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?
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 […]Read More Sex and what it means to be human
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?