Man and Woman Reflected in the Original Meaning of Creation: Part 3

Man and Woman Reflected in the Original Meaning of Creation: Part 3

The Passions And The Justification Of Sin Fr. Dumitru Staniloae asserts that at the foundation of passions are natural affects and instincts that initially support life. “In this animal characteristics we find both their lack of guilt and their inferiority, because just like the animals are not guilty of the...

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The Christian Expression of Gender

The Christian Expression of Gender

There is an Orthodox understanding of personhood that mankind was created male or female. Today society and science says that we were created male and/or female, it’s our choice. Listen as our guest host Fr. Gregory Joyce speaks with Dr. Timothy Patitsas, Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics at Holy Cross...

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Sexuality in Marriage

Sexuality in Marriage

Have we lost the sanctity of sexuality?  Listen as Fr. Chris talks with Fr. Sergei Sveshnikov about his book There Is No Sex in the Church.  This is an honest discussion about sexuality in marriage and a sanctified life.  The book is available through our Amazon store. But first, we...

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Everything We Do Is Spiritual

Everything We Do Is Spiritual

Searching for an African Church history outside of slavery, our first guest found Orthodoxy in his study of the ancient church fathers after seeing Coptic iconography. Listen as our guest host, Bryce Buffenbarger speaks with former Baptist pastor, John R. Gresham. You can visit his blog Desert Fathers Dispatch; The...

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“To a New Beauty”: Talking About Sexual Transitions in the Church

“To a New Beauty”: Talking About Sexual Transitions in the Church

Though we scarcely mention them in public discourse, we Christians have a language for talking about sexual transitions quite apart from popular culture. When I first read of Bruce Jenner’s sexual transition, I thought of Saint Pelagia. Those familiar with the life of the saint might raise a brow. How...

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Another Jesus

Another Jesus

One is tempted to hearken to the siren song of our relativistic and pluralistic society and conclude that all Christian churches believe pretty much the same thing.  There are differences, of course—some have bishops and some don’t; some consider the Eucharist to be the true Body and Blood of Christ, and...

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