The Audacity of Faith

Being a Roman emperor the middle of the Third Century wasn’t exactly easy. There were barbarians attacking the Roman empire from the north, peasant uprisings and civil wars, political instability and assassinations, unemployment and economic depression, and the devaluation of the denarius, the Roman currency. And then there were those…

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Feast & Fast

Born in Hungary in the forth century, St. Martin of Tours was the son of a high-ranking officer in the Roman army. Around the age of 10 he began attending a Christian church, against the wishes of his pagan parents, eventually becoming an official catechumen. At the age of 15,…

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Faith

Steak. Just the mere mention of the word causes many people’s stomachs to rumble and their mouths to water. Now, imagine you’re starving and a chef walks in the room with a steak still sizzling on the cast iron skillet. He places it on a table in the middle of…

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Where is God?

Sherman, set the Wayback Machine to 8:00 a.m., November 1st, 1755. Destination: Lisbon, Portugal. A bustling port city and capital of Portugal, Lisbon was one of the largest and wealthiest cities in Europe. It boasted one of the biggest ports on the Atlantic Ocean, and for 250 years the city…

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