Category: Theology

Why we believe God is Holy Trinity

The mystery of the Holy Trinity is beyond complete human understanding, but let me share one particular reason with you why we believe God is Holy Trinity. God Lacks Nothing God lacks nothing. He is full and complete. In fact, God is so full that His goodness overflows to us. His grace is "superabundant." If ...

Five Reasons Why the Church Needs Deacons Right Now

[Please visit Relevant Radio to listen to my interview about this article.]  Many people don’t know exactly what deacons are or how they fit into the Church. This article provides five reasons why we need permanent deacons in the Church right now, but before we do that let’s look at the differences between transitional and ...

Submitting to Reality

In his book Mastery, Robert Greene discusses the process of how human beings master a particular skill or craft. He examines the lives of different “masters” throughout history including Leonardo DaVinci and Charles Darwin. Greene analyzes human achievement from a purely secular viewpoint. There is no discussion in his book about God’s grace or divine ...

St. Augustine, On Patience

Before reading St. Augustine's On Patience I did not clearly associate that virtue with suffering. I always just thought of patience as the virtue I need to practice to be kind when my family is running late to an event or to remain calm when someone cuts me off on the highway. However, patience is ...

Dark hero

The hero’s path of paradox

What if I told you that your life is a story? And that you are not just any character in the story, but that you are the hero of the story? Maybe you're rolling your eyes as you read this. You could be thinking "Why me? What makes me a hero?" Or maybe, "Am I ...

Reflection of old and new tree.

From a sermon by Saint Ephrem, deacon: The cross of Christ gives life to the human race

The cross of Christ gives life to the human race Death trampled our Lord underfoot, but he in his turn treated death as a highroad for his own feet. He submitted to it, enduring it willingly, because by this means he would be able to destroy death in spite of itself. Death had its own ...