Posts about secular culture

The Sounding

Secular Privilege and Natural Law

Two of the best Orthodox Christian commentators on current events today are (in my view) John Kass, the main columnist for the Chicago Tribune, and Rod…

Jul 07, 2014
The Sounding

The Dark Ages: Who Turned Out the Lights?

Among the literature of those who make it their main business to vilify the Christians, perhaps no concept has served a more useful purpose than the idea…

Jun 28, 2014
The Sounding

“Congratulations, You’ve Given Birth to a Baby Girl…Maybe”

A recent article about a presentation made in my neighbouring province of Alberta made me wonder if I didn’t live in the Twilight Zone rather than Canada….

Jun 25, 2014
The Sounding

Christians and Guns

Consider the following scenario: a man breaks into the house of another man, a Christian. The Christian whose house is broken into is afraid, and gets…

Jun 23, 2014
Orthodoxy Explained

Christian Struggles Then and Now

On Harmony of Thunder, Fr. David tells the story of two Christians who have stood up in the public sphere for what they believed – one in the courts…

Jun 16, 2014
The Sounding

Can I be Eastern Orthodox and Express Artistic Creativity?

Recently I was asked whether it is possible to be an Eastern Orthodox creative artist, which surprised me. The person wrote that whenever he reads a current…

Jun 15, 2014
The Sounding

Why Marriage?

As the element of Christianity in popular culture continues to erode, one of the many things which separates that popular and secular culture from the…

Jun 10, 2014
The Sounding

Drive-Through Christianity

Drive-through Communion lines and drive-by home blessings with a super-soaker were standing jokes during Orthodox clergy retreats, as the priests vented…

Jun 03, 2014
The Sounding

Maiden Names

In the modern west, it seems that there is an increasing refusal of brides to take the surname of their new husbands, and instead a determination to retain…

Jun 02, 2014
The Sounding

Are Christians a Persecuted Minority in the West?

Everyone loves a victim, and is happy to claim victim status. It bestows a kind of righteous aura, as well as a Get Out of Jail Free card when caught behaving…

May 18, 2014
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