Tag : Evangelism

Written on Dec, 16, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

Though our sacrifices our different, our calling is the same; To witness to Christ. And just as we have a shared vocation, we have a shared joy.

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Written on Nov, 04, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

Let us learn from Peter and Paul and the failures of the rich man! Let us practice simple kindness. Let us make kindness our daily rule for how we will respond to those God brings to us.

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Written on Jul, 01, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

Unlike the disciples on that first Pentecost, not only do we often fail to begin the evangelical work at the beginning–that Jesus loves us–we often speak to peoples whose hearts–unlike the hearts of the “Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven” in Jerusalem–are not ready to hear the Gospel.

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Written on May, 20, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

To remain silent about the Gospel is not humility. We have all of us been given a word to speak; we are all of us in baptism called to be witnesses of the Resurrection and evangelists of the Gospel.

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We’ve heard over the years that Orthodoxy is the fastest growing religion in America. But is this true?

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Written on Oct, 08, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

Today, Christ calls us to become fire!

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Written on Jun, 12, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

…just as Michael Brown served as an avatar for many minority communities who were tired of being ignored, Trump is an avatar for many rural and exurban whites who feel the same way. Thus, rejection of, or even criticism of, Trump for any specific issue (e.g., Trump’s false implication that Philadelphia Eagles players kneeled during the National Anthem and disrespected …

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Written on Mar, 07, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

At National Review David French writes that It was foolish for anyone to believe that a less Christian America would be a less religious America. As Solomon said in Ecclesiastes, God “put eternity in man’s heart.” Traditional Christianity and Judaism aren’t just being removed from American life; they’re being replaced. The more passive person often fills his heart with the …

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Written on Feb, 26, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

Today as we celebrate the Sunday of Orthodoxy and the Restoration of the Holy Icons, we shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that the whole of the Tradition of the Church has only one goal: To introduce men and women to the God Who loves them without compromise.

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Written on Sep, 12, 2017 by in | Leave a comment

Utopianism may be a species of optimism, but it is always born of discontent. Chris Jennings, Paradise Now: The Story of American Utopianism. Underestimating, or worse ignoring, the American tendency toward Utopianism of one kind or another is one of the central reasons that Orthodox evangelism is frequently unsuccessful in the long-term. Americans aren’t spiritually discontent, we are often not …

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