This Blog Has Been Censored

…by yours truly, that is. I deleted the swear words. Most of them, anyway. The ones I considered to be the more egregious. Searched all posts for the offending matter and edited them. Sometimes I simply deleted the swear words and left it at that, but more often I had to replace them with something…

The Proper Distinction Between Law and Gospel

Update, 5/19/2016: I submitted this post to a confessional Lutheran pastor whom I am in contact with and whom I respect, asking him to please correct any egregious errors made by this Catholic layman, and he graciously responded to me with some crucial corrections. Therefore you must please read this post as an example of…

Bible+ by Olive Tree Full Review

I briefly mentioned Bible+ by Olive Tree in my last post. Here I’ll give a full review. What It Is Bible+ by Olive Tree is a leading Bible study app for mobile devices. It lets you read from four different Bible versions, compare versions in adjacent linked panes, view copious annotations and notes, take your…

A New Christian is Embarrassed

It’s been one year to the day since I last wrote on this blog. I’ve changed my mind about a few things, I suppose — although I imagine the change isn’t so much a conversion of ideals as it was a revelation to me by others about what I might have already known to be…

The Spiritual Violence of False Charity

A few weeks ago I offered a bag lady a coupon for a free coffee at a local coffee chain. She refused. Refused! Looked at the coupon in my outstretched hand, fixed me warily, and shook her head. What?! “It’s for a free coffee,” I explained. Maybe she thought I was selling something. “No cost.…