Christian Unity Amidst Reformation Wars & Seminary Wars

  “Missional ecumenicist” John Armstrong has two parallel passions: church unity and church missions.  Pastor Armstrong’s Protestant catholicism (small c) is characterized by his gracious, warm-hearted relationships, openness, and appreciation Continue Reading
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Standing During Liturgy Could Lead To Better Worship

                      Traditionally Christians stood to worship God.  This has been the historic practice of the Christian Church.  This began to change during Continue Reading
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Worship in Ancient House Churches

Folks, Did you ever wonder how the early Christians worshiped?  As a follow up to "Jurassic Park and the Protestant Quest for the Early Church," I am reposting Gabe Martini's "The Eucharistic Liturgy in Ancient House Churches." Robert Arakaki The Continue Reading
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Jurassic Park and the Protestant Quest for the Early Church

  In the movie Jurassic Park is an unforgettable scene where a group of humans see living breathing dinosaurs towering over them, munching on leaves on the tree tops.  The dinosaurs were the product of careful biological engineering.  Scientists Continue Reading
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Other Discussions on the Future of Evangelicalism

  The recent “Future of Protestantism” hosted by Biola University on 30 April 2014, is not the only forum where the issue has been raised. A similar conversation took place between Stanley Hauerwas and Albert Mohler in 2012 titled "Nearing Continue Reading
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Ascension Day and the Great Commission

  The feast of the Ascension is one of the major feast days of the Orthodox Church.  On this day our Lord Jesus Christ is taken up into heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father.  This prepares the way for the coming of the Holy Spirit Continue Reading
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Concerning “Eternal” Marriage

                  I have received several inquiries about the Orthodox understanding of marriage, especially with respect to "eternal" marriage. I am grateful for Isaiah's help with Continue Reading
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Back to the Future for Protestantism?

    On 29 April 2014, Biola University hosted “The Future of Protestantism,” a panel discussion comprised of Peter Leithart, Fred Sanders, and Carl Trueman.  Brad Littlejohn gave the introduction and Peter Escalante moderated the Continue Reading
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Look Both Ways before You Cross

                    A staunch Protestant apologist Douglas Beaumont recently published “Tiber Treading No More.”  In it he describes how he ended up becoming Roman Catholic Continue Reading
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Christ is Risen!

Christ is risen from the grave!  Trampling down death by death!  And upon those in the tombs bestowing life!   The Christus Victor theme is a prominent one in Scripture.  Apostle Paul wrote: For he [Christ] must reign until he has put Continue Reading
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