Tag Archive: Christian Life

May 06

Jesus or a Moral Code?

“Make sure Johnny learns how to respect his parents.” “Suzie needs to know about chastity since I worry about her.” “I don’t care what you do as long as Bobby is good boy.” How often do we get these phrases from parents in youth ministry? Are morals the goal of youth ministry, then? It seems …

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Dec 29

Catholicism Is NOT a Philosophy… Why Do We Teach It as One?

  Enter most CCD classes and what do you see. Heads bobbing, boredom, abstract ideas, memorizing the Ten Commandments, lists of Old Testament figures, and a tons of don’ts. But what is our faith? A living relationship with Jesus Christ! Pope Benedict has insisted on this time and time again. Jesus did not say “follow …

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Nov 30

Vocations Aren’t Rocket Science

Life Teen’s fundraising slogan this year is “Vocations Start Here.” They are rightly proud that in a 2010 study 30% of seminarians said Life Teen helped them discern and 49% had attended some Life Teen event. At the same time, St Mary’s Catholic Center at Texas A&M (Aggie Catholics) claims that an average of 8 …

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