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You can latch onto theological ideas that are, in fact, not accurate, and refuse to let them go. I think we’ve seen this a few…
Women don’t need to have our own little corner of the church where we can feel precious or, alternatively, cranky. In every essential thing, as…
Women and men just aren’t that different. Oh, we’re different in some intriguing ways, and it can be fun to band together for all-gal or…
There are lots of things to like about being Eastern Orthodox – incense, liturgies, all the baklava you can eat – but you know what…
The Orthodox hierarchy doesn’t have the kind of power that high-ranking clergy do in other churches. There isn’t even a worldwide governing board to hold…
The New Testament Scriptures are full of references to the malice of the devil, but we generally overlook them. I think this is because our…
The devil’s main purpose is not to scare us, in a horror-movie way; when we’re scared of him, we’re alert to him, and that might…
The Christmas story has such power and such appeal every year. There are other stories we get tired of. You think of your favorite movie;…
My mother was an unbeliever – and still is. My father was a nominal Catholic. We would go in to church at the last minute…
I’ve been able to dig deeper into awareness of my own sinfulness, and take baby steps toward spiritual healing. I’m able to worship in an…
Lots of Orthodox go to church every Sunday but don’t know much about the faith. Yet they know that there is something that they don’t…
I think intellectualizing annoys me because it is the enemy of experience; you cannot experience the presence of God and analyze it at the same…
I know by experience that Jesus Christ is a very powerful spirit – I know by experience that he is probably the most powerful spirit…
Easter may seem boring to children, and it is blessedly unencumbered by the silly fun that plagues Christmas. Yet it contains the one thing needful…
Somehow we just don’t make the same boisterous fun of Holy Week that we do of Christmas. No one plans to have a holly, jolly…
Someone who wanted to challenge Orthodoxy would not be able to locate a building to hold a protest march in front of. The faith is…
I was raised in a nominal Roman Catholic home, but without any really strong faith there.
Jesus showed us how to be courageous and sacrificial while we die for our beliefs, not while we kill for them.
God’s presence is not just Light, and Life, but Love. And Love invites, but does not compel.
After I graduated from college, while traveling around Europe, hitchhiking, doing the tourist thing, I went into a church in Dublin.
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