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Resting in God

Are the redeemed of the Lord to keep the Sabbath? I would argue that the answer is yes. However, Yet the questions of how to do this and more importantly why we are to do this is the more pressing. Why would I do anything that expresses faith…

Paradox Idiom

Having been in the Orthodox Church for 23 years, I recognize a great gift received in that time. Specifically, I’ve acquired an additional lens with which to behold the wonder of God’s movement in time. This way of seeing, this lens, is…

Sabbath and God's Life

The keeping of the Sabbath day was and is necessarily communal. To keep the Sabbath day holy required, in the most basic way, to open up oneself to be present with and to the living God and with other human beings. In other words, the original…
Truth-Telling and Sin

Redeeming Time

As He did in the beginning, God dividing day and night, So the Word (from the beginning) To the nighted world brought light. Dust became what God created; Mankind, now, would He put on. “Let it be as you have stated,” Mary birthed…
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Sabbath Keeping as Sanctification, Part 2

Thus far I have been presenting (see https://theologicalresonance.com/sabbath-keeping-as-sanctification-part-1/) my reflections regarding the essential purpose of the biblical commands to keep Sabbath. And also why theologically it makes the…
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Sabbath Keeping as Sanctification, Part 1

The meaning of Sabbath has been on my mind much lately as I was able to take some down time due to the Christmas. The more I consider what it may mean to keep the Sabbath the more I have turned toward the human body and the doctrine of sanctification.…

The Heart of Sabbath

I have for many years been perplexed about the passages in Scripture regarding the Sabbath. Part of my response has been due directly to the fact that the church tradition I was raised in never taught about the Sabbath and so I was never given…

Faithful Servant of Christ the Lord

I have long enjoyed reading biographies because there is so much to learn from other people’s experiences. And I am particularly interested in discovering the particular facts and circumstances of the people who wrote the books which have…

The Foundation for True Progress

One of the most important yet also most vacuous term used by modern Western people is “progress.” This term is bantered about in popular writing as well as by academics in the Universities and even by judges in the United States courts.…
Redeeming Our Millennial Obsession

Mediums of Revelation

Thanks and praise are due to you holy Father! The wonder and challenge of Scripture’s Testimony draws me in to desire to hear you, To listen, to study, to meditate upon you word, And to receive in the spirit in your Presence.   There…
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Heresy Hunting and the Gospel

There are regrettably many examples of what I call heresy hunting in the history of Christianity. These instances have usually followed closely upon periods when Christian leaders had recently attempted to clarify some aspect of doctrine or…
Foundations of Identity

Jesus is Normal

We all long for heroes and thus people groups and individuals search for those who are exceptionally gifted or stand out in some way and then make use of them. This is, it seems to me, a reflection of a normal human longing to affirm good qualities…

Why the Lord Jesus is the Center

Modern Western culture is in revolt from every form of received authority structure and thus no longer has any common truth which people can gather around. The mindset of the world is increasingly characterized by a splintering of classifications…

A Question of Terminology, Part 2

Since the beginning of my conscious journey of faith toward Christ I have found an interest in words. This was not the case up to that pivotal point in time in high school when I encountered the Lord personally. However, the Father gave me a…

A Question of Terminology, Part 1

When it comes to theological discussion and writing, like everything else in human life, the terminology is essential to understand. Disagreements over theology often, but not always, come down to meanings associated with the words we use to…
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The Mystery of Our Religion

Paul makes a remarkable statement in writing to his son in the faith Timothy. This is one of those pithy theological statements, which are scattered through Paul’s letters, that remind me of a hymn of praise; these are either written by Paul…

Thank God for Pope Leo

The period of history generally designated as the Patristic Period was crucial to the formation of many aspects of what we have come to know as “orthodox Christianity.” There were many Christian leaders that contributed to the organic development…
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In Praise of the Blood

I have read many books by orthodox Christian authors over the past 20 or so years. I have appreciated them and gleaned from each important points of doctrine and praxis. There are a few books that have profoundly challenged my perspective on…