Archives for May 2017

One Word of Truth Outweighs the Whole World

Editor's note: I wrote this 8 years ago and while some ideas I hold today are more developed, I don't think I'd change today what I wrote then. By Fr. Johannes L. Jacobse This essay is drawn from a talk given to the leadership of Orthodox Christian Laity on March 9, 2009, in Pinellas Park, Fl. When Soviet dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn gave his Nobel Lecture in 1970, he quoted this … [Read more...]

Book Review: “On Human Nature” by Roger Scruton

Source: Acton Institute On Human Nature. Roger Scruton. Princeton University Press. 2017. 151 pages. By Rev. Ben Johnson On Earth Day, April 22, tens of thousands of activists held the first “March for Science” in cities around the world. “Science brings out the best in us,” Bill Nye, the star of two eponymous television programs about science, told the … [Read more...]

Adieu, France

Macron and his ilk promote an ideology of “universal human values,” of a “common culture” for the whole world. In reality, however, he and other proponents of “diversity” are creating its exact opposite: a soul-numbing singularity, a dreary sameness of thought and inaction. For all the outward differences, Macrons on both sides of the ocean share with the … [Read more...]

Bourgeois “Conjugal Friendship” and American Ethnophyletism

Source: Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy Reprinted with permission of the author. Public Orthodoxy’s recent post by Giacomo Sanfilippo on “Conjugal Friendship” claimed to take a postmodern approach to sacramental conjugality in Orthodox Christianity, but ended up falling into ethnophyletic and gnostic heresies from an Orthodox standpoint. The article raises outdated questions of … [Read more...]

A Conversation Between Dr. Jean Claude Larchet and Archpriest Peter Heers [VIDEO]

Read the conversation on Orthodox Ethos. … [Read more...]