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The above link is worth a visit (or three). [Read more…]

How Do Orthodox Christians EVANGELIZE?

A small business owner once told me of a guaranteed way to get rid of pesky telemarketers. “Whenever the salesman calls and immediately goes into his sales pitch,” he said, ” interrupt him and ask, ‘Are you a born again Christian?’ If he replies ‘No,’ you say, ‘Well, I am and I don’t deal with [Read More…]

XXX Church – by Terry Mattingly

PHOENIX — Anyone with the nerve to create XXXChurch.com is going to get attention, especially if they keep calling it “the No. 1 Christian Porn Site.” “We’re No. 1 because there really isn’t a No. 2, which is a good business plan if you think about it,” said Craig Gross, co-founder of the ministry in [Read More…]

Orthodox and Baptist Trade Places

Looks like the editors over at The Onion Dome have been keeping tabs on us hillbillies. [Read more…]

Real Men Dis Mary?

Leon Podles makes some excellent observations over at Touchstone regarding sexuality & churchmanship. I was working on a project my senior year of seminary tentatively titled “Marian Devotion and the Homosexual.” I ended up taking reading credits and not writing a paper. As they say, “What he said.” [Read more…]

God is Young

A child kicks its legs rhythmically through excess, not absence, of life. Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, “Do it again”; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not [Read More…]

ALMOST … All generations will call me blessed

A former coworker, a Protestant, with all sincerity and goodwill, gave me a book by Max Lucado, God Came Near. Never having been a fan of Prot Pulp Lit, I’d never heard of the author. Gosh, was I ever shocked! I had no idea that mainstream Christians would accept such irreverence. Even President Bush consults [Read More…]

The Two Trees (33 of 33 – final)

[Meditations are intended to be read sequentially, from 1 to 33.] On the Way … Yes, we are trees, bearing fruit. Like the Tree in the Garden, we can bear sinful fruit: Pride, Anger, Lust, Envy, Gluttony, Avarice, Sloth. “Pale Gas” we call it. Fitting. Or, if the seeds planted within us are done so [Read More…]

UNITY, SAINTS & DIALOGUE

Jim Kushiner, editor of TOUCHSTONE, has some interesting comments on the recent meeting of the Ecumenical Patriarch & the Pope. Scroll down to July 4th. [Read more…]

The Two Trees (32 of 33)

[Meditations are intended to be read sequentially, from 1 to 33.] On the Way … The blood doesn’t stain us. In fact, it seems to wash us. The fruits from the Garden are washed away by the Fruit of the Hill. The tree that we bear is our defense against the enemy, the evil one. [Read More…]