The first thing that needs to be covered, even before covering depression, is faith. One of the first misteps is confusing happiness with Christian Joy. Happines is, as a great many people throughout history have observed, short-lived. As defined in this series of posts, happiness must be short-lived. It is a human pursuit (the United… Continue reading Faith and Depression
How can someone who has the knowledge that they have been saved in Christ be depressed? Faith is the key. Having faith that Jesus Christ died for your sins is easy, in comparison to living the life that displays that faith. Someone who hasn”t survived depression cannot fathom it. Too many people confuse this with… Continue reading What and Wherefore
I’m sure you’re familiar with the current hullabaloo surrounding the nomination and subsequent installation of Gene Robinson as a “Bishop” in the Episcopal Church, USA. This is my perspective on the matter. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1 As a supposedly “confessing”… Continue reading ECUSA Disfunction
June 8, 2003 Why America Outpaces Europe (Clue: The God Factor) By NIALL FERGUSON XFORD, England â€” It was almost a century ago that the German sociologist Max Weber published his influential essay “The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism.” In it, Weber argued that modern capitalism was “born from the spirit of Christian… Continue reading Why America Outpaces Europe (Clue: The God Factor)
Another one of those forwarded emails that always ends up clogging my inbox. However, obviously, it made me think, so I have added to my website so that others might be similarly affected. You always hear the usual stories of pennies on the sidewalk being good luck, gifts from angels, etc. This is the first… Continue reading A Penny for Your Thoughts?
This is one of those many emails I have received regarding 9/11. I don’t know who put this together, but they deserve a lot of credit Osama Bin Laden, your time is short; We’d rather you die, than come to court. Why are you hiding if it was in God’s name? You’re just a punk… Continue reading Guess What Osama?
Every Sunday afternoon, after the morning service at their church, the Pastor and his 11-year-old son would go out into their town and hand out Gospel tracts. This particular Sunday afternoon, as it came time for the Pastor and his son to go to the streets with their tracts, it was very cold outside as… Continue reading Jesus Really Does Love You
One day, when I was a freshman in high school, I saw a kid from my class was walking home from school. His name was Kyle. It looked like he was carrying all of his books. I thought to myself, “Why would anyone bring home all his books on a Friday? He must really be… Continue reading Friend or Angel?
The Holy Eucharist is called the “sacrament of sacraments” in the Orthodox tradition. It is also called the “sacrament of the Church.” The eucharist is the center of the Church’s life. Everything in the Church leads to the eucharist, and all things flow from it. It is the completion of all of the Church’s sacraments… Continue reading The Orthodox View of the Eucharist
The United States of America though young by historical standards, is still one of the oldest democracies (an aside: in truth, we are actually a representative democracy. Read that “Republic”) in the world. I won’t say absolutely the oldest, but it’s close. As a country with such a standing in the annals of history, it… Continue reading Whose Freedom Is It?