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The Nature of Hell from a Talking Skull

The question regarding the nature of hell was perhaps best answered in the Tradition of the Orthodox Church by the great elder St. Makarios of Egypt (300-391…

Nov 07, 2016
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Ancient Christian Prayer, Beyond “Christian Yoga”: Part 2

Both yoga and prayer can be spiritual and physical disciplines, but prayer is more than what I can do with my body and in my mind. Prayer centers me in…

Nov 05, 2016
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The Holy Trinity, Me and Glorifying God Through Music

I was once listening to a talk in which the speaker provoked the audience with the following statement: “By watching your actions for a day, I can tell…

Oct 30, 2016
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Faith and Fantasy: Exploring Doxacon Seattle 2016

If I asked you what Vespers and Harry Potter have in common, you might wonder if that isn’t a “Why is a raven like a writing desk?” kind of question….

Oct 28, 2016
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Putting Our Passion Toward Orthodox Ministries

This election has been heated and stressful to say the least, a constant barrage of information and ideas and oppositions. It has also been a powerful…

Oct 16, 2016
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Weathering the Political Season with Fatih

“Lord, send revival, and start with me!” This was a bumper sticker on many cars in Charleston, South Carolina, long ago. The little quip packed three…

Oct 08, 2016
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Musings from a Grateful Convert: The Inevitability of Maleness

This is not a diatribe against homosexuality, women’s rights, or any other cause that somehow finds a conflict with maleness. Neither is it a subtle…

Oct 06, 2016
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Living in Christ’s Image

I remember once coming across a vintage ad from the 1930’s that said, “Get fat for your husband.” I don’t think this company would last a week…

Sep 26, 2016
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Christ Lives in Us

How many of you were at our festival last week when Billy Gibbons, the lead singer for the rock-n-roll band ZZ Top, came by to eat some Greek food? For…

Sep 22, 2016
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The Road Less Traveled: A Journey of Faith

To say I am a Cradle Orthodox is a bit of an understatement. In addition to being raised in the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Little Rock, Arkansas,…

Sep 06, 2016