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The Sounding Blog

Christian Athletics or the Struggle for the Kingdom

The classic image of the Christian as an athlete of Christ is a little overplayed nowadays, in a culture obsessed with sports. I personally like very much…

Sep 17, 2017
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Orthodox Faith Meets Science Fiction and Fantasy at Doxacon

In August a cadre of “Geek-Orthodox” Christians arrived at St. Sophia’s Cathedral in Washington, D.C. for Doxacon, an Orthodox science…

Sep 10, 2017
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Raising Family in the Image of the Theotokos

Almost 35 years ago, I chose to leave the Canadian military and get married. My mother was not impressed. She had spent her entire adult life trying to…

Aug 28, 2017
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Practical Prayer and Other Spiritual Tools

There are essentially two types of prayer rules that we have in the Orthodox Church. It is important for us to understand these in order to best make prayer…

Aug 20, 2017
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CrossRoad Theological Program: Our Call to Follow the Road to Christ

Each summer, Hellenic College Holy Cross in Brookline, MA, hosts more than 60 Orthodox teenagers for CrossRoad, an incredibly enriching, 10-day theological…

Aug 07, 2017
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Cradle or Convert? A Trend in Orthodoxy

Not long ago my mother and I visited her hometown parish for their annual food festival. My mom still has family and friends there, so it was a wonderful…

Jul 27, 2017
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13 Reasons Why You Really Need to Know What’s Going on with Your Teen

“I hope you’re ready, because I’m about to tell you the story of my life. More specifically, why my life ended. And if you’re listening…

Jul 23, 2017
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Shedding Light on Taybeh

Returning one more time to the only all-Christian village that exists in Palestine has been a challenge. But the most amazing thing of all is the great…

Jul 17, 2017
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Finding Orthodoxy in the Heritage Greece Experience

Photo: The author visiting the Chapel of St. George in Athens, Greece During the past two weeks, I had the pleasure of participating in the Heritage Greece…

Jul 13, 2017
Hank Unplugged Podcasts

Hank Unplugged: Today’s Sexual Tower of Babel

 Listen Now to Joe Dallas, in this podcast series of Hank Unplugged.  The Bible Answer Man’s podcast brought to you through Christian Research Institute…

Jul 12, 2017