October 23, 2018

Tag - Heaven

Thinking About Heaven

I am at the age that every waiting room I sit in makes me think that this could be God’s Waiting Room. I believe that throughout history most people have believed in a God. And with that necessarily follows certain questions of eschatology…that is...

The Womb of My Catholic Imagination

The imagination is the eye of the soul. –Joseph Joubert I think Catholic writers have a distinct advantage over atheists or people of other faiths. This is true because the Catholic Church has a 2000-year history that transcends the material...

In All Things Look to the End

In ancient Greece a famous philosopher visited a certain city and began speaking in the public forum. A wealthy man was entertaining friends, and he and his guests heard the philosopher was in their city. As a joke, the host ordered one of his...

God’s Glory is Unimaginable

How large is our universe? In his children’s book, Is the Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There Is?, author Robert Wells tries to help young people begin to understand this concept. The blue whale is the largest animal on earth, but it isn’t anywhere...

Heaven: Our Automatic Destination?

One of the many U.S. Army units assigned to occupation duties in Iraq back in 2003 was the 24th Transportation Company out of Fort Riley, Kansas. Its duty was to operate supply convoys to outlying units, carrying food, ammunition, and other items...

God’s Best Work

In contrast to the Platonic philosophy that has permeated the Western canon throughout most of European and American history, the body and soul of a human being is intricately woven like a fine hand-made, or in this case, God-made garment. To...

The Idea of Death Frightens Us

The idea of death often frightens us, and so as a society, we sometimes joke about it as a way of coping with our fears and uncertainties. For instance, there’s the story about a man from Illinois who was going to take a winter vacation in Cancun...