Neo-Con vs Leftist Censorship

January 22, 2012

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Let Your Yea Be Yea and Your Nay Be Nay

July 5, 2011

by Sergey Khudiev

Sergey Khudiev

The article by Archpriest Robert Arrida ‘Response To Myself’ is of interest, but not so much because it shows a certain approach, which is above all characteristic of contemporary liberal Protestantism. Convinced atheists, Muslims and Christians of various confessions have something in common – they all try to set out their views clearly and without ambiguity, so that any reader can clearly grasp what the writer believes and does not believe, what you agree with him about and what you do not agree with him about and what the arguments he puts forward are.

Liberal theologians are not like this. They have a particularity which entails a tendency to explain themselves with rhetorical questions, vague allusions and highly mysterious phrases from which you can with more or less justification guess at their positions, but are unable to explain clearly. This is very noticeable among liberal Protestants, very rare among Catholics and, until recently, simply did not exist among Orthodox. However, Orthodox do not live in a separate world and a certain influence of liberal Protestantism can creep into the Church…. Read the rest of this entry »

Same-Sex Marriage and the Revolt Against Metropolitan Jonah

July 2, 2011

by Fr. Johannes L. Jacobse (Fr. Johannes’ Archives)

The following essay was posted on Monomakhos and OCATruth today. I’ve avoided the internal fight in the OCA but with the revelation that some in the Church are openly advocating a “rethinking” of the moral tradition regarding human sexuality, I’ve decided to post an investigative piece by Nicholas Chancey that outlines it…. Read the rest of this entry »

Problem: Same sex attraction

June 24, 2011

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Christians and Unbelievers United Against Tyranny

September 24, 2010

It has become more apparent to me that there are not just a few Christian patriots who insist that a Christian cannot “ally” themselves with unbelievers against tyranny. As a Christian, I do understand the sentiment to not be “unequally yoked” , but I can’t help but see the lack of understanding of this Biblical principle by these Christian patriots, as well as their confusion between loyalty to God and loving one’s neighbor, both of which are also Biblical principles…. Read the rest of this entry »

Barbarians Among Us?

April 11, 2010

Fr. Gregory Jensen

by Fr. Johannes L. Jacobse

The Rejection of Tradition

On a post on my blog Koinoia (“An Editorial: Orthodoxy & the Public Square“), I wrote that whether or not I like Frank Schaeffer’s politics or his moral theology, or whether or not his support of abortion and gay rights are compatible with the tradition of the Church, the reality is that he is well within the mainstream of current Orthodox opinion in America. According to the PEW survey, the majority of Orthodox laity agree that abortion and gay marriage should be legal…. Read the rest of this entry »

Sexual Relations – by Fr. Josiah Trenham

March 6, 2008

American Orthodox Christians find themselves at the beginning of the 21st century encompassed by a cultural milieu that is post-Christian, secular, and foreign to the mind of the Church. Nowhere is this reality more evident than in the area of human sexuality. Sex has been violently torn from its proper context, and, isolated from the wisdom and blessing of the Church, contemporary man is adrift in sexual confusion. On the one hand we know more about the practice and mechanics of sex than ever before, yet on the other hand we know very little about the purpose, meaning, and control of sex in God’s grand design…. Read the rest of this entry »