“Do not be afraid, for I am with you”

I remember growing up being terrified of my basement. It was unfinished- uncarpeted stairs and floors, random poles everywhere, medieval washer and dryer, and some creaky exercise equipment.  Unfortunately, it also housed the foosball table.  If I wanted to engage in some competitive leisure, I had to venture down to the basement. What definitely scared […]

Pope Francis is an Evangelical! Part I

It shows in everything he says and does – Francis’ pontificate exemplifies what it means to be both evangelical and Catholic. As many know, “evangel” means “good news.”  Followers of the EC will have heard us stick “ical” on the end of the English translation to make “goodnewsical.” People sit up, attention arrested, because when […]

Pope Crush

I have a Pope-crush on Pope Francis. His actions witness to a consuming love and zeal for the lost and forsaken.  The whole world has heard about his humble, unexpected acts.  He asks for the blessing before he gives it; picks up his own luggage; shies away from positions of honor.  Francis not only washes […]

The Great Commission

And Jesus came and spoke to his disciples, saying, ‘All authority in heaven and upon the Earth has been given to me.  Going to a coffee shop, therefore, lecture all kinds of people about all matters of theological and apologetic importance, baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, […]

Pope Francis is an Evangelical! Part II

Hi EC blog followers!  Back with two more Magisterial-Goodnewsical Moments.  If you missed the first two and the introduction, see Part I: Magisterial-Goodnewsical Moment #3:  In Evangelization, Personal Witness Precedes Doctrine What Benedict taught eloquently in encyclicals and exhortations, Francis lives dramatically, making the content of our faith come alive. For me, faith is born […]