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What’s in the Name?

During my last visit to the monasteries in Egypt, I was asked by family members to baptize their child at the monastery. When I went there the day of the…

Feb 20, 2017
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Top 5 Destinations for Orthodox Jet-Setters

Jet set—it’s an old fashioned, 1960s term for those who had money to burn and could just hop on a plane and travel wherever they wanted, whenever…

Feb 18, 2017
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Understanding and Living Our Faith: Dealing with the Noise and Pace of Life

“When God the Logos created human nature, He did not make the senses susceptible either to pleasure or pain; instead, He implanted in it a certain noetic…

Feb 13, 2017
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Evolving Views or Repentance?

If you plugged in to the media at all over the past election year to hear politicians share their views on a myriad of issues, you have likely heard the…

Feb 04, 2017
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Scripture’s Most Valuable Secret

During one of our Wednesday morning Bible studies, our group tackled the famous verse John 3:16, which reads: “For God so loved the world that He gave…

Jan 29, 2017
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Repentance or Resolution?

I’ve never been big on New Year’s Resolutions. January is my stay-at-home month, the one time of year when I politely decline social invitations and…

Jan 26, 2017
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Understanding and Living Our Faith: Overcomplicating Simplicity

“Walk before God in simplicity, and not in subtleties of the mind. Simplicity brings faith; but subtle and intricate speculations bring conceit; and…

Jan 22, 2017
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Faith and Student Loans

What’s the riskiest financial decision you’ll have to make before you turn 18 years old? If you think it’s buying a car – wrong. If you think it’s…

Jan 17, 2017
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What I Learned From “The Greek Freak”

There are times I find it difficult to attend Church. As a Greek Orthodox parishioner and father of a multi-cultural family, I hear the words that are…

Jan 08, 2017
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The Value of Slowing Down and Listening

Those who know me will realize this is from almost 20 years ago, but I read it from time to time, so I am reminded of the lesson I learned back then. I…

Jan 02, 2017