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A Series On the Perception of the Church: The Convenient Church (Part III)

In the last two issues, the church was presented as the Pillar of Truth. The church ought to speak the truth in love without discrimination, prejudice, political correctness, or compromise. This spoken truth might cause some to be uncomfortable or annoyed or to even leave the church in search of a more convenient church. It…

General | On the Perception of the Church | orthodox spirituality

A Series On the Perception of the Church: The Pillar and Ground of the Truth (Part I)

People have different perceptions of the church. Some claim it is a hospital for the sick, while others, in the early centuries of the church, declared it was a resort for the saints. Some claim that the church should be a comfortable place, while others argue comfort isn’t a concern at all. Yet others claim…

orthodox spirituality | Unbalanced Fatherhood

Unbalanced Fatherhood: On the Verge of Absence and Unhealthy Control – Part 3

This is our final post in our series on unbalanced fatherhood. In the last two posts, we discussed the absence of the father in his children’s lives. In this post, we will talk about the other extreme: the father who exhibits unhealthy control. We have all heard about unhealthy parental control or have even experienced…

orthodox spirituality | Unbalanced Fatherhood

Unbalanced Fatherhood: On the Verge of Absence and Unhealthy Control – Part 2

In our last blog, we talked about the crisis I’ve noticed in fatherhood. We also talked about the love between God the Father and God the Son and how this type of love is the perfect example of the fatherly love between a father and his children. God blessed me by giving me the opportunity to serve…