October 31, 2014

Dylan Pahman: Self-Discipline Today or Hardship Tomorrow

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Source: Acton Institute | Dylan Pahman In the Sayings of the Desert Fathers, a collection of wise stories and sayings from the first Christian monks, the following is attributed to one Abba Zeno: “Never lay a foundation on which you might sometime build yourself a cell.” This saying has at least two possible applications: 1) Do not start something you do not intend to see through. 2) Do not put … [Read more...]

Bill Hinkle on Citizenship [AUDIO]

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Bill Hinkle was a member of the Washington State House of Representatives representing the 13th district. As the government shutdown continues to drag on, 16-year-elected political veteran Bill Hinkle offers his thoughts on what's wrong with the political scene in America during this week’s episode of Our Life in Christ and in America. What's more, he asks, what's wrong with us as a nation? As … [Read more...]

The War on Humans

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A trailer for the upcoming documentary from the Discovery Institute: Keep up with the news and release dates at www.evolutionnews.org and www.waronhumans.com. Sign up to be notified when the film is released. … [Read more...]

Christian Persecution on Ancient Faith Today — Sunday, October 13 at 8pm Eastern | 5pm Pacific

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Host Kevin Allen talks with Faith McDonnell and Ralph H. Sidway about the rising tide of Christian intolerance and genocide—the intentional killing of people for their Christian faith—and why global Christophobia is rarely covered by Western media or addressed by the United Nations. Faith McDonnell is the Director of Religious Liberty Programs at the Institute for Religion and Democracy and … [Read more...]

Turning the World Upside Down: Five Ideas for Orthodox Christian College Students

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By Andrew F. Estocin Each September a Sunday is set aside for Orthodox Parishes across the country to focus on the lives of college students. As students settle on campus for another academic year, it is certain that they will encounter a world full of questions about the very meaning of life and how best to live it. They will be challenged by ideas both ancient and new. Campus life will … [Read more...]

Politics, Ideas, and the West

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An excerpt from an essay published on OrthodoxyToday.org. By Samuel Gregg Yet as the French theologian Jean Daniélou S.J. once observed, there is no true civilization that is not also religious. In the case of Western civilization, that means Judaism and Christianity. The question of religious truth is something with which we must allow every person to wrestle in the depths of their … [Read more...]

Orthodox Christian Statement Opposing Military Action Against Syria

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I've had my disagreements with the Orthodox Peace Fellowship (OPF) in the past mostly over their stand that pacifism is a viable option in addressing conflicts between people and nations. Pacifism is a coherent and honorable moral position but only for the individual. It cannot be imposed involuntarily and succeeds only when the larger promise of protection by non-pacifists exists. … [Read more...]

Pat. Bartholomew: No to Homosexual Marriage

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew expressed in unequivocal terms that the Orthodox Church cannot sanction same-sex marriage. This is bound to make some of the Orthodox Progressives squirm because there is no room for doubt, no artificial distinction between Church and society where the moral teaching applies to the former but not the latter, where there is a different ontology implied for those … [Read more...]

An Open Letter from His Eminence Metropolitan Philip to President Obama

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Metropolitan Philip is the leader of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese. September 6, 2013 President Barack Obama, The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC Dear Mr. President: We write to you with a heavy heart having heard the recent news of the attack on the ancient Christian city of Maaloula, Syria by the rebel forces. This city houses one of the … [Read more...]

Orthodox Christians Respond to LGBT Protest With Joint Prayer of Clergy and Laity

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The Patriarchal Parishes in the USA and the Russian Church Abroad View pictures of the protest. Source: Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Clergymen and laity of the Moscow Patriarchate and the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia responded to an LGBT protest with joint prayers. On Sunday, August 25, 2013, a protest was held before St Nicholas Patriarchal Cathedral in San … [Read more...]

How the West is Helping to Destroy Christianity in Syria

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Source: Alfred the Great Society | Robin Phillips Syrian Christianity goes back to the earliest days of the Christian faith, with language, traditions and practices that have remained largely unchanged since the time of Christ. Despite popular misconceptions, the nation of Syria is not an Islamic state. The Christian population living in Syria has enjoyed a measure of stability under the … [Read more...]

Metropolitan Hilarion Believes that Western Countries Tend to Dictatorship

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Secularization disguised as democratization released a colossal energy of subordination to power in the European states. Met. Hilarion below affirms a thesis I developed in the essay "Homosexual Marriage at the Dusk of Liberty" where I argue that the legal codification of homosexual "marriage" effectively establishes the State as both the source and judge of human morality. This breathtaking … [Read more...]