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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Church, Tradition and Scripture pt 2.

Read part 1. This is the first part of my response to the issues raised in Church, Tradition, and Scripture.  In my previous post I pointed out that this tract isn’t really a strong apologetic against Orthodoxy, but it nicely highlights many common Protestant misconceptions so it makes a good springboard to talk about the…

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Podcast Episode 7: Michael Coleman

Listen Now If you haven’t checked out my podcast, please take a little time and go listen.  In episode seven I look at a story of a mass conversion through the eyes of one of the participants.  Michael Coleman was raised in charismatic Protestantism, but when he joined a Reformed Episcopal Church after college he…

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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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Church, Tradition, and Scripture: Saving the poor Ukrainians

A few days ago, quite by accident, I stumbled across a book on Amazon that I had to purchase.  The book is, “Church, Tradition, and Scripture: Where does the Authority Hide?” by Caleb Suko.  Mr. Suko and family are Protestant missionaries to Ukraine, where they work diligently to save those poor Orthodox souls.  I was…

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