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Elizabeth A. Gassin, Ph.D., LPC

Forgiveness, Ritual, and Sacrament

The Church helps us show mercy to others.
October 6, 2013

St. Basil the Great Orthodox Church

From Hard Time to Orthodoxy

The story of Clark Porter, Orthodox convert.
July 31, 2013

Jonathan Sacks

Chief Rabbi: Atheism has Failed. Only Religion can Defeat the New Barbarians

The West is suffering for its loss of faith. Unless we rediscover religion, our civilisation is in peril
June 18, 2013

John Anderson

Living in the Hingeway: A Reflection on Church and Culture

Post-moderns opens the door to a rediscovery of sacramentalism.
June 10, 2013

Robin Phillips

The Illusionist

How Herbert Marcuse convinced a generation that censorship is tolerance and other politically correct tricks
May 23, 2013

Enza Ferreri

Either Europe Will Become Christian Again or It Will Become Muslim

"Secularists, opposing the Church in every way, do not realize that they are fighting against the strongest inspiration and the most effective defense of Western civilization."
May 9, 2013

Christopher B. Warner

Building Bridges Between Orthodox and Catholic Christians: Interview with Fr Robert Taft, SJ

A Catholic scholar examines Orthodox - Catholic relations.
May 2, 2013

John Lomperis

Why Do Eastern Orthodox Churches Enable Opposition to Orthodox Values on Abortion, Sexual Morality?

The Orthodox need to drop out of the National Council of Churches.
April 4, 2013

David Blankenhorn

Protecting Marriage to Protect Children

Homosexual marriage destroys the right of the child to know who created him.
April 4, 2013

Gabriel Barbati

Who Guards The Most Sacred Site In Christendom? Two Muslims

Practice dates back to the 12th century.
March 31, 2013

Dr. Alveda King

Alveda King: How Can Blacks Survive if We Murder Our Children?

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
March 29, 2013

Cal Oren

Pakistani Mob Destroys Hundreds of Christian Homes in Lahore

International community remains silent.
March 28, 2013

Acton Insitute: The End of America?

Rob Kerby

Yuri Gagarin, First Human in Space, was a Devout Christian, says His Close Friend

Never said there was no God in space.
March 27, 2013

Authenticity Revealed by the Artisan

Debate: The Source of Human Morality

FOCUS North America

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Steve McCann

The America of 2013

America's inability to come to terms with its debt reveals a moral crisis of the first order.
January 3, 2013

Philip Jenkins

The New Soviet League of Militant Godless

Blinding historical insensitivity.
August 21, 2012

Barton Swaim

Winds Thy Messengers

Natural disasters as ministers of God.
August 21, 2012

Anthony Esolen

All the Lonely People

The corrosive & far-reaching fallout of the Sexual Revolution.
August 21, 2012

John Carr

Nihilism at the Core of the Colorado Shooting

Our culture has to turn away from our romance with nihilism and back towards Christ
August 9, 2012

John Carr

Nihilism at the Core of the Colorado Shooting

Our culture has to turn away from our romance with nihilism and back towards Christ
August 9, 2012

Kathryn Jean Lopez

Dismantling of a Culture

America’s elites now disdain the rest of America with troubling results.
July 18, 2012

Metropolitan Jonah (Paffhausen)

Our Problem is Secularism

A massive realignment in Christianity is occurring.
July 2, 2012

Sophia Moshura

The New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia: Their Significance for People in the West

The martyrs are meaningful to all Christians.
May 12, 2012

Michael Auslin

Lessons from Byzantium

The empire fell but did not have to.
May 11, 2012

Mustafa Akyol

The Ecumenical Patriarch is Right

Turkish nationalism and the persecution of religious minorities.
May 10, 2012

Joseph Susanka

An Interview with Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev

West meets East.
May 10, 2012

Jamie Crawford

How Church Helped Sign Jackie Robinson to Brooklyn Dodgers

Religion shapes culture one courageous decision at a time..
March 17, 2012

Mary Eberstadt

The Party’s Over

Mary Eberstadt on men, women, and what the sexual revolution has wrought
March 17, 2012

Leander S. Harding

Church and Reich

What happened to Christian under the Nazi Regime? The traditionalists went to concentration camps, many fell away and adopted the Nazi neo-paganism, and some clergy actively supported the Third Reich.
March 16,2012

Mark Judge

Beware of the Petty Totalitarian Left

State encroachment into private life always starts small.
March 16, 2012

Robert Royal

Conscience Objections and Religious Liberty

The logic of Obama's HHS mandates portends danger down the road if not reversed.
March 15, 2012

Joe McMaster

Defending Intelligent Design

"This whole Darwinian story, it seems to me, has been very much oversold," says Phillip Johnson. "It is an imaginative story that has been spun on the basis of very little evidence."
January 12, 2012

David Berlinski

What Brings a World Into Being?

