What do we mean by saying “we need to respect other religions?”

Very often, we usually get defensive when we encounter disputes concerning religious matters. That is our usual response, especially to those whom we disagree the most. In result of having those kind of conversations, we usually hear someone pulling out the defensive one-liner: “We need to respect other religions!” But we have to admit it. For… Read More What do we mean by saying “we need to respect other religions?”

God exists — Thomas Aquinas’ Five Ways

One of the greatest thinkers in Christendom who ever lived was Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274). He was a prominent scholastic philosopher in the Medieval period, where philosophers wrote very systematically. In his treatise on the existence of God (in his work Summa Theologica), he began by pointing out the aim of the Scripture as “to teach the knowledge of God,… Read More God exists — Thomas Aquinas’ Five Ways

Objection: “God’s plan” and “man’s free will” are incompatible

A: “If God gave man free will, how can everything be part of God’s plan? B: “If everything is part of God’s plan, how can we have free will?” These questions were raised by my cousin’s friend. Although I didn’t know how he (my cousin’s friend) understood “God’s plan” and “free will/freedom,” nevertheless, for the… Read More Objection: “God’s plan” and “man’s free will” are incompatible

Three things to remember when your faith is being questioned or assaulted

There’s no doubt to the influence the campus has towards a student. To deny it, I think, is to betray our common experience. Or as Jonathan Morrow simply puts it, “College has a unique ability to squash you into a certain mold – and this shape is mostly determined by the people you spend the majority of your… Read More Three things to remember when your faith is being questioned or assaulted