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All Saints and All Souls and Prayers, Oh My!

October 24, 2014

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We come in November to the winding down of the Christian year, but before we get there we have two great observances.  Unfortunately, there are some Christians who get them confused, so let’s look briefly at the first two days of November. November first is the feast of All Saints’, the day when we remember […]

Christians and Hallowe’en

October 23, 2014

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It’s that time of year again–time for crazies to carp and tell you falsehoods about Christianity.  Have a look at my annual post about Hallowe’en!  

Let’s Talk about Evangelism

May 20, 2014

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No, seriously. I just finished listening to a two-part podcast over on Ancient Faith Radio, where the speaker detailed his journey from being a Methodist-who-didn’t-go-to-church, through dedicated Calvinist, and to Orthodoxy. Not the Western Rite of Orthodoxy, either, all the way Eastern and ordained a deacon. The first part of the podcast was his journey, […]

Where do you find that in the Bible?

April 23, 2013

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The title of this blog post is a question that we run into from time to time.  When we hear it we know immediately that the interlocutor has been exposed to a concept called Sola Scriptura.  What is Sola Scriptura? It is a teaching found among a number of sects and cults that the “Bible […]

Back to Basics

March 9, 2013

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Here is the first installment of a class entitled “Back to Basics” that Fr Sutter has taught in a variety of parishes.  Your feedback is coveted. Back to Basics 1 – What is Anglicanism?

Things Christians Think about Christianity That Aren’t True

August 13, 2012

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This is the third part of an ongoing series about – well – mistakes that some Christians and some Christian groups make about what Christianity believes or teaches.  In other words, “what isn’t Christianity!”  In the first two installments, we looked at six wrong notions: 1.  Christianity is about keeping the rules. 2. Christians believe […]

A Few More Things about Christianity that Just Aren’t So

August 11, 2012

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Although no comments were posted about the first installment of this series, I’ll plunge on where angels fear to blog and share some more foolish misconceptions that have become attached to Christianity–in error.  Picking up where the last left off, let’s go on in the Scripture vein. 4. Christians believe that the Bible is the […]