With this article Orthodoxy in Dialogue proposes to broaden the scope of the discussion surrounding Ukrainian autocephaly, namely, by asking the following question: To what extent is Western-style freedom of religion and separation of church and state applicable, or not, in historically majoritarian Orthodox countries in the 21st century? It seems disingenuous in the extreme […]
Read more "33 Reasons Why We Need Apologetics — Help Me Believe"
Jeremy Linn lists 33 reasons why apologetics is necessary. Apologetics is the theological category of providing a rational defense of the faith, but it has many other benefits aside from just defending the faith. Jeremy lists quite a few here: 33 Reasons Why We Need Apologetics | Jeremy Linn If you benefit from Help Me…
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What is the Holy Spirit? What does the Holy Spirit do? Here is a fairly comprehensive Biblical Theology (explanation in article) of the Holy Spirit: 25 more words
Read more "IN SUPPORT OF FATHER JAMES MARTIN, SJ — ORTHODOXY IN DIALOGUE"
Some weeks ago Life Site News launched a petition named Bishops, Please Stop Fr. Martin’s LGBT Advocacy. The URL itself contains the ominous message, “Silence Fr. Martin.” Orthodoxy in Dialogue wishes to go on record as fully supporting Father Martin’s efforts in the Roman Catholic Church and beyond. Like Orthodoxy in Dialogue, Father Martin wishes […]
Originally posted on Myrtle Skete:
? Chapter 13 is on Liturgical theology: Schmemann, Foundouis, Fr Vasileioos To reread: Schmemann, For the Life of the World Chapter 14 is on Theology of Patristic Renewal: Zizioulas and Romanides On Zizioulas: the author acknowledges the importance of his input, but he also strongly highlights the ambiguities of his doctrine.…
The musing this week is going to be a multi-part musing that may take several weeks to “muddle” through, but trust me; it will be, well worth your time. Now keep this in mind. Even if you disagree with what I write, the mere fact you have read it, ponder it and drew some conclusions […]Read more "The God Question? Have we really answered it?"
Originally posted on MIRACLES EACH DAY:
“Be you therefore, a wise gardener. Cultivate a deep love and respect for yourself, for you are not here to ‘fix’ the world. You are not here to ‘fix’ your brother or sister. It is only love that heals. And until you have loved yourself wholly by having purified…