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Love Wins

No, I haven’t read the Rob Bell book, so this isn’t a review. I may or may not read the book at some point. However, the rather strange controversy over the promotion of the book has brought to my mind many things I’ve read over the years. I decided to write a post in order […]

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Four Hundred Texts on Love (Fourth Century) 16

43.  The Lord gave clear evidence of His supreme power in what He endured from hostile forces when He endowed human nature with an incorruptible form of generation. For through His passion He conferred dispassion, through suffering repose, and through death eternal life. By His privations in the flesh He re-established and renewed the human […]

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Four Hundred Texts on Love 5

15. If we detect any trace of hatred in our hearts against any man whatsoever for committing any fault, we are utterly estranged from love for God, since love for God absolutely precludes us from hating any man. 16. He who loves Me, says the Lord, will keep My commandments (cf. John 14:15, 23); and […]

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For the Life of the World 30

The series continues in section 3 of the sixth chapter of For the Life of the World. Here again is the link to Deacon Michael Hyatt’s  podcast on chapter six. For the Life of the World: Part Thirteen The beginning of this victory is Christ’s death. Those opening words to this section capture the paradoxical […]

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For the Life of the World 8

This post looks at section 13 of the second chapter of For the Life of the World. Also, if you haven’t listened to it yet, here is the link to Deacon Michael Hyatt’s  podcast over sections 9-16. For the Life of the World: Part Five I’ll dive right into Fr. Schmemann’s words since they are […]

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Baptists, Eucharist, and History 8 – Ignatius to the Romans

In today’s letter to the Romans, St. Ignatius is preparing for martyrdom. As always, I recommend reading the whole letter. It won’t take long. But for the purposes of this series, I’m going to focus on chapter VII. The prince of this world would fain carry me away, and corrupt my disposition towards God. Let […]

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Beyond Justification 5 – What does deification mean?

First, I think there is one sentence from the article, Beyond Justification, that highlights the proper place within our understanding for this discussion. Theosis is not just the “goal” of salvation; it is salvation in its essence and fulfillment. In other words, if we are not united with God, if we do not come to […]

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