Legalizing the Resurrection

By |2020-04-09T03:02:12-05:00August 30th, 2019|Categories: Conservatism, Easter, Glenn Arbery, Modernity, Religion, Senior Contributors, Wyoming Catholic College|

Many in our society consider religion merely an instrument of power, and they believe that the “correction” of inherited beliefs and practices can be forced upon the unwilling. But there’s an enormous difference between people who choose the real common good and people forced to submit to a state ideology. When I went into [...]

The Risen Christ and Fallen Civilization

By |2020-04-09T02:43:33-05:00April 21st, 2019|Categories: Catholicism, Christianity, Easter, Gospel Reflection, History, Joseph Pearce, Timeless Essays|

With eyes wide open to the degradation we see all around us, we know that things are rotten in the modern world. Who can deny it? And yet there are more Christians in the world today than there have ever been in the past. The Church is not dead. Today’s offering in our Timeless [...]

John With Jesus: From Passover to the Garden of Gethsemane

By |2020-04-09T02:09:49-05:00April 17th, 2019|Categories: Barbara J. Elliott, Catholicism, Christianity, Easter, Gospel Reflection, Senior Contributors, Timeless Essays|

Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords our readers the opportunity to join Barbara Elliott, as she portrays the events of the Last Supper to Jesus’ prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane from the perspective of the Apostle John. —W. Winston Elliott III, Publisher I went with Peter to make the arrangements for [...]

God’s Gamble: Gethsemane, Free Will, & the Fate of Man

By |2020-04-09T02:11:00-05:00November 24th, 2018|Categories: Books, Christianity, Dwight Longenecker, Easter, Heaven, Senior Contributors, Theology|

Did God gamble everything in the Garden of Gethsemane, the second Adam facing a real, existential, and eternal choice of going through with the Father’s will or backing away from it? God’s Gamble: The Gravitational Power of  Crucified Love, by Gil Bailie (384 pages, Angelico Press, 2016) Few thinkers have stormed the post modern [...]

The Turn to Transcendence

By |2020-04-09T02:18:14-05:00May 26th, 2018|Categories: Books, Christianity, Culture, Easter, Wyoming Catholic College|

Glenn W. Olsen’s The Turn to Transcendence is a must-read for us who desire to topple the dictatorship of relativism and culture of death, and replace it with the only alternative: a civilization of love turned to the Face of Transcendence revealed in Jesus Christ. The Turn to Transcendence: The Role of Religion in the [...]

Elgar, Enigma, and Easter

By |2020-04-13T01:05:40-05:00April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Catholicism, Christianity, Culture, Easter, Music|

Easter likely hadn’t been on Edward Elgar’s mind when he wrote his “Enigma Variations,” yet this wondrous, utterly memorable piece conjures up a rush of powerful spirituality, a sense of Easter Sunday grandeur. It is most decidedly “death has been conquered; arise and go forth” music. While my first choice for classical music on [...]

The Reality of the Resurrection

By |2020-04-09T03:03:04-05:00March 31st, 2018|Categories: Catholicism, Christianity, Dwight Longenecker, Easter, Gospel Reflection, Philosophy|

Too often we Christians have given in to the temptation to sanitize the crucifixion and sentimentalize the resurrection. But the resurrection was not, at first, a cause for rejoicing, but the source of fear—soul-shaking, knee-knocking, heart-pounding, earth-quaking fear. One of the good things about Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ is the gore. [...]

The Harrowing of Hell

By |2020-04-09T02:17:57-05:00March 30th, 2018|Categories: Catholicism, Christianity, Easter, Gospel Reflection, Hope, St. Thomas Aquinas|

Christ descended into hell to deliver His loved ones from their exile. He came to reward those who, from our first father, Adam, to His own foster-father, St. Joseph, had fought the good fight and had finished the race. The second reading from the Office of Readings for Holy Saturday is taken from an ancient homily on [...]

The Brilliant Darkness of a Friday Afternoon

By |2020-04-09T02:12:02-05:00March 29th, 2018|Categories: Bradley J. Birzer, Christianity, Easter, Friendship, Gospel Reflection, Love|

Not only did Jesus manifest Himself as the Logos so long desired in the pagan West on that Friday afternoon, but He also manifested Himself as the Christ, the true and eternal king. In some mysterious way, it was the death on Friday that revealed all of this, not the resurrection on Sunday. As [...]

Good Words on a Good Friday

By |2020-04-09T02:13:24-05:00April 13th, 2017|Categories: Catholicism, Christianity, Easter, Joseph Haydn|

The “Seven Last Words of Christ” can seen as the verbal expression of an interior reality: namely, the mind of Christ, as formed according to a deeply ingrained, habitual life practice of living mindfully according to the Lord’s Prayer. Holy Week is an especially fruitful time for prayerful meditation. There are many liturgical events [...]

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