Sermon: The Other Son

Text: Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 (Parable of the Prodigal Son) Chances are you have heard the famous Parable of the Prodigal Son in one form or another, where a wealthy man has two sons and one of his sons decides to take his inheritance and squander it in Vegas – or at least the ancient equivalent. … Continue reading Sermon: The Other Son

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The Hidden God of Eastern Orthodoxy

Vladimir Lossky, one of the greatest twentieth-century Eastern Orthodox theologians and author of The Mystical Theology of the Eastern Church, made the claim that “the Trinity is, for the Orthodox Church, the unshakable foundation of all religious thought, of all piety, of all spiritual life, of all experience” (1). He expands on this by stating that … Continue reading The Hidden God of Eastern Orthodoxy

Hyper-Materialized Predeterminism and the Abolition of Virtue and Morality

We live in an age that has a hyper-materialized conception of being. In other words, we live in a time that generally limits what we believe exists, or has being, to what can be observed/sensed in the material world. Though there have been many consequences, positive and negative, that have accompanied the wide acceptance of … Continue reading Hyper-Materialized Predeterminism and the Abolition of Virtue and Morality

Reflections on Huxley’s Brave New World

"But industrial civilization is only possible when there's no self-denial. Self-indulgence up to the very limits imposed by hygiene and economics. Otherwise the wheels stop turning." (World Controller Mustapha Mond responding to a question about self-denial by the 'Savage,' John) - Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, p. 237.   ***For those who have not read Brave New … Continue reading Reflections on Huxley’s Brave New World

Is There Anyone More Privileged than a University Professor?

If you have the misfortune of being a male with fair skin complexion in contemporary university culture, chances are you have been told to “check your privilege” – I know I have. To be fair, I grew up as the very archetype of “privilege.” Being the only child of a relatively well-to-do middle-class Caucasian family, … Continue reading Is There Anyone More Privileged than a University Professor?

Social Media: The Ultimate Virtue-Signaling Tool

Virtue-signaling, as defined by the man who coined the term, is “the way in which many people say or write things to indicate that they are virtuous.” He continues by stating that “one of the crucial aspects of virtue signaling is that it does not require actually doing anything virtuous.” This perfectly describes the actions … Continue reading Social Media: The Ultimate Virtue-Signaling Tool