Category Archives: Religious

Self-mortification, miscommunication

I think Mother is having difficulty understanding my recent interest in self-mortification and I hope my good friend Damsel of the Faith does not mind if I borrow from some of her posts in order to qualify some statements. Mother … Continue reading

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Should Christians hold a specific view on the death penalty?

Scot McKnight has commented on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s sentencing to death by the American civil justice system. He has equated this response to “lex talionis”. For those who don’t know their medieval history, this was the “eye for eye” and “tooth … Continue reading

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Dr. Mark Purchase

I’ve been going back and forth with Dr. Mark Purchase for a little bit now and today I thought was pretty funny. Hi Daniel You wrote, >>Honestly, I had no idea that Stephanie Pappas was an atheist and antagonistic toward … Continue reading

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Are Anabaptists orthodox?

I use the term Anabaptist here to refer to someone who deliberately denies baptism to infants. Although technically, the term means “no baptist” and a better term would be credobaptist. I reject the term credobaptist to refer to such people … Continue reading

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Met. Kallistos Ware on the Ordination of Women in the Orthodox Church

“Man, Woman and the Priesthood of Christ”, Women and the Priesthood, 5-53. It is a common theme of Met. Kallistos Ware to caution hastiness in the Church on a variety of different issues. He cites Isaiah 28:16 which reads “He … Continue reading

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Subjection in the Trinity

Occasionally, I find Evangelicals (Evangelicals!) declaring that the idea of subjection in the Trinity is heretical. Of course, in learning and trying to understand the Trinity back when I was still technically a secret Arian attending an Evangelical church (not … Continue reading

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Women’s Ordination and the Bible (pt. 2)

Dr. Gibbs explores some of the “clobber texts” used on the other side of the women’s ordination debate. I find the efforts of the Evangelical feminists admirable though there were some serious errors in his hermeneutical approach to 1 Corinthians. … Continue reading

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Women’s Ordination and the Bible

Assemblies of God theologian Jeremiah Gibbs has an interesting post explaining why he feels women’s ordination is Biblical and those who reject it are not Biblical. Of course, I’d like to give a brief and respectful reply hoping I have … Continue reading

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In praise of Greek philosophy!

It is regretfully common nowadays to see Protestants rejecting the intermingling of Christian theology and Greek philosophy but the Greek philosophical traditions have a lot to praise for in the Christian theological tradition. Without them, Christianity wouldn’t be Christianity! Take … Continue reading

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What If the Arians Had Won?

I must state, I am a little bit disappointed that Professor MacCulloch didn’t really seem to answer this question, however, I think some of his points were great. For instance, would the Arians have enacted the bureaucratic inquisition as did … Continue reading

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A Female Bishop

According to one source, St. Brigid was apparently ordained to the episcopate. Feminist scholars sometimes use this to support the position that women can be ordained. But apparently not all feminist scholars are convinced of this (this is primarily because … Continue reading

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What is Sola Scriptura?

‘Scripture alone’ needs to be understood in a particular, technical light. Protestantism was not crudely fundamentalist in that it did not (at this stage) teach a literal inspiration or verbal inerrancy; indeed its attitude to the canon would scandalize many … Continue reading

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On Pirates and Privateers

I guess the conversation started last Thursday in my class on Europe’s Reformations. The professor was talking about the Hussite heresy and how John Huss was burned for his heresy. The heresy was of teaching communion in both kinds. I … Continue reading

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Reasons Why I Hate the Bible

I’m shockingly one of very few “Christians” (I’m not one any longer, don’t know what I am, was an Eastern Catholic Catechumen and still desire to be an Eastern Catholic but need peace) who absolutely hates the Bible. I will … Continue reading

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My Two Cents on Dale Tuggy and Fr. Aiden Kimel’s Debates

Fr. Aiden Kimel and Dale Tuggy have both been going back and forth on the subject of the Trinity for a while now. I was just a little bit tired of standing on the sidelines so long. It seems odd … Continue reading

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