The Unnecessary Pastor: Rediscovering the Call

By John G. Panagiotou The nature of the work of the pastor is not to be defined by the culture, congregation or the pastor himself, but by the Lord. IIn Marva Dawn and Eugene Peterson’s book The Unnecessary Pastor, we are given an insight into the plight of contemporary pastoral leadership. Originally, the title of this book was taken from a Regent College church leaders’ … [Read more...]

Pornography is an affliction for young men. And it’s been mainstreamed.

It comes from the depths of hell to destroy their characters before they can grow into a healthy sense of who they are. Source: Minneapolis Star and Tribune February 12, 2017. By Fr. Johannes L. Jacobse I am old enough to remember the sexual revolution and its dubious promises that once moral restraints on sexual behavior were removed, a new golden era would dawn in which everyone would … [Read more...]

Christians Who Pray to ‘St. Marx’ are Building the Next Gulag

Source: The Stream By Fr. Johannes L. Jacobse This essay is part of a series examining how American religious, economic, and political freedom are compatible with Christian views of a good society. It was provoked by the publication of the Tradinista Manifesto, which called for “Christian socialism” and an established national Church. The Tradinistas (Traditionalist + … [Read more...]

Fr. Gregory Jensen: U. of Wisconsin Lets Hecklers Veto Conservatives, But Welcomes Anti-Christian Hate Group

Source: The Stream By Rev. Gregory Jensen Recently, the University of Wisconsin-Madison sponsored a public Q&A session with the punk rock band P***y Riot. The group is famous for staging anti-Putin protests in Russia. Unfortunately, they have vented their anger by desecrating Orthodox churches. The desecration involved the performance of a “punk prayer,” a song that … [Read more...]

“Apocalypse” Averted

By Archpriest Alexander F. C. Webster In A Christmas Carol, a seasonal favorite that Charles Dickens wrote in 1843, the miserly misanthrope Ebenezer Scrooge is privileged, thanks to the silent, ominous Spirit of Christmas Yet to Come, to glimpse his miserable future and lonely demise. Before he turns to read the tombstone inscribed with his own name, Scrooge asks the specter with great … [Read more...]

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