Posts about secular culture

The Sounding

Cake and Compassion in Arizona

Not so long ago, voices were raised and lawyers were sharpening their swords in America’s latest battle in the ongoing culture war. The owner of Masterpiece…

Mar 17, 2014
OCN Responds

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
This Month's Topic

February: Christianity and Culture

Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me…. For whoever is ashamed…

Feb 03, 2014
The Sounding

The Times They Are A-Changin’

Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up. Recently I came across a news story that had everything: patriarchal men facing off against earnest feminists…

Dec 30, 2013
The Sounding

I Dare You to Say “Merry Christmas!”

“And, four dollars and seventy three cents is your change.” The grocery checker handed me my money and receipt. “Merry Christmas” I said, looking…

Dec 19, 2013
The Sounding

Keeping Our Kids Christian

Nothing helps foster humility like parenthood.  New furniture may come out of the box from Ikea with a set of assembly instructions for clueless people…

Nov 18, 2013
The Sounding

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

What are you, kidding me with this? All right, I don’t want to sound like a grump or anything, but when I was growing up, the holidays made a lot…

Nov 05, 2013
The Sounding

13 Facebook Sins You Might Need to Confess

With over 500 million active users, and 50% of people logging in on a daily basis, Facebook is a way of life for most of us. As a regular Facebook user…

Nov 01, 2013
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Honey, what shall we do with our kids on Halloween?

All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify. (1 Co 10:23) Spending all my childhood…

Oct 30, 2013
From the Archives

Body Image: Plastic Surgery to Piercings

The modern world is obsessed with a shallow view of beauty. On Orthodox Teen Talk Online, listen in as Fr. Chris and a group of young people discuss body…

Oct 10, 2013
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