Posted on 01/18/2018 06:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
The rapid pace of technological advancements has left an indelible mark on the way we think, interact, and make decisions. Today Chris Hazell discusses this tech milieu and challenges us to consider what we do with our lives online.
Posted on 01/17/2018 06:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
Today Br. Thomas Davenport, O.P. reflects on the feast of St. Anthony of Egypt, the “Father of Monks.” Although most of us are not called to follow his path into desert seclusion, his life does provide a wakeup call to the spiritual lethargy we're all tempted to drift into.
Posted on 01/16/2018 06:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
What can troublesome tumbleweeds teach us about grace? Rozann Lee, our resident rancher, explains how the relentless struggles of farming offer both terrible difficulties and tremendous grace. She reminds us that joy and freedom are not found in comfort but in the daily fidelity to God's work.
Posted on 01/15/2018 06:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
Today, Jared Zimmerer talks about his conscious eschewing of the drifter-stoner-manchild model in favor of something with a good deal more sanctity.
Posted on 01/12/2018 06:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
What factors lead to someone becoming Catholic? Fr. Michael Cummins discusses the conversion of his parents, who were led into the Church not by one single experience, but through what Bl. John Henry Newman called “the illative sense,” a capacity to draw together many converging experiences.
Posted on 01/11/2018 06:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
Today, Br. Norbert Keliher reflects on the power of God's creation to inspire a deeper need for the divine.
Posted on 01/10/2018 06:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
Fr. Barron has said that Christianity is essentially a new way of seeing. Today, Jared Zimmerer teaches us how to attain this new vision of faith.
Posted on 01/9/2018 06:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
It's hard to pay attention. It's tough to give ourselves fully to the moment before us, no matter what we’re doing, because it often requires turning away from what we’re naturally conditioned to do. But with a weakened ability to focus, we can seriously hinder our relationship with God. Chris Hazell shows today how we can avoid this.
Posted on 01/8/2018 06:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
Today, Father Steve Grunow offers his homily for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord and proposes that we understand the extraordinary revelation of this day as the fulfillment of the mysteries of the Christmas season.
Posted on 01/5/2018 06:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
One of the most traumatic, terrifying, and disruptive ideas of our Catholic faith—one that the secular culture pushes against fiercely—is an idea that we may overlook...precisely because it is so close to us. Today, Holly Ordway reflects on the difficulty of conforming our lives in a culture of choice.