All posts tagged Archbishop Lazar

  • “Your moralism is killing you”

    I’ll never forget the time I was sitting at the Starbucks in downtown Estes Park, Colorado with my friend Brad Jersak and his relating to me how Archbishop Lazar Puhalo of the Orthodox Church of Canada had replied upon being asked, “What message would you have for the evangelical church?” The Archbishop’s reply was this:

    “Your moralism¬†is killing you.”

    Wow! That hit me like a ton of bricks. And the line has stuck with me ever since. “Your moralism is killing you.” Sometimes it takes the perspective of an outsider to get to the heart of the matter. Orthodoxy has its own issues to contend with, but as far as I’m concerned Archbishop Lazar’s diagnosis of the chief malady within evangelicalism is right on target. Our moralism is killing us. But Jesus wants to save us!

    Here is another quote from Archbishop Lazar which expounds upon the topic. Read more