Living Hope: Living in the Hope of the Resurrected Christ

+Christ is risen!

What happened through the Resurrection that can change how I live?  The Resurrection takes away our fear of tribulation, sin and death, and gives us power over everything. We live in the hope, the expectation of newness and restoration…

This article is a bit heavier on the quotes, contrary to the ‘about’ section, my apologies in advance!

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Heaven is for Real: the Sceptic, the Faithful, the in-betweeners

How do we deal with miracles? Some of us love them, some of us run from them….What to do?

This post is a discussion of miracles and the supernatural based on the movie “Heaven is for Real”

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Don’t blame it all on God. Back to basics: Origins, Free will, and Sin.

We have to be very careful not to attribute causality to God when typically the reason for anything is our whole fallen world that we all work in. What God does is use the evil that we do to work good from it, but He certainly doesn’t will for any of these things to happen.

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A night with Anba Serapamon

So, late last night I was exiting my room to go out, and I ran into Anba Serapamon, Bishop and Abbot of St. Pishoy’s monastery in Egypt. He had been sitting on the balcony watching the view of the ocean and city lights, when a wind slammed his door shut, and he was locked out. The saintly man, who has severe arthritis, walked up a humongous hill and up two flights of stairs with the most peaceful demeanor, to come and ask if I could kindly unlock the cell for him.

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Thoughts & Meditations of an Orthodox Christian