Tag Archives: Catholic. Evangelical

Just What is the Original Christian Gospel?


The Original Christian Gospel Fr. James Bernstein | 01 November 2011 (There are significant differences between Orthodox and Roman Catholic/Protestant understandings of just how we understand the Original Christian Gospel.  Here is the beginning of an excellent description of both … Continue reading

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Ukrainian crisis may split Russian Orthodox Church


MOSCOW (RNS) As Russian troops massed on Ukraine’s border and a controversial secession vote in Crimea approaches Sunday (March 16), Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church called for prayers “that brothers of one faith and one blood never bring … Continue reading

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The camel that broke the Bible’s back?


Once again, “scientific data” are given to point out inaccuracies in the Bible. This in itself does not discredit the Bible, nor prove it. In this case the evidence depends on which sources, which conclusions desired,and incomplete reporting.  Science is … 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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A reoccurring problem : Asian-Americans troubled by stereotypes from white evangelicals


(RNS) Asian-American Christians are voicing concerns over how they’re depicted by white evangelicals, most recently at a conference hosted by Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church in California. Show caption Paper cutouts of men in various colors photo courtesy mtkang via Shutterstock … Continue reading

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Early Christianity in Sri Lanka and India


Early Christianity in Sri Lanka and India and Issues of Identity Sri Lanka (Ceylon) is a remarkable place to visit.  On a train ride from Columbo up to Kandy town, I watched a family, unlike all our American readers, mount … Continue reading

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ON CHRISTIAN UNITY AND THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH (a prickly subject)


 Here is the best article I have seen dealing with the historic, orthodox, and ancient church.  It concentrates on the Anglican communion, but can easily extend to other Christian groups.  For all readers it can, and probably will, step on … Continue reading

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CULTURAL BLINDER ADJUSTMENTS


CULTURAL BLINDER ADJUSTMENTS a series about cultural differences and how we arrive with our own sets — my blinders soon developed some transparencies. I could see, not too clearly, things to the side I never noticed before. Continue reading

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THE LOST ART OF RIGHTEOUSNESS REVISITED


“Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last. To pluck the mask from the face of the Pharisee, is not to lift an impious hand to the Crown of thorns.” … Continue reading

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OVERLY GOD CENTERED? WHO, ME?


Can you be too God centered? I run into folks from time to time who, as the old saw says, are so heavenly minded as to be no earthly good.  These folks come from the full range of backgrounds.  They … Continue reading

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