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  • This may be a good video, I don't know, but the youtube channel itself I do not like.  You couldn't find a source that is solely scientific and we can draw our own non-Protestant conclusions?
  • You're right.  I don't disagree. At the same time, I have so many things that I have prioritized discussing with the clergy other than this issue.  Maybe someone else might.  At the moment now, we can still have this particular discussion informally…
  • I'm sorry.  I'm speaking of people I talk to at work or online, most of whom are not of the Church.  And I am alluding to 1 Peter 3:15 when I talk to people who seem to not understand why I stand by the Orthodox church's teachings.  I'm not sure it'…
  • I recommend looking at the big picture and reaching to those of authority that can establish change in morale. Of the current morale is affecting a big number of people, why deal with each separately?!  Sometimes, they choose not to.  If they could,…
  • Well, I'd like to do more research, but I already have my hands tied.  At the moment, I have been dialoguing with those struggling with the moral issue behind it, and those who are struggling with the very proclivity itself.  That's how I learn more…
  • We also need not just the sociological and scientific, but the theological aspect of it, making sense of the Biblical and Apostolic tradition we have.
  • Yes, psychology is still in its infancy in pretty much a lot of the psychiatric disorders we study.  Nevertheless, my main issue is the "conversion" therapies that have been going on.  What I have seen that is most successful is that one accepts the…
  • I think I can understand what the issue is.  The argument from "nature" is a bit weak, since in nature, there are plenty of examples of homosexuality.  There is also a genetic predisposition to it.  What we need is an argument made for those who liv…
  • Sorry to bring this back up again but a few people back here in Church are starting a violent opposition to evolution and I am trying to show that on a scientific basis it is tenable and on a theological basis it does not undermine our faith. Well, …
  • It's all the events of Christ culminating in His resurrection.  I just listened to the lecture by HG Bishop Raphael, and he does point out that the whole story is necessary and yet not enough, because the Eucharist is also part of our salvation as w…
  • khdma, Please call a physician immediately.  You need medical attention.  Part of your suicidal thoughts is connected to clinical depression, which clearly you have.  But depression can be treated.  Please please please see a doctor ASAP.  There is …
  • Well, I'm doing it because she's a linguist, and maybe through her interest in languages, she may come to the light of Christ.
  • Well, ever since the oopnevma vs pipnevma issue, I felt like I needed to appreciate and learn more about our language. ;) Also in addition to this, I also gave two books on Bohairic and Sahidic Coptic as gifts to a friend. Years from now, if we eve…
  • Well, ever since the oopnevma vs pipnevma issue, I felt like I needed to appreciate and learn more about our language. ;)
  • That makes sense. One thing to consider that the Hebrew (and Arabic) do make a terminological between "nefesh" and "ruakh". On the other hand, our Ethiopian brothers use something similar to "nefesh": "Menfis". I find it telling though that the…
  • Well, to be fair, the Church never disliked the use of the word "ghost". It's just an old English term. It's like abandoning the use of the word "thou" or "ye". The conjuring up of "ghosts" is interchangeable with the conjuring up of "spirits". …
  • "I have been asked, for instance, whether I would consider a Baptist as a Christian. But why? Is it so he feels good? (So?) Is it so I’ll give him communion? (I can’t.) Is it so we can join together in humanitarian work? (I can do that with a Muslim…
  • Ya, I was reading "nifi" in a couple of places.
  • True He did.  But He also can choose to transcend these limitations at times.  If Christ can appear in the Eucharist at different times and different places, He can certainly have us appear in Him at His different times and places of the life He spe…
  • Thank you Ophadece! Here's what might be a difficult question since this seems so engraved into Coptic trinitarian terminology. Is there an original Coptic word for "Spirit"?
  • Christ has already been at the Right Hand of the Father. That is what Christ is by nature. His ascension is "our ascension in Him". So whenever Christ does something, it is for us. When Phil. 2:9 speaks about "God highly exalting Him", He needs …
  • I highly recommend this article which I summarized into a simple PowerPoint for a college class I taught once. It summarizes very well in detail your questions: http://www.bogoslov.ru/en/text/2668945.html Christ is above time. Anything that He d…
  • Here, this is where I answered your question that is being asked again, Zoxsasi: http://tasbeha.org/community/discussion/comment/172596/#Comment_172596http://tasbeha.org/community/discussion/comment/172646/#Comment_172646 Notice the first one I wrot…
  • +1 Have you considered a therapist that is also in the Church?
  • You may be a beginner, but you know more than me :)
  • Maybe speak to your priest about it and ask him to give you advice.  Maybe the priest could discuss this with your mom.  I think it's important to continue with psychotherapy, even if it's just through an online course prescribed to you by your psyc…
  • What would be the Coptic words for "love" in John 3:16, John 15:9, John 17:26, and John 21:15-17? Okay, so using the PDF you sent me, John 3 and John 15 uses "menre" in some form, with the exception of the noun in John 15, which uses "agapi".  Joh…
  • Now I don't know if you're pretending or not. http://www.coptic.org/language/bible/NT-WilliamWatts-1827.pdf page 387, verse 15 says "aghapan", but 16 and 17 say "`xmei", although in my Orthodox Study Bible it said first two verses use "agape" and …
  • Also, when one says "ti-met-eshfeer" or "pi-iner-eshfeer", the root word "eshfeer", does that mean to commune or what?
  • Thank you!  What source do you use?  Where can I read the Scriptures in various Coptic dialects?