Posts for July, 2013

The Sounding

Fact, Fiction and Phariseeism

Can a story be ‘true’ without being factual or historical? Certainly—as we all know, Jesus taught with parables; indeed, He hardly taught anything…

Jul 30, 2013
Divine Liturgy Broadcast

Fifth Sunday of Matthew

This Saint, who had Nicomedia as his homeland, was the son of Eustorgius and Eubula. His father was an idolater, but his mother was a Christian from her…

Jul 28, 2013
The Sounding

Geek Orthodox Unite!

Where can you see a Greek Metropolitan speaking with a former atheist science-fiction writer who converted to Roman Catholicism while an American matushka…

Jul 26, 2013
The Sounding

On the Pope, Twitter, and Maximalism

The media lately has been delighted to report on the Pope’s alleged decision to grant time off in purgatory for those who follow him on Twitter.  One…

Jul 25, 2013
Come Receive the Light

Finding Balance in the Contemporary

How do we balance preserving the ethnic heritage of our churches with really providing a nurturing Christian community for the broader society and younger…

Jul 25, 2013
Journeys to Orthodoxy

Finding Faith Down Under

Andrew Smith tells how he discovered the Orthodox faith down under in Australia.

Jul 25, 2013
The Sounding

Melting Down, Hollywood Style

No one does disasters like Hollywood. (Quick case in point: Giant comet hits the earth in 1998’s Deep Impact, below.) But what happens when the disaster…

Jul 22, 2013
Divine Liturgy Broadcast

Fourth Sunday of Matthew

The incarnate Angel, the Cornerstone of the Prophets, the second Forerunner of the Coming of Christ, the glorious Elias (Elijah), who from above, sent…

Jul 21, 2013
The Sounding

Ethics and the Other

When I was first in seminary, I had to take an ethics class. The professor of that class seemed to positively enjoy giving us difficult ethics problems…

Jul 20, 2013
Journeys to Orthodoxy

Dionysius Potamitis’ Discovery

In the wonderful diversity of this world, someone may have to travel to a new land and learn new languages to see their ancestral Church through new eyes….

Jul 18, 2013
The Sounding

What’s with Russia?

Of late Russia and its leader Vladimir Putin have been in the news.  Putin recently signed into a law a new decree banning “homosexual propaganda”,…

Jul 17, 2013
The Sounding

Four Left!

In order to catch up with Christine’s present life a bit faster, I am moving us along to a fairly recent journal entry. She has been through many…

Jul 16, 2013
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