Posts about God’s will

The Sounding

Message of Love

As a teenager, I came back from church camp and was asked to share my thoughts about my adventure with the congregation. It was, I suspect, a combination…

Jul 16, 2014
The Sounding

God’s Unconditional Love for Us

How many times do we do something “without condition”? We work for a paycheck. Or we go to school for a degree—we study to pass a test. We strive…

Jun 27, 2014
Orthodoxy Explained

Does the Sermon Matter?

What is a sermon? Is it a sacrament? Is it a liturgical act? If not, why is it important? A sermon is very important, but it is just as important that…

Jun 17, 2014
The Sounding

“Peace is not the absence of conflict—it is the absence of fear.”

As many of you are aware, there was a shooting at Seattle Pacific University this week.  On Thursday afternoon, a gunman walked into the science building…

Jun 07, 2014
The Sounding

Miracles in Small Packages

All Orthodox priests in the Slavic tradition wear a cross after their ordination. That is not so among the Antiochians and Greeks. Among them, the cross…

Jun 06, 2014
Orthodoxy Explained

Angels Everywhere

On Theologically Thinking, Fr. Stanley Harakas presents a reading entitled “Angels are Everywhere.”

Nov 07, 2013
The Sounding

18 Orthodox, Going on 19 Orthodox

I planned on writing this piece about something completely different, but at the last minute, some things have come to my mind. My birthday is in three…

Oct 24, 2013
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