A transactional message oppose to a transformational message will produce two very different outcomes, the bible says you reap what you sow. If we could put two churches side by side, one that preached a transactional message, that is the kind of message where you hear “today if you bring a first fruit offering or… Read More

Ukrainian Church Celebrates First Christmas Out From Under Russia’s Thumb

On Monday, January 7, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church held its first service after splitting from Russia. The New York Times reports that the break was made official on Jan 6 in Istanbul (still recognized by the Orthodox Church as Constantinople) when Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I gave a Tomos of Autocephaly to Metropolitan Epifaniy, the Ukrainian Church’s new leader. “Today, our Orthodox… Read More