Response to James White (1 of 4)

  As I listened to James White’s 13 April 2017 podcast “Can a Consistent Eastern Orthodox Christian Be the Bible Answer Man?,” I was struck by the numerous fallacies that so often mar Protestant critiques of Orthodoxy.  The quotes below are organized topically, not chronologically.  The intent here is to promote good reasoning and courteous interaction in Protestant-Orthodox dialogue. Please see my earlier posting: “How NOT to Do Anti-Orthodox Apologetics” for a…

The Incarnation Changes Everything

This is a repost of “Bowing Down to a Faceless Idol” (9 April 2012) by Fr. Joseph Gleason.  Fr. Joseph was a Calvinist, then a 5-point Calvinist Anglican, before becoming Orthodox.  He wrote: “I was ordained as an Anglican deacon, and helped start a church, and was the editor of a theological journal as a Calvinist Anglican. It was not until I converted to Orthodoxy that I repented of my Calvinism.“ Before the…

The Mystery of the Church and My Search for Truth

                    Today’s posting is by Stefan Pavićević.  Welcome Stefan!  Stefan Pavićević was born and raised in the city of Bitola, the Republic of Macedonia (aka FYROM).  He is currently studying engineering and computer science at St. Clement of Ohrid University of Bitola.  He attends the Most Holy Theotokos Orthodox Church  (Црквата Света Богородица).   I was raised in a nominal Eastern Orthodox family. …

Response to Robin Phillips’ “Questions About Sola Scriptura”

On April 29, 2011, Robin Phillips posted: “Questions About Sola Scriptura” on his blog: Robin’s Readings and Reflections.  What is so striking about Phillips’ comments is that he brings to light the internal inconsistencies within sola scriptura.  This presents an opportunity to show that Orthodoxy provides a more coherent and compelling alternative.  I would like to thank him for inviting me to respond to his blog posting.   Synopsis of Robin Phillips’…