(Pic: CHOATphotographer/Shutterstock.com) Do you believe God loves you? And when I ask that question, I’m not asking it in some abstract, “hidden hand” deistic sort of way – like, He put you here on earth, now good luck figuring things out. I mean, do you believe God really, truly loves you? Do you think He […]Read More 7. Why Be Specifically Catholic?
Once a person decides to believe in Jesus, you would think the search would be over, right? Boom! Congratulations. You’re a Christian. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. A lot of people believe in Jesus. It’s practically fashionable to believe in Jesus. And maybe because of this, He’s propped up to support everything from gay rights […]Read More 6. Why Catholic?: A Crash-Course in Church History
I grew up in a Christian home, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t questioned God. In fact, probably most kids who grew up in a Christian home have questioned their faith, and a very large portion of them have decided to leave it. I remember asking a friend in community college (who had also grown […]Read More 5. Why Catholic?: Big Encounters
In my previous post, I talked about an encounter that a blind man had with Jesus and how it changed him. He could see, though he had been born blind. That’s monumental. But more often it’s the smaller things that bring people like me into the fold of Christianity. No, I have not had a […]Read More 4. Why Catholic?: The Little Encounters
In the Gospels, there are a lot of miracle stories about Jesus. If you take them at their word, they were pivotal to His ministry. They were the proof that He wasn’t just some hack. He called His miracles “signs” – as in, it’s not the miracle itself that was the big deal, but what […]Read More 3. Why Catholic?: Encountering Jesus
I wanted this post to be about all the scientific and philosophical reasons I believe in God, but I just couldn’t do it. Don’t get me wrong, I think all of that is worthwhile to think through. Far be it from me to denigrate Peter Kreeft or Thomas Aquinas’ five proofs for God’s existence. People […]Read More 2. Why Catholic?: Science/Philosophy proving/disproving God
This blog is titled “Random Catholic Convert”, which sort of begs the question: convert from what? Why Catholicism? Why random? In the past, I’ve attempted to write a post answering just those questions probably three or four times, but half-way through each of them, I start to get the worst feeling in the world: boredom. […]Read More 1. Why Catholic? – A Somewhat Bizarre Intro