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all hell can't stop us now.

At the beginning of this year, I made a decision to dedicate more of my time in 2017 to poetry. Writing it, reading it, sharing it. 793 more words



Epiphanytide is what we’re in right now. It’s the stretch between the adoration of the magi and the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, or Ash Wednesday, depending on your tradition. 225 more words


Reading Challenge; Jan. 7th, 2017 (Part 1)

Sunday, January 1, 2017; 364 Hours to go per Subject this Year

Everyday Saints and Other Stories by Archimandrite Tikhon –

Report: In my first hour of reading I covered only 22 pages. 4,653 more words


Christians and Politics

Aristotle Papanikolaou, The Mystical as Political: Democracy and Non-Radical Orthodoxy. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2012.

Talking about a ‘Christian’ approach to politics is difficult because the Bible was written centuries ago, by people with a wide variety of political beliefs and living under regimes that bore little resemblance to anything we have today. 1,182 more words

The Setos

On the border of Estonia and Russia, the Setos struggle to create a modern identity from ancient beliefs

CHR Comment: The photo essay shows that the Setos, a culturally and linguistically distinct group, hold Christian Orthodox beliefs but also retain elements of their earlier beliefs. 18 more words

Modern Church

Protestant Theology is Philosophy, Not Theology

So much of Protestant thought is sophisticated philosophy. That is not a compliment.

What do I mean? I mean they over-philosophize to attempt proving what anyone who has a heart attuned to the Spirit can discern otherwise. 814 more words