Frank Schaeffer’s Fundamentalist Fakery

From the article: "Schaeffer’s Orthodox history might be inconvenient to him today because based on the Church’s teachings — sanctity of life, sexuality, marriage, a hyper-patriarchal priesthood — it looks a lot like the dimwitted “Taliban” Christians and “fundamentalists” that Schaeffer spends so much time denouncing of late. Then again, you can hardly go around advertising the fact that you … [Read more...]

Antiochians Launch “Discover Orthodoxy”

The Antiochian Orthodox Church recently launched "Discover Orthodoxy," an informational and apologetic website to explain the Orthodox faith to seekers. Topics include: Introducing Orthodoxy: Come and see! What is the Church? The Church is the Body of Christ. Who Is God? The Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Feasts and Fasts: The cycle of the Christian year. Liturgy and … [Read more...]

A Russian Orthodox Priest Speaks Out Against Britain’s Culture of Death

Source: John Smeaton Today I had the pleasure of renewing my acquaintance with Archpriest Andrew Phillips, who leads one of Britain's 40 Russian Orthodox parishes in Colchester. Archpriest Andrew has kindly sent me some of his recent personal reflections on pro-life issues: After 1945 we were to be provided by the Welfare State with care ‘from the cradle to the grave’. Instead, it rather … [Read more...]

Understanding Rand

The critical tension between Rand and Christian theology is on human worth. Christians affirm the inherent and very high value of individuals because of their creation in the image of God. Rand values human beings only for their achievements. Source: Acton Institute By Hunter Baker Christians have a deep ambivalence about Ayn Rand that probably draws as deeply from the facts of her … [Read more...]

Syria: Nowhere Near Regime Change

Srdja Trifkovic offers trenchant analysis on world events for this reason: he is not bound to the liberal/neo-con vision of American foreign policy that justifies the invasion and domination of sovereign nations under the rubric that behind every dictator lies a nascent movement of political liberty waiting to emerge. This view is misguided idealism and naivete at best, cynical opportunism at … [Read more...]

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