She had had five miscarriages. Her biggest difficulty with the issue, she explained, was that her children were condemned to hell because they were never baptized.
The discursive mind (dianoia) constantly generates a stream of images and stories based on your memories and senses. It’s meant to be one tool among many in the human mind. But passions have darkened and fragmented the nous and left the will divided against itself – so the dianoia is running the show. That inner 24/7 commentary fills all the available space in our head. Thinking intelligently isn’t a problem. But...
Sometimes as Orthodox and Protestant Christians we find ourselves separated by a common language….
A friend asked: Can you recommend any resources for defending the church as an institution?
“I’ve heard that the New Testament books were altered by the early Christians to teach things Jesus and his disciples never said…”