Archives for October 2011

San Jose Articles Challenge UN Position of a Universal Right to Abortion

Source: Touchstone Magazine - Mere Comments Download the San Jose articles (.pdf). This relates to a press conference yesterday. At the end you will find a link for the San Jose Articles. It is a strong and impressive statement of principle, with impressive signatories. PRESS ADVISORY, October 5, 2011 UN Officials Wrong. No Right to Abortion.New Expert Document Issued at United … [Read more...]

Obama Court Case Could Force Christian Schools, Churches to Employ HIV-Positive, Transgender Teacher

Source: The Right's Writer | Ben Johnson I wrote recently of the Obama administration’s Supreme Court challenge to the “ministerial exception.” If successful, the government will allow Christian schoolteachers and church employees who are considered “ministers” to sue their churches for violating anti-discrimination laws. There is a deeper, more disturbing aspect … [Read more...]

New Book: Greece’s Dostoevsky

From the publisher: Herman A. Middleton is author of Precious Vessels of the Holy Spirit: The Lives and Counsels of Contemporary Elders of Greece (featuring eight Greek Orthodox monastic elders). He translated the recently released Greece's Dostoevsky: The Theological Vision of Alexandros Papadiamandis (a study of one of modern Greek literature's finest writers). It is about his new book … [Read more...]

Why Pastors Must Be Free To Preach On Politics

Source: Town Hall | John Sears | HT: OrthodoxNex.com Blog On Sunday, October 2, hundreds of pastors all over the country did something an astonishingly large number of their fellow Americans had forgotten they had the God-given right to do: namely, address political issues and candidates during a worship service. Across the nearly 60 years since then U.S. Senator Lyndon Johnson pushed … [Read more...]

CNS News: More than 2,000 Evangelical, Orthodox Chaplains Join Catholics in Opposing Pentagon Directive on Same-Sex Marriage

Here's one way for the Orthodox to get noticed: do what is right. Source: CNSNews (CNSNews.com) – A national group representing more than 2,000 military chaplains from evangelical Christian and Orthodox backgrounds said on Wednesday that the Pentagon has launched a “direct assault” on marriage, and the chaplains they endorse will not be allowed to perform same-sex … [Read more...]

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