Author Archives: Ryan David

Religious Freedom: To Bake or Not To Bake

There is a lot of talk going on out there, in today’s America, throughout the mainstream media and social media about the “Religious Freedom Laws” that are currently being protested, en mass, by advocates of gay marriage and more generally, LGBT … Continue reading

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The Sexual Morality of the Secular Progressives

The Culture War going on right now is fascinating when you stop to think of it. The movement is establishing Traditional Christians, those of us who hold to the faith as it has been understood for thousands of years, as … Continue reading

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The Second Cold War

Over the years I’ve come to love Russian Culture and especially their Christian Tradition. The funny thing I’ve found is that here in the States, it’s common for folks to affirm the Russian Revolution while at the same time, deploring … Continue reading

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Kindness Repels Blindness

I’m currently about 2/3’s of the way through The Lord of the Rings. Reading through this story, or stories (depending on how you look at it) has been a tremendous experience. Tolkien has created a world that is very much in … Continue reading

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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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