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Plucking the TULIP (1) – An Orthodox Critique of the Reformed Doctrine of Predestination Article by Robert Arakaki https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/orthodoxbridge/plucking-the-tulip-1-an-orthodox-critique-of-the-reformed-doctrine-of-predestination/ Article by Robert Arakaki Topics: Salvation , Reformed Doctrine of Predestination Source: Ancient Faith Blogs Robert Arakaki offers an Orthodox critique of Reformed theology, specifically the doctrinal formula TULIP, arguing for a more relational approach to salvation than to the more forensic and mechanistic approach of the Reformed tradition. Plucking the TULIP (4) — An Orthodox Critique of the Reformed Doctrine of Predestination Article by Robert Arakaki https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/orthodoxbridge/plucking-the-tulip-4-an-eastern-orthodox-critique-of-the-reformed-doctrine-of-predestination/ Article by Robert Arakaki Topics: Persons , Reformed Doctrine of Predestination Source: Ancient Faith Blogs Robert Arakaki offers an Orthodox critique of Reformed theology, specifically Reformed monergism and its "heretical implications," arguing instead for a personal approach: personal faith in Christ and personal union with Christ that transforms us. An Orthodox Critique of the Cultural/Dominion Mandate Article by Robert Arakaki https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/orthodoxbridge/an-orthodox-critique-of-the-culturaldominion-mandate/ Article by Robert Arakaki Topics: Eucharist Source: Ancient Faith Blogs Robert Arakaki offers an Orthodox critique of Christian Reconstructionism, arguing for an understanding of the cultural mandate in the context of the Eucharist, not in theocratic rule. Remembering Our Ancestors Article by Robert Arakaki https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/orthodoxbridge/christmas-reflection-remembering-our-ancestors/ Article by Robert Arakaki Topics: Christmas , Liturgics Source: Ancient Faith Blogs Robert Arakaki introduces the Sunday before Christmas, known to the Orthodox as the Sunday of the Holy Genealogy, the day the Orthodox Church commemorates the ancestors of Christ from Adam to Joseph. An Eastern Orthodox Critique of Mercersburg Theology Article by Robert Arakaki https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/orthodoxbridge/an-eastern-orthodox-critique-of-mercersburg-theology/ Article by Robert Arakaki Source: Ancient Faith Blogs Robert Arakaki offers an Orthodox critique of Mercersburg Theology, arguing it as a failure to reconnect with the Church’s ancient roots and to recover the unity of the Church. The Triumphal Entry – Palm Sunday Article by Robert Arakaki https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/orthodoxbridge/the-triumphal-entry-palm-sunday/ Article by Robert Arakaki Topics: Palm Sunday , Christus Victor Source: Ancient Faith Blogs Robert Arakaki examines the Triumphal Entry of Palm Sunday in the Orthodox Church liturgy and worship. Preparing for Lent Article by Robert Arakaki https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/orthodoxbridge/preparing-for-lent/ Article by Robert Arakaki Topics: Lent , Repentance , Reformed Churches Source: Ancient Faith Blogs Robert Arakaki shows both the theological and liturgical place of repentance in lenten preparations, and follows with an examinations of repentance in the Reformed and Orthodox traditions. Plucking the TULIP (3) — An Orthodox Critique of the Reformed Doctrine of Predestination Article by Robert Arakaki https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/orthodoxbridge/plucking-the-tulip-3-an-eastern-orthodox-critique-of-the-reformed-doctrine-of-predestination/ Article by Robert Arakaki Topics: Trinity , Filioque , Reformed Doctrine of Predestination , Relationship Source: Ancient Faith Blogs Robert Arakaki offers an Orthodox critique of Reformed theology, specifically its monergistic understanding of the Trinity, arguing instead for a more relational understanding. Holy Saturday and the Harrowing of Hell Article by Robert Arakaki https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/orthodoxbridge/holy-saturday-and-the-harrowing-of-hell/ Article by Robert Arakaki Topics: Hell , Holy Saturday Source: Ancient Faith Blogs Robert Arakaki shows how in the Orthodox tradition hell is not a fearful place of torment and punishment, but rather a battlefield where a great battle was fought and Christ triumphed over the enemy Death. Orthodox Christmas Article by Robert