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A Short Essay on Personhood

  Introduction There are some ideas so fundamental to a particular subject that they can be taken for granted. However they are so fundamental that one cannot afford to do … Continue reading

June 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Great Divorce: Grace & Works

The following is a conversation I had with a Protestant (I believe he was Reformed) about the relationship of grace to works. I think it highlights why it is we (Catholic … Continue reading

January 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Rochelle’s Quest for the Canon

“Did John’s authority to baptize come from heaven, or was it merely human?” -Luke 20:4   Rochelle is sitting at a busy local Café, having a lively conversation with a … Continue reading

December 11, 2016 · 1 Comment

Saving Oneself: The Monergist Objection

Often times the charge from Calvinists, and those of the monergistic bent, is to claim that if we have free will in terms of UR, ultimate responsibility, then we are … Continue reading

November 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Feast of the Entrance into The Temple of The Theotokos

  It’s interesting what one can see with fresh eyes. Growing into Orthodoxy has kind of been like learning a new language and culture, and some of the humour is … Continue reading

November 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Justification: Sonship and Grace

Adam’s fall or rather loss of grace was a break in a special relationship with the Spirit. It is the Spirit that is the mark of Sonship. As the Spirit … Continue reading

November 1, 2016 · 3 Comments

Identity Part 2: Becoming Who You Are

  Last time we dealt with knowing our identity. This involved understanding that our identity is the image of God, which consists both of being and become. Our nature and our … Continue reading

September 6, 2016 · 1 Comment

Identity Part 1: Finding Out Who You Are

Over the last few days, the Lord had revealed a few things about myself to my heart. They came in various means, but all were pointing at the same issue. … Continue reading

September 6, 2016 · 1 Comment

Eastern and Western Unity: Justice and the Hereafter

As an Orthodox Christian, I try and find as much common ground with my Roman Catholic Brothers and Sisters as I can. One thing I learned in become Orthodox, is … Continue reading

August 22, 2016 · 5 Comments

Jesus Doesn’t Make Me Happy

I’m not a Christian because Jesus makes me happy. In fact quite a few times He doesn’t. Quite a few times, I wish I could get my own way. That … Continue reading

June 30, 2016 · Leave a comment