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Born Again by Water and Spirit

Introduction How are people born again? This question was prompted when Jesus made a mysterious comment to a Pharisee named Nicodemus: Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God. (John 3:3) When Nicodemus expressed his confusion, Jesus only gave a more cryptic reply: Truly, truly, I say to…

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Manly Rosaries for Manly Men

Introduction I’ve been gift hunting for some newly-minted Catholic dudes lately, and I thought a rosary would be a pretty solid choice (if they’re good enough for the Boondock Saints,* they’re good enough for any man!). The problem I discovered was that while there are lots of girlie-girl rosaries to choose from out there, few are manly enough for most guys to use without…

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100k!

As of 8:30pm December 16th, Soul Device has reached 100,000 views for the year! Thank you, readers! (Hey, the 90’s called – they want their GIF back!)

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Are Christmas Trees Pagan?

Introduction I’ve run into many people who think they know something about the alleged “pagan roots” of many Christian holidays (holy days) like Easter or All-Hollow’s Eve. Even some of the Christmas traditions are said to have been “borrowed” (or stolen) from the pagan ceremonies. Take the Christmas tree – some well-meaning but deeply confused people have…

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Marian Apparitions and Christian Skepticism

Introduction Today (December 12) is the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe – a cerebration of the Virgin Mary’s appearance in Mexico nearly 500 years ago. Now, I know that reports of Marian appearances are not well received by non-Catholics – even many Christians. They certainly were to me once – I thought of them all…