Mind of Christ

Mind of Christ is designed to help the Catholic/Christian reader understand Biblical Scripture in modern layman’s terms.

The Holy Spirit

“No one can say ‘Jesus is Lord’ except by the Holy Spirit.” (CCC, 683) Jesus is the Word of God who breathes the Holy Spirit allowing us God’s grace to awaken faith in us, offering us a new life in the Holy Trinity. We recognize that the Holy Spirit...

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The Mystery of Christ’s Life

The Apostles were witnesses to the ministry of Jesus.  Not a lot is known about Jesus’ early life aside from the narratives of his birth and during his adolescence in the temple.  It’s important to note, Jesus’ public ministry may have started at his baptism by John the Baptist...

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Creed

The Catechism of the Catholic Church explains “faith is a personal adherence of the whole man to God who reveals himself. It involves an assent of the intellect and will to the self-revelation God has made through his deeds and words (CCC, 176). In the New Testament, the Letter...

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Creation

We build on the Creed and the faith it professes when we consider creation.  We must consider everything around us including the mathematics in the grand design.  There are some who will argue that creation itself is self-evolving and that there is no need for the hand of God. ...

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Introduction to the Faith and Creed of the Catholics

The mystery of the triune is the underlying Catholic doctrine on salvation and grace.  The Bishops of the Church over the ages have worked to provide unification and clarification on the relationship of the Holy Trinity.  God the Father, the Word and the Paraclete existed as three Persons in...

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Pentecost

Today, we celebrate the birthday of the Church.  Pentecost, as we read in the Gospel of John 20:19-23, is when the disciples received the third part of the Holy Trinity, the Holy Spirit. Many other Christian denominations question the need for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, believing that there is no...

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A Study of the Old Testament, part 4 (Conclusion).

Deuteronomist history Abandonment is a theme throughout the OT from Israel’s perspective.  The response was the articulation of Hope.  Deuteronomy was written while the Israelites were still in exile which is why there is no real conclusion because the resolution hasn’t happened yet, from the Israelite perspective in antiquity.  Deuteronomy focuses...

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A Study of the Old Testament, part 3.

The authors of the Old Testament weren’t concerned with getting it right.  They were only concerned about articulating their own understanding of God.  It’s important to talk about the ambiguity.  We all have opinions because we all learned to talk about things from a certain way.  If we put...

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A Study of the Old Testament, part 2.

It is important to remember that Christianity is a sect of Judaism.  It is further important to remember when reading the Old Testament that in the ancient Mediterranean, it was an Honor/Shame culture .  Our culture is a guilt culture.  The Bible, the canon within a canon is the way that we...

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A Study of the Old Testament, part 1.

Preface: The Bible says many things.  Each of us has our own interpretation of the books, stories and songs of the Bible.  Many theological scholars believe that the events of Exodus may not have actually occurred.  This introduction to the Old Testament shares the scholarly view but it is important...

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