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God’s Presence in Matter I

Part of the problem that people have with the sacramental worldview is that they believe we are creating an intermediary between us and God. Rather, pure “spirituality” is “direct” contact … Continue reading

March 31, 2016 · 1 Comment

What Some Croissants Taught Me about Lent

Today I went do a few errands and bought some treats to eat. After preparing dinner and having a mind towards desert I started looking for my croissants. I couldn’t … Continue reading

March 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sola Scriptura & Matt Meader’s Blog on Authority

  Here is a thorough response by Perry Robinson to a blog post on Sola Scriptua by Matt Meador at Ancient Faith Radio. It really helps clear up some of the issues that … Continue reading

March 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Penal Substitutionary Atonement: Contract and Debt

  In response to the notion of Penal Substitutionary Atonement (PSA) there are a few ways to look at responsibility and consequences: A) Groups of individuals simply facing the consequence … Continue reading

March 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Monothelitism, Energia and Maximos the Confessor

The following are comments from various posts by Perry Robinson that I found helpful and decided to put together as one blog post. —————————– If there is no robust distinction between essence … Continue reading

March 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beyond Being Pt.1

Some interesting stuff here. Just started reading up on the doctrine of God as beyond being, and the roots of its development. It goes back to various Aristotelian and Platonic … Continue reading

March 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Origen, Universalism and the Councils.

  The following are collection of comments made into a post. They belong to Perry Robinson, who has written on this topic and related issues over at his blog Energetic Procession. … Continue reading

March 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Open Door

Originally posted on Energetic Procession:
I unlocked the door and pushed it aside as the damp air from the morning seemed to sweep past me. It was a bit chilly.…

March 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Concept of the Divine Energies

The following is a presentation/introduction by David Bradshaw into the Orthodox concept of the “divine energies”. Absolutely important to understanding Orthodox theology and some of its key distinctives. The original … Continue reading

March 10, 2016 · 7 Comments

Normativity and Obligation

  In much of discussion today on various social issues, people tend to take their moral assumptions for granted. So I like to examine what the underlying assumptions are first … Continue reading

March 10, 2016 · Leave a comment