The Purpose of Freedom

The Purpose of Freedom

Recently, I gave my students a test in which a multiple-choice question asked for the purpose of free will.  The two choices most picked by students were: 1. To do good and evil; and 2. To do good.  During our review of the test, we arrived at this question and an...

Munus: a Key to Understanding Grace

by Micah Murphy When I was a student at seminary, my spiritual director once spoke to me of the importance of the concept of munus. Munus is a Latin word meaning both gift and duty. In the Roman Empire, when a governor was given a commission by the emperor, it was...