Category Archives: Exegesis

Is Money the Root of All Evil?

Biblically literate readers may be thinking to themselves “no, money is not the root of all evil, but the love of money is the root of all evil, just as the Bible says.” I want to challenge the notion that … Continue reading

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Mondays are Hell

Ever notice that when Genesis 1 organizes it’s creation narrative into six consecutive days, the second day is the only one at the end of which God actually doesn’t say “it was good”? Well, Kabbalists have. Bachya ben Asher ibn Halawa, … Continue reading

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“This is what I find about the Torah”

N.T. Wright says that Romans 7:21 is tragically mistranslated when it says “so I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me.” Instead, Wright suggests, it should not be translated as … Continue reading

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Inerrant in Form

The Bible is inerrant (as per statements constantly and consistently issued by the Ordinary Magisterium) If the Bible is Inerrant, then that quality extends either to all the content in form, or all the content in matter and form. The … Continue reading

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Luke 16:9

After the Easter Vigil Saturday night a group of us, mostly comprised of students from McGill, and many from the Montreal Catholic Challenge movement, stayed up all night reading through an entire Gospel and having discussions as often as we … Continue reading

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The relation of Celibacy to Ordination in the Thought of St. Paul

There is an oft misunderstood passage in St. Paul which many believe indicates that Celibacy among the επίσκοπος was neither the norm, nor prescribed, and that, furthermore, it was actually proscribed. Let’s take a look: The saying is sure: whoever aspires to … Continue reading

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Is the Semeia source really a ‘Miracle’ source?

My Parish Priest made a point in his sermon this morning which stuck, even though it was a rather simple and obvious point. He pointed out that the reading from the Johannine Gospel this second Sunday in ordinary time, concerning … Continue reading

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Is there Biblical evidence that animal death was a consequence of the Fall?

Protestants who subscribe to either Old Earth creationism (or progressive creationism) and those who subscribe to Theistic Evolution, often also believe that there is no Biblical warrant for the Young Earth Creationist to say that animal death must be the … Continue reading

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Did Moses prophesy the coming of Muhammad? A look at Deut. 18

A typical Muslim claim is that Muhammad is not simply another prophet claiming to correct or purify or complete the revelation of Jesus Christ, such as Joseph Smith or Mani or Sun Myung Moon, or any of the plethora of … Continue reading

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The Christmas Magi

There are quite a few myths about the Bible out there, such as that Eve ate an apple, or that the Magi came to Christ at the time of his birth. In this post, I thought, for Christmas, I’d just … Continue reading

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