Tag Archives: Orthodox Theology
The Triumph of Orthodoxy. We even have an icon about icons. Image from <a href="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b5/Triumph_orthodoxy.jpg">Wikimedia</a>

Icons Are Not Idols

This week’s campus question: What’s up with all the pictures? Isn’t that like idol worship? Doesn’t the Bible forbid that? Explaining iconography to someone who doesn’t pray with icons can be a little daunting. For us Orthodox, it’s as natural and normal as reading the Gospel, and we all sort of instinctively know that we’re […]

In Rublev's Trinity, the angels in the middle and on the right, representing the Son and the Spirit respectively, look to the angel on the left, representing the Father, as an affirmation that the Father is their source. CC Image from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrei_Rublev_(film)#mediaviewer/File:Rublev_Troitsa.jpg">Wikimedia</a>

So You’re Not Catholic?

As I promised last week, today we’ll tackle another really common question you probably get asked on campus: So you’re sort of like Catholic? What’s the difference? Talking about Orthodox-Catholic relations and history is no easy task. Don’t get me wrong, there are volumes and volumes on the subject, but not a whole lot that […]