Posts about secular culture

The Sounding

Conversations with Abba Isaac: A Culture of Condemnation

We live in a culture of condemnation. We make ourselves champions of moral, political, and religious issues. We divide ourselves along political lines,…

Sep 12, 2014
OCN Responds

The Culture of Lying

Does anyone tell the truth any more? People are so brazen with lying these days they call press conferences to tell their lies. The results of lying can…

Sep 09, 2014
The Sounding

Historical Contradictions? Not So Fast

The Huffington Post, it seems, can always be relied upon to provide fodder for sceptics looking for a stick with which to beat the Christians. They are,…

Sep 09, 2014
The Sounding

Remembering September 11

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen. On this Sunday before the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, our church brings to mind for…

Sep 07, 2014
The Sounding

Secret Agents for Byzantium

Party like it’s 7523. That’s Etos Kosmou, time of the cosmos, on the Byzantine New Year, Sept. 1, also the start of the ecclesiastical year for the…

Sep 07, 2014
The Sounding

Did Jesus Ever Really Exist?

I used to be of the opinion that for really far-out whacky stuff, you couldn’t beat Jerry Springer. You all know Jerry Springer—he was the showman…

Sep 03, 2014
The Sounding

Orthodox College Students: Turning the World Upside Down

For forty days from the middle of August through the end of September, Orthodox Christians across the country focus on the lives of college students. As…

Aug 14, 2014
The Sounding

Living In an Auto-correcting World

Of late my computer has been helping me out with my bad spelling rather a lot. In particular, whenever I try to write to someone about the Orthodox Christian…

Aug 14, 2014
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
One Small Thing - Can You Do It?     Click Here »