Christless Church or Churchless Christ?

by Fr. Peter Gillquist One day years ago I was handed a tract entitled, "Which Church Saves?" I recall immediately disliking it, just by the cover. It looked like a con-job treatment of an incredibly serious topic. In today's terms, it was hype. But I went ahead and read it anyway. Predictably, the author took a poke at many of the various denominations in Christendom, particularly at those with strong historical roots. Then, he went on to tell his readers that when all is said and done, the Church really never was all that crucial to our salvation in the first place. All you need is Jesus. I remember thinking to myself, "Jesus is … [Read more...]

Strangling On Opinions

by Fr. Apostolos Hill This excellent article comes to us from the excellent blog Again And Again In Peace. I’ve been enthralled over the last few days with a book sent to me by an associate of mine, an out-of-state Protestant minister who has been investigating Holy Orthodoxy and whose travels have taken him into the Denver area a couple of times. More about the book later in this essay, but the pastor himself has already paid a price for his interest in the Orthodox Church. Seems that once his denominational leadership discovered that he was seriously investigating the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church they summarily … [Read more...]

How Christ Changed A Muslim Imam

It doesn't get any better than this. Enjoy, and proclaim the Gospel! This is the story of a man who used to seek out Christians on the way to Church to beat them, now, after an encounter with Christ, has left Islam and is studying and working as a missionary! Thanks be to God! Thanks be to God - a whole new generation of St. Pauls! … [Read more...]

Muslim Clerics Leave Islam, Embrace Christianity

From Fr. Zakaria Boutros! Muslim clerics in the Middle East and North Africa are leaving Islam for Christianity, according to Father Zakaria Boutros. Father Zakaria is an Egyptian Coptic priest who was kicked out of his country for converting Muslims to Christ. Today he has a ministry to the Muslim world through his satellite TV broadcast, 'Truth Talk.' Broadcast daily into the Middle East, the program challenges Muslims to examine their faith and encourages them to discuss issues in an Internet chat room on Pal Talk. Watch the interview to learn how those broadcasts are leading Muslim clerics to Christ. More evidence that the Holy … [Read more...]