Monthly Archives: August 2009

Society for Orthodox Christian History in the Americas: Fr. Ingram Nathaniel Irvine: Why I Became Orthodox


A viewpoint from 1905 AD.  What one american Episcopal priest thought of his church and vocation. Does this sound familiar over 100 years later? I believe the 7th point is usually the motivation, and the other six justify the 7th. … Continue reading

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COURT FORCES GOV’T EDUCATION


WHAT IF THE COURT TOLD YOU THAT YOUR 10 YEARS OLD WAS TOO YOUNG TO BE SO FIRMLY CHRISTIAN IN HIS BELIEFS?  THAT HE NEEDED TO BE EXPOSED TO OTHERS VIEWS AVAILABLE IN PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEMS?  WHAT WOULD YOU DO? … Continue reading

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A TALE OF TWO BOYS


Stained glass, Trinity Methodist Church  Grand Rapids, MI This is a tale of two boys who had very similar upbringings. They both had midwest Methodist roots, and were touched by some of the same people. The lived in the same … Continue reading

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HOBSON’S CHOICE


What would you do if placed in the position of Chrysostom? I am relieved that God has not called me to martyrdom.  I don’t know I could do what Chrysostom did. Thank God He has not tested me in this … Continue reading

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FAULTY ASSUMPTIONS


I DIDN’T REALIZE THERE WAS A BOUNCER.I thought the author os this post, which I found on Orthocuban, had some great insights into our behavior. Incomplete, inaccurate, or totally false assumptions are part of every person’s life.  In my life, … Continue reading

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A VERY DIFFERENT CHURCH


A VERY DIFFERENT CHURCH – Recently, though facebook we renewed a long dormant contact with the grandson of a family with whom we were close when my parents were alive. The path he has followed as a minister in the … Continue reading

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VISIONS OF 1932?


CNN, of all people, recently wrote a piece about the hunger and want in the city of Detroit.  The vision they portray are scenes common to those we associate with “elsewhere”, not here in the good old U. S. of … Continue reading

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PROBLEM NEWS QUIZ


I have had a difficult time putting together my thoughts on this editorial cartoon. It definitely has bothered me. It was created by David Horsey. I know my prejudices and foibles fairly well, but am still unable to express what … Continue reading

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An Option for English Anglo-Catholics


Another view into the ferment bubbling vigorously in the Anglican world, as well as more broadly. It is a picture that may appeal to Americans as they face our troubles with current church dissention. While this is not my choice, … Continue reading

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ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE ON HEALTH CARE


Listening to all the thunder and lightening about health care, it seems to be the most primary concern among Americans.  I confess that Judy and I are presently content and protective about our health care.  We are on Social Security and … Continue reading

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