spiritual

The Winning Strategy

St. Michael the Archangel

Editor’s Note: Dr. Kreeft’s classic essay on successfully winning the culture wars is timeless. For more information, see his book, How to Win the Culture War. To win any war, the three most necessary things to know are: (1) that you are at war, (2) who your enemy is, and (3) what weapons or strategies can defeat him. You cannot […]

A Review of Head and Heart: Becoming Spiritual Leaders for Your Family

As the Synod on the Family continues in Rome, Catholic families around the world are refocusing on the importance of transmitting the faith in a vibrant, intentional way at home. At this particular moment in history, spiritual leadership and growth in holiness within the family really demands our attention as sons and daughters of the Church, and as spouses and […]

The Winning Strategy

St. Michael the Archangel

To win any war, the three most necessary things to know are: (1) that you are at war, (2) who your enemy is, and (3) what weapons or strategies can defeat him. You cannot win a war (1) if you simply sew peace banners on a battlefield, (2) if you fight civil wars against your allies, or (3) if you […]

Tech Tools to Help Your Body and Soul Goals

Photography © by Paul Johnson

As we turn the page on another new calendar year, many of us have the desired goal of “getting in shape” for the New Year. This is definitely the case in my own life, but the more I ponder my motivations, the more I find that I’m not simply looking for physical changes in my life this year. The truth […]

Book Review: Tending the Temple

Dr. Kevin Vost is a very smart guy. As it happens, he’s also a faithful guy, and a fit guy. And that’s not all, he’s also a gracious guy. I like him. No, he’s not paying me for this. I had the privilege of meeting Dr. Vost when he was a guest on The Journey Home Show. He is also […]

On Father’s Day, Grateful for a Priest Who Changed my Life

He is a humble man who lives very simply in a small apartment. His one love is books, and he collects them at a furious pace. If you admire a book on his shelves, he will pick it up and give it to you, for keeps. Over the years, he has listened tirelessly to me, even when I repeated my […]

Earning Credit

By outside appearances, the plain white envelope addressed to my nearly nineteen-year-old son Eric looked fairly innocent.  There was no way to tell the important life lessons it would teach that day a few weeks ago. As the steward of our family’s mail, I opened the envelope to find a letter addressed to my son, notifying him that he’d been […]

The Discipline of Faith

In the modern world where it is politically correct to be ‘spiritual’ rather than ‘religious’, it is no surprise that people easily lose sight of, or consciously dismiss, the importance of having discipline when it comes to nurturing their faith.  From prayer and sacramental worship to service and fellowship, it is easier than ever to become lax in the practice […]