WWUTT: What the Orthodox Church Believes? (Eastern Orthodox, Russian, Greek, etc.)

In 1054, there was a split between the Latin-speaking Church of the West and the Greek-speaking Churches of the East. This split became known as “The Great Schism”, in which the Pope of Rome in the Patriarch of Constantinople excommunicated each other. To this day, the division remains between the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church.Like Roman Catholicism, the Eastern Orthodox claims to be “the true Church”, tracing its origin through an unbroken line of apostolic success … [Read more...]

The Briefing: World News and Religion – Christianity, Buddhism, Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormonism

I’m Albert Mohler and this is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview. [display_podcast]HOW SHOULD EVANGELICALS RESPOND TO RUSSIA'S BAN OF JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES AS "EXTREMIST GROUP"? On Thursday of last week, the news came that the Supreme Court of Russia had ruled that the Jehovah’s Witnesses as an organization were to be banned everywhere in the nation of Russia. They were identified by the Supreme Court on the request of the government’s justice minist … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 145: Easter and Surrender

“All to Jesus I surrender, all to Him I freely give.”[display_podcast]Do you sing that song and truthfully think of its meaning and embrace all that it suggests?What are you surrendering?A few years ago through a season when God was teaching me to “let go” of those things I could not control; for some odd reason I felt that my obsessing would somehow change the circumstance in another person’s life or even my own.  After much agony and defeat, I finally began to get it.To tru … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 198: Dramatic Words of a Dying Man

“Jesus said…”[display_podcast]As you are about to hear in this PODCAST, the fact of the matter is this: Jesus said seven statements, this as His life was literally dripping out of Him drop by precious drop. Each one of the seven — when considered separately — tells a most-dramatic tale. All of the seven — when considered collectively — give us an unparalleled insight into the heart of Jesus.It was, after all, Jesus who much earlier in His ministry said this: “For whatever is in your h … [Read more...]

White Horse Inn: Implications of the Cross

[display_podcast]In the last program we took a look at Christ’s cross-centered mission, and in this program we want to ask what it all means. Why did Jesus have to suffer in our place, and what did his death accomplish? Why is the cross central to our redemption?As they attempt to unpack this topic, the hosts spend some time defining important words and concepts that the New Testament authors use to describe the benefits of the cross such as redemption, atonement, propitiation, and i … [Read more...]

Simply Joyful Podcast: Life Creative Starts at Home with Wendy Speake

When we become moms it often feels like we lose part of our creative selves. The things we used to enjoy doing become memories. It's easy to start viewing motherhood as a choice that voids all the other things we thought we'd do in life. However, God can use motherhood to refine our gifts and talents and use them right where we are — at home. Now, by “at home” I'm not just talking to stay-at-home moms. I'm talking to all moms. God did not make a mistake when He gave you all your incredible creat … [Read more...]