Predestined or free?

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 […]

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Sex and what it means to be human

You don’t have to venture far to move from St. Augustine’s views on sex to his understanding of human nature. Both are tied into how he perceives the Fall, and there are problems in his thought that drastically impacted Christianity hundreds of years later. As helpful as Augustine’s questions and observations are regarding sex, they […]

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Why am I orthodox?

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 […]

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