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?
He will speak peace to his people, to his saints, to those who turn to him in their hearts. Psalm 85:8 The life of prayer and worship does not aim first of all at comforting or the perfecting of the individual soul–as we often think it does and should. The aim of all worship, and… Continue reading The Eucharist As An Offering and Submittal
Reprinted from NewsMax.com Is ‘Mainstream Christianity’ Morally Relevant Right Now? Tom Marsland Thursday, March 20, 2003 Pope John Paul II recently condemned America and Great Britain’s “alliance of the willing” for wanting to liberate the Iraqi people and stop Hussein’s proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Clearly, Pope John Paul II is a decent… Continue reading Moral Relevency of Mainstream Christianity
My journey to/of faith, like all such journeys, has lasted my whole life. My story (the greatly abbreviated version) starts, of course, before my birth, but as we humans look at it, it started upon my baptism a few months after my birth. I was baptised on 6 May, 1973, at St. Clement’s Episcopal Church,… Continue reading A Few Steps Along a Journey of Faith
After a few of the usual Sunday evening hymns, the church’s pastor slowly stood up, walked over to the pulpit and, before he gave his sermon for the evening, briefly introduced a guest minister who was in the service that evening. In the introduction, the pastor told the congregation that the guest minister was one… Continue reading The Ultimate Story of Love (One of those oh so many forwarded emails. For those of you who are parents, you will truly understand this…)
A young lady named Sally, relates an experience she had in a seminary class, given by her teacher, who we’ll call Brother Smith. She says Brother Smith was known for his elaborate object lessons. One particular day, Sally walked into the seminary and knew they were in for another fun day. On the wall was… Continue reading Target Practice (one of those oh so many forwarded emails…)
“My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and it is not either to save or destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save… Continue reading Choose Your Evil