Respecting the Divine: Why Australia and All Democracies Should Care About Blasphemy Laws

Respecting the Divine: Why Australia and All Democracies Should Care About Blasphemy Laws

In the past several months, there has been a significant increase in the number of vicious and insensitive anti-Christian public ‘artworks’ and vandalism of churches across Australia. It would be naïve to think Christianity is not frequently insulted or targeted by artists and the media, however, this spike occurred during...

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Remembering Fr. Andres Giron

Remembering Fr. Andres Giron

 Fr. Andres Giron is remembered today not only for the land reform movement he pioneered that provided marginalized Mayans in Guatemala with a livelihood, but for his own conversion to the Orthodox Christian faith that brought almost 200,000 Mayans to the faith in largest mass conversions of our times....

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Evangelist Billy Graham has Passed Away

Evangelist Billy Graham has Passed Away

Famed, longtime Evangelical Pastor Billy Graham has passed away.  The 99 year old was surrounded by his family when he died in Montreat, NC.  News of his passing has sparked much coverage, and as author Terry Mattingly writes, “diplomats, scholars and journalists will struggle to describe Graham’s impact via preaching,...

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A Reflection on Why We Fast

A Reflection on Why We Fast

Sermon published with permission of student author.  This past Saturday, our class had a night out for pizza.  For those who were able to make it, we enjoyed a variety of pizzas.  We ordered a sausage pizza, a buffalo chicken pizza, and there was one we ordered custom… with just...

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Return of the Icons

Return of the Icons

What would you do if somebody came into your house and destroyed all your pictures? What if somebody poked holes in the photos of your family? Or cut through some of the pictures of your friends? Or burned the precious pictures of your grandparents or great-grandparents? That’s exactly what iconoclasts...

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Called to Be Disciples and the Awe of the Lord—Part Two

Called to Be Disciples and the Awe of the Lord—Part Two

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. ENGAGED: The Call to Be Disciples Go, therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching...

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Depending on the zeal

Depending on the zeal

Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi   Those who follow the path of Christ’s commandments are reborn spiritually and are transfigured. It’s not the same for everyone to the same extent, but depends on their zeal. They’re crucified with Jesus Christ and divine Grace makes them resemble Him Whom they love. Herein...

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