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Is The Jesus Story Copied?

It has become fashionable nowadays for internet atheists and conspiracy theory fans to claim that the Jesus story has been copied from stories of deities from other cultures or that Jesus never really existed. We see this pop up most noticeably during Christmas time, when even major newspapers run articles to this effect. However, isContinue reading “Is The Jesus Story Copied?”

Should We Fear God?

⛲ “The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life,” says the Book of Proverbs. 😨 Many of us would find have read verses like these, and went right ahead without thinking about what this means. Aren’t we supposed to love God? Why is fear considered such a positive quality by the biblical authors?Continue reading “Should We Fear God?”

What Is The Fear of God?

😨 Many of us would have read about “fearing God” in the Old Testament and wondered if God wants us to approach Him in love or in fear. For example, the author of Ecclesiastes says, “Fear God and keep His commandments, For this is man’s all.” (Eccl 12:13) 📜 Scholars have looked at the contextContinue reading “What Is The Fear of God?”

A Crown For The Victorious

🏅 With Olympics season upon us, it is fitting to focus on the theme of “crowns” in a very familiar hymn – “Yajamanan varumanneram” (in Malayalam) or “Thoobayhoon l-abde thobe” (in Syriac) or “Blessed are those good servants”. It is usually sung as a hymn after the Gospel reading in the Syriac Orthodox Qurbono, andContinue reading “A Crown For The Victorious”

Rediscovering Eusebius of Caesarea’s Sainthood Part 2: His Feast Days, Icons, and Orthodoxy

If one were to look for the feast day of St. Eusebius of Caesarea, blessed author of such masterworks as the Ecclesiastical History and Preparation for the Gospel, they would have an extremely difficult time of finding it. In fact, most would be led to believe he has never had a feast day at all.Continue reading “Rediscovering Eusebius of Caesarea’s Sainthood Part 2: His Feast Days, Icons, and Orthodoxy”

Rediscovering Eusebius of Caesarea’s Sainthood, and Why It Matters

Eusebius, the Bishop of Caesarea (d. 339-340 AD) earns the distinction of being, besides his much beloved Origen, the most controversial Christian to be given the title of Church Father. Lauded as the “Father of Church History” and “a most diligent investigator of the Holy Bible”[1] by some, and yet deemed an Arian heretic andContinue reading “Rediscovering Eusebius of Caesarea’s Sainthood, and Why It Matters”

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