On the Church and Society
November 20, 2007
Bond, James Bond
Raymond J. Keating
Ian Fleming's morality plays.

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New commentary
November 22, 2007
When Even the Pope Has to Whisper
Pope Benedict does not believe Islam can reform.

The Bad Faith of the Secular Age
Mark Vernon
The atheistic conviction is less a set of doctrines about the world (such as God is dead) than a set of powerful beliefs about the way the world is best viewed.

Appreciation: How Gratitude Leads to Growth
Jerry Bowyer
Virtue in the business place.

Fighting AIDS with African Common Sense
Jennifer Roback Morse
AIDS relief efforts have failed to understand the crucial role of family and community networks in controlling the disease.

November 20, 2007

What the Atheists Don't See
Theodore Dalrymple
To regret religion is to regret Western civilization.

Book Review: The Inside Story of the Western Mind
How Catholicism has shaped Western culture.

Book Review: Evolving God: A Provocative View of the Origins of Religion
David Roemer
Is the "religious imagination" a product of evolution?

From the H-Bomb to the Human Bomb
André Glucksmann
Modern terrorism seeks to combine the annihilating power of Hiroshima with the nihilistic gospel of Auschwitz.

What Intelligent Design Is and Isn't
J.W. Richards
The more scientifically sophisticated we get, the stronger the argument for intelligent design.

Be Thankful for Our Heroes
Raymond J. Keating
Think Thanksgiving is not a religious holiday? Think again.

October 31, 2007

Toxic Waste
Richard Kirk
Reviewing Christopher Hitchens' book "God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything."

Evangelicalism Today
Touchstone Magazine
A Symposium: Six Evangelicals Assess Their Movement

Like a Slave, is an Unborn Child not a Brother?
Charles Moore
Will society view abortion two hundred years from now like we view slavery today?

Love and Marriage...Discrimination
James M. Thunder
Should we discriminate in favor of gay and lesbian couples?

October 21, 2007

Book Review: There Is a God
Anthony Flew
How the world's most notorious atheist changed his mind.

Can Effects Exceed Causes?
Science and Darwinism.

The Religious Left, Reborn
Steve Malanga
The Social Gospel revisited.

October 3, 2007

Islam, the Marxism of Our Time
Theodore Dalrymple
Totalitarian leftists have a new cause.

September 21, 2007

Devaluing Science
Jonathan H. Adler
Book review: "The Honest Broker: Making Sense of Science and Policy in Politics"

Divorce University
Jeniffer Roback Morse
"The evidence is now clear that cohabitation is a deterrent rather than a catalyst for lifelong marriage."

September 6, 2007

Defending Our Own Civilization
Jamie Glazov
Interview with Robert Spencer.

The Forgotten Genocide, Rediscovered
Andrew G. Bostom
Turkey's culpability in the Armenian genocide.

The Death of the Grown-Up
Jamie Glazov
The new cultural pathology of perpetual adolescence.

August 28, 2007

The Iconoclasts
Jason Zengerle
"Evangelicals Turn Toward ... the Orthodox Church?"

Origins and Dangers of the 'Wall of Separation' Between Church and State
Daniel L. Dreisbach
What Jefferson meant and how secularists misinterpret it.

Intolerable Secularists
Zenit News
Secularism as the new fundamentalism.

Darwinism at AEI
Tom Bethell
Science, Darwin, and Intelligent Design.

The Guns of Constantinople
Roger Crowley
History's first great artillery barrage, in 1453, shattered the Byzantine capital and changed warfare forever.

Harry Potter and the Great Relearning
Jerry Bowyer
Potter author J. Rowling "has a wonderful talent for tapping into Biblical and literary symbolism."

Apologizing to Missionaries
Mark D. Tooley
Apologizing tribe turns religious left topsy-turvey.

Taking Back Our Homes
Rebecca Hagelin
Stopping moral decadence from invading our homes.

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Recommended reading
The Mystic Chords of Memory: Reclaiming American History
Wilfred M. McClay

Why There Is A Culture War: Gramsci and Tocqueville in America
John Fonte

The Culture of Vice
Robert R. Reilly

Moral Imagination, Humane Letters, and the Renewal of Society
Vigen Guroian

Awakening from Nihilism
Michael Novak

God's Reasons: The role of religious authority in debates on public policy
Robert P. George

The Problem With Liberalism
J. Budziszewski

The Problem With Conservatism
J. Budziszewski

The Gay Invention: Homosexuality Is a Linguistic as well as a Moral Error
R.V. Young

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Business ethics
October 3, 2007
Truth in Organizations is Not Just a Matter of Opinion
Chris Banescu
Telling the truth affects the bottom line.

