Reflections Prompted by the Taliban

“But for God’s command, we would be murderers.” This thought may very well have entered the heads of the men who, in the name of the LORD, were ordered by Israel’s military leaders to devote several Canaanite cities to destruction (Joshua 10:29-43).[1] Now, as the United States has completed its ignominious withdrawal, the same thought likely occurs to men marching through the streets of Kabul with assault rifles, killing foreigners and abducting women as spoils of war. A superficially thin but monumental difference separates these token renunciations of personal guilt: in the one case, the justifying sentiment’s underlying supposition—that God … Continue reading “Reflections Prompted by the Taliban”

Morning Walk March for Life 2022

Dear Readers, It has been three years since Morning Walk launched the Morning Walk website. We have had a lot of fun learning, sharing, and sharpening one another (Proverbs 27:17) to grow closer to God. Thank you for following our website and for giving your attention to our thoughts along the way. Over the past three years, we have published over 150 articles, organized several Morning Walk meetings throughout the country, been to the March for Life in D.C., Chicago, and San Francisco, and hosted our first conference and convention. Last year, we were not able to arrange a trip … Continue reading “Morning Walk March for Life 2022”

Morning Walk Convention 2021

Morning Walk is excited to host our first convention this July from the 16th to 18th in the Chicago area. We are still in the planning phase and looking to have a new style of debate we wanted to trial at the convention. While the topic is not nailed down yet, we are looking to have a discussion on Genesis 1 & 2 (the Creation narrative) and how we should read it in light of the high level of acceptance of evolution amongst American Christians. We will be sending out a schedule shortly. RSVP with this link for the convention … Continue reading “Morning Walk Convention 2021”

Why Abortion Must Be Dismantled Culturally

Abortion is the greatest injustice of our time. Over 3,000 children are aborted every single day in the United States. Pope Saint John Paul II taught that the deliberate destruction of human life is a symptom of a deeper loss of human respect. It is jarring to hear abortion called a symptom and not the central difficulty. For the past two years, I have been working full time in the pro-life movement and after having thousands of conversations on campus, I realized that not only is Saint John Paul’s assessment correct, it is essential to understanding the pro-abortion mindset. The … Continue reading “Why Abortion Must Be Dismantled Culturally”

St. Therese and Mental Illness

Mental illness and spiritual battle often get conflated, and the faithful that suffer with mental illness find differentiating the two nearly impossible. The assumption at the root of this conflation is that emotional and mental distress is a purely spiritual phenomenon that requires a solely spiritual response. Resentment, loss of faith, and/or despair abound for devout faithful people who do not recover through prayer alone. Isolation and fear take root which discourages trust and love in Christ as well as leads people to self-hatred and even self-destruction. Mental suffering in this light, places the blame on the sufferer and does … Continue reading “St. Therese and Mental Illness”

Morning Walk Conference: Pictures

Came one, came all! We are thanking God for allowing us to get together this weekend to learn, fellowship, and challenge ourselves. Many thanks also to the conference attendees—in person and online—for making this conference a smashing success! You all were so helpful, enthusiastic, flexible, charitable, and, most of all, engaged. If you attended in any capacity, please fill out this post-conference survey. Here are some of our favorite photos from the conference: