429. Prophets: True and False, Old and New – Part One

  A prophet? Not. I suspect this is the popular idea of a prophet: a fortune-teller, a sooth-sayer. No. Prophets are spokesmen for God, through whom God has had all manner of things to say, often in judgment, and also often warnings about the future. Why a Post about Prophets today? 1¬†Because during December our […]

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426. Israel and the Palestinians, November 2023 – Part Two

In Part One, Post 425 we tried to grapple with the present situation in the Holy Land, Scriptural teaching about the place of the Jews and of the Christians, and ¬†concluded with asking “What should be our attitude towards the Jews?” Now let’s proceed to the next obvious question: What should our attitude be towards […]

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424. Evil Spirits

“boo” Only a little tiny “boo…“? from something that looks as scary that? Really? Well, that’s what the Orthodox Troparion/Apolytikion for martyrs tells us. Please take note of the portions in italics. From the Greek Archdiocese: “For since they possessed Thy strength, they cast down the tyrants and wholly destroyed the demons’ strengthless presumption.“ From […]

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422. The Sermon on the Mount: Part 4 – Matthew wraps it up: Chapter 7

God bless you! You’ve hung in here for four Posts as we’ve looked at Christ’s great Sermon, His teachings about Christian living in Matthew Chapters 5 and 6 and, finally today, Chapter 7. * “Chapter 7″? Did you know: For most of Christian history there was no Chapter 7. The Bible was originally written in […]

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420. A Homily at the Funeral of a Dear Friend: Why we believe in eternal life

Last week I wrote that Khouria Dianna and I had spent much of the preceding week with a very good friend who was dying. And so he did, on Monday, September 18. May his memory be eternal, and may the Lord have mercy on us all.¬† A Homily at the Funeral of Calvin Anthony McIntyre […]

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