According to James Dobson Trump has just come “to accept a relationship with Christ” and is now “a baby Christian” (No Kidding)

According to the New York Times, or rather according to what the Times reported James Dobson told them:  Donald J. Trump has become a born-again Christian. "That is the suggestion of James C. Dobson, one of America’s leading evangelicals, who said Mr. Trump had recently come 'to accept a relationship with Christ” and was now “a baby Christian.'” Dobson, gave his account at a meeting  Trump had in New York on last Tuesday with hundreds of Christian conservatives. Dobson said he knew the person … [Read more...]

There Are No “Absolutes” So Honor the Ethical Evolution of Our Species by Changing Your Religion

When I began to go to an Orthodox church in 1989 I wanted to find a way to escape myself, my past and my culture. It gradually sank in that the monastic tradition of seeking my inner “desert,” in which to experience God through stillness, could only be cultivated by the practice of ritual, liturgy, prayer and fasting-- not by argument let alone by a better idea, or God forbid, by repackaging. It gradually sank in that when I was asked why I’d become Orthodox a little honesty was in order … [Read more...]

An Introduction to the Eastern Orthodox Church For the Curious (My List of Recommended Reading)

I'm often asked about the Eastern Orthodox Church since I have been going to a Greek Orthodox church for the last 25 years. Since I come from an evangelical background I get the question "Why did you convert?"I didn't. The word "conversion" implies the evangelical idea of salvation as a one-stop conversion-to-Jesus moment, AKA the "born-again" experience of passing from "dark to light."But the Orthodox view of salvation is of a mysterious journey toward God. So I don't think I was "lost" … [Read more...]