John Stott (April 27, 1921 – July 27, 2011) had such a profound global influence on Protestant Christianity that he … Continue reading Penal substitutionary atonement on trial: Heretical Christology in Stott’s ‘The Cross of Christ’
John Lennon’s popular song ‘Imagine’ was one of the leading anthems of 20th century humanism. It expresses hope for a … Continue reading A Christian reflection on the song ‘Imagine’ by John Lennon
The Fathers of the Philokalia wrote extensively on the subject of faith and works and how the two relate to … Continue reading Salvation by faith and works according to the Philokalia
What does it mean to ‘judge not’? There is a lot of confusion around this concept of ‘judging’, particularly today … Continue reading What does it mean for a Christian to not judge others?
In 1854, Pope Pius IX pronounced the Roman Catholic dogma of the immaculate conception as follows: “We declare, pronounce, and … Continue reading Why the Orthodox Church does not accept the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception
According to the glossary appended by the translators of the Philokalia (Palmer, Sherrard and Ware), the Fathers define faith as: … Continue reading What is faith? Definitions from the Philokalia
Saint Gregory the Dialogist, also known as St Gregory the Great, was Pope of Rome from 590-604 AD. The following … Continue reading Pope St Gregory the Great on universal primacy in the church