“What we love is what we orient our lives toward. Christian liturgies shape our vision for the good life and aim our hearts towards God. ” — The Areopagus podcast, “Are We Doing Youth Ministry Wrong?” “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21 These[…} Read more….
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Yesterday, on a rainy Sunday road trip day, I had the benefit of sitting beside my lovely 20 year old daughter as she took a driving shift. We were headed home from a family reunion in Florida and talking about the struggles of staying active in church during the college[…} Read more….
Keeping our teens in the church is no easy task. Throw in what you know about contemporary culture and the Prince of this World and the task seems insurmountable. Our culture and the evil one seek to draw in and shred our young people, stealing their faith and their moral[…} Read more….
My relationship with her began in 2005 when my priest Father Jacob Myers asked, “Who is your patron saint?” I looked at him intently, “What is that?” “That is the saint whose name you take on as a Christian when you are Chrismated into the Orthodox Church. “Oh!” I responded,[…} Read more….
With all of the talk these days about love, I have been pondering this term a bit. We hear these phrases: “Love Wins”, “Love conquers all,” “God is love,” and “Make love, not war!” What do any of these mean? In this world where even the idea of love has[…} Read more….