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Unsettled Christianity · 1d ago

A jealous and vengeful God- part the second

It has taken me to long to write this, and for that I am sorry, When last I wrote, I spoke of the jealousy of God and there will be some of the same themes here as well. Just as with the jea...
Unsettled Christianity · 1d ago

Does the Lenten fast end?

St Symeon suggests that our Lenten bare is something we should do all year.  Do we not have an obligation to do this at all times? Have we not taken the vow to be hungry, thirsty, and ill cl...
Unsettled Christianity · 1W ago

Book Notice: “Salvation by Allegiance Alone: Rethinking Faith, Works, and the Gospel of Jesus the King”

We are saved by faith when we trust that Jesus died for our sins. This is the gospel, or so we are taught. But what is faith? And does this accurately summarize the gospel? Because faith is ...
Unsettled Christianity · 1W ago

the proper shutting up of #lent

A brother came to Abba Poemen in the second week of Lent and told him his thoughts, and found peace of mind from his answer. Then he said: “I was almost stopped from coming to see you today....
Unsettled Christianity · 2W ago

the Christians of first century Rome put you to shame

I was reading this today… 55.1 But moreover let us also bring forward examples of the heathen. Many kings and rulers who, being in times of pestilence, following some oracle, have given over...
Unsettled Christianity · 2W ago

Christ the King Sunday, 20 Nov 16 (Ravenswood, WV, Sermon)

I know this is late… If you want to hear it, click here to download it from Dropbox. Every day is a day to preach the Gospel of the Jesus Christ. The Gospel, however, is not something you do...
Unsettled Christianity · 2W ago

dear current #UMC pastors

Though with a scornful wonder Men see her sore oppressed, By schisms rent asunder, By heresies distressed: Yet saints their watch are keeping, Their cry goes up, “How long?” And soon the nig...
Unsettled Christianity · 2W ago

wasting Lent

As with any spiritual discipline, there are pitfalls to be avoided, and Jesus Himself refers to them. He warns against practicing our piety before others, so He lays down some rules for the ...
Unsettled Christianity · 2W ago

Triumph of Orthodoxy… First Sunday of Lent

Yes, it is mainly an Eastern thing… but this is the first Sunday of Lent in the West… the Triumph of Orthodoxy. As the prophets beheld, as the Apostles have taught, as the Church has receive...
Unsettled Christianity · 3W ago

Medieval Anglo-Saxon homily, Lent and Christ’s Temptation

From the Bodley Ms 343. The Temptation of Christ Beloved people, we want to tell you about this holy time that has now arrived, in which we have an especially greater fast and abstinence tha...