Frank Schaeffer’s Fundamentalist Fakery

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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”

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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

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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

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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

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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...]

Greek Star: Bishop Demetrios Attends Signing of Death Penalty Abolition Bill

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Source: Greek Star On March 9, Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation to end the death penalty in Illinois. In attendance was Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, and spiritual advisor to the last prisoner executed in the state. Bishop Demetrios praised the decision of the Governor to sign the bill and commute the remaining sentences of 15 … [Read more...]

Fr. Gerald Murray: Homily at the Funeral of Bernard N. Nathanson, M.D.

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I first heard Dr. Bernard Nathanson speak over 25 years ago. I was very young and had just read his book "Aborting America." There were probably not more than twenty people crowded into a room to hear this man who was one of the three founding members of the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) describe the massive public relations campaign they undertook, successfully as it turned out, … [Read more...]

Powerful Story of a Woman Who was Aborted – but Survived [VIDEO]

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Source: GodVine Her biological mother decided to have an abortion, but by a miracle of God, she survived and has grown up to be a powerful tool for the Lord. This is amazing. [flv]http://www.godvine.com/videos/2010/11/video_1289417718_abortionvid.flv[/flv] … [Read more...]

Russian Metropolitan Blasts Anglican Communion’s Sexual Innovations

Hilarion praises Global South stand on marriage. Absence of heresy deplored.Our Church must sever its relations with those churches and communities that trample on the principles of Christian ethics and traditional morals. Here we uphold a firm stand based on Holy Scripture.By David W. Virtue www.virtueonline.org Sept. 13, 2010In a groundbreaking address at Lambeth Palace before the Nicean Club … [Read more...]

Beware of Greeks Bearing Bonds

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Source: Vanity Fair As Wall Street hangs on the question “Will Greece default?,” the author heads for riot-stricken Athens, and for the mysterious Vatopaidi monastery, which brought down the last government, laying bare the country’s economic insanity. But beyond a $1.2 trillion debt (roughly a quarter-million dollars for each working adult), there is a more frightening deficit. After … [Read more...]

Can a Christian encourage violence and hatred?

Abp. Nicolae of the Romanian Archdiocese of America (ROAA) speaks out against the burning of the Koran. Source This past Sunday our Gospel passage was taken from the 22nd chapter of St. Matthew’s Gospel. In that passage Jesus is asked about the Commandments and what the greatest commandment of the law was. Jesus answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your … [Read more...]

James Taranto: Common sense is to be avoided just because it is common

James Taranto in Oikophobia: Why the liberal elite finds Americans revolting (from the Wall Street Journal, available for seven days only) discusses the cultural divide made evident by the Ground Zero Mosque debate and what it reveals about America's self-appointed elites. Read Besieged liberals resort to their last refuge: the bigotry charge by Charles Krauthammer piece referenced by … [Read more...]

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