Make a Life Changing Pilgrimage, Beginning This Advent

Fr. Joel God & Faith

While the world rushes, you’ll slow down. While others are distracted, you’ll find focus. When everything seems dark, you’ll see light. Welcome to Oriens, a totally new kind of Advent meditation book. Other books provide you with prepared mediations; this book will teach you how to meditate for yourself. Drawing on years of experience as a priest and spiritual director, Fr. …

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I Wrote a Book! Oriens: A Pilgrimage Through Advent and Christmas Available This Summer

Fr. Joel God & Faith

I was featured on the second episode of Fridays with Father from Spiritus Ministries. I talk about my Advent meditation book coming out this summer. And I never actually mentioned it’s name! Rookie mistake. It’s called Oriens: A Pilgrimage Through Advent and Christmas and it will be available through OSV. Watch the video to learn more about the inspiration behind …

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New Life in Christ

Fr. Joel God & Faith

Part 4 of a four-part series on the Good News. Created by God our Father Kidnapped by the Enemy Rescued by Jesus Christ New Life in Christ The Jews had been slaves in Egypt. Then Moses came and led them out. As the Israelites marched out into the desert, they thought they were free. But their wandering in the desert …

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Rescued by Jesus Christ

Fr. Joel God & Faith

Part 3 of a four-part series on the Good News. Created by God our Father Kidnapped by the Enemy Rescued by Jesus Christ New Life in Christ Why did Jesus die on the cross? We know that the cross was an instrument of torture and oppression. Roman citizens could not be crucified; it was reserved for slaves and foreigners. Crucifixion …

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Created by God Our Father

Fr. Joel God & Faith

Part 1 of a four-part series on the Good News. Created by God our Father Kidnapped by the Enemy Rescued by Jesus Christ New Life in Christ “The truth is, Father, I can pray better in my tree stand than in a church.” People say this and then they look at me like I’m going to get offended. My best …

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Reflection on Trinity Sunday

Fr. Joel God & Faith

Podcast: Download (Duration: 0:38 — 439.6KB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify | RSS | Why Subscribe?I have preached on the Holy Trinity every year for the past 9 years. So click this link to see all the old homilies and listen to one that interests you. Most of them have been about …

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Happily Ever After – Message for Easter 2018

Fr. Joel God & Faith

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Jesus’ cry on Good Friday still echoes in our ears. We have all felt this way. “Why did God abandon me when my parents divorced…when my Grandma died…when my son was killed…when I got cancer…?” We see violence in our schools, mass shootings, broken marriages, selfish politics, endless wars, cancer, and …