Alright Ladies and Gents, I have an assignment for a class that I need to collect data sets for, and not having the time to go quiz 60 people on the street, I thought I'd appeal to the good people…Continue
"I have heard from friend and some family that Confession in a Protestant setting is somewhat more common than we would think: many pastors, knowledgeable about the Bible and this commandment, are willing to hear confessions in the privacy of their…"
"I was raised Protestant, but I was not a very good Protestant. I didn't (often still don't) know Protestant theology, traditions, history, ecclesiology, or any other subject. I went to church on Sundays as a kid, learned BIble stories, in…"
Looks like we jumped into this thread a few years too late. I am a member if the OCA (Orthodox Church in America) my parish is strongly Russian influenced, but we have Greeks, Ethiopians and even a few Antiochans in our parish. My wife…"
"Somehow I never looked over the article before. I think the author is looking for disagreements so hard he finds them when they aren't there.
...but then I saw one that was dead on. This doctrine is present, although without the…"
"Kenneth, get to a parish. You need to go to Confession, go to Mass, and get into your faith. Get connected with your parish priest. Confession is gonna be your best friend.
"Do it yourself" is not only the absolute worse advice for a…"
"I never recommend anyone to marry outside their faith, and even further I never recommend marrying outside one's tradition/church/denomination. I've found it far too troublesome in other people's marriage, and such a huge help in my…"
"Congrats Rawb raising kids is tough, raising godly kids is tougher. Be real in your faith, let them see it in you. My oldest son is 17 (18 in three weeks) and He's going to seminary, My younger son is 16 and wants to be a worship leader or…"
I was reading this article, "Raising Children Who Believe" by Fr. Peter Gilquest (of blessed memory + ) and it got me thinking. There are a lot of Christian fathers here, I'm sure. One of the greatest fears I've had for my son (currently in utero lol) is that he will leave The Church someday. Has anyone here raised children who've stayed faithful? What helped them? What helped you stay faithful? What have you…See More
The Harry Potter Series, anything by C.S. Lewis, instructional books, Shakespeare's plays (particularly Much Ado About Nothing and A Midsummer Night's Dream), The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and the Sherlock Holmes stories.
Big Fish, Star Wars, Stranger than Fiction, Avatar, Secondhand Lions, Pan's Labyrinth, Sliding Doors, Catch Me if you Can, Bug, Indiana Jones, and The Man in the Iron Mask.
Almost anything, from Sinatra to Barenaked Ladies to Bouncing Souls and Haydn.
I'm am Orthodox, how could YOU tell? The photos with the bishops? I pegged you because of the host with the Chi-Rho. Not many beside a traditionalist Western Christan would have that. I didn't check your page so I just went for RC or CoE.
If you're wondering about any obscure celtic saints, tomorrow is St Lawdog's day. He was a 6th Cent. Welsh saints. Not much is known of him, but he does have 4 churches dedicated to him in St David's Diocese. I'd be interested in talking theology with you some time. I come from a traditional Lutheran background, and converted to EO a couple years ago after a LONG search for the fullness of Truth.
Hey there Rawb. Welcome to AoM. Also, thought I'd also give you a friendly invite to check out my new group The Great Debate. Just click on "Groups." It's the one with the colorful galaxy picture. It's also one of the most active groups on AoM. In any case, great to have you aboard.
"The current issue of Forbes magazine has an article about management expenses/loads for retirement accounts. 401(k) matches are certainly not as common as mainstream media would lead people to believe. Whenever I've been offered a…"
"Class thing, and your feelings about risk. Our emergency/unemployment is 6 months' expenses, a pretty typical rule of thumb from financial advisers. We'll never need it instantly, but we sure want it there even when stocks have…"
"No it is not selfish. All Christians should pray for a spouse, and God is pleased that you would come to Him with such a serious and life changing issue. He is much better at finding you someone than a matchmaker, a personals column or some online…"
Hey all,In an effort to both get my feet wet with fountain pens and to improve my handwriting, I purchased a Lamy Safari (I also have the refillable doohicky and a bottle of Quink) as well as the book "Write Now" by Getty/Dubay. The book was recommended in this group in an older discussion, that's why I bought it. While my handwriting isn't too bad by most people's standards, I'd like it to be excellent. I often take notes and when writing as fast as I can, my handwriting quickly becomes hard…See More
"With you getting your priorities right with God and praying for His highest and best for you in all areas of your life, including a wife, I believe He will begin to put thing sin motion that will bring the two of you together. There is nothing…"