No Tradition Here

I was doing a little web reading about divorce, and ran across some statements by William Luck, a former professor of Bible and Theology at Moody Bible Institute.  Mr. Luck (not a Ph.D. as far as I know, so no disrespect intended) was a professor of church history and Christian thought, but I found it…

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Slowly returning to life

Did you know that having a newborn fourth child completely destroys your will to function?  Turns out it’s true.  I’m afraid that exhaustion is a cure to the ambitious plans I had.  Most nights I’m just curling up with a good book and letting the too-tired-to-function fairies take me off to slumberville.  Don’t judge me…

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August 14th, In Progress

I had a great conversation with Fr. George Bazylevsky, a Ukrainian priest who was born in the soviet era. I talked to him on background about the Orthodox Church in Ukraine, and came away with some very interesting things I’ll share soon in my ongoing response to the book Church, Tradition, and Scripture. I also…

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Lent for the Orthodox

I was recently asked by my protestant friend Alicia Chole to write a little bit about Lent in the Orthodox Tradition.  I gave it a little thought, and this is what I came up with:   In the Orthodox Tradition Lent, or the Great Fast, is about expectation and preparation. To fully understand what Lent…

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Power in the Blood

I wanted to throw out a quick thought I had today while listening to Radiolab this morning.  They recently had a very interesting episode regarding blood.  At the beginning of the episode you’ll hear about very early experiments carried out in an effort to determine what characteristics of the body were determined by blood.  Blood…

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