How does the information latent in the fundamental laws of physics unfold itself to become a world? Apparently is just does.
December 31, 2011

Stephen L. Talbot

Evolution and the Illusion of Randomness

Evolutionists can't explain the purpose of organisms.
December 28, 2011

Peter Wehner

Political Discourse and Impugning Motives

"The tendency to attack motivations … is frequently a sign of intellectual laziness.”
December 28, 2011

Mark Steyn

An Upside-Down Family Tree

"The problem with the advanced West is not that it's broke but that it's old and barren."
December 26, 2011

Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks

Has Europe Lost Its Soul?

The religious roots of the market economy and of democratic capitalism...were produced by a culture saturated in the values of the Judaeo-Christian heritage, and market economics was originally intended to advance those values.
January 12, 2012

The Limits of Secularism

A society without faith is like one without art, beauty or grace, and no society without faith can endure for long.
December 24, 2011

Nicholas Metrakos

The Missing Link: The Coessential Nature of Science and Faith

Science and religion may have more in common than we think.
October 17, 2011

Walter Russell Mead

American Challenges: The Blue Model Breaks Down

The blue model has been declining for thirty years already, and... is increasingly likely to bring on a crash.
October 11, 2011

New Blue Nightmare: Clarence Thomas and the Amendment of Doom

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas "...has been pioneering the techniques and the ideas that could...conceivably topple the constitutionality of the post New Deal state."
October 11, 2011

Touchstone Magazine

San Jose Articles Challenge UN Position on a Universal Right to Abortion

United Nations effort to impose pro-choice ideology world wide is challenged.
October 8, 2011

Ben Johnson

Obama Court Case Could Force Christian Schools, Churches to Employ HIV-Positive, Transgender Teacher

The Obama administration wants more control over Christian churches and schools.
October 7, 2011

St. John Maximovitch

On the Fall of Man

What does Genesis say about the Fall of man?
October 6, 2011

St. John Maximovitch Bio

On the Fall of Man

What does Genesis say about the Fall of man?
October 6, 2011

John Sears

Why Pastors Must Be Free To Preach On Politics

A freedom that must be handled judiciously and never taken away.
October 6, 2011

Hillel Ofek

Why the Arabic World Turned Away from Science

Spain, hardly an intellectual superpower, translates more books in a single year than the entire Arab world has in the past thousand years.
July 8, 2011

Chris Andreas

Patriots for Christ

In the Third Wold Christianity is exploding, in the Christian West it is dying.
August 3, 2011

The Indoctrination of Children: Murray v. Curlett Revisited

The state used public education to indoctrinate children.
August 3, 2011

Will the World Really End on December 21, 2012?

Let's forget the Mayans and Nostradamus and go back to the basics.
June 6, 2012

David Solway

Economics 101

Financial health is easier than you think.
May 17, 2011

Laura Battle

Mortality Tales

Composer John Tavener reflects on his life and illness.
May 15, 2001

Jerry Bowyer

The Seminary Bubble: The Great Relearning

The economics of seminary education.
April 27, 2011

The Shaky Foundation Of Keynesian Economics

Worldview affects even economic theorists.
June 24, 2011

Konstantin Matsan

A Catholic Hermit’s Path to Orthodoxy

The journey to Orthodoxy that took a lifetime.
April 26, 2011

Russell D. Moore

Arousing Ourselves to Death

Porn is ravaging our churches.
April 26, 2011

Niels Christian Hvidt

The Miracle of the Holy Fire in Jerusalem

The light that emerges from the Tomb of Christ on Christian Passover.
April 21, 2011

Eric LeMasters

Climate Scientists: Our Modern Day Prophets?

