Archives for August 2012

Removing Metropolitan Jonah Hurt the American Orthodox Church

- By Fr. Johannes L. Jacobse When the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) axed Metropolitan Jonah they snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. Mediocrity was the watchword. In the jurisdiction that has been steadily losing ground for twenty years, they rejected the man who displayed the necessary gifts to bring the Gospel as it is understood and comprehended within our Orthodox faith to … [Read more...]

Eastern Orthodox Lose Two Evangelical Bridges

Source: Christianity Today | Weston Gentry Metropolitan Jonah, by most accounts the highest-ranking, evangelical-friendly archpriest in North America's Eastern Orthodox Church, resigned under duress in July. His removal has observers less concerned about his leadership shortcomings, which allegedly led to his removal, than about the widening gap between conservatives and the Orthodox … [Read more...]

The Rise of the Militant Godless

- Source: Real Clear Religion | Philip Jenkins It sounds like a scriptwriter's dream. Here we have Russia, a vastly powerful country with a floundering democracy, facing the imminent threat of tyranny. That danger is personified by Vladimir Putin, a former KGB man who looks like, well, a former KGB man, as imagined by John Le Carré. Standing in his way is a gallant resistance movement … [Read more...]

Chick-Fil-A CEO is a Profile in Moral Courage

Source: OrthodoxyToday.org | Fr. George Morelli The one who is not with Me is against Me; and the one who gathereth not with Me scattereth. (Mt. 12:30) Whosoever then shall break one of the least of these commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called least in the kingdom of the heavens; but whosoever shall do and teach them, this one shall be called great in the kingdom of the … [Read more...]

Gore Vidal and the Sky God

Source: The Christian Post | R. Albert Mohler, Jr. From the essay: Gore Vidal was a controversialist, but in making this argument, he was simply saying aloud what many others in his social class and literary circles were thinking. He outlived most of his contemporaries and critics, but he lived a tragic life and he died a tragic death. Christians, sobered and saddened by the legacy of this … [Read more...]

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