5,000 Years of Religion in 90 Seconds

February 4, 2018

Another very cool interactive map takes you through the the many religions and centuries. Watch how Christianity spreads at the very end. Click on the image to the right.

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Transfiguration, Wedding Vows in Cana and lots in Nazareth

February 3, 2018

This is one of peoples’ favorite days although every day is special here. The taxi ride up the mountain to the Transfiguration Church is always exciting and gets a lot of “oohs and ahs.”  Another great homily in the beautiful Church of the Transfiguration – a church built to be filled with light – guess […]

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3,000 Years in 90 Seconds

February 3, 2018

Very cool map animation. Watch the history of the Middle East (and beyond) unfold with an interactive map showing the various civilizations that have ruled the region from ancient Egypt to modern times.

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The Rapture? Not All Evangelical Protestant Scholars Agree

February 3, 2018

I was organizing the 15,000 books in my Logos Bible Software program on my laptop and noticed this quote about the so-called “Rapture” as taught by many Evangelical Protestants. The Rapture is a new Protestant doctrine that was invented in the mid-1800’s in Scotland. The recent novelty is mainly based on 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. The following […]

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Beatitudes, Caesarea Philippi, Golan, Syrian Border, Multiplication, Primacy

February 2, 2018

With both groups together we had our first full day in Galilee. Of course, Mass at the Mount of Beatitudes is always special in the homily was especially good. You can hear it HERE. Everyone had a great time – fun, devout, inquisitive and punctual group. I gave my talk on “Peter: the Rock and […]

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Ten Worst Catholic Hymns of all Time

February 2, 2018

I haven’t heard them all, but the ones I recognize — I agree. I’ve told Janet if I hear some of them again I’ll walk out. Ten Worst Catholic Hymns of all Time

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Israel Group Arrives to Join our Jordan Group

February 1, 2018

The group that went to Jordan first has arrived in Israel. Now the group that is coming only for the Israel portion has arrived.
All is well and everyone is happy. Tomorrow we begin our first day with two both groups included.

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Jordan Day 5: Baptism Site, Jordan to Israel

February 1, 2018

Busy day today for everyone. For our group traveling through Jordan we went to the authentic baptismal site of Jesus on the Jordan side. We celebrated Mass right on the edge of the river. Fr. Craig’s excellent homily is HERE. I gave my talk “ Are You Born Again?“ And here are adventures and travels […]

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UNESCO Adds the Baptismal Site of Jesus to the World Heritage Sites

February 1, 2018

Since we are at this site TODAY with a bus full of pilgrims, I thought I would share this post again. This is an exciting development which helps establish the authentic baptismal site of Jesus. With the involvement of UNESCO the site will receive protection, funding and recognition. This is the place where the last three […]

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Petra Jordan – Wow!

January 31, 2018

We got up early this morning to a beautiful sun rise over the mountains of Petra. Prominent was the Tomb of Aaron the Prophet from over 3000 years ago. No one was disappointed with Petra. We spent a good bit of time wandering around thru the unprecedented gourge of colored sandstone and learning about it while […]

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How Many Christians to Change a Lightbulb?

January 31, 2018

As we all smile at ourselves: CHARISMATICS: Only 1 – Hands are already in the air. PENTECOSTALS: 10 – One to change the bulb, and nine to pray against the spirit of darkness. PRESBYTERIANS: None – Lights will go on and off at predestined times. ROMAN CATHOLICS: None, they only use candles. BAPTISTS: At least […]

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Jordan Day 3: With Moses on Mount Nebo, Imprisoned with John the Baptist and more

January 30, 2018

I am posting four videos today because it was a rich and full day here in Jordan. The first video will cover our visit to Mount Nebo where Moses looked out over the Promised Land for the first time and that’s where he died and was buried. We had Mass here.  For the excellent homily […]

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A Few Biblical Puzzlers

January 30, 2018

On the Serious Side What biblical saint died twice and was buried twice? Who was the first man who broke all Ten Commandments? What biblical character killed one quarter of the population? What prophet anointed two kings who lived simultaneously? Explain this riddle: Born once, die twice; born twice; die once? On the Lighter Side […]

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An Excellent Summary of Christianity in China, and What in the World Is the Pope Doing?

January 29, 2018

Janet and I have been to China. We attended Mass there and talked to people about the situation for believers. It is a sad situation and the real believers and the priests loyal to Rome are underground. There is also a political “church” which is loyal to and controlled by the Communists in Beijing. This […]

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Jordan 2: Birthplace of Elijah, Roman Jerash, Wrestling with God and more

January 29, 2018

Lots of biblical sites covered on our first full day here in Jordan. We started with Mass way up in the mountains of Gilead in northern Jordan. The church is called Our Lady of the Mountain Church and one of my good friends, a Jordanian priest named Fr. Imad Twal celebrated the Mass for us […]

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Can You Spot the Errors?

January 29, 2018

This is a typical non-Catholic Creed. It was forwarded by a Catholic asking if they could/should agree with this creed in order to get a new job. What do you think of this creed and could you sign onto it? If you think there are errors, what are they?  

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