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Orthodox commentators
November 22, 2007
The End of the Modern World
Michael W. Mehaffy and Nikos A. Salingaros
Le Corbusier's modernist pretensions, the anti-modernist attack of 9/11, and what the future may hold.

Wanted: Qualified Candidates for the Parish Council
Fr. Stavros Akrotirianakis
Does our method of choosing our parish leaders need to change?

Looking for Miracles in All the Wrong Places
Fr. William C. Mills
"All too often we overlook the hundreds of small miracles in our life."

November 20, 2007

Architectural Cannibalism in Athens
Nikos A. Salingaros
Deconstructionist myths obliterate our architectural heritage.

Smart Marriage X: Perfectionism
Fr. George Morelli
How ideas about the "perfect spouse" can undermine marital stability.

No Life in Second Life
Fr. Jonathan Tobias
Orthodoxy's problem with virtual reality.

Baptists Target the Orthodox
Fr. Richard Demetrius Andrews
Baptistification of Orthodox Christians calls them to a greater knowledge of their faith.

October 31, 2007

The Task of Orthodox Theology in America Today
Fr. Alexander Schmemann
Incisive insight from the 1960's.

A Saint Speaks to Europe from Dachau
Bishop Nicholas (Velimirovich) of Zhicha
Secularism and apostasy.

The Lazaruses of the World
Fr. William C. Mills
The poor among us.

Gossip: Sowing the Bad Seed
Fr. Richard Demetrius Andrews
The destructiveness of gossip.

What about Dumbledore?
Fr. Jonathan Tobias
What use is the revelation that Dumbledore was gay?

Death, Resurrection, and Compassion
Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon
"The Lord's victory over death is the demonstration, not only of His power, but also of His compassion."

October 21, 2007

From The Fathers of the Ecumenical Councils
Fr. George Morelli
Be open minded to the Word of God

Planting Seeds for the Kingdom
Fr. William C. Mills
The garden in Galatia.

Unholy Things for a Holy Month
Maria C. Khoury
The trials of a Christian in Palestine.

October 3, 2007

Orthodox Leadership in a Brave New World
Rev. Johannes L. Jacobse
Our culture needs to be re-Christianized.

The Gospel of Luke
Fr. William C. Mills
A Light to the Gentiles

Smart Marriage IX: Trapped in a False Definition of Marital Love
Fr. George Morelli
Wrong ideas about love can weaken a marriage.

A Call for Anglican Candor
Terry Mattingly
American Anglican Church follies cause problems in Africa.

On Scum and Dregs
John Kapsalis
Is the church picking up its cross?

God Loves a Cheerful Giver
Fr. Richard Demetrius Andrews
What the Bible says about giving.

September 21, 2007

Let's Get Real About Priestly "Indiscretions"
Fr. Aris Metrakos
"Aren't we disgusted with the shocking number of priests engaged in pedophilia, homosexual activity, and adultery?"

Smart Marriage VIII: Rejection Phobia
Fr. George Morelli
When the fear of rejection can become self-fulfilling.

The Spiritual Struggle of Mother Teresa
Fr. Stavros Akrotirianakis
What causes spiritual despair?

Believe in the Gift of God's Son
Fr. Richard Demetrius Andrews
Sermon on John 3:16: For God so loved the world...

St. Paul and the Cross
Fr. William C. Mills
Why did St. Paul bother to preach?

Life in the Spirit or Life in the Flesh?
Fr. Paul Jannakos
Deciding whether or not to live as dead men.

The Urgency of Resurrected Faith
Fr. John Breck
New novels offer "Christianity lite".

September 6, 2007

The Wedding Banquet
Fr. William C. Mills
Responding to Christ's invitation.

Religion Futures Market 2007
Terry Mattingly
The intersection of faith and demographics.

God's Law: Threat or Promise?
Fr. John Breck
An Orthodox look at juridical atonement.

August 28, 2007

Smart Parenting VI: Talking To Children About Sex
Fr. George Morelli
If parents don't teach their children, the culture will.

Becoming Like Children
Fr. William C. Mills
What does the bible mean when it says to become like a little child?

August 21, 2007

Jesus and the Lawyer
Fr. William C. Mills
Which is the greatest commandment of the law?

Imprisoning Amnesty and Liberating Abortion
John Kapsalis
Is the Church doing enough in the world?

Returning Good for Evil
Fr. Richard Demetrius Andrews
The example of the Apostle Paul.

The Transfiguration of Christ in 1 Peter
Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon
How does Peter record the Transfiguration?

The Transfiguration of Christ and the Gospel of John
Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon
Why is there no account of the Transfiguration in John?

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