The Conflict Between ‘Charismatic’ and ‘Academic’ Theology Not New in Orthodox Christianity

By John G. Panagiotou In the New Testament, the Apostle Paul writes to his spiritual son Timothy about the “deposit of faith” (in Greek, paradosis) which has been handed down from Christ to His Apostles, to their disciples and to their successors.1 What is this “deposit” in its essence? The Apostle tells us this is the “Good News” or “Gospel” … [Read more...]

The Coming of Medical Martyrdom

Source: First Things By Wesley J. Smith Doctors don’t take the Hippocratic Oath anymore, and haven’t for several decades. The oath’s ethical proscriptions against participating in abortion and assisted suicide cut against the contemporary moral grain, leading medical schools to dumb it down or dispose of it altogether in order to comport with modern sensibilities. Still, … [Read more...]

Wesley J. Smith: Hospice, Defend Yourself!

I was waiting for this. A couple of years ago I passed a hospice facility in Naples and it occurred to me that the only thing that keeps it a place where people in the stage of dying preserve their intrinsic human dignity is the attitude of their care-givers. The commitment and qualifications of the hospice workers to the dignity of their patients is what makes the hospice a place of light and … [Read more...]

Pdn. Patrick Mitchell: Gay Christians? The Grave Danger Coming Out Poses to Christian Churches

Deacon Patrick Mitchell writes in the most recent issue of Touchstone Magazine that the "coming out" as "gay and Christian" creates an intractable problem for churches. "Gay and Christian" advocates argue are no longer mutually exclusive terms. This is a complex issue but it boils down to this: Is same-sex attraction a breakage of sorts within the human person, or is it a a fixed state of … [Read more...]

Take the Survey from the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops

Alexei D. Krindatch, the Research Coordinator for the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America has launched a national study called "Exploring Orthodox Generosity: Giving in US Orthodox Parishes." He has asked me to bring it to your attention. Both Orthodox clergy and laity are invited to take part in this unique project. The study is being conducted as an … [Read more...]

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