Category Archives: baptist

MONSIGNOR. THREE PRIESTS, AND A LAYMAN STAND TOGETHER IN THE DOCK


In recent years my order The Missionary Society of St. John, like every other religious organization to my knowledge, has increased our serious and strict personal conduct codes, especially in the sexual behavior areas. No one wants the epidemic of sexual misbehavor … Continue reading

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OBSCURITY, FORTRESS LIVING, UNENDING NERVOUSNESS, and THE TYRANNY OF BEING RIGHT


The two earlier posts detailing the states of The Church of England (CoE) and the ELCA (Lutheran denomination) got me thinking about choices all church groups must make. Here is a quick recap of the two articles. The CoE is on a downward spiral … Continue reading

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TO BE OR NOT TO BE, HOW WE WITNESS


Christian groups from small house churches to the Roman Catholic Church regularly make decisions as to how they will live in the world. Choices range from withdrawing entirely from society to energetic engagement with all aspects of that society.  A … Continue reading

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SO MANY WAYS WE DO IT!


America has so very many denominations and church varieties. This brings with it a great many ways in which the Eucharist (Holy Communion, The Lord’s Supper, etc.) is understood and valued. Included in these multiple usages and theologies are a … Continue reading

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THOSE SILVERED TONGUED CHURCH ORATORS


Some time ago I ran across an Iranian Brit, Pooyan Mehrshahi, pastoring a Baptist chapel in Britain.  He had an interesting and thoughtful piece on those silvered tongued church orators among us.  With his permission, here below is the post from … Continue reading

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THE WEDDING WE ATTENDED YESTERDAY


Saturday we attended a wedding.  This happens to most people a variety of times during their lives. In this case it was for the son of a close friend and next door neighbor. He had finally met the one.  It … Continue reading

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HOW TO KEEP A PRIEST HUMBLE


Here is a Holy Week article by an Orthodox priest, Fr. Ernesto.  It will give insight as to the life of a priest, especially when celebrating Divine Services. Think twice before taking Holy Orders. It is not to be done … Continue reading

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