Is the Rapture in the Bible?

Question: A friend of mine has been reading the Left Behind books that have all of this stuff about the “Rapture” in them. Is there really going to be a “Rapture” like these books talk about? Answer: No. The “Rapture” refers to a passage in First Thessalonians 4, where Christians are “caught up” in the clouds […]

What are non-denominational churches?

PART 1: NOT A HELPFUL (OR ACCURATE) LABEL A lot of Christians sincerely believe that they are just Bible Christians because the Church they attend is labelled “non-denominational.” Admittedly, there are so many Christian denominations in the United States that it is tempting to walk away from any label like “Baptist” “Pentecostal” “Evangelical” “Foursquare” etc. […]

Mount Sinai Still Speaks Today

Featured photo:  This is the Monastery of Saint Catherine—the oldest in the world. This is where the world’s most ancient manuscripts of the Bible were preserved for centuries. It is … as one may expect … an Orthodox monastery and Church. Where does a pilgrim go, seeking the place where God encounters Humanity? There is a […]

Handout of Bible passages and verses for the Dormition of Mary the Theotokos

The following Bible passage were discussed in the sermon delivered on the Feast of Dormition. Please listen to the sermon on SoundCloud and use these texts to follow along: Biblical texts for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos Revelation 12:1 A great portent appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with […]