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This article is spot on. The high brass needs to be transparent and open with everyone. When they say the Church is “concilliar” that mean EVERYONE should be allowed to speak their opinions and everyone should be in agreement all the way from the Parish window washer all the way up to the Metropolitan. I may be too “American” in saying…. Our tithes pay for the wages of the Bishops and the Metropolitan. They need to be open and transparent in everything. Remember, playing the “Good ole boy politics” is what got the OCA in hot water with the last Metropolitan when he financially raped the OCA of millions. Why are they still playing the same game? Be open. Listen to the lay-people and listen to what they say.
» Posted By Chris On July 13, 2012 @ 10:01 pm
You hit the essence of a number of issues on the head with this:
Many academically trained clergy now seem to regard correct thinking ABOUT theology, rather than correct theology, as being more patristic than anything the Holy Fathers themselves could have uttered.
That’s an attitude that seems to have become the hallmark of academics and people who consider themselves to be intellectuals, but in truth it has produced a mass of dilettantes, people who know all about everything, while (to paraphrase Goldman) nobody knows anything.
Learning “by heart” is so old-fashioned….
To your specific point: This is what I saw happening in western Christian theological schools in the 1970s, and it did not turn out well for them. It’s surely exhilarating to debate ideas about God back-and-forth, and it’s fun to match wits with smart people, but getting to know God is vastly different from intellectualizing about God.
» Posted By chris On July 18, 2011 @ 5:32 pm
Forgive me, God forgives
» Posted By Chris On March 7, 2011 @ 8:08 pm
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Lord keep our little sister safe and blessed. And all our sisters and brothers where ever they are.
» Posted By Chris On November 11, 2010 @ 2:42 am