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The Faithful Man is Strengthened by Brothers in Christ

Dominion, Domination, and Your Need for Vulnerable Brotherhood This article is an adaptation from Leaving Boyhood Behind (OSV, 2019). Genesis, the beginning of the story of salvation, can be understood as a battle over the meaning of power. God created the entire world and then sets man “in dominion” over

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The Faithful Man is Humble

“Get Real” means “be humble” Humility disposes an individual to be receptive to objective truth, to reality. Christ Himself tells us that He is the Truth (John 14:6), and so to be humble is to be receptive to Christ. Conversely, when caught in pride, one resists Christ, and exalts himself.

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The Prudent Man Seeks God’s Counsel

theological nitpicking, American deists, and getting good counsel I don’t tire of the nitpickery of St. Thomas Aquinas. In case you didn’t know, it’s making fun of his nitpickery that bore the insult, “How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?” – which came from Protestant opponents

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The Prudent Man Has Mentors

The Many Faces of Prudence In our home we use a medieval memorization method that is ridiculous. And, by ridiculous I mean the workings of it are over-the-top, and that is the magic of its effectiveness. To describe briefly, you simply take a list of something you want to memorize

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The Hopeful Man Humbly Waits on God

humble as dirt The word humility comes from the word humus, which means earth, or in particular the under-earth. The dark soft spongy earth without any plant decay still in it. Our word humility can make us think of the words at Ash Wednesday, “You are dust and to dust

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The Faithful Man is Strengthened by Brothers in Christ

Dominion, Domination, and Your Need for Vulnerable Brotherhood This article is an adaptation from Leaving Boyhood Behind (OSV, 2019). Genesis, the beginning of the story of salvation, can be understood as a battle over the meaning of power. God created the entire world and then sets man “in dominion” over

Read More...

The Faithful Man is Humble

“Get Real” means “be humble” Humility disposes an individual to be receptive to objective truth, to reality. Christ Himself tells us that He is the Truth (John 14:6), and so to be humble is to be receptive to Christ. Conversely, when caught in pride, one resists Christ, and exalts himself.

Read More...

The Prudent Man Seeks God’s Counsel

theological nitpicking, American deists, and getting good counsel I don’t tire of the nitpickery of St. Thomas Aquinas. In case you didn’t know, it’s making fun of his nitpickery that bore the insult, “How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?” – which came from Protestant opponents

Read More...

The Prudent Man Has Mentors

The Many Faces of Prudence In our home we use a medieval memorization method that is ridiculous. And, by ridiculous I mean the workings of it are over-the-top, and that is the magic of its effectiveness. To describe briefly, you simply take a list of something you want to memorize

Read More...

The Hopeful Man Humbly Waits on God

humble as dirt The word humility comes from the word humus, which means earth, or in particular the under-earth. The dark soft spongy earth without any plant decay still in it. Our word humility can make us think of the words at Ash Wednesday, “You are dust and to dust

Read More...
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