Category Archives: culture differences

Ours is not the only calendar in use: Assyrians Usher 6764th Year With Celebrations Worldwide


As with all cultures, we find different measuring systems a bit puzzling. The U.S.A. did not adopt our present calendar system easily.  It took decades before everyone got on the same page. During my own life time, driving through Indiana … Continue reading

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Inclusiveness :Thoughts about word definition changes and meaning shifts from Fr. Orthohippo


Inclusiveness : from Fr. Orthohippo   Inclusiveness: This word has undergone significant transformation in the last years of the 20th century and the first years of the 21st. in·clu·sive  (ĭn-klo̅o̅′sĭv) adj. 1. Taking a great deal or everything within its … Continue reading

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United Methodists, Pessimism and God’s Surprises


This article applies to a number of denominations.  It is not unique with Methodists.  Elements of it can be found in various Catholic, Orthodox, Lutheran, Evangelical, and other Protestant groups, not to mention the various splinter groups. Fr. Orthohippo Being … Continue reading

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WHO ARE YOU? THE MEMORY PROJECT


WHO AM I? Update at end of post– Five times a week, I spend the school day with 7th and 8th grade French and Art students. I actually enjoy this time.  Today, in second year art, I became most attentive, … Continue reading

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Macedonian Orthodox Church bans Facebook for priests


   Here is an interesting church body which has, like many others, considered it necessary to split with their predecessor body, and are not recognized by their brother Orthodox Churches.  A great number of various independent church groups help make … Continue reading

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An effort with local Chinese church help at Chinese evangelism. How is your Church body doing?


English translation by Nina Tkachuk Dimas Chinese language for Seminarians During the 2013-2014 school year, with the blessing of Metropolitan Ignaty of Khabarovsk and Amur, full-time students at the Khabarovsk Seminary will be introduced to the Chinese language. The purpose … Continue reading

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Turmoil: Methodist court to consider growing opposition to gay ban


(RNS) The United Methodist Church’s highest court gathers for its semiannual meeting in Baltimore on Wednesday, as the denomination confronts a growing movement of defiant clergy members opposed to church doctrine on gays and unwilling to back down. They include: … Continue reading

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A reoccurring problem : Asian-Americans troubled by stereotypes from white evangelicals


(RNS) Asian-American Christians are voicing concerns over how they’re depicted by white evangelicals, most recently at a conference hosted by Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church in California. Show caption Paper cutouts of men in various colors photo courtesy mtkang via Shutterstock … Continue reading

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Olympic Committee ‘Fully Satisfied’ With Russia’s Law Banning Homosexual Propaganda


By Katherine Weber, Christian Post Reporter September 26, 2013|11:36 pm The International Olympic Committee [IOC] released a statement Thursday saying Russia’s ban against “homosexuality propaganda for minors” does not breach the Olympic charter, adding that it is “fully satisfied” that … Continue reading

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Australians Have Now Become Suicide Bombers…


Has blown himself up in Syria. ABC NEWS An Australian jihadist fighting in Syria has reportedly blown himself up in a suicide bombing near a military airport in the country’s east. For some time now concerns have been growing among … Continue reading

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