Separation of Church and State Should Not Be Absolute

Crucifying Jesus

GOP Presidential candidate and former Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Rick Santorum recently made the sweeping claim that “I don’t believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute.”  He added that John F. Kennedy’s speech on religion “makes me throw up.”  Kennedy had called for an absolute separation in September 1960. Prominent [Read More...]

Great Lent – Walking with Fools for Christ

St. Xenia of St. Petersburg

The Eastern Orthodox Church does not celebrate Ash Wednesday.  Preparation for Pascha (Easter) formally begins on “Clean” Monday, February 27th.  It marks the start of Great Lent or the Great Fast in the Orthodox calendar.  During every Great Lent there is hope that the days leading up to Pascha are restorative and transformative.  This year [Read More...]

Elvis has left the building!

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The bus left.  The train departed.  The horses fled the barn.  Elvis has left the building!  Increasingly, more of the faithful are ignoring religious leaders due to false humility, being out of touch, or just getting it wrong too many times and not having the security to admit it. As I’ve observed many times in [Read More...]


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