Word on Fire

  • Video Games and Music
    on July 19, 2019 at 12:00 am

      I recently attended a performance at the Walt Disney Theater in downtown Orlando, along with Word on Fire Content Director, Brandon Vogt. Several months prior, we were there to see an opera, but this time we held tickets for a very different kind of concert: the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra […]

  • “I AM” Is Here, and Is Concerned—Yes, About You
    on July 18, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Moses, hearing the voice of the LORD from the burning bush, said to him, “When I go to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ if they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what am I to tell them?” God replied, “I am who […]

  • The God of Big Things
    on July 17, 2019 at 12:00 am

    We all face the temptation to do “big things” in our lives--to accomplish important, lasting feats that leave a legacy. But maybe, as Dr. Tom Neal counsels, we should not look for God to do “big things” as much as allow him to make us magnanimous, “big souled”, […]

  • Why We Need Solitude
    on July 16, 2019 at 12:00 am

    The soul’s at fault, which ne’er escapes itself. —Horace One of the great scourges of our time is preoccupation. Every day, precious time is lost in ruminating about the past or worrying about the future. Our phones buzz with new calls, impatient texts, and pressing alerts about […]

  • Go Behind the Scenes of the Final Two “Pivotal Players“ with Bishop Barron!
    on July 15, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Throughout the history of the Church, men and women have emerged whose contributions have not only advanced the Church’s mission, but have also changed the course of civilization . . . These are the Pivotal Players. Bishop Barron has been retracing the lives of these incredible men and women […]

 

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  • Martha, Mary, and the Attitude of Discipleship
    on July 17, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Although the little story of Martha and Mary has been interpreted throughout the centuries as a parable dealing with the “active” and “contemplative” approach to the spiritual life, it can be read as Christ's invitation to all people to partake in his inner circle of […]

  • Hearing the Voice of God
    on July 10, 2019 at 12:00 am

    During the twentieth century, moral relativism was in vogue in elite cultural circles, but now it is the dominant moral outlook of the broader culture. Against this, C.S. Lewis argued for “the universality and inescapability of the moral law.” Although there are subtle moral differences […]

  • Boasting in the Cross
    on July 3, 2019 at 12:00 am

    St. Paul tells us in our second reading that he boasts in the cross of Jesus. To any of his hearers in the first century this would have sounded like madness. Paul can boast in this shameful thing precisely because God has raised Jesus from death and thereby placed the world—the realm of […]

 

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