Lawmakers who are skeptical about climate change "are committing crime[s] against humanity.”
April 23, 2011

Thomas F. Farr

Ray Keating

Torture, Terrorists and Just War

An excerpt from Warrior Monk: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel.
April 19, 2011

Claire Berlinski

A Hidden History of Evil

Why doesn’t anyone care about the unread Soviet archives?
April 18, 2011

Dennis Prager

Why God Isn’t Doing Well

The universities are fighting an undeclared war on faith.
April 18, 2011

Bruce Edward Walker

Atlas Shrugged – See the Movie, Skip the Book

Ayn Rand was right about soul-stultifying statism, but wrong about many other things.
April 18, 2011

Benjamin T. Peck

Speak My Name

Go therefore into all nations...
January 12, 2012

The Power of “No”

"Our sins are like a maelstrom...and the longer we stay in that storm the harder it is to get out."
February 5, 2011

Preachers Institute

Orthodox Preachers Attending The Festival Of Young Preachers

Orthodox young people enter national preaching competition.
January 2, 2011

Fr. Stephen C. Headley

New Book: Christ after Communism: Spiritual Authority and Its Transmission in Moscow Today

A story of post-Soviet Russian Orthodoxy told from within.
December 29, 2010

Fr. Stephen C. Headley

New Book: Christ after Communism: Spiritual Authority and Its Transmission in Moscow Today

A story of post-Soviet Russian Orthodoxy told from within.
December 29, 2010

Paul Johnson

The Heartless Lovers of Mankind

In this classic 1987 article Paul Johnson warns to beware of those who love humanity but have problems with people.
December 29, 2010

Paul Johnson Bio

The Heartless Lovers of Mankind

In this classic 1987 article Paul Johnson warns to beware of those who love humanity but have problems with people.
December 29, 2010

Tait Trussel

Backdoor “Death Panels”?

In a stealthy move, the Obama administration has slipped end-of-life planning back into Medicare regulation.
December 29, 2010

Roger Scruton

Multiculturalism, R.I.P.

"So let's be clear from the outset: culture and race have nothing to do with each other."
December 10, 2010

Melanie Phillips

The Open Society and Its Enemy

The danger George Soros' "Open Society" represents to a free society.
October 28, 2010

Unceasing Prayer—Bibilography and Notes

John Kotsonis

Unceasing Prayer—Bibilography and Notes

Bibliography and notes.
October 27, 2010

Unceasing Prayer

An exhaustive look at unceasing prayer, an important part of Orthodox spiritual understanding.
October 27, 2010

Jamie Glazov

Interview: The Closing of the Muslim Mind

Robert Reilly on how intellectual suicide created the modern Islamic crisis.
october 18, 2010

Antoine Niviere

A Challenging Vision For Orthodox Christians in America: An Interview With Father John Meyendorff

This 1990 interview is still compelling today.
October 9, 2010

Alexei Krindatch

2010 Census of US Orthodox Churches

Published under the auspices of the Standing Conference of Orthodox Bishops (SCOBA).
October 5, 2010

Gonzalez Pedro bio

Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein, the New World Order, and Our longing for Dystopia

"The great temptation and tragedy of contemporary society is our desire for happiness at all cost, and our goal of making the objective demands and contingencies of everyday life all but vanish."
October 11, 2011

Intellectuals as True Believers

Those who attempt to block the development of universal suffrage must indeed be made to suffer.
June 24, 2011

Liberty, Youth, and Fidelity to Truth in the Open Society

We no longer have a feel for the exquisitely human essences that mark us as sentient beings.
October 5, 2010

Of Virtue and Respect in Daily Life

Today we cannot respect, much less love our neighbor because we have squashed all desire and possibility to encounter the essence of transcendence: God.
May 28, 2010

On the Brevity of Life

The art of living is not so easily mastered.
June 11, 2012

Philosophy and Contentment in the Age of Radical Skepticism

"We have reached a point in Western history when common sense and our instinct for survival force us to ask: Can an entire age be spiritually and morally sick?"
December 31, 2011

Reconstructing Philosophy

"Any philosophy that foregoes the possibility of embracing transcendence...does an incalculable disservice to man’s capacity for self-knowledge."
December 10, 2010

The Future of Democracy and Liberty in an Age of Infectious Noise

The moral confusion of our time has a consuming effect on our ability to make sense of reality and to be content with daily existence.
May 2. 2013

The Joy of Literature

Man is a story teller.
May 10, 2012

The Tired World: That Old Ennui

Genuine believers believe out of an intuition and perception of the relationship between the incommunicable, the ineffable, and the conditions that inform daily life.
May 6, 2010