Arakaki https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/orthodoxbridge/orthodox-christmas-reflection-no-2/ Article by Robert Arakaki Topics: Christmas , Hymn , Nativity Source: Ancient Faith Blogs Robert Arakaki offers commentary on the “Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ – Vespers service” in the Orthodox Church. Geneva Bible for Orthodox Russia? Article by Robert Arakaki https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/orthodoxbridge/geneva-bible-for-orthodox-russia/ Article by Robert Arakaki Topics: Geneva Source: Ancient Faith Blogs Robert Arakaki offers a cautiously skeptical assessment of the New Geneva Study Bible from the perspective of the Orthodox tradition. Holy Thursday Article by Robert Arakaki https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/orthodoxbridge/holy-thursday/ Article by Robert Arakaki Topics: Holy Week , Maundy Thursday , Liturgy Source: Ancient Faith Blogs Robert Arakaki introduce the Service of Holy Passion in the Orthodox Church, where the passion narratives from all four Gospels are read in twelve instalments as a long meditation on Christ’s death on the Cross. Orthodox Worship Versus Contemporary Worship Article by Robert Arakaki https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/orthodoxbridge/orthodox-worship-versus-contemporary-worship/ Article by Robert Arakaki Topics: Worship , Old Testament Source: Ancient Faith Blogs In this article from the Orthodox tradition, Robert Arakaki uses Old Testament patterns to contrast Orthodox worship and Contemporary Christian worship. Discipleship: Orthodox & Protestant Article by Robert Arakaki https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/orthodoxbridge/discipleship-orthodox-protestant/ Article by Robert Arakaki Topics: Discipleship , Reformed Churches Source: Ancient Faith Blogs In this essay from the Orthodox tradition, Robert Arakaki examines the subject of discipleship to highlight some similarities and differences between the Orthodox and Reformed traditions. The Biblical Basis For Icons Article by Robert Arakaki https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/orthodoxbridge/is-there-a-biblical-basis-for-icons/ Article by Robert Arakaki Topics: Incarnation , Image of God Source: Ancient Faith Blogs In this article from the Orthodox tradition, Robert Arakaki outlines a biblical case for the use of icons in worship and theology. Does John 6:44 Teach Predestination? Article by Robert Arakaki https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/orthodoxbridge/does-john-644-teach-predestination/ Article by Robert Arakaki Topics: Predestination , Reformed Doctrine of Predestination , Calvinism Source: Ancient Faith Blogs In this commentary on John 6:44, Robert Arakaki examines the text from both a Reformed and an Orthodox Church perspective. Should Protestants Make the Sign of the Cross? Article by Robert Arakaki https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/orthodoxbridge/should-protestants-make-the-sign-of-the-cross-a-response-to-pastor-doug-wilson/ Article by Robert Arakaki Topics: Church History Source: Ancient Faith Blogs In this article from the Orthodox tradition, Robert Arakaki explains the origins of "making the sign of the cross" and discusses its practice in Orthodox and Protestant churches. Theosis and Our Salvation in Christ Article by Robert Arakaki https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/orthodoxbridge/theosis-and-our-salvation-in-christ/ Article by Robert Arakaki Topics: Divinity of Christ , Glory , Salvation , Theosis Source: Ancient Faith Blogs In this article from the Orthodox tradition, Robert Arakaki uses scripture and the Church Fathers to introduce the doctrine of theosis. Ascension Day and the Great Commission Article by Robert Arakaki https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/orthodoxbridge/ascension-day-and-the-great-commission/ Article by Robert Arakaki Topics: Evangelism , Ascension , Missions Source: Ancient Faith Blogs "This Ascension Day celebration should be a reminder for Orthodox Christians to commit their lives to help bring the Gospel to all nations." An article by Robert Arakaki of the Orthodox Church. Was the Reformation Necessary? Article by Robert Arakaki https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/orthodoxbridge/was-the-reformation-necessary/ Article by Robert Arakaki Topics: Reformation Source: Ancient Faith Blogs Was the Reformation necessary? Robert Arakaki explores this question from the perspective of the Orthodox tradition.