Though Bishop N.T. Wright is not Orthodox (he's the Anglican Bishop of Durham), he explains very well the Orthodox/New Testament teaching on hell. This was originally entitled "N.T. Wright and the Orthodox View of Hell." This is only 3 minutes long, but a very nice treatment of a contentious topic … [Read more...]
Was Adam an Actual or Symbolic Figure, According to the Fathers of the Church?
From the Orthodox Outlet for Dogmatic Enquiries. There are thousands of patristic references to Adam - an immeasurable chaos. However, it will be hard to locate a verse that refers to Adam in an absolutely univocal manner; i.e., a verse that cannot but imply a specific person. An endeavor like … [Read more...]
Confession of Sins in the Bible and Beyond
For those struggling with the necessity of confession, or who need to preach about it, here is what the Scriptures and the Church Fathers say about the necessary participation in this Holy Mystery. This was taken from the St. George Church of Prescott website. Confession of sins is very much a … [Read more...]