Transcendence, Myth, and the Future of Man

Positivism and the death of transcendence.
April 18, 2011

Fr. Johannes L. Jacobse

Book Review: The Second Russian Revolution (1987-1991)

Moral renewal in Russia that threw off the Communist shackles.
July 18, 2012

Debate: The Source of Human Morality (Opening Statement)

A debate between Fr. Hans Jacobse and Matt Dillahunty
December 10, 2010

Liberty

A six-year-old starts his education on liberty in New York Harbor.
February 1, 2002

Patriarch Kirill & Pope Benedict: A Tale of Two Leaders for a New Missionary Age

Both Pat. Kyrill and Pope Benedict understand that moral virtue is the bedrock of freedom.
October 4, 2010

The Artist as Vandal

Culture and the desecration of religious symbols.
March 5, 2002

The Colloquium and Pope Francis

Orthodox and Catholic relations.
March 29, 2013

The Republic is Finished and the America We Knew is Gone

When men scorn and ridicule the good, noble, and true, darkness is always the end.
July 2, 2012

The Source of Human Morality (Videos)

A debate between Fr. Hans Jacobse and Matt Dillahunty
December 10, 2010

Thieves Hijacking the Language of the Moral Tradition

Lose the language, you lose the war.
October 4, 2010

What George Washington Shows Us In His First Thanksgiving Proclamation

Early America was steeped in Christian understanding.
November 28, 2013

What George Washington Shows Us In His First Thanksgiving Proclamation

Early America was steeped in Christian understanding.
November 28, 2013

Why We Should Preach after the Gospel Reading

Encountering Christ in the Gospel is necessary for the Eucharist that follows.
October 5, 2010

Fr. Johannes L. Jacobse -bio

Book Review: The Second Russian Revolution (1987-1991)

Moral renewal in Russia that threw off the Communist shackles.
July 18, 2012

Debate: The Source of Human Morality (Opening Statement)

A debate between Fr. Hans Jacobse and Matt Dillahunty
December 10, 2010

Liberty

A six-year-old starts his education on liberty in New York Harbor.
February 1, 2002

Patriarch Kirill & Pope Benedict: A Tale of Two Leaders for a New Missionary Age

Both Pat. Kyrill and Pope Benedict understand that moral virtue is the bedrock of freedom.
October 4, 2010

The Artist as Vandal

Culture and the desecration of religious symbols.
March 5, 2002

The Colloquium and Pope Francis

Orthodox and Catholic relations.
March 29, 2013

The Republic is Finished and the America We Knew is Gone

When men scorn and ridicule the good, noble, and true, darkness is always the end.
July 2, 2012

The Source of Human Morality (Videos)

A debate between Fr. Hans Jacobse and Matt Dillahunty
December 10, 2010

Thieves Hijacking the Language of the Moral Tradition

Lose the language, you lose the war.
October 4, 2010

What George Washington Shows Us In His First Thanksgiving Proclamation

Early America was steeped in Christian understanding.
November 28, 2013

What George Washington Shows Us In His First Thanksgiving Proclamation

Early America was steeped in Christian understanding.
November 28, 2013

Why We Should Preach after the Gospel Reading

Encountering Christ in the Gospel is necessary for the Eucharist that follows.
October 5, 2010

Abp. Charles J. Chaput

America Becoming ‘Much Less Friendly’ to Religious Freedom

Anti-religionists will use the power of the state to diminish the influence of Christianity in the culture.
June 23, 2011

Living Within the Truth: Religious Liberty and Catholic Mission in the New Order of the World

The root of the crisis in Western Civilization is moral. A brilliant and cogent cultural analysis.
October 5, 2010

Religion, Journalism, and the New American Orthodoxy

Modern reporting and the denial of religion in culture.
September 28, 2010

Louisa Lim

In The Land Of Mao, A Rising Tide Of Christianity

By some estimates, China now has 100 million Christians, more believers in Christ than Communist Party members.
July 22, 2010

Charles Colson

Christians and Civil Disobedience

Is the time coming for Christian civil disobedience?
July 22, 2010

Fr. Gregory Jensen

Christmas Too Commercialized? Bah! Humbug!

