On Hell, Salvation, and Christ

September 2013—April 2014 On Hell – Introduction On Hell Part 1 of 4 – Setting the stage:  Life and Death On Hell Part 2 of 4 – Clarifying words:  Sheol, Hades and Gehenna On Hell Part 3 of 4 – Meditating on hell:  The Lord’s justice and mercy On Hell Part 4 of 4 – […]

Ephrem’s affect on me

  A shift in perspective, experience of scripture, and beauty of our hope. St. Ephrem the Syrian, even in translation, is one of the most powerful writers and profoundly beautiful poets I have ever read.  The way the Holy Spirit illumines Scripture through his writings has opened up the horizons of my heart and mind […]

To what does Christ save us?

or:  Thoughts on Fear, Love, and Salvation But if it is possible to be saved | without love, O my Christ, |how shall this be? | Impossible!  If we were separated from the light, | how shall we flee the darkness? | If we were deprived of joy, | how would we be free from […]