There are 215 million people in the world who align themselves with one of the branches of Orthodox Christianity sometimes known as The Eastern Church. Beyond some stereotypes, Westerners (Protestants) know very little about the distinctive beliefs of this large branch of Christianity. There are an estimated 5.6 million Orthodox Christians in the U.S.
As you are no doubt aware, every year around Easter time the major networks, cable channels, and news magazines compete with specials seeking to discredit Christianity. Recently the Discovery Channel tried to shock Christendom with the news that Christ’s tomb had not only been found , but his wife and son’s as well. It was not a hoax, but neither was it serious scholarship. It’s producers had seemingly high hopes of dealing a fatal blow to the Christian faith by undermining the physical resurrection of Christ.
One of the claims we make as Christian apologists is that only the Christian worldview fully explains what is. In other words, it contains within itself the ability to answer all the major philosophical questions. In this briefing outline it is my purpose to demonstrate the vital importance of the Biblical doctrine of the Trinity as the necessary foundation to that worldview. It should, and must be, our primary dogma (starting assumption).
March 18, 2016
The Conundrum of Gen. 6
March 11, 2016
Today more than any time in history worldviews are in collision. Ideas do have consequences! Today there is no longer a worldview consensus in our country. The conflict and the polarization (see the abortion issue as an example) and political gridlock we see are the result of the demise of the Christian consensus which once undergirded our society. Currently, our society is multi-cultural, or pluralistic, and there is no strong worldview consensus.
March 10, 2016
This briefing, we believe, is necessary, because in our opinion, the level of propaganda and anti-Semitism hasn’t been higher since WWII. In addition, the dominant media has been untrustworthy in informing the public. Currently, anti-Israel sentiment among the academic left on college campuses, and in Western Europe is unprecedented in recent times.
February 26, 2016
Existentialism as a philosophy, or world and life view, is largely a 20th century phenomenon. It is the very antithesis of Christian belief in that it asserts the total autonomy of man. Hence it is one of the most virulent forms of humanism. It spread rapidly because its adherents often convey its message in more artistic form rather than in dry philosophic tomes. Instead, their medium is often novels, plays, art, or movies. They are often profoundly moving and entertaining because they speak to real human conditions.