There's more to the commercialism than meets the eye.
December 24, 2011

Finding the Balance: Privacy and the Civil Society

Privacy in our culture has come to serve not a deepening of community life but an ever deeper sense of social isolation.
July 21, 2010

Fr. Zakariah Boutros

Islam’s Public Enemy #1 - Coptic Priest Zakaria Boutros

Jihadists have a bounty on his head.
July 20, 2010

Angelo M. Codevilla

America’s Ruling Class—And the Perils of Revolution

Who are America's rulers, and by what right do they rule?
July 19, 2010

Dr. Frank Papatheofanis

Founding an Orthodox Liberal Arts and Sciences College

Kevin Allen interviews Dr. Frank Papatheofanis, founders of St. Katherine College in San Diego.
July 19, 2010

Sister Sarah Elisabet Oftedal

Abortion And Its Aftermath

Kevin Allen interviews Sister Sarah Elisabet Oftedal on the pernicious personal ramifications of a pro-abortion culture.
July 19, 2010

Cardinal George Pell

The Heritage of Western Civilization

Chinese scholar: "The Christian moral foundation of social and cultural life was what made possible the emergence of capitalism and then the transition to democratic politics."
July 19, 2010

Benjamin B. Phillips

Evangelicals and Global Warming

The public-policy response to global warming proposed by some evangelicals makes actually helping the global poor more difficult.
June 23, 2010

James M. Arlandson

Six Million African Muslims Leave Islam per Year

Muslims giving up on converting Africa.
June 22, 2010

Samuel Gregg

Christians in a Post-Welfare State World

The coming collapse of the welfare state age could be a chance for a Renaissance in Christian thought.
April 18, 2011

Europe’s Choice: Populate or Perish

The challenge in Europe is overall population decline and an aging population.
july 19, 2010

Europe, Immigration, and Merkel’s Christian Values

Recognizing the need to reestablish Christian values in Europe.
December 10, 2010

Europe: The Unjust Continent

European solidarity-talk and social justice-speak masks a social stratification based on the proximity to government power.
June 10, 2010

Free Market Sweden, Social Democratic America

Two historic countries, moving in opposite -- and unexpected -- directions.
October 13, 2011

Islam and the Closing of the Secular Mind

The "enlightened" Western mind can no longer think seriously or coherently about religion.
September 20, 2012

Politics, Ideas, and the West

“Civilizations,” wrote the historian Arnold Toynbee, “die from suicide, not from murder.”
September 10, 2013

Acton Institute

Francis Schaeffer [1912-1984]

Remembering a man who entered battle when the world need it.
June 10, 2010

The End of America? The HHS Mandate’s Threat to Freedom [VIDEO]

An attack on the Church is an attack on freedom.
July 2, 2012

Jonathan Alpeyrie

Set in Stone

The ancient rhythms of an Orthodox monastery
june 10, 2010

George Michalopulos

Ground Zero as Metaphor: A Crossroads for America and Orthodoxy?

America vs. foreign entanglements in the American Orthodox Church.
August 23, 2010

The “Myth” of Unity: A Response to a 2009 Address Given at St Vladimir’s Seminary

Will the American Orthodoxy follow a missionary or ethnic narrative?
June 8, 2010

The Hidden Anti-Semitism of Christopher Hitchens and the New Atheists

Anti-theist rationales mirror those of holocaust deniers and others.
February 7, 2011

George Michalopulos

Ground Zero as Metaphor: A Crossroads for America and Orthodoxy?

America vs. foreign entanglements in the American Orthodox Church.
August 23, 2010

The “Myth” of Unity: A Response to a 2009 Address Given at St Vladimir’s Seminary

Will the American Orthodoxy follow a missionary or ethnic narrative?
June 8, 2010

The Hidden Anti-Semitism of Christopher Hitchens and the New Atheists

Anti-theist rationales mirror those of holocaust deniers and others.
February 7, 2011

Victor Davis Hanson

History Returns to Europe

Europeans thought they could change human nature itself through the creation of an all-caring, all-wise European Union uber-citizen.
June 23, 2010

History Returns to Europe

Europe’s wise men thought they could change human nature; recent events are proving them wrong.
June 4, 2010

Pity the Postmodern Cultural Elite

The elite culture is completely at odds with the country it leads.
July 20, 2010

Terry Mattingly bio

Questions Surround Religious Ministries, Health Mandates

"HHS has such a narrow standard as to who operates a religious ministry, Jesus himself couldn't pass muster."
May 8, 2013

The Orthodox Question for 2010

Will it choose America or diaspora?
June 4, 2010
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