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Nearly 7 years ago

Hell is My Salvation

Hell in the Orthodox conception is a form of redemption, where even those who resist God freely (which, when the creature of time is

Nearly 7 years ago

When Being Christian isn’t Christian

A fundamentalist preacher once said, “If you want to start an argument in an elevator full of Jews, ask ‘What is a Jew? Is

Nearly 7 years ago

Coffee Shop Religion

At the coffee shop today, a confident young man is explaining to a credulous young girl how if anyone shows up claiming to be

Nearly 7 years ago

The Rapture Sounds Awful – What they Don’t Tell You About Dispensationalism

A friend of mine writes on esoteric matters and one of his recent video talks got my attention. He was discussing dispensationalism as an

Nearly 7 years ago

Justice is Coming

To believe in a transcendent reality is to necessarily believe in a transcendent justice and vindication. When you see those who kill people indiscriminately,

Nearly 7 years ago

I am Nothing – Are You?

Image via Wikipedia When a monk says “I am nothing”, I think he’s saying that what I am and what I think I am,

Nearly 7 years ago

Our Worthless Quotations

I used to teach my catechumens that if anyone speaks against the Fathers, or the monastics, or the Bishop, to cross themselves discreetly, and

Nearly 8 years ago

The Rome of Christ and Antichrist

You know, ever since the gnostics there has been an apocalyptic, quasi-occult culture of superstition, pseudo-scholarship, and titillation surrounding the future – what the

Nearly 8 years ago

By What Authority?

In the sense in which the West offers it, I don’t recognize any authority “over” me. No president, congress, pastor, leader, boss, block captain,

Nearly 8 years ago

Groups inside Churches

Why, why do people have this impulse to form religious groups within their churches? Women’s groups that are chapters of the such and such

Nearly 8 years ago

Orthodox Semi-Veganism – is it Deadly?

Listening to NPR the other day, I heard an apocryphal account of an artist’s death blamed on Holy Orthodoxy. It was said that, under

Nearly 8 years ago

Christians Responsible for Crusades?

So, one of the things that’s mildly annoying about those who like to say “You Christians are responsible for the Crusades…” is that usually

Nearly 8 years ago

A Taxonomy of Priests

You know, I’m not a huge fan of mosts priests. I pray for them. I show reverence to their person. But I find that

Nearly 8 years ago

Neo-Coservatism – the Pseudo-Religion

I look at political neo-conservatism as a quasi-religious entity, like freemasonry – a kind of social religion. The religious people involved seem to be

Nearly 8 years ago

Genesis 1: The Creation – an Alternative

You know, when I was taught to interpret Genesis as a Protestant, I was given a choice between two versions of it. One was