Veritas Ministeria began as an apologetics ministry but has moved into matters of social justice, interfaith dialogue and other topics of interest. The following links are resources for non-Christians and Christians alike, delving into Christian history, Theology, Church tradition, Science, social justice, inter-religious dialogue, mysticism, and a plethora of other topics. *Please note, not all websites necessarily reflect my personal views and opinions.
Christian Forums - A Christian Forum where people talk about a variety of subjects - from help with personal issues, prayer groups, and other such things, to support with Youth Ministry, Local Ministries, Theological discussions, Biblical Science, and many other subjects. Bear in mind that you do not need to be Christian to sign-up, so what you say could also be criticized. But then again, we were warned of criticism by Jesus. If you are looking for a place to meet new believers and mature believers, this is a good place.
BioLogos - "BioLogos invites the church and the world to see the harmony between science and biblical faith as we present an evolutionary understanding of God’s creation."
Breaking in The Habit - A multimedia website run by Br. Casey Cole, OFM, who is a student Franciscan Friar. The website links to the blog, in which several topics on formation as a Franciscan friar, social justice issues, theological discussions and various other topics are explored. There are also several video series, such as "Ask Br. Casey" which explore these topics.
Coffee Philosophy: Exploring Postulancy - Reflections from Joseph Annibale, a Postulant (from the Latin word meaning "to ask") who is discerning life with the Franciscan friars. Annibale's reflections focus on philosophical explorations, theological curiosities and creating engaging conversations about meaningful topics that would be "worthy of a coffee shop."
Dating God - From the website, "Inspired by the life and writings of Francis and Clare of Assisi, I reflect on the possibility of understanding relationship of prayer as Dating God in the everyday and ordinary experiences of the twenty-first-century world. I also discuss other issues of timely import (at least to me). Check back here for reflections on contemporary matters and periodic musings."
Franciscan Tradition - From the website, "The Commission on the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition (CFIT) was established in 2001 by the English-Speaking Conference of the Order of Friars Minor (OFM) to promote a contemporary retrieval of the distinctive theological and spiritual vision that animates the Franciscan movement." This site includes videos, symposium papers, PDF documents, research tools and many early sources to explore the early Franciscan movement that began in Christianity over 800 years ago.
America Magazine - From the website, "America is a smart, Catholic take on faith and culture, the leading provider of editorial content for thinking Catholics and those who want to know what Catholics are thinking. America leads the conversation about faith and culture by producing excellent, unique, relevant and accessible content across multiple platforms. Our contributors are the principal figures in the American Catholic Church today, the decision-makers and opinion leaders who drive the ecclesial and civic debate about religion, society, politics and the arts. Those with something to say to the American church say it in America: popes and presidents, Nobel laureates, world-renowned scholars, distinguished men and women of letters, and even everyday professionals and students."
Biblical Archaeology Society - From the website: "The Biblical Archaeology Society (BAS) was founded in 1974 as a nonprofit, nondenominational, educational organization dedicated to the dissemination of information about archaeology in the Bible lands. BAS educates the public about archaeology and the Bible through its bi-monthly magazine, Biblical Archaeology Review, an award-winning web site www.biblicalarchaeology.org, books and multimedia products (DVDs, CD-ROMs and videos), and tours and seminars. Our readers rely on us to present the latest that scholarship has to offer in a fair and accessible manner.BAS serves as an important authority and as an invaluable source of reliable information."
The Catholic Cafe - This is a thirty-minute radio program (also found in podcast form) that explores all that the Roman Catholic Church believes and teaches. It covers a myriad of topics - from various historical events within Church history to examinations of the seven sacraments, answers to questions on different Catholic doctrines and a myriad of other topics.
The Jesuit Post - From the website, "The Jesuit Post is the online ministry operated entirely by young Jesuits in formation and focused on reaching people in their 20s and 30s. Previously under the sponsorship of the U.S. Jesuit Conference, The Jesuit Post is now published by America Media to support its ongoing efforts to reach new and younger audiences. Established in 2012, The Jesuit Post addresses the intersection of faith and culture, focusing on both sacred and secular issues, and everything in between, because God does too."
Homebrewed Christianity - From the website, "Since March 13, 2008, Homebrewed Christianity Podcast has been bringing you the best nerdy audiological ingredients so you can brew your own faith. You will find conversations between friends, theologians, philosophers, and scholars of all stripes. What started as a reason for Tripp to interview the authors of his favorite books has turned into a community of podcasts, bloggers, & Deacons (what we call our regular listeners) invested in expanding and deepening the conversation around faith and theology. We hope you listen, question, think, and then share the Brew!"
Busted Halo - From the website, "Busted Halo is a unique media resource that utilizes a relevant and accessible voice to help people understand the Catholic faith, put it into practice in their everyday lives, and share it with others. Our vision is for a more joyful and meaningful experience of Catholicism that positively impacts people’s lives. At Busted Halo, we aim to bring the joy of the Gospel to all people in innovative and creative ways. Through articles, video, podcasts, radio, and social media, we aspire to help Catholics embrace their faith more fully. We value the experiences and questions of people seeking to better understand their faith and offer resources to better comprehend and share the richness of the Catholic faith."
Catholic Answers - A great website containing a wealth of information explaining what Catholics believe by topic, answering common objections by various non-Catholic groups.
Scripture Catholic - This website provides over two thousand scriptures from the Hebrew Bible and New Testament in the context of the teachings of the Catholic Church. It relies on the idea of proof-texting, that is, utilizing various Scripture passages in order to validate or justify different doctrines and theological considerations.