Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving: The Three Pillars of Lent

By Charles Johnston: 

Ash Wednesday is fast approaching, and with it the very Catholic anxiety about what we are “giving up for Lent.” Many of us focus so much on what we give up – a practice not made mandatory by the Church – that we neglect the three pillars of Lent; prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Continue reading “Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving: The Three Pillars of Lent”

Advent: The Nativity & The Second Coming 

By Charles Johnston:

Advent, the English translation of the Latin word adventus meaning “coming”, is often thought of as the time leading up to the birth of Christ. While this is right, it is only half right.  Continue reading “Advent: The Nativity & The Second Coming “

Do You Believe This?


By Charles Johnston:

The promise of eternal life, and a reason for sufferings. These are the themes of John 11, they really deserve an entire book, and not just an online 2000 word post, but as one of my favorite chapters in the entire Bible I felt like giving it a go here.  Continue reading “Do You Believe This?”

The Story of Salvation; The Bronze Serpent 


By Charles Johnston:

The Story of Salvation so far has took us from the garden of Eden, to the land of Canaan, to slavery in Egypt, and now we find the Israelites wondering in the desert.

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The Prodigal Son & His Brother 


By Charles Johnston:

We are the prodigal son(s)

We’ve all heard the story of the prodigal son, even non-believers are somewhat familiar with it. I’ve heard it preached on, lectured about, I’ve read articles and blog posts about it, I’ve studied it on my own, but I’ve always come at it from point of view of the prodigal son himself. Continue reading “The Prodigal Son & His Brother “