Communal Believing – The Nicene Creed, Part 3

Someone once asked an old hermit, “Is Jesus your personal Lord and Savior?” “No,” he said. “I prefer to share him with others.” There is wisdom in the hermit’s words. The Christian life is not about “me and my Jesus.”…

Who Believes? The Nicene Creed, Part 2

The following article was originally written for Reflections Online and published by the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas. It is the second in a series on the Nicene Creed. Part 1 may be found here. The earliest creedal statements were…

Repetitious Believing – The Nicene Creed, Part 1

I can believe a thousand different things by lunchtime on any given day. “I believe the world is round.” “I believe the sky is falling.” “I believe I’ll have the enchilada plate, thank you.” Some of my beliefs are grounded…

Theosis in the Episcopal Church

In a previous post I wrote about theosis as the human vocation. Theosis, was a central concept and theme within the early church and remains so today in Eastern Orthodoxy. Was theosis lost by the west in the East-West schism of…

When There is No Mystery

I was recently asked, “What disturbs you most about the Episcopal Church today?” That is certainly a broad question and can be answered at a number of levels as even a cursory search of the internet reveals. The easiest and,…

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