Best known for trying to catch Jesus in logical traps, the Sadducees had some strange beliefs for first century Jews. Why do they seem so tricky in their dealings with Jesus? And what can his interactions with them teach an apologist?
The Catholic devotion to relics is, for some, an embarrassment and an echo of pagan practices. Father Hugh Barbour explains whatâ€™s going on with this ancient Christian practice and why it is perfectly consistent with the teachings of Christ and the Apostles.
If anyone can be said to be the villain of the Gospels, itâ€™s the Pharisees. Sometimes fellow Christians will label Catholics as Pharisees. So, who were they? Where did they come from? And what should we make of their interactions with Jesus?
Claiming friendship with God is a good way to get mocked by the â€świseâ€ť of the world. But it is a central claim of Christianity. How do we make sense of it?
The man who wrote the bookÂ Persuasive Pro-LifeÂ gives us a primer on how to share arguments against abortion. Use these effective techniques to move yourself and others closer to the truth about tiny, little, unborn people.
As we wrap up our conversations with Karlo Broussard on his book Meeting the Protestant Challenge, he asks: How can the Catholic Church teach that we need Tradition as well as Scripture when the Bible says that Scripture is sufficient? And how can the Catholic Church teach that Scripture is not our sole infallible source for doctrine when the book of Acts praises the Bereans for using Scripture alone to determine the truth?
As we continue our conversations about his book Meeting the Protestant Challenge,Â Karlo Broussard asks: How can the Catholic Church teach that we canâ€™t have absoluteâ€©assurance that weâ€™re going to heaven if the Bible says that we can? How can the Catholic Church teach that itâ€™s possible for us to lose our salvation when Jesus says that no one can snatch us out of his hand?
Drawing on his book Meeting the Protestant Challenge, Karlo Broussard asks: How can the Church teach that non-immersion baptisms are valid when the Bible speaks only of baptisms that were done by immersion? And how can the Catholic Church baptize infants when Jesus makes it clear that one must believe first and then be baptized?
The author of The Bible Is a Catholic Book reviews the biblical evidence for the Star of Bethlehem. What was it? How did the Magi follow it? Was it real or just a literary device?
How can fiction act as a tool in apologetics and evangelization? Dr. Holly Ordway explains the way that stories can sneak past our â€śwatchful dragonsâ€ť and impart truth that otherwise would not be welcomed.
Ugh, the false dichotomy between the Jesus of history and the Jesus of faith. No, they are not two different people, and yes, the Gospels are an accurate history of the Rabbi from Nazareth.
How can the Catholic Church teach that the Eucharist is the actual body and blood of Jesus when Jesus refers to his so-called blood as the â€śfruit of the vineâ€ť? And how can the Catholic Church teach that Mary was immaculately conceived when she calls God her â€śSaviorâ€ť in Luke 1:47?
How can Catholics Church teach â€śSacred Traditionâ€ť when Jesus teaches that the Bible is the only authority? And how can the Catholic Church teach that good works play a role in our justification when Paul insists that weâ€™re not justified by works?
Catholic Faith contradicts the Bible, some Protestants will say. Karlo Broussard explains that this is a challenge Catholics must answer because we accept the Bible as the Word of God. Not to worry, he also shows how such claims are wildly mistaken.
Modern scholars often muddle the truth abut Jesusâ€™ knowledge of himself. Did he know he was God? Did he behold the face of God even from the moment of conception? And why does any of this matter?
What is the proper role of the Church in the debate over marriage? Is sacramental marriage different than natural marriage? And what is the role of governments in this debate: to determine what marriage is or to discover and protect what marriage is?
Marriage has been redefined by the state, but was there ever a precise definition of marriage? Could reason lead us to such a definition? And who is the competent authority to decide these things?