Finding Peace in a Chaotic World
A reflection by Fr Laurent After more than 10 years of ordained ministry, but also as human being going through life, I can say one thing with great personal certainty: What we seek and need is peace! I mean inner peace. Peace with myself. Peace with God. Peace with reality. Peace with the universe (creation) […]
Is Christianity a Western Religion?
Christianity is in the first place an oriental religion, and it is a mystical religion. (J.C. Barrois, Roots of Christian Mysticism, Introduction) “Western” is not necessarily a negative label, far from it! Western science is what gave us modern physics, relativity, quantum physics and with it our computers, cells phones, GPS systems, high-tech medicine etc. […]
Meet the Church that gave us the Bible
PART 1: HOW IT ALL HAPPENED A lot people hold a Bible in their hands and never ask the most fundamental questions: where did this book come from? Who decided that 2 Peter would be in but the Gospel of Peter would be out? What about that strange book called Revelation or Apocalypse? Who in […]
Is the Rapture in the Bible?
Question: A friend of mine has been reading the Left Behind books that have all of this stuff about the “Rapture” in them. Is there really going to be a “Rapture” like these books talk about? Answer: No. The “Rapture” refers to a passage in First Thessalonians 4, where Christians are “caught up” in the clouds […]