What We Want vs. What We Need

A colleague of mine makes interesting food choices (to some degree so do I). He seems to eat both to satisfy his hunger and to satisfy his taste buds. He basically eats what he wants. The result is that he eats a lot of hot dogs and processed food products. Nothing he eats is terribly … [Read more…]

Corruption and Creation

“because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God” Romans 8:21, NKJV We know from the book of Genesis that when God had completed each step of creation, He saw that it was good. What are to we make of this, though? There are … [Read more…]

Eucharist and Epidemic

Because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. – Romans 8:21 I am posting this piece as a list of what I feel are great articles on the response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Dr. Eugenia Constantinou’s piece on the spiritual problems … [Read more…]

Does Racism Have a Place in Orthodoxy?

“All sins have some “extenuating circumstances”, but injustice has none. Injustice draws the wrath of God.” St. Paisios of Mt. Athos. In 1872, the Council of Constantinople declared that phyletism, or the notion of dividing the Church up based on national, or more specifically, racial lines was declared to be heresy.  What underlay this decision, I … [Read more…]

On Science and Orthodoxy

St. Paul, in his letter to the Romans, contrasts the mind set on the things of the flesh and contrasts it with the mind set on things of the Spirit, and concludes “The mind of the flesh is death, but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace.” Romans 8:6 (EOB).  When addressing the current … [Read more…]

My Introduction to Paris

All went well with our flight out of San Diego. We were on a very modern 787, which had some nice inflight capabilities. We were on Norwegian air, which is also a pleasant airline to deal with, for the most part, but don’t try to reach customer service on the weekend. I had purchased our … [Read more…]