By Sarah Pulliam Bailey Turns out that the secret to being sustainably happy is no secret. Note that this article was using Christianity as the ‘religion’; I wouldn’t necessarily think that it is universal across anything that passes for a religion today. A new study suggests that joining a religious group could do more for someone’s “sustained […]
American Pastors Largely Silent on Current Issues
It is time for Christians to acknowledge that these ministers are not pastors; they are CEOs. They are not Bible teachers; they are performers. They are not shepherds; they are hirelings.
A Cold Age
by Fr. Lawrence Farley One of the benefits of reading history is that it enables one to compare one’s own era with other eras, and so identify the blind spots of former times and as well as the blind spots of one’s own time. As C.S. Lewis once pointed out (in his essay On the Reading […]
Top 13 Reasons that Unchurched People Choose a Church
Research conducted by Thom Ranier As Orthodox Christians, we have #2 (Doctrines) nailed tight. #3 is a 50/50 for visitors, but 9 out of 10 is #1 – and that is us and our preaching. It is the one thing we have absolute control over! The next time you meet a clergyman who says preaching isn’t […]
The See-Thru Window
I’ve been a fan of Alton Brown since his “Romancing the Bird” episode of Good Eats. I doubled my respect for him when I saw him wear a kilt and do an episode on making haggis. He is one of the most creative, celebrated and recognizable faces on the Food TV Network. (Remember, She-who-must-be-obeyed is […]
Today was the consecration to the episcopacy of Bishop David (Mahaffey) of Sitka & All Alaska. At his consecration as bishop, as at all Orthodox ordinations, the clergy, the choir and the people repeatedly proclaim “Axios! Axios! Axios!” This happens in every Orthodox Church ordination anywhere in the world, whether American, Russian, Greek, Finnish, Romanian, […]
Christ is baptized in the Jordan! And we with Him! May God richly bless you on this holy feast of the Lord’s baptism.
Preparing For A Winter Storm
Proper prior planning prevents poor performance. With bone chilling cold plaguing much of the nation, here’s a quick reminder of things to help you out in case things get rough. Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it. For my friends in the path of the storm, […]
Merry Christmas! Christ is Born!
May our Lord Jesus Christ richly bless you and all those you love, care and pray for during the season of His holy Nativity in the Flesh. Christ is Born! Glorify Him!
A Christian’s Perpetual Battle
By Archimandrite Luka of Dajbabe (+ February 8, 2013) I think that if a Christian tells himself that he’s a contemporary Christian, he’s already losing the battle. He should remember that he’s a CHRISTIAN, and that he is carrying on the same battle that has been going on for two thousand years – the battle […]