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Augustine versus Chrysostom on Predestination

Perhaps too much (or too little) can be made between the alleged differences between Augustinian and Orthodox soteriology. If we were to stereotype Saint Augustine’s doctrine of predestination, one may say that God can save a man irrespective of his will or inclination towards God. 1,558 more words


We Shall Rise

Last night I thought I would never write again, because it seemed like life was over and I was surely going to die. I felt too sinful and too tired to write even one more word, and I began to fear that I had used up all the mercy and patience which God could possibly have shown any human being. 538 more words


St. John Chrysostom: Teachers, artists, sculptors

A friend sent me a picture of what appears to be a homemade poster which says:

There is no painter, no sculptor, no artist who can be compared to the teacher who, with the grace of God, fashions the image of Christ in the minds and hearts of students.

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Are Men Wiser Than Women? Ecclesiastes 7:23-29

This weeks Ecclesiastes column on Christian Today 

Solomon, who had 300 wives and 600 concubines – contrary to the command of God and despite his wisdom and good start as king – might have been expected to know something about women. 907 more words


The Vigil of Easter (Chrysostom 347-407 AD)

Are there any who are devout lovers of God?

Let them enjoy this beautiful bright festival!

Are there any who are grateful servants?

Let them rejoice and enter into the joy of their Lord! 452 more words


Classic Quote

If I have no love I am not just useless
but a positive nuisance.

– John Chrysostom


Announcements for Week of March 11, 2018

The Close of the Commandments

What does God say about all of these commandments? He says, “I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate Me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love Me and keep My commandments” (Exodus 20:5-6). 399 more words