Archives for September 2016

Met. Hierotheos Vlachos: Texts of “The Holy and Great Council” Distinguished by “Creative Ambiguity” and Other Flaws

[T]he final text is...distinguished by its “creative ambiguity”...imbued with baptismal theology and the branch theory...and moved slightly, but consciously, away from the principle of exclusivity and towards the principle of inclusiveness. [I]t is strange for a Hierarch to invoke former professors and not the Prophets, the Apostles and the Church Fathers, which is what he … [Read more...]

American Psychological Association Course Correction: Sexual Orientation and ‘Gender Identity’ Not Fixed After All

In what could be called a stunning reversal, Dr. Lisa Diamond, a top researcher of the American Psychological Association (APA) and avowed lesbian activist, states that viewing sexuality as exclusively two types — heterosexual and homosexual — that are rigid and unchangeable no longer applies. California psychologist Laura A. Haynes writes in the essay below that "the battle to … [Read more...]

The Five Tasks of a Theologian in the 21st Century

By John G. Panagiotou Address delivered at the Opening Convocation of Cummins Theological Seminary, Summerville, South Carolina on September 10, 2016. The students entering seminary to begin their studies might ask “Why such a lofty topic?" "We came to seminary to become pastors and ministers, not scholars or academics." And to them I respond, "You're right." Cummins has trained … [Read more...]

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