Fr. Alexander Schmemann’s Admissions About the Papacy with Michael Lofton

Michael Lofton goes over the view of Fr. Alexander Schmemann’s comments in his book Eastern Orthodoxy concerning the papacy. His admissions are critically examined and shown to be damaging to Eastern Orthodox ecclesiological claims.

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Discussion on Justification with a Lutheran Pastor

Michael Lofton and Pastor Bryan Wolfmueller discuss the differences between Catholics and Lutherans on justification. They examine the differences between initial and increases in justification and discuss the implications such a distinction creates for Catholics and Lutherans. They also discuss the reception of the concept of the “works of the law” in St. Paul and […]

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Orthodox Art and Iconography with Jonathan Pageau

Questions Asked: 1. How did you become an artist and iconographer? 2. What is the difference between art and iconography? 3. Is working on an icon a prayerful activity? 4. What inspires you when you are working on your art? 5. How can others who may not have the talent you have begin to do […]

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Response to Dr. James White on Sola Scriptura with Michael Lofton

Michael Lofton responds to Dr. James White who reviewed his Sola Scriptura debate with Chris Date on the Dividing Line here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAw5fJZN8hs&t=5274s The original debate with Chris Date may be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dNhn1caygQ Michael also reviewed his debate with Chris Date here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sGC3BiOACg&t=1268s and here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bkFSs5Ink4&t=3664s

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The CDF on Blessing Civil Unions and Vatican II on Infallibility with Michael Lofton

Michael Lofton discusses the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and its response to a question about blessing civil unions. He also addresses whether found here: https://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/bollettino/pubblico/2021/03/15/210315b.html He also addresses whether Vatican II taught anything infallible and raises some interesting quotes from Pope Paul VI and Cardinal Avery Dulles.

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Old Calendar Schism by Fr. Patrick Ramsey

During the early 20th Century a schism arose in Greece and other places with the introduction of the Revised Julian Calendar but the Patriarchate of Constantinople and its acceptance by the churches in Greece. A number of faithful and clergy separated from the established Church hierarchy claiming that the hierarchs had fallen away from the […]

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Orthodoxy and Women; Moscow Schism; Vatican II & Nicaea

Michael Lofton discusses Eastern Orthodoxy and its relation to women in the liturgy, especially deaconesses. He addresses the schism between Moscow and Constantinople in Eastern Orthodoxy and also shows some similarities between the ambiguities of Vatican II with Nicaea. He then takes live questions on a wide rang of questions.

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