“For there Must Also Be Dissensions Among You”

[Editor’s note]:  Every now and then, we receive a comment from one of our readers that stands out and we feel deserves extra attention.  Today is such a day.  A reader who goes by the name “John D” wrote a rather lengthy comment that encapsulates what is happening to the Orthodox world today by referring […]

Children Getting Respiratory Illnesses in the News

China recently reported a spike in respiratory illnesses in children.  It’s called mycoplasma pneumonia, or “white lung disease.” Parents are naturally concerned.  If it happened before COVID, it would probably be a “nothing burger,” but now we worry about these things, especially if it affects our little ones.  Misinformation is being circulated.  Yet states like […]

The Road to Hell

Back in the 80s, there was a hit movie from France called La Cage aux Folles (“birds of a feather” more or less); a comedy about homosexuality and hypocrisy, which often go hand in hand.  A young couple wanted to get married and because the father of the prospective groom was homosexual, he persuaded his partner […]

Part II: Cultural Aspects of Christian Zionism

Last week, we discussed the theological and geostrategic aspects of Zionism, with an equal emphasis on the Protestant Christian heresy as well as the Jewish nationalist ideology. Today, I’d like to discuss more about the cultural aspects, specifically the enthusiastic support that the majority of Americans give to the state of Israel.   Anyway, I hope […]

“I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.”

America’s National Christmas Tree is no more.  A gust of wind brought it to the ground.  This was the second tree this year.  The first developed a fungus. “The Lorax: Which way does a tree fall? The Once-ler: Uh, down? The Lorax: A tree falls the way it leans. Be careful which way you lean.” […]

Memory Eternal: Fr Michael Oleksa

I, together with several of my friends, attended a lecture given by Fr Michael some twenty years ago when he visited St Antony’s Antiochian Orthodox Church in Tulsa.  It was a serendipitous event in that several of us who attended were just starting up a mission here in town.  Maybe we could pick up some […]

Criminalizing Abortion: Russian Federation Council Proposes Criminal Charges for Inciting a Woman to Abort a Child

Father Joseph Gleason from Russia sent us this post. *** Patriarch Kirill and Metropolitan Tikhon proposed a federal law that prohibits inciting women to have an abortion. Senator Kovitidi supports the initiative and proposes introducing criminal measures.Photo: Hannes P Albert / Dpa / Global Look Press The Criminal Code must establish liability for inciting a […]

The Historical, Religious, & Political Implications of Zionism

Howdy folks, time for another podcast.  Today, I will discuss Zionism, not only in light of the present conflict in the Middle East but as a historical curiosity.  In particular, I will point out the theological absurdities of the Christian Zionist movement, especially in regards to how it actually predated Jewish Zionism.   In the first […]