Author : Fr Gregory Jensen

Together with my wife Mary, I entered the Orthodox Church on the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos (15 August) in 1991. On the feast of st Nicholas (6 December 1996) I was ordained to the Holy Priesthood by His Eminence Metropolitan MAXIMOS at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Pittsburgh, PA.

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America’s problem, [economist John] Cochrane believes, is not that wealth is the primary determinant of political power, but that political power is much too often the determinant of wealth. So the way to reduce the role of money in politics is to reduce the role of politics in the distribution of money, thereby lowering the stakes of politics and the …

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If you’re organizing out of some common interest, you can have lively debates about what to do, how things work, who’s right and wrong, and even core aspects of your intellectual paradigm. But if your only standard for membership in your power coalition is detailed adherence to your ideology, as is increasingly true for membership in elite circles, then it …

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There is a significant moral difference between income inequality that is the result of differences in productivity and government intrusion in the market. Subsidies for electric cars are a clear example of the latter.

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…done right, or rather preached rightly, the Gospel even more so than “history rescues precious memories from the darkness into which they would otherwise disappear, forging a sense of continuity with the past” and more than in the past. Done right, or rather preached rightly, the Gospel and Holy Tradition connects us to God, to each other, and to the Kingdom that is to come.

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We need to be faithful in the work to which we have been called. We need to resist the temptation to substitute theology or history, liturgy or ascetical struggle for a clear and convincing proclamation and demonstration of God’s love.

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At Acton Commentary I discuss what I see as the problem with a bill proposed by the Democrats in the state legislator. The bill would require clergy to report any cases of child sexual abuse even if we learn about this in confession. As I point out in the article: As an Orthodox priest, I cannot accept any attempt by …

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We are all co-workers in Christ, each with our own tasks given to us by God not only for His glory but our own; not only for our salvation but for the salvation of the world.

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“Courage for conservatives today means refusing to be bullied or intimidated into acquiescing to, or silently going along with, the dogmas that the progressive movement, via the exercise of its extraordinary cultural power, is attempting to force on us. Courage means boldly speaking truth to cultural (and economic) power — out loud and in public.” Robert George Source: National Review

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Comprehensive debt forgiveness would create a strong incentive for current and future students to make riskier borrowing decisions. It may even have this effect if the policy is never enacted. Just as the stock market reacts to polling and election results, students may take more risk as the odds of a forgiveness bonanza under a Democratic president increase. But these …

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