Pastor’s Blog-Feb. 2019

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A word from the pastor…. On February 23rd through the 26th, a Special General Conference of the United Methodist Church, called by...

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Note from Pastor-Jan. 2019

Jan 8, 2019 by

A word from the pastor…. In the Middle Ages, the passion of acedia became known as sloth. But sloth implies laziness, which acedia is...

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Word from the Pastor-Dec. 2018

Dec 5, 2018 by

A word from the pastor…. The early monastic teachers defined passions differently than we do today. Today, by “passion,”...

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From the pastor-Nov. 2018

Nov 10, 2018 by

A word from the pastor…. We have been discussing what the early Egyptian monastics called the passions, those things which blind us...

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From the Pastor-Oct. 2018

Oct 12, 2018 by

Last month, we touched upon two inseparable teachings of the early Egyptian fathers. The first of these was by Abba Alonius, who...

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From the Pastor-Aug. 2018

Aug 12, 2018 by

As the early monastics in Egypt strove to overcome their individual passions – those habits, thoughts, or emotions that blind us from...

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From the Pastor..June 2018

Jun 10, 2018 by

In recent articles, we have examined how judgmentalism is one of the worst passions – those obsessive habits, thoughts, or emotions...

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