The Amsterdam Symposium: An Abuse of Authority?

The participants at the Amsterdam Symposium participants have no real experience or training in pastoral theology. Ideas are one thing. The effects that the ideas have once they are adopted are another thing altogether.

A Letter From Russia on an Article Defending Same-Sex Marriage and Defaming Fr. Pavel Florensky

Editor’s Note: This letter is a response to the essay by Peter J. (Giacomo) Sanfilippo published on Public Orthodoxy, May 2, 2017 where the teachings of Fr. Pavel Florensky are misrepresented and his character defamed. It caused consternation in Russia where the teachings and life of Fr. Florensky are well known. The author of this […]

One Word of Truth Outweighs the Whole World

When Soviet dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn gave his Nobel Lecture in 1970, he quoted this Russian proverb: “One word of truth outweighs the whole world.” Let me say it again: “One word of truth outweighs the whole world.”

Book Review: “On Human Nature” by Roger Scruton

Religious people…have no difficulty in understanding that human beings are distinguished from other animals by their freedom, self-consciousness, and responsibility, Scruton, with characteristically elegant prose and clarity of thought, furnishes theists with an introductory grammar to defend their deeply held beliefs without relying upon special revelation.

Adieu, France

Macron and his ilk promote an ideology of “universal human values,” of a “common culture” for the whole world. The Christian vision of the Triune God Who allows choice, diversity, individuality, and free will is the enemy of this vision.