Listening to Young Atheists: Lessons for a Stronger Christianity

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This article points to some research why young people leave Christ (leaving the Church and leaving Christ are increasingly synonymous). It doesn't address the drifting away because of preoccupation with other things but the conscious decision not to believe in Christ. The rise of the New Atheists is probably a reason why drift has turned into decision, or at least provoked the recognition that … [Read more...]

Dr. Bruce Foltz Speaks About “The Truth of Nature”

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Source: St. Vladimir's Seminary At the beginning of the 2014 ecclesiastical year, Professor of Philosophy Dr. Bruce Foltz, an Orthodox Christian and faculty member at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL, will offer a free and public lecture at St. Vladimir's Seminary on "The Truth of Nature." The talk will contrast today's post–modern assumptions regarding the environment with the … [Read more...]

FOX News: Why Jesus and Comic Books Need Each Other | Book of Revelation Graphic Novel

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An interview on FOX News with Fr. Mark Arey of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese on transforming the book of Revelation into a graphic novel. What do you think? … [Read more...]

When Orthodox Bishops Spoke Boldly: Clear Teaching on Marriage and Family

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Source: The Voice Blog | Chris Banescu The current societal moral collapse and the intensifying attacks on traditional marriage and the family were foreseen by previous generations of bishops of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA). Approximately 40 years ago, the Holy Synod of the OCA issued an Encyclical Letter on Marriage warning their flocks of the dangers posed by an increasingly … [Read more...]

William J. Abraham: The Treasures and Trials of Eastern Orthodoxy

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Source: Acton Institute | Dylan Pahman Last night I attended an engaging lecture at Calvin College by Dr. William Abraham of the Southern Methodist University Perkins School of Theology. Abraham, whose religious background is Irish Methodist and who is now a minister in the United Methodist Church and the Albert Cook Outler Professor of Wesley Studies at Perkins, gave a presentation titled, … [Read more...]

Papal Theologian: Treating Homosexuals with Dignity Means Telling Them the Truth

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Important points that the Papal Theologian Rev. Wojciech Giertych made are: 1) the idea that the homosexual condition should be considered as a central identifying characteristic of human personhood diminishes the humanity of the person making the claim; 2) the increasing reach of the State into private life results in a lowering of moral standards. I argue this same point elsewhere with … [Read more...]

The Supreme Court, You and Me, and the Future of Marriage

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Source: Witherspoon Institute By Sherif Girgis, Ryan T. Anderson and Robert P. George within Marriage Originally published June 27, 2013. What happened yesterday at the courthouse matters, and we must keep up our witness to the truth about marriage, by word and deed, until it is safely beyond judicial overreach. Here’s the least reported fact about yesterday’s rulings on … [Read more...]

Met. Hilarion of Volokolamsk: Church and State in Russia

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Met. Hilarion of Volokolamsk is the Chairman of the of the Department for External Church Relations Moscow Patriarchate. Key quote: "We remain strongly convinced that the secular nature of the state does not presuppose the ousting of the Church from the public space or her marginalization and placement in a “ghetto”. The Russian Orthodox Church is not only a social institution … [Read more...]

Bill Hinkle Interviews Frs. Hans Jacobse and Josiah Trenham on the Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Decision [AUDIO]

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Bill Hinkle — a former Washington State Representative, Minority Whip, Washington State House of Representatives, aka SubDeacon Basil at The Prophet Elijah Antiochian Orthodox Christian Mission. "Our Life in Christ and in America” is a bi-monthly program hosted by Bill Hinkle (Antiochian Archdiocese), former Minority Whip of the Washington State House of Representatives. The program seeks to … [Read more...]

Orthodox Speakers at Acton University – 2013 [Audio]

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Acton University is a unique, four-day exploration of the intellectual foundations of a free society. Guided by a distinguished international faculty, Acton University is an opportunity to deepen your knowledge and integrate rigorous philosophy, Christian theology, and sound economics. At this year’s event, the following Orthodox speakers were featured: Fr. Gregory Jensen, Fr. Michael Butler and … [Read more...]

Same-Sex Marriage: A Conversation with Fr. Josiah Trenham and Abp. Salvatore Cordileone, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco [Audio/Video]

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Father Josiah interviews Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, one of America's most articulate champions of marriage and most persuasive opponent of so-called "Same-Sex Marriage." In this 30+ minute interview Archbishop Cordileone thoroughly goes on the record to explain the genesis of the movement for "Same-Sex Marriage" and exposes why the quest for redefining marriage is so destructive to the … [Read more...]

Jacobse: The Progressive Captivity of Orthodox Churches in America

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My reflection on the Acton - St. Vladimir's Poverty Conference was published on the Acton Institute website. From Acton: Rev. Johannes L. Jacobse looks at what was behind the criticism of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary’s partnership with the Acton Institute on a recent poverty conference. He points out that some who adhere to the “ancient faith” of Eastern Orthodoxy have very … [Read more...]

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