The trouble is we’re all wrong while we’re also all right. Jesus is quoted as saying in John 17:20-23 (NIV), regarding those who would be His disciples based on the message the apostles delivered: I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as […]Read More That the Church would be one: why we desperately need each other
Our starting context I don’t think a Christian’s belief regarding free will and/or predestination has any direct bearing on the really vital aspects of the faith. My personal background is Arminian, but I love and respect a great number of Christians who call themselves Calvinistic or Reformed. And there are plenty of Christians who hold […]Read More Predestined or free?
I’ve mentioned in the past that I am an orthodox Christian, but I’ve neglected to explain why. What do I mean by “orthodox Christian”? Theologically I mean the vision of Christianity as explained in the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds from the Fourth Century C.E.: the statements of belief that Roman Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, Anglicans, and […]Read More Why am I orthodox?