Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Five Favorites

This is my first Five Favorites, but I have been thinking about it for a while and thought I would throw my five in the mix this week.  Normally, it's hosted at Moxie Wife, but this week Grace at Camp Patton is linking it up.  So here are mine.

First some yumminess...

~ 1 ~
My current favorite Pinot noir:
$7.00 a glass at a local restaurant
$6.00 a bottle at the local liquor store
Mmmmm so good...

~ 2 ~
Tastefully simple spinach and herb dip mix – mix it using the directions on the bottle - so yummy!

~ 3 ~
Snack factory pretzel crisps Everything flavor – these are a great crunchy snack – but dip them in the spinach herb dip above and you will have to stop yourself from eating the whole bag.

Then some seriousness

~ 4 ~
Our Diocese was privileged to have the opportunity to enjoy a presentation at this year’s Youth Rally by speaker and author Chris Stefanick of  He is said to be one of the most engaging young defenders of the Christian faith today.  And he did not let us down.  He was dynamic and interesting and kept the attention of 300 plus teenagers. Chris has written a little booklet called Absolute Relativism: The New Dictatorship and What to do about it. In it he uses some of the things then Pope Benedict XVI said in his 2010 Christmas address to the College of Cardinals, the Roman Curia, and the Governorate of Vatican City State regarding the disordered moral state of society today.  Chris goes on to explain what relativism is, the challenges we face because of it, and what to do about it.  Absolute Relativism is an excellent resource for those seeking to understand the spirit or our times, it is easy to read, short, and inexpensive. You can get a copy here. (or two or three to share)

~ 5 ~
I’m sure some of you have come across this blog by apologist Matt Fradd.  He recently posted a couple of sessions recorded with a Baptist pastor that was once in Catholic seminary.  These recorded sessions are firstly filled with so much respect on both sides it is refreshing.  These two gentlemen have been able to have informative, respectful conversations about each of their beliefs.  They have set an excellent example for the world today on how to disagree without being argumentative.  You can listen to the first session here, and the second session here.  It’s well worth your time if you have any interest in apologetics.

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