Category: This I Believe

  • The Great Debate

      THE CRAIG-NIELSEN DEBATE: GOD, MORALITY, AND EVIL William Lane Craig and Kai Nielsen with annotations by William Lane Craig February 1991, University of Western Ontario   This debate is presented on the Internet as a project of Leadership University. Leadership University is dedicated to providing the best information in the world informed by a […]

  • The Sacred Heart of Jesus

    The month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The Sacred Heart represents Christ’s love for all mankind. O most holy heart of Jesus, fountain of every blessing, I adore you, I love you, and with lively sorrow for my sins I offer you this poor heart of mine. Make me humble, […]

  • The Paschal Mystery

    The liturgy of the Church, the celebration of the sacraments, and the seasons of Lent and Easter are particular times when we pay attention to what Jesus Christ has done for us through his passion, death, Resurrection, and Ascension. Yet these are not the only times when we experience the Paschal Mystery. It is part […]

  • Vocations

    “O Jesus, divine Shepherd of the spirit, you have called the Apostles in order to make them fishermen of men, you still attract to you burning spirits and generous young people, in order to render them your followers and ministers to us” (Pope Paul VI launching the 1st World Day of Prayer for Vocations) Reflection […]

  • Prayer to Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament

    O Virgin Mary, Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament, the glory of Christians, the joy of the universal Church, and the hope of the world, pray for us. Kindle in all the faithful a lively devotion to the most Holy Eucharist, so that they may all be made worthy to receive Holy Communion every […]

  • Reflection

    Read Gal 3:26-28 God loves me with an unconditional love. Name some of the ways I love who I am. What can we do together to create a greater sense of unity and acceptance among us?

  • Studying God’s Finished Picture

    Imagine spending 5 minutes trying to complete a 200+ piece jigsaw puzzle WITHOUT looking at the picture. Now imagine looking at the picture and seeing how many pieces you can add in the next 5 minutes. In what ways is putting the puzzle together like or unlike putting your life together? In what ways is […]

  • What Does God Think About Us?

    Read 2Corinthians 5:17-18 and Jeremiah 1:4-8. As we try to answer the question “Who Am I?” we need to know what God wants for us. What does he think about us? We also need to look at ourselves – our interests, abilities, weaknesses. As we go about answering this question we also need to talk […]

  • What Kind Of Person Do I Want To Become?

    Write a personal essay answering this question as best you can: What kind of person am I becoming, and what kind of person do I want to become?

  • Exploring the Meaning of Jesus and the Gospels

    The focus of this project is to explore the person of Chrst and what Scriptures reveal about His unique relationship to His Father. Your task is to explore in detail one of the four Gospel accounts. Spend some part of your evenings and weekends working on the creative part of this assignment. Read ONE gospel […]