Category Archives: Christianity

Commenting on my own understanding of various aspects of Christian faith and practice.

The Kairos Document

Kairos Document A moment of truth,  A word of faith, hope and love from the heart of Palestinian suffering Introduction We, a group of Christian Palestinians, after prayer, reflection and an exchange of opinion, cry out from within the suffering … Continue reading

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Christianity and War

The following splendid diatribe against Christian involvement in war, militarism and the armed forces is taken from the website The author, Laurence M. Vance is a prolific writer on this topic, but I regard this article as his best. … Continue reading

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Holy Places in the Holy Land

I have never been much interested in the idea of holy places. I do not yearn to visit Jerusalem or Bethlehem, and I do not think such a visit would improve my understanding of Jesus. Nevertheless, I must confess there … Continue reading

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The oldest Church

The Antiochian Orthodox Church is the oldest of all the Churches, founded by Saints Paul and Barnabas in New Testament times.

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St. Augustine answers the biblical literalists

I recently came across the following quotation from St. Augustine of Hippo (354AD – 430AD) , one of the greatest Christian theologians, from his work De Genisi ad litteram (The Literal Meaning of Genesis). Often, a non-Christian knows something about the … Continue reading

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It’s absolutely impossible

A small boy came out of Sunday School and said to his father: Daddy, we had a strange lesson today. It was about loving your enemies. But that’s ridiculous. How can you love your enemies? It’s absolutely impossible! That we … Continue reading

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