Happy Thanksgiving, Advent

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving last week and are excited about the season of Advent. I spent part of the week with parents, who drove in to stay at the friary, and the other half completely and utterly relaxing (so much so that I forgot to post this week’s podcast! Oops! It’ll come out Tuesday.)

Because of that, I only have to things to share this week. The first has not been getting much traction (because I don’t know how to market it) but is one of the most important things I’ve ever made. I hope that you will watch it to the end and take it seriously.

The second, is much less important but a good conversation nonetheless. Fr. Patrick and I review God’s Not Dead, a movie that has become a symbol of a movement more than anything else. I don’t like the essential message of the movie and find the production atrocious, but there are still some things worth discussing.

Back with more next week!

Peace and good,

Fr. Casey

2 Comments on “Happy Thanksgiving, Advent

  1. I agree that the video on changing minds is very important and deserves as much play as possible. I hope you are able to figure out a way to market it more widely, as you pointed out.

  2. I’m glad you had a good Thanksgiving with your family and some down time – A great example to me.

    Re: Conspiracy Theorists and Evangelization
    Too bad the topic hasn’t been getting much traction, but not to worry, the Gospel never has either. :-/
    Indeed, relationship and social engagement does, for good or ill, foundationally influence our beliefs.

    Re: Predestination v. Free Will
    The best concept I’ve come across so far to address this paradox is Divine Determinism. In a nutshell, God, being the Author of existence, is outside and beyond existence, and writes whatever He wants (predestination-ish) AND me, being within the story, do have free will within my universe, because that’s how God’s written me.

    On the nuts-and-bolts side of evangelism, I aim to act from love at all times (though I fail miserably) and when I am persecuted, I hope it is because of righteousness’ sake and not because I am acting like a post-rectal sphincter.

    I’m glad you are able to winnow good stuff from “God’s Not Dead”. You have a gift which I am sorely lacking.

    Have a good week, everybody!

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