. First, we can imagine what God is like in our minds. The problem with this is … Continue reading Living With Jesus: Week 3, What is God Like?
By Dr. Augustine Thomas St. Nicholas’ face from forensic reconstruction 2004 St. Nicholas is one of the most revered saints by all Christians. We celebrate his memory on December 6th each year. He was only a bit over five feet (1.52 meters) tall and had his nose broken at some point in his life. His … Continue reading The Real Santa Claus