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Fight Wrong, Choose Right, and Still Be You

“Wrong is wrong even when everyone is doing it. Right is right even when no one is doing it.” I’m not sure who first said that, but it…

Feb 11, 2014
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The Wolf of Wall Street: Dubious Honor

“The Wolf of Wall Street” is an Oscar nominee (March 2, 2014) featuring director Martin Scorsese and actor Leonardo DiCaprio. But Wolf’s…

Feb 10, 2014
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Dracula and the Decline of Christian Power

Okay, okay, I admit it: I am big fan of Dracula movies, and have been ever since I was a little boy. Since the time I was allowed to sit up late on Friday…

Jan 31, 2014
OCN Responds

Beyonce: Art or Outrage?

Pop artist Beyonce has created a firestorm of controversy by posting an Instagram photo where she is seated in front of “The Last Supper” painting….

Jan 29, 2014
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Just Imagine, John Lennon

In the world’s hagiology, it seems that untimely demise bestows a scent of secular sanctity, that those who die before their time are endowed with the…

Dec 23, 2013
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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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