Posts about secular culture

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
The Sounding

“Announcing the Marriage of Jesus and…Never Mind”

Well, that was quick. It was just two years ago that The Latest Thing was the news that Jesus was married. Now it turns out—not so much. In the tradition…

May 12, 2014
The Sounding

Fighting the Good Fight

This morning, my priest was talking about the book of Acts. Specifically, he was discussing the dangers faced by the apostles and the persecution they…

May 06, 2014
The Sounding

The Western War against Men and the Sinking of the Titanic

One of the current social realities is the war against men—or if you prefer, the war against masculinity as traditionally defined. Confirmation of this…

May 05, 2014
Our Life in Christ and in America

Culture War or the Spiritual Life?

Father Philip LeMasters, Pastor of St. Luke’s Orthodox Church in Abilene Texas, and Dean of Social Sciences and Religion at McMurry University, discusses…

Apr 23, 2014
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