If you have followed my work for any amount of time you know that I absolutely LOVE typology in Scripture. I wish I was smarter because I would love to write a book on my favorite types in Salvation History. The CCC, in paragraph 128, states “The Church, as early as apostolic times, and then constantly in [...]
Hafa Adai! God is so good to me… so much better than I deserve! I was recently blessed to be invited to speak at the 9th annual Catholic Men’s conference in Guam. The men were truly inspiring to me, and the people were extremely gracious and generous. I can not say it enough… God is good, I know that because I have met these people who witnessed to me God’s abiding love! Thank you to Father Mike, Pat Wolfe, and the rest of the staff, who took such great care of me while I was on Island. I gave 3 talks, plus a short address to the “Chain-4-Life” pro-life rally with the Archbishop. What an honor!
I pray your Christmas is a blessed one. I am so very thankful for my wife and children, God has been so good to me, much better than I deserve. From our family to yours… Merry Christmas! May God Bless You Joe McClane Link to this post!
Many well intentioned Christians believe that St. Paul teaches the doctrine of Sola Fide, or “Faith Alone”, in the book Romans. In fact this book served as the spark that ignited the protestant revolution across Europe in the fifteen hundreds. Martin Luther even went so far as to ADD a word to his translation of Romans 3:28 [...]
Question XXVIII Of the virginity of the mother of god (In Four Articles.) We now have to consider the virginity of the Mother of God; concerning which there are four points of inquiry: (1) Whether she was a virgin in conceiving? (2) Whether she was a virgin in His Birth? (3) Whether she remained [...]
Every man is called by God to be a leader, protector and provider for those whom God has placed into his care and custody. How often do we stop and contemplate this universal calling? I was blessed to give a talk on “Providing” at an “Into The WIld Weekend” hosted by The King’s Men. It was a phenomenal experience and I recommend one to every man!
Did you know that Jesus was not the first in scripture to undergo a “Passion”? Jesus was not the first to cross the Kidron Valley at night, not the first to climb the Mount of Olives in sorrow, nor the first shepherd to be struck so that the sheep might scatter! Have you ever heard of the passion of KingDavid? Read 2 Samuel 15 through 20… here are the highlights!
I too took my inheritance from my Father in an untimely fashion. It was 1980 and my Father, who was serving in the Army, had just been stationed at Fort Sam Houston, in San Antonio. I was six years old, and I began to recognize the very peculiar, and confusing behavior he had towards my mother.
Who is the first person in the Bible to be called the “son of God”? If you answered Jesus, you would be incorrect. Actually, that title was bestowed on an individual about 1000 years before Christ was conceived. 2 Samuel 7: from the time that I appointed judges over my people Israel; and I will give you [...]
I want to thank the men of the “Catholic Men’s Retreat” of Wyoming for inviting me to speak to them about one my favorite subjects… typology! In this series of 6 lectures we attempted to examine the question… why did Jesus have to suffer and die just to redeem us from our sin. If Jesus is God, then why not just will our redemption? To go through so much for us, the mocking, the stripes of the scourging, the crown of thorns, the out-pouring of his blood, being cut off from his people and nailed to a tree… there must have been a very good reason. In the seeking the answer to this question we endeavor to become the “Man in the Garden!”