The Choice That Faces Every Believer in America By Laurel Cornell Robinson Picture three young American men, who have moved up through the ranks in this government against certain odds. They are good at what they do, and they are respected. One day, they and all the members of Congress, lobbyists, and members of the […]
Is the Veneration of the Cross Idolatry?
by Fr. John Whiteford Another grand slam from the Bible – from Fr. John’s “Stump the Priest” column Question: How would you answer a Protestant who considered our veneration of the Cross (bowing down before it and kissing it) to be idolatry? First we should consider whether or not bowing down before something or kissing […]
The Necessity of Iconography and the Idolatry of Gnosticism
by Fr. John A. Peck How Dogmatic Iconography defends the doctrine of the Incarnation against ancient Gnosticism. Harold Bloom, in his book, The American Religion, rightly comes to the startling conclusion that America is a nation of Gnostics, believers in a pre-Christian tradition of individual divinity. The American propensity to be religious iconoclasts on the […]