The Tao Of “Whatever” And The Abolition Of Man

The Tao Of “Whatever” And The Abolition Of Man

Living in a multi-cultural, post-modern world brought to us by the new era of rapid communication, we are more and more exposed to cultures that are, or at least seem to be, very remote from our own. Although many of them are in fact foreign, there are times when we...

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Fight Wrong, Choose Right, and Still Be You

Fight Wrong, Choose Right, and Still Be You

“Wrong is wrong even when everyone is doing it. Right is right even when no one is doing it.” I’m not sure who first said that, but it is a lesson well worth remembering. My parents used to phrase it differently when I was younger. They would ask “If everyone...

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What Russell Wilson Can Teach Us About Being A Christian

What Russell Wilson Can Teach Us About Being A Christian

First of all, never put a celebrity on a pedestal. You will be disappointed. Still, you can’t help but notice the way Russell Wilson proclaims his faith, unashamed to the world. When the Seahawks’ quarterback spoke on the podium after winning the Super Bowl, he thanked God first. It would...

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February: Christianity and Culture

February: Christianity and Culture

Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me…. For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when He comes in His own...

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How Will We Thank God?

How Will We Thank God?

On Theologically Thinking, Fr. Athanasios Haros explores The Parable of the Rich Fool in Luke 12.16-21 “What shall I do?” asks the rich fool? How will we thank God for our blessings this year at Thanksgiving? Will be build bigger barns or serve our neighbor?

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The Rich Young Man and Jesus

The Rich Young Man and Jesus

Ο Δημητρης Καραβασίλης εστιάζει στο περιστατικό με τον πλούσιο νεανίσκο και την διδασκαλία του Κυρίου με αφορμή την ερώτηση του νέου “Διδασκαλε αγαθέ, τι ποιήσω ίνα ζωήν αιώνιον κληρονομήσω”. Μαθήματα για τον νέο και για μας σήμερα .

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Exposing My Poor Spirit

Exposing My Poor Spirit

Years ago, early in my Orthodox journey, I purchased Nicholas Cabasilas’ The Life in Christ. I remember enjoying it and being helped by it, but the details escape me. Recently, upon recommendation by a friend, I decided to pick it back up. Cabasilas spends the bulk of his work discussing...

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Should Christians Own Guns?

Should Christians Own Guns?

Dear OCN Supporters, This month’s topic – guns and violence – is one on which Christians have a wide array of opinions, thoughts, and feelings. As Orthodox Christians considering this issue, we must remember what our priests say each week in the liturgy: “Let us go forth in peace,” adding,...

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The Waiting Place

The Waiting Place

Once upon a time, a Middle Eastern nomad packed up his family and his property and set out to go to Canaan. His name was Terah. He had two sons and a daughter-in-law, the widow of a dead son of his. His son Abram had a wife who was childless....

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Importance of St. Luke’s Writings

Importance of St. Luke’s Writings

As we begin the Sundays of Luke, we hear in Just Thinking from Fr. Calivas as he discusses the importance of Scripture especially the writings of St. Luke the Evangelist who was an instrument by which God calls each of us to peer into the eternal realm and find ourselves...

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