Why I’m Becoming Orthodox (1 of 3)

Part 1 -- Scripture and Tradition by Matt Ferdelman   Today's posting is by Matt Ferdelman.  Welcome Matt!  Matt Ferdelman is a catechumen at St. Paul the Apostle Orthodox Church in Dayton, Ohio. Matt was born into the Pentecostal Continue Reading
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Out of the Frying Pan into the Fire?

Folks, This is a response to a long and interesting comment by 'Prometheus', a frequent visitor to the OrthodoxBridge.  Part I contains Prometheus' comment and Part II my response. I underscored parts of Prometheus' lengthy comment as a way Continue Reading
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Déjà Vu All Over Again

            Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick recently wrote “My Presbyterian Field Trip: A Fragmenting Tradition” in which he described a meeting at a church that was considering leaving the mainline Presbyterian Continue Reading
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Evangelicals Talking With Orthodox

  Evangelicals Talking With Orthodox In early November 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev of the Russian Orthodox Church visited the Rev. Billy Graham to wish him a happy 96th birthday. The visit was more than a symbolic gesture. Soon Continue Reading
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Theosis and Our Salvation in Christ

                  Athanasius the Great summed up the connection between the Incarnation and our salvation in the famous line: God became human, so that we might become god.  The doctrine Continue Reading
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Solo versus Sola Scriptura: What’s the Diff?

  Father Andrew Stephen Damick recently wrote: Protestants and a Churchless Tradition: “Sola” vs. “Solo” Scriptura.  It’s an excellent article and I encourage readers to read the entire article.  In this article I have excerpted Continue Reading
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St. Paul’s Home Church

  Many Evangelicals love to read and study St. Paul’s letters and consider Paul the greatest missionary of all time.  But few stop to think about which church Paul came from.  Many know that he was born in Tarsus, was educated in Jerusalem Continue Reading
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Dominion Rule or Life as Sacrament?

This blog posting is a response to Erik's excellent comment to the previous blog posting "An Orthodox Critique of the Cultural/Dominion Mandate."  Thank you Erik for contributing to the Reform-Orthodox dialogue! From Erik: As for the key to Continue Reading
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An Orthodox Critique of the Cultural/Dominion Mandate

  Within the Reformed Christian tradition arose a small but influential movement in the mid/late 1960s known as Christian Reconstructionism.  While based on Reformed theology it contains some significant and unique twists.  Reconstructionism Continue Reading
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Which Came First: The Church or the New Testament?

Folks, I am reposting Fr. James Bernstein's excellent article about the history of the Bible and how what he learned caused him to abandon sola scriptura (the Bible alone) for the Bible in Tradition. Robert Source: “Which Came First: The Continue Reading
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