by Dave Armstrong | The relation to same-sex “marriage” has to do with the fundamental purposes of things, and what is natural as opposed to unnatural.Read More »
Why Atheists are Far More Religious Than We Think
by Dave Armstrong | It's currently fashionable for atheists to deny that a universe without God is caused by “pure chance” or “randomly colliding atoms,” as their earlier forebears might have boldly and proudly described it.Read More »
Do We Receive the Holy Spirit Before or After Baptism?
by Dave Armstrong | My pastor friend argued that context indicated faith before the baptism occurred. I quickly conceded this point, but noted...Read More »
The Freedom of Catholic Bible Interpretation
by Dave Armstrong | Contrary to the claims of some Protestant apologists, Catholics actually have a wide freedom to read and interpret the Bible.Read More »
Fr. John Hardon: A Humble, Catholic Giant
Fr. John A. Hardon (1914-2000) was a holy man. No greater thing can be said about a person. He worked tirelessly for the propagation of the gospel, and was a ...Read More »
Why Suffering *With* Christ (Not Just For Him) is Biblical
by Dave Armstrong | Most educated, serious Christians understand that suffering is to be expected in the Christian life. It's not an anomaly or interruption in an otherwise “normal” life. It's to be expected; even welcomed.Read More »
Revelation! 1001 Bible Answers to Theological Questions
I’ve been asked to highlight one of my books. The book I chose is Revelation! 1001 Bible Answers to Theological Questions. The structure of Revelation! is perhaps an “original” idea. ...Read More »
3 Things to Know About ‘Redemptive’ Suffering (For the Sake of Others)
In the Christian life, it is understood by all that intercessory prayer helps others. We pray for people in order for them to receive some sort of blessing or guidance ...Read More »
Christ “Became the Sinner”: Pope Francis and Bad Translators
The process of Pope Francis being misunderstood is so common it could easily keep me busy day and night as an apologist. I wrote a book about it and compiled ...Read More »
Are All Christians Priests? The Biblical Evidence for Priests Separate from the Laity
by Dave Armstrong | Our Protestant friends (particularly evangelicals) sometimes claim that all Christians are priests, and that there is no special class set apart from others in the Church.Read More »
Signs in Jerusalem: How God Can Speak to You Through ‘Coincidence’
by Dave Armstrong | I emerged from Hezekiah's Tunnel in my swimsuit and rubber sandals (the water is almost three feet deep in some places), and met the rest of our party sitting by the side of the Pool.Read More »
What Does It Feel Like to Visit Golgotha?
by Dave Armstrong | Golgotha. It's the epicenter of Christianity: our “holy of holies”; indeed, the spiritual center of the entire universe...Read More »
Mary the “Spouse of the Holy Spirit”: Blasphemy or Biblical?
by Dave Armstrong | Having a child conceived by the Holy Spirit has no direct analogy, because it was a one-time extraordinary event, in order to bring about the incarnation.Read More »
Mary the Mother of God: Idolatry or Clear Biblical Teaching?
by Dave Armstrong | "I felt I was saying that a creature had created/given life to God Himself, Who had not previously existed."Read More »
Debunking the Myth of the Invisible Church
by Dave Armstrong | Our Protestant friends often tell us that “the Church is the invisible sum total of all true believers.” The Bible teaches us that the Church is a visible, identifiable institution.Read More »
Would Plato Be Protestant or Catholic? A Dialogue with His Ghost.
by Dave Armstrong | Calvin: Good! I think they might convert you to Reformed Protestantism. Plato: Falsehoods (even partial ones accompanied by much truth) are not allowed in heaven, so that is not possible.Read More »
Does the Catholic Church Claim to be “Above” the Bible and Its “Creator”?
by Dave Armstrong | The Catholic Church assuredly does not claim any such thing; only that an authoritative Christian tradition and institutional Church was necessary to establish and proclaim the canon of Scripture.Read More »
Why Didn’t C. S. Lewis Become a Catholic?
by Dave Armstrong | I think it is admirable of Lewis to honestly admit his biases, and to acknowledge that they had an irrational but profound effect...Read More »
Why ‘Scripture Alone’ Doesn’t Work – In 2 Minutes
by Dave Armstrong | "How do you know your 'scripture alone' tradition and belief is true, while others are false?" "Because we are the most biblical." "How do you know yours is the most biblical?"Read More »
So, ‘Transubstantiation’ Means Jesus is *Really* Present in the Eucharist?
by Dave Armstrong | "How can you Catholics believe that the communion wafer actually turns into the Body and Blood of Christ? The 'Transubstantiation' thing?"Read More »