The Dispatch

Death is inevitable, but damnation is not

June 20, 2020 Carl E. Olson 10

Readings: • Jer 20:10-13 • Psa 69:8-10, 14, 17, 33-35 • Rom 5:12-15 • Matt 10:26-33 Recently, while watching a basketball game on television, I was horrified when a commercial came on that was completely inappropriate […]

The Dispatch

Doubling down on a bad deal

March 11, 2020 George Weigel 12

Perseverance on a difficult but noble path is a virtue. Stubbornness when confronted by irrefutable evidence of a grave mistake is a vice. The latter would seem an apt characterization of a letter sent on […]

The Dispatch

Why did Jesus bother to be baptized?

January 11, 2020 Carl E. Olson 6

Readings: • Isa. 42:1-4, 6-7 • Psa. 29:1-2, 3-4, 3, 9-10 • Acts 10:34-38 • Matt. 3:13-17 Growing up in a small Fundamentalist Bible chapel, I didn’t hear much about what baptism could or should […]

Essay

Seek the light of Christ—today!

January 4, 2020 Fr. Charles Fox 3

When life’s tragedies strike, people’s hearts can ache with the question: “Where was God when we needed him?” Variations on this question, infused with a heavy dose of accusation, sometimes come from the lips of […]