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Let's Bring Christ to Others...(Well Sort Of)

I believe that many Christians, zealous in their love for Christ take the wrong approach when it comes to evangelizing.

These Christians unwittingly, end up imposing their views onto the very people they are trying to evangelize.  This approach, though well-intentioned doesn't usually work. I believe, that in order to evangelize more effectively we must first seek to enter intimately into the worldview of that person.  I know that this approach usually takes longer and the results aren't as tangible, but in the long run, it's more effective. To do the opposite would be the same as trying to speak Mandarin Chinese in Greece.

I'm all about spreading the good news of Christ to as many people as possible, but while we are at it lets use the right approach.

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Using Your Mind...

In our rapidly expanding, atheistic society we are taught to believe that faith and reason, faith and science are incompatible.

But this simply isn't true.

The Catholic Church teaches as dogma that God can be discovered through reason.

In simpler terms, this means that you can discover God through using your mind.

Using your mind will eventually lead you to God

This might sound radical, but its true.

So let's begin this life-changing journey by engaging our minds, and by letting the truth be our guide.

In doing this we will come to know and discover God.


A teenager wants the latest Apple product... Now...Now...Now

You see a bright, glitzy sign that says, "One day sale only" so you convince yourself that you must buy those items...Now...Now...Now...

You see an alluring woman at a bar and want to have sex with her... Now...Now...Now...

You smell the scent of refried oil at a fast food joint and your stomach screams...Now...Now...Now

Someone cuts you off on the highway and you want to get them back...Now...Now...Now...

You have no money so you decide to open up a credit card...Now...Now...Now...

You need to study for a big exam, but your friends try to convince you to go out...Now...Now...Now...

What if you would say...No...No...No...instead of... Now...Now...Now...?

What if you mastered your impulses instead of giving into them?

That would be revolutionary.

I believe that if you did this your life would dramatically improve.

Successful people in all walks of life have trained themselves to consistently say...No...No...No...


It's all Random

Did you know that Beethoven never composed the 9th symphony?

That Shakespeare never wrote Hamlet?

That Michelangelo never painted the Sistine Chapel?

That God didn't create the universe?

That everything "just happened?" the dictionary, smartphone, and tablet.

You are a fool if you believe in God...

To the enlightened atheist, it's all random...random...random...


Self Esteem Can Be Bad for You

Don't Trust The "Experts"

There is an obsession currently gripping our nation: the obsession to trust the so called "experts." We want to be told what to do, how to think, and what to believe in.

In our feverish search for meaning we seek to purchase every self improvement "how to" book, we slavishly cling to political advice from pundits, and accept everything as gospel from our "enlightened professors."

Most of the experts that our society deifies aren't really wise. The one's who are crowned "experts" usually reach this level of prominence not because they are wise; rather instead because their opinions are the loudest, they have the best looks, and the means to market their vapid ideas.

A true expert doesn't need to attend the most prestigious colleges, have the best job, or have the biggest bank account.  Some of the worst human beings in history were educated by the "best." (Think of Vladimir Lenin, and Joseph Goebels.)

The wisest person who …

Trust Your Gut (Well Sort of)

You probably have heard the phrase, "trust your gut." before.

Most people would define trusting your gut as a feeling, a certain intuition, a type of 6th sense that can be applied to real life situations where there aren't any clear answers.

I agree that you should trust your gut, well sort of....

When you say "trust your gut" what exactly are you trusting? a hunch, a feeling?

The problem with this is that feelings always change, and hunches come and go.

The solution is a well formed "gut" that utilizes the faculties of the mind also.

What makes us human is our ability to reason.  Animals rely only on their feelings.  Trusting your feelings without utilizing your mind is animal like.

No one can control feelings.  Feelings are like the weather constantly changing.

If you live your life like this you won't be free or be able to trust your gut.

The mind needs to be placed in charge of your feelings not the other way around.

The person who is best a…