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Politics Won’t Save Us

by Fr Gregory Roy Jensen Much as we might wish it were otherwise, in the Church there are differences in the “political convictions among her episcopate, clergy and laity.” Such differences—and even sharp disagreements—are however legitimate. The only thing we … Continue reading

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Gospel, Mortal Sin, and the Search for Assurance

The problem with mortal sin is that it’s so damned mortal. It scares me—as it rightly should. Mortal sin is nothing less than a state of spiritual death and impenitence. I know that the reason I was initially drawn to … Continue reading

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Vicarious Faith, Tom Torrance, and a Few Memories

It’s not often these days that Eclectic Orthodoxy gets noticed, but over at Reformissio,¬†Jonathan Kleis mentioned me in his recent article “Athanasius, T. F. Torrance and the Vicarious Humanity of Christ,” and I would be remiss if I did not … Continue reading

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Mortal Sin, Reflective Faith, and the Search for Assurance

The problem with mortal sin is that it’s so damned mortal. It scares me—as it rightly should. Mortal sin is nothing less than a state of spiritual death and impenitence. I know that the reason I was drawn to Martin … Continue reading

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Clinging to Externals: Weak Faith and the Power of the Sacraments

by Phillip Cary, Ph.D. Behind the debates about the objectivity of Christ’s presence in the Reformed view of the supper are crucial pastoral questions about the nature of faith, and I think it will bring clarity to the debate if … Continue reading

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Thomas Wingfold, Curate: Faith and Atheism in George MacDonald

I do not know how to review the novel Thomas Wingfold, Curate by George MacDonald. If I were to assess it as I would any other work of realistic fiction, I could only give it two stars out of a … Continue reading

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Dumitru Staniloae: The Knowledge of Faith

Dumitru Staniloae begins his chapter on the knowledge of God by distinguishing between rational knowledge and apophatic knowledge; and over the course of the chapter he unpacks, contrasts, and synthesizes these two forms of knowledge. I was surprised, therefore, when … Continue reading

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