Archives for May 2017

One Word of Truth Outweighs the Whole World

When Soviet dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn gave his Nobel Lecture in 1970, he quoted this Russian proverb: “One word of truth outweighs the whole world.” Let me say it again: “One word of truth outweighs the whole world.”

Book Review: “On Human Nature” by Roger Scruton

Religious people…have no difficulty in understanding that human beings are distinguished from other animals by their freedom, self-consciousness, and responsibility, Scruton, with characteristically elegant prose and clarity of thought, furnishes theists with an introductory grammar to defend their deeply held beliefs without relying upon special revelation.

Adieu, France

Macron and his ilk promote an ideology of “universal human values,” of a “common culture” for the whole world. The Christian vision of the Triune God Who allows choice, diversity, individuality, and free will is the enemy of this vision.

Bourgeois “Conjugal Friendship” and American Ethnophyletism

The recent post in “Public Orthodoxy” on Conjugal Friendship claims to take a postmodern approach to sacramental conjugality in Orthodox Christianity but falls into ethnophyletic and gnostic heresies.

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

Dr. Jean Claude Larchet discusses his elder, true theology and its presuppositions; the confusion of Vatican II and the Roman Church; the errors of of Met. John of Pergamon, Fr. Alexander Schmemann, and others; dangers for Orthodox theologians in America, the presuppositions regarding the Mysteries and the boundaries of the Church; and more.