Posts for May, 2014

The Sounding

Is “Evaluation” even Orthodox?

When the programs of the Office of Vocation & Ministry were just getting going, I was troubled at having to spend part of the annual budget on “evaluation.”…

May 29, 2014
The Sounding

With Faith and Love, Draw Near

I have a head problem. I can’t get out of it. Unfortunately, a large part of my journey to Orthodoxy was through my head. In fact, most of my religious…

May 28, 2014
The Sounding

The Old Testament is Our Story

At the table recently with some eloquent friends I had just made, the after-dinner chatter meandered through international politics and culture. We eventually…

May 28, 2014
The Sounding

Church History is Family History

I was asked on another blog how much the Orthodox know about Church history. When I first read the question, my reaction was to say that the Orthodox are…

May 28, 2014
The Sounding

How to Celebrate Name Days with Our Children

Dinner has ended and the sweet aroma of name day bread is wafting its way towards the table where four anxious children await a slice. You see…today…

May 28, 2014
Orthodox News

BBC News Africa: Sudanese Woman Facing Death for Apostasy Gives Birth

Thank you to the many readers who have encouraged us to keep following this story. The persecution of Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag continues to capture…

May 27, 2014
The Sounding

Tabitha, which means Dorcas

Now there was at Joppa a disciple named Tabitha, which means Dorcas. She was full of good works and acts of charity. In those days she fell sick and died;…

May 27, 2014
Orthodox News

Patheos: Like Pope Francis, The Church Breathes With One Lung

In the weeks leading up to the historic meeting of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, many of us have…

May 27, 2014
Learn

Washington Post – Pope, Patriarch Pray in Holy Sepulcher Church

The Washington Post’s article, the ’Pope, Patriarch Pray in Holy Sepulcher Church’, on May 26, 2014, provided excellent insights about Pope Francis…

May 26, 2014
The Sounding

The Power of Positive Discipline

When I was having my first child, I heard about many parenting books I should read. And I avoided them like the plague. After all, none of the “experts”…

May 26, 2014
Orthodox News

Pope and Patriarch, 1964

Yesterday’s meeting of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew with Pope Francis in Jerusalem marked the 50th anniversary of the 1964 meeting of Ecumenical…

May 26, 2014
Stewardship Calling

The Scriptural Foundation of Stewardship – Part 1

The Scriptural Foundation of Stewardship – Part 1  is the first of a multipart series that explores the Scriptural foundation of stewardship. The Holy…

May 26, 2014