Category Archives: Pentecostal

Evangelical church leaders examine ancient liturgical practices


 This event happened earlier this month.  I’ve not seen any details of how it went. Fr. Orthohippo   TOO FORWARD-LOOKINGThe Rev. Ed Gungor: Evangelical churches are more subject to secularism than liturgical churches because they are not connected to their … Continue reading

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Tired of Hobby Lobby?


  LCMS Lutherans give a Christian view Care about religious freedom? LCMS Lutherans join with Roman Catholics, Orthodox, and other Christians weighing in on  this important decision. Fr. Orthohippo Office of the President, Official Statements, Pressroom LCMS Why tomorrow’s Supreme … Continue reading

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What Does it Mean to Be Charismatic? A new view from Evangelical eyes


(view of the Blue Water Bridge, Port Huron, MI, a Bridge from my home town to Sarnia Ontario) My own starting point with the Charismatic Renewal began with a local Catholic charismatic prayer group.  They seemed very pleased when the … Continue reading

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THE PRIEST, PASTOR, OR MINISTER VERSUS THEIR CONGREGATION Part 1 ARE YOU REALLY IN TOUCH?


     Just what is a priest (pastor, minister)?  Each denomination or independent congregation or organization has a codified (formal or informal) list of what constitutes a religious, as opposed to a congregant or ordinary person. These lists define and spell … Continue reading

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AN EVANGELICAL LOOK AT THE EVANGELICAL FUTURE


This article is 3 years old.  We can see the beginnings of what he predicted occurring. It is depressing when one is an Evangelical.  It is  less so for Christians who have staked their future with orthodox Christian understandings and … Continue reading

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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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