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Thanksgiving: The Norm of Christian Existence

“Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever” (Psalm 135:1 LXX). My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Several decades…

Nov 09, 2017
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Finding Courage in a Culture of Fear

Recent headlines proclaim: a mass shooting in Texas, a tragedy in Manhattan, terrorist attacks in London, political unrest in Spain, hunger in Venezuela,…

Nov 06, 2017
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Yet Again…Looking for Hope in Heartbreak

More than a month ago, we experienced another horrific shooting in our nation—the deadliest yet. And this week, we witnessed another mass killing on…

Nov 03, 2017
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Examining the Reformation from an Orthodox Point of View

Five hundred years ago this past Tuesday, a professor announced a lecture. The announcement was mailed to the Archbishop of Mainz in western Germany, and…

Nov 02, 2017
Hank Unplugged Podcasts

Christ’s Presence in Palestine with Fares Abraham

Listen Now to a conversation with Fares Abraham in this podcast series of Hank Unplugged. The Bible Answer Man’s podcast brought to you through Christian…

Oct 27, 2017
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Putting Faith First…

One of the greatest challenges facing the Christian church today is the tendency to mistake religion for faith. The eminent Greek Orthodox theologian Christos…

Oct 26, 2017
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Chasing the Rainbow’s End

Why is it so easy for us to focus on the past (which we can’t change) or the future (which may never come) and ignore the present? Have you ever felt…

Oct 24, 2017
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Finding Peace Through Three Simple Phrases…

Sometimes life gets too complicated. We rush through our days reacting, responding, running around, caught up in the whirl of this post-modern, stress-ridden…

Oct 21, 2017
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Care for the Caretaker

The 2017 Orthodox Family Ministry Conference was held near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from September 20 to 23. The host parish was All Saints Greek Orthodox…

Oct 12, 2017
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Reflections on the Concordia Annual Summit

The annual Concordia Summit took place in New York City on September 18 and 19. It has been more than a week now, and my mind is still trying to grasp…

Oct 07, 2017