The meaning of the cross is central to our Christian faith. The Scriptures present many different themes for thinking about what God has done for us in the death of Christ and His glorious resurrection on the third day.
A fundamental difference between Orthodoxy and most of Protestantism is that Orthodoxy doesn’t believe the cross was about changing God’s attitude toward me, but rather about changing man.
As you begin your Lenten preparations I thought I would share this resource I saw on the website for St Mary’s Orthodox Church in Omaha, NE on Satisfactionism.
If you’re near Omaha, be sure to check them out to discover the ancient church and Christian Faith!
If you’re like me a certain view of the cross called “satisfaction theory” was the dominant theme in your Protestant Church but it is a view that is, at the very least, highly problematic if not unacceptable to Orthodoxy. This theory is associated with Anselm of Canterbury and his work, “Why God Became Man”. I commend the resource b...
Hey all! I know I've been super quiet lately. I'm going to just be honest here. I'm struggling. It doesn't matter how I work my schedule, I'm always short something. Between Jacob and Hope's needs, homeschooling, making actually semi-healthy meals for my family, cleaning, church, appointments, dance, gymnastics, etc. there is literally no time for anything.
Unfortunately, that means that blogging usually gets kicked out. I've had several posts I have really wanted to write over the last few months and I literally can't find the time to do any of them. I am also currently enrolled in my very last college course to finish my bachelor's degree (YAY!) So any small amount of computer time I get is dedicated to that.
That class ends in February, so I'm hoping that by March I will be in a better place to blog regularly. But it will still probably be hit or miss. I'm in a season of my life right now where blogging is very difficult to do.