THINK THIS, NOT THAT #6: Monothelitism. Say THAT With Your Mouth Full!

Oh, the confusion!Last time in “Think This, Not That,” I talked about the Council of Chalcedon, at which the Church ironed out the controversy over the “Three Chapters” and Nestorianism (which wrongly claimed that Jesus had two distinct subsistences).In the seventh century, one of the biggest theological crises looming at the Council of Constantinople III (680-681 A.D.) was the spread of monothelitism.Say what? Well, that’s “mono” (as in “one”) and “thelitism” (as in theanthropic wil … [Read more...]

THINK THIS, NOT THAT: Wrestling for Truth—The Great Councils of the Church

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Okay, bear with me here.I have this idea that my readers are just sitting on the edge of their seats, wailing plaintively, “Oh, please!  Please! Tell me about the Councils of the Church!”Well, not really.I do think, though, that there’s a lot of pushing and pulling, prodding and plundering that goes on in the on-line world, as believers jostle to claim their First  Place “I Am Right” Badges.If you’re not one of those folks who cares about Being Right All The Time, In Every Convers … [Read more...]

Sinéad O’Connor Invites Jesus to the Wedding?

On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there; and both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding. John 2:1-2Marriage is difficult.  Even if you love the other person to the rooftop, there are so many pitfalls as two individuals try to build a life together.  How one could possibly make it work without God, I can’t imagine.That’s why it’s good to know that at least in some manner, newlywed Sinéad O’Connor invited Jesus to her wedding.  Th … [Read more...]


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