A Thesis on the 95 Theses

  I was recently asked by Dr. Tom Woods, instructor of my on-line Western Civilization course, to consider: "What were the 95 Theses about? What was the basic message of Luther's complaint? Here are my thoughts. Martin Luther, who is sometimes referred to as the 'father' of the Protestant Reformation, wanted to reform the Catholic church.... Continue Reading →

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How broken legs created a theologian

During a recent lesson in my Western Civilization course, I had the opportunity to read a small part of Ignatius Loyola's Spiritual Exercises.  First though let me briefly tell you a little bit about this religious man then I will mention what I found about his religious and doctrinal opinions. Ignatius lived in 16th Century Spain.... Continue Reading →

Xavier’s Mission

Do you know who St. Francis Xavier was?  No, you say? Well, then let me tell you about him!  This man was a Spaniard who was one of the founders of the Society of Jesus, or Jesuits.  He was a missionary, and was sent all over Europe and Asia to teach and spread Catholicism.  At... Continue Reading →

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