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Commentary on social and moral issues of the day


Commentary by Rev. Johannes L. Jacobse
Reflections on Fr. Morelli's Essay on Exclusive Language
Inclusive language taken to its end leads to a denial of the Incarnation.
The Christians of Dachau
Bearing the cross of Christ.
One Word of Truth Outweighs the Whole World
Any word spoken in truth references Christ.
Podcast. The Culture War and Orthodox Christianity
Orthodoxy has much to give towards the renewal of American culture.
Moral Tradition and the Assault of the Activists
Homosexual marriage about more than "fairness."
Interview with Bobby Maddex, Editor of "Salvo" Magazine
Published on the American Orthodox Institute website.
Orthodox Leadership in a Brave New World
Our culture needs to be re-Christianized. Published in Again Magazine.
Boomers Discover Virtues Of Military Service When Their Sons Enlist
Military service and the cultivation of virtue. Published on the Town Hall website.
Is It Christian? Part 3
The Church's stand on war and other topics. Interview with Peter and Helen Evans. Published on the Opinions & Editorials website.
Greek Orthodox Church Should Say No to NCC Collaboration on Stem Cell Research
Threatens to misrepresent and mute Orthodox moral witness. Published in the Hellenic Voice newspaper.
Is it Christian? Part 2
Christianity and evil. Interview with Peter and Helen Evans. Published on the Peter and Helen Evans website.
NCC Exit Poll
Why one Orthodox Church left the National Council of Churches. Published in Touchstone Magazine.
Is it Christian? Part 1
Karma and Christianity. Interview with Peter and Helen Evans. Published on the Peter and Helen Evans website.
New Orleans Tests Our Moral Mettle
Confronting the failures of the welfare state. Publised on the Frontpage Magazine website under the title New Orleans: Follies of the Great Society.
Book Review: Our Culture, What's Left of It: The Mandarins and the Masses
The welfare state and the catastrophic breakdown of culture. Published on the Town Hall website.
The United Churches of Castro
Orthodox pullout from NCC long overdue. Published on the Front Page Magazine
Darwin and the Road to Hitler
Social Darwinism paved the way to the Final Solution.
Book Review -- The Case for Democracy
The power of freedom to overcome tyranny and terror. Published on the Town Hall website
From Darwin to Hitler
Book Review -- From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary ethics, eugenics, and racism in Germany. Published on the Town Hall and the Discovery: Center for Science and Culture websites.
Planned Parenthood's Christmas Card: "Choice on Earth" or "Slaughter of the Innocents"?
The Judeo/Christian moral tradition or social Darwinism? Published on the Orthodox Net website.
10 questions to ask when Orthodox Peace Fellowship visits your parish
Questions that need answers.
Mainline Protestants Fail in Defense of Human Rights
NCC and others coddle tyrants. Also published on the Front Page Magazine website under the title "Mainline Protestants Shill for Abusive Despots."
Christianity and the Presidential Election
Political culture has a moral dimension.
Casualties of the Culture War
Orthodoxy and morality in the public Arena. Published in Again Magazine.
A Response to Dr. Peter C. Bouteneff's "Orthodox Christians and the Presidential Election"
More than "lesser of two evils."
Book Review: War Against the Weak
A history of the eugenics movment in America. Also published on the TownHall.com website.
Gay Marriage Far Removed from Civil Rights Movement
Aligning gay rights with the civil rights movement is shrewd politics but nothing more. Also published on Breakpoint website.
Escape From Slavery
Book Review: Escape From Slavery by Francis Bok. Also published on the Town Hall website.
Reflecting on "The Passion of the Christ"
"Passion" sees Cross at center of gospel. This review was published in The Hellenic Voice.
A Faith-Based Case for Gulags
The NCC continues its love affair with Stalinism. Also published on the Front Page Magazine website.
Patriarch Bartholomew's Visit to Cuba: A Missed Opportunity for Human Rights.
Also published on the Front Page Magazine website as "The Patriarch and Fidel."
Doubts About Darwin: The History of Intelligent Design
Book review. Darwinism as cultural narrative. Also published on the Townhall.com website.
Forced Exit: The Slippery Slope from Assisted Suicide to Legalized Murder
Book review. The war against euthanasia can be won. Also published on the TownHall.com and Discovery.org websites.
The Martyrdom of Terri Schiavo: Resisting the ministers of death
Terri Schiavo is a witness for life. Also published on the Breakpoint website.
"A Plea for Peace" Flawed by Moral Equivalency
Moral equivalency part of Orthodox tradition claims Orthodox Peace Fellowship. Also published in "The Hellenic Chronicle," and The Christian Activist and the Orthodoxnet websites.
Senators Sarbanes and Snowe Betray the Moral Heritage of the Orthodox Christian Faith
Moral "neutrality" really serves the culture of death. Also published in "The Hellenic Voice" (April 12, 03), The Christian Activist and the Orthodoxnet websites.
The New Faithful: A New Great Awakening?
Book review: The New Faithful: Young Adults Embrace Christian Orthodoxy. Also published on the Breakpoint Online and Orthodoxnet.com websites.
Women are Abortion's Second Victims
Book review: Unspoken Grief: The Hidden Pain of Abortion. Also published on the Breakpoint Online and OpinionEditorials.com websites, and featured as a book review selection on the TownHall.com website.
The Twelve Days of Christmas
Orthodox Christians need to remain faithful to their traditions. Also published on the Orthodoxnet.com website.
"Choice on Earth" Unmasks the Desperation of Planned Parenthood
There is more than meets the eye with Planned Parenthood's Christmas card.
Full Hearts and Empty Heads: Al Gore's "Joined at the Heart"
Al Gore is not the family traditionalist he claims to be. Also published on the Front Page Magazine website.
The Artist as Vandal: Culture and the desecration of religious symbols
Desecrating religious symbols undermines the heritage of western civilization. Also published on the Front Page Magazine website as "Desecration as a Political Weapon."
Teen Sex is Killing Our Kids
Book Review: "Epidemic: How Teen Sex is Killing Our Kids" by Meg Meeker. The explosion of sexually transmitted diseases is a grave threat to teens. Also featured as a book review selection on the Townhall.com website.
The Politics of Deviance
Book Review: "The Politics of Deviance" by Anne Hendershott. Advocacy groups work to define deviant behavior as normal.
MTV's "Real World" is a Morally Irresponsible World
MTV markets sex but takes no responsibility for the consequences.
Protecting Our Young People in a Sexually Licentious Culture
Young people need protection from the marketers of sex.
Parents and Internet Porn
Internet pornography requires extra vigilance from parents.
Euthanasia Advocates Prey on the Despair of the Terminally Ill
Depression, not pain, shapes the decision to die.
Orthodox Church Needs to Speak Out on Human Cloning
The Orthodox Church needs to speak more clearly about human cloning. Published in the Hellenic Voice
An MTV Mind
The youth culture has enormous influence on children.
Revisiting Solzhenitsyn After September 11
Solzhenitsyn 's warning thirty years ago is relevant today. Published in the Hellenic Voice.
Liberals Have a Distorted Vision of the Civil Rights Movement
Civil rights was a movement of moral renewal. Published in the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Terrorism and Liberty
Virtue is the foundation of liberty and freedom.
Why is the Orthodox Church Silent on Stem Cell Research?
The Orthodox Church needs to speak more clearly about stem cell research.Published in the Helenic Voice.
Liberty
A six year old boy begins his education about freedom in New York harbor.