The Incarnation Changes Everything

This is a repost of "Bowing Down to a Faceless Idol" (9 April 2012) by Fr. Joseph Gleason.  Fr. Gleason was a former Calvinist, then Anglican, before becoming Orthodox. Before the Incarnation, it was idolatrous to make an image Continue Reading
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By What Authority?

  A Response to Rev. Peter Leithart’s "Puritan Sacramentalism" The Rev. Peter Leithart wrote a provocative article “Puritan Sacramentalism” which appeared in First Things.  Already his article has elicited at least two responses Continue Reading
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What Do Orthodox Christians Believe about Justification?

A Response to Protestant Criticisms   Today's posting is by Eric Jobe.  Eric has graciously given permission for his article which originally appeared on Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy to be reposted here.  Source   As Protestant Christians Continue Reading
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The Mystery of the Church and My Search for Truth

                    Today's posting is by Stefan Pavićević.  Welcome Stefan!  Stefan Pavićević was born and raised in the city of Bitola, the Republic of Macedonia Continue Reading
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What American Orthodox Believe: A Survey

  A frequent visitor "Prometheus" posed a very good question with respect to my posting "An Orthodox Remedy to Evangelicalism's Heresy Epidemic."  He asked: My question is what such a survey would look like in Orthodoxy. Protestants lack Continue Reading
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An Orthodox Remedy for Evangelicalism’s Heresy Epidemic

  A significant proportion of American Evangelicals hold views that are at odds with the historic Christian faith. This is the finding of a Christianity Today article: “New Poll Finds Evangelicals’ Favorite Heresies” (October 2014). The Continue Reading
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Why I’m Becoming Orthodox (3 of 3)

  Part 3    Why I Became Orthodox - I Always Was 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 Continue Reading
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Why I’m Becoming Orthodox (2 of 3)

  Part 2 -- Why I Deny Penal Substitutionary Atonement 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 Continue Reading
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Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

                  Today the Virgin goes forth, making her way to a cave where from her, ineffably, God the eternal Word will be born. Let the world be filled with joy, hearing Continue Reading
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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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