The Battle for Orthodoxy: The Ecumenical Councils

The first ecumenical Council was called by the Emperor Constantine the Great in 325 A.D. this counsel was the first attempt by all of Christendom to achieve some semblance of unity of doctrine throughout the Roman Empire. In toto, there were seven ecumenical councils. We are not going to discuss all seven. Rather we are read more

The Suppression Theology of Christian Orthodoxy Part One

The original title for this post was “Reflections on Easter.” However, after I finished it, I got to thinking that this was actually a good introduction/lead-in to my next post – which is already written (part two), but I’m saving that one for Easter Sunday. So, if you’re a little confused about what relevance this read more

My Favorite Heretic I

Some years ago I wrote several articles about Pelagius, a Celtic Christian who raised the ire of the Roman authorities, especially St. Augustine. The main point of contention between Augustine and Pelagius was over the concept of free will. In its extreme form, which was Pelagius’ position, we are free to choose our own destinies. read more