Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Hope of American Orthodox Unity

The Orthodox Church in America, the jurisdiction I call home within the global Orthodox Communion, has recently released a statement concerning the restructuring of the Orthodox Church here in the United States. It came at the end, and as a … Continue reading

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Scotland, the United Kingdom, and a Ukrainian Scenario

September 18th 2014, Scotland held a historic vote concerning whether or not to secede from the United Kingdom. Results were tallied and released in the night, early in the morning, yielding 55% in favor of remaining in the UK. Until the … Continue reading

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Screen-Hoppers and the Case for Paper Pages

Life in today’s age is a digital one. And the evolution of this technology has taken us from connectivity in our homes, to connectivity in our pockets as we go any and everywhere. So much time, in this age, is spent … Continue reading

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Uncle Sam’s Middle Eastern Folly

Lately, given the current (political) environment, many articles have come out in the media asking questions like, “what do we do about ISIS,” or “how do we stop ISIS.” This group, ISIS, is the most evil and barbaric I’ve known … Continue reading

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Frodo’s Plight is Ours

I’m half way through the first book of The Lord of the Rings. Among my initial impressions, I can tell it was written by a pious man of catholic faith. So much of Tolkien’s imagery mirrors the spiritual life here, in … Continue reading

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Heaven’s Imperialism

History is filled with imperialistic Empires and Nation-States. Even a surface knowledge of history (as mine) will likely have no trouble recalling the various Dynasties of China, the Roman Empire, the British Empire (on which the sun never sets), Napoleon’s … Continue reading

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Archaeological Music and the Splendor of Big Band

Several months ago Caroline and I went on trip to Asheville, North Carolina. While there we stopped in a bar, Jack of the Wood, which happened to have as their evening entertainment a band named, The Soggy Poboys. The Soggy Poboys … Continue reading

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The Church Militant in our Culture

Recently, I’ve thought about the distinctions of Church Militant and Church Triumphant like I never have previously. And for me, given that my life and situation is here in America, I’m doing this within the context of our modern American Society. Christians in … Continue reading

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Where is the Western Outrage?

Curious to know where the Western World’s disgust is with the actions of the Ukrainian government? We are civilized and peaceful people, right? In my heart, I know that we are. The reason it is nowhere to be found, is … Continue reading

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The Corporate Nature of Divine Revelation

In our society, the Protestant doctrine of Sola-Scriptura has thoroughly embedded itself within our religious consciousness, and it makes sense that this would be the case. America was founded with the intention of making this land Protestant, after all. From the … Continue reading

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