October 23, 2018

Tag - Truth

Does Truth Change?

Heraclitus famously observed, “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” This observation (and other considerations) led Heraclitus to conclude, “There is nothing permanent except change.”...

Authentic Truth

Recently, our friends at Crisis Magazine (19 March 2018) published an upsetting account of a Catholic college not defending a student who was promoting Church teachings on love, marriage and family. I immediately forwarded the article to several of...

I Knew You Could Do It

If you were in a public square surrounded by many individuals, imagine being asked this question by a friend of Jesus: “Right now, would you walk to the focal point of the square and speak for 5 minutes about how Jesus has impacted your life?” I...

Humility Lets Us See the Truth

About 130 years ago in France, two men were sharing a train compartment: a young man who was smartly dressed, and an older man in simple clothing. The older gentleman was silently praying the Rosary, and the youth said contemptuously, “I see you...

Fuzzy Thinking and Misguided Beliefs

Few subjects are capable of generating as much mistaken analysis, misguided beliefs, and fuzzy thinking as religion—and exactly six years ago we had a prime example.  A Christian minister with his own radio program announced to the world that the so...

The Spirit of Truth

The context of the passage from the Gospel of John (14:15-21) possesses echoes of intimacy so intense as to elicit or, rather, to impose sentiments of somber, sacred reverence. They are words spoken in the most atypical setting by One about to give...

America’s Troubled Culture

American culture is infected with Relativism, the belief that everyone creates his or her own truth. In other words, that people don’t only have a right to their opinion—their opinions are necessarily right! At first thought, this notion seems...

Honesty is Always the Best Policy

Time for me to make a little confession! When I was a teenager, back in the 1950s, I dressed like a normal teenage boy of the time. And, I must confess, I had learned a trick that would allow me to use a pay phone in those days without having to pay...

Are You a Subject of Jesus’ Kingdom?

There is something very peculiar, unique actually, about the dialogue between Pilate and Jesus in the Gospel of John (18:33-37). Pilate asks: “Are you the King of the Jews?” Nobody would ever dream of approaching Queen Elizabeth and ask her: “Pardon...

Ten Lies Our Society Promotes

Some years ago I read a magazine article describing a new junior high mathematics textbook being used in some parts of the country—with the teacher’s manual seriously recommending that if students gave wrong answers to any of the questions, the...