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Doctor Who and the Communion of Christ

This November, Science Fiction history was made. Doctor Who, the famed British television series celebrated 50 years, and did so with a spectacular anniversary…

Dec 16, 2013
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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The books and the first film in this series caught a lot of negative comment from Orthodox Christians because of some of the issues which Suzanne Collins…

Dec 09, 2013
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A Cure for Depression from St. Silouan the Athonite

The greatest plague of the 21st century is not AIDS, nor cancer, nor the H1N1 flu, but something that affects much more people in ways we can barely start…

Sep 25, 2013
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So, which is it? Jesus or Jeezus?

The other day, my five-year-old asked me to explain to her who Jesus was. She’s a pretty inquisitive and very precocious kid, so replying with something…

Sep 11, 2013
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Miley Cyrus and the Beheading of St. John the Baptist

The entire Internet is still in a state of consternation after the recent performance of Miley Cyrus at the MTV Video Music Awards. Since I am way past…

Aug 27, 2013
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Melting Down, Hollywood Style

No one does disasters like Hollywood. (Quick case in point: Giant comet hits the earth in 1998’s Deep Impact, below.) But what happens when the disaster…

Jul 22, 2013
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Friends with Benefits – Is This Common?

Tune in for our show on the monthly topic of “Let’s Talk About Sex.” We start out by hearing from Dr. Albert Rossi on friends-with-benefits…

May 09, 2013
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Christian Response to Saturday Night Live & DJesus Uncrossed

Saturday Night Live went too far when it portrayed Jesus as a blood thirsty murderer. So says a national Christian group that’s so upset by what…

Mar 18, 2013
This Month's Topic

Starting Over

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we…

Mar 01, 2013
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Meditating on “Les Mis”: The Stars of Javert

Assuming that you are not just now awaking from a coma, you have probably seen or at least heard of the 2012 production of the classic musical Les Miserables,…

Jan 31, 2013
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