Recognizing Annihilation of Middle East’s Christianity as Genocide

Recognizing Annihilation of Middle East’s Christianity as Genocide

During the recent Biannual Clergy Laity Assembly in Madison, Wisconsin, from November 14th – 18th, The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago agreed on a resolution asking the United Nations to recognize an official genocide of the Christian population in the Middle East. The Metropolis of Chicago, representing 59 churches and...

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WSJ – In Defense of Christendom with Comments from Dr. Harry Dimopoulos

WSJ – In Defense of Christendom with Comments from Dr. Harry Dimopoulos

Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal wrote an insightful editorial that is well worth reading. Dr. Harry Dim0poulos points to perhaps the main message of the article which deals with the “reasons for the decline of Europe”. While the focus is on the state of European affairs, nevertheless those...

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Seven Percent

Seven Percent

He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury; and he saw a poor widow put in two copper coins. And he said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them; for they all contributed out of their abundance,...

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The Struggle of Converting from Islam to Christianity

The Struggle of Converting from Islam to Christianity

OCN is honored to receive thousands of letters from people around the world who want to share their thoughts with us. We do our best to respond to as many as possible, and we are thankful to each person who writes. On rare occasions, we receive letters that we feel...

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Saint Stephen:  The Death of a Revolutionary

Saint Stephen: The Death of a Revolutionary

Saint Stephen is usually hailed as the first Christian martyr, but he is more than that. His death was also a boundary, and the blood which flowed from his body as the stones hit him became a river, one which separated the faith of the Christians from the religion of...

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Egypt Unwrapped: Copts Still Waiting for Better Days

Egypt Unwrapped: Copts Still Waiting for Better Days

Egypt Unwrapped is a blog featured on The Majalla, a leading Arab magazine. Copts still Waiting for Better Days Where do Egypt’s Christians fit into Sisi’s religious vision? EGYPT UNWRAPPED blog: Exploring the political and social developments in Egypt as the dust continues to settle on the 25 January uprising...

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New York Times – The Spiritual Recession

New York Times – The Spiritual Recession

The New York Times featured an excellent editorial on ‘The Spiritual Recession’ on June 27, 2014. Op-Ed columnist David Brooks writes about the recession of spirituality, religion, capitalism and democracy and the rise of “debauched libertarianism” where “we just go our own separate ways making individual choices.” The article is notable,...

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Converting to Christianity from Islam

Converting to Christianity from Islam

Duane Alexander Miller of Nazareth Evangelical Theological Seminary’s department of Church History and Theology speaks with Fr. Chris about the conversion of Muslims to Christianity. Questions include: * Can you share one or two stories of people who’ve converted? * What is the decision process like for Muslim people who...

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Christians and Guns

Christians and Guns

Consider the following scenario: a man breaks into the house of another man, a Christian. The Christian whose house is broken into is afraid, and gets the gun that he keeps in his house. After shouting at the intruder, he takes aim and shoots him, killing him so that the...

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Zooms and Primes

Zooms and Primes

Warning: This article contains some details about photography techniques. However, reading it until the end will prove highly beneficial. 🙂 There is no secret for anyone that I like photography. I have always been and I always will be fascinated by the mystical revelations of the dark room, where all...

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