The Unorthodox Man Podcast: Introduction

Unorthodox [uhn-awr-thuh-doks] : not conforming to rules, traditions, or modes of conduct, as of a doctrine, religion, or philosophy [display_podcast]It means you are different – you aren’t like the rest of the world.My whole life I’ve felt unorthodox. Sure growing up I might not have had the vocabulary to call myself Unorthodox – I would have called myself – freak, outsider, loner, criminal, thug, not like you. You ever felt like that?For the longest time I thought it was wrong to n … [Read more...]

WWUTT: Only God Can Judge Me?

Only God can judge me!This is a phrase that shows up in rap songs, tattoos, t-shirts, bumper stickers…And when someone says this, what they mean is: “You may not approve of what I am doing, but God does!” No, He doesn’t.You see, God has already judged you in the Bible and He says you’re guilty. You’re a murderer at heart, calling somebody names makes you liable to the hell of fire. Everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment… Whoever says, “You fool!” will be … [Read more...]

WWUTT: What is Theology?

There's a word you won't find in your Bible, yet you'll find the subject all over your Bible:Theology. What does theology mean?Augustine of Hippo was perhaps the first to use the word “theologia” in both Greek and Latin, which he defined as “reasoning or discussion concerning the deity”. “Theos” means “God” and “–logia” means “sayings or reasonings”.Now, people often say things like: “Well, I'm a spiritual person. I'm just not theological.“I love the Bible, but I'm not intereste … [Read more...]

WWUTT: Ezekiel 4:9 Bread?

Perhaps you've browsed the health food section of your local grocer and noticed a loaf of Ezekiel 4:9 Bread with the verse right there on the label: Take also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentils, and millet, and spelt, and put them in one vessel and make bread out of it. What the label doesn't tell you is what the rest of that passage says: …During the number of days that you lie on your side, 390 days, you shall eat it. And your food shall be by weight, twenty shekels a day; f … [Read more...]

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...]

WWUTT: Easter is a Pagan Holiday?

Is Easter a pagan holiday?No. It's a Christian holiday, also called Resurrection Sunday, celebrating the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ from the grave three days after His crucifixion. So, it's very much NOT a pagan holiday.Right… but doesn't it replace a pagan holiday?No. Easter celebrations in the early Church, as early as the second century, were associated with Passover since that was the season in which Jesus was crucified and risen. In 325 AD, the Council of Nicea d … [Read more...]