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?

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 4, God is Holy and Sovereign

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

Living With Jesus: Week 3, What is God Like?

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?