If Rod Dreher’s version of the Benedict Option does not have any connection to the historical St. Benedict, does it really exist?
Adopting thankfulness as one’s orientation toward human experience and history requires a hermeneutic grounded in virtue and asceticism, open to both societal reform and moral progress.
Children in traditional cultures in the West face severe stress regarding their anthropology and cosmology of sex, in the face of those seeking in effect to eradicate their sexual identities.
The Ecumenical Patriarch’s brief treatment of virginity, alongside the sanctity of life and the good of the family, highlights its importance as a witness to the world of humanity’s transcended destiny.
How ought Christians to view theologians or pastors whose life at times fell sorely short of their own teachings or calling?
Busyness can be the adversary of Advent, but it need not be. Instead, the season can be a time for us to examine and practice how our busyness itself can be transfigured by the life of the Church for both the kingdom of God and the common good.
Perhaps we watch The Hunger Games to prove to ourselves that our national pastime of voyeurism could be worse; at least we are not watching reality shows of children killing each other.
A new book from the Acton Institute explores environmentalism from an Orthodox perspective.
The Incarnation teaches us that matter, matters. Far from detracting from the spirit of services, beautiful churches acknowledge our human embodiedness.
Jordan Ballor’s collection of essays on Christian social thought and action is a culturally-engaged, deeply reflective contribution to a timely topic.