An Accessible World For All

Urbanization is among the most impactful global trends of the past century, resulting in a growing share of the population living in urban areas. This transformative force impacts both the...

Writing History With H.A.H. Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

History is a process which starts from an event, entering memory before being written down through a painstaking effort of abstraction. In the case of Fr. John Chryssavgis’s book, the event is a...

Greek-American Hierarchs Put HGC into Perspective

Being able to witness the historic gathering of Orthodox hierarchs and other representatives of our Faith at Holy and Great Council (HGC) last summer is one of the things I express thanks for at...

Finally, A Blog Post About Zelda - Pop Culture Espresso Shots

Video games are fun, but not only because they provide great entertainment. They speak to our desire to participate in a story that is bigger than we are: God's Story.

Giving Thanks Even During the Holidays

The holidays can be a challenge for many of us. Here are three things that we can do to give thanks when we struggle to find the words.

Break the Taboo: A Call for Access to Clean Water and Sanitation Facilities for All

We all take things for granted. Take a second and think about the daily activities that occur or exist without thought, or with scant attention being paid to them. This might be the ability to...

"Sit Up Straight" and Other Reminders

Has anyone ever jabbed their hand in between your shoulder blades as a not-so-subtle reminder to stand up straighter? If not, then congratulations, you probably have good posture. ...

Orthodox Christians, Politics, and Life After Election 2016

How do Orthodox Christians relate to our political leaders, and how do we move on after a divisive presidential election?

Dancing Anxiously at Life's Circumference

Often we get distracted by the outside circumstances of our lives, and we lose focus on Christ at the Center.

On God and Gilmore Girls

"So, it's a show?"
"It's a lifestyle."
"It's a religion."

A Church for Healing

Jesus was known as a healer, but does He still heal today?

"Cubs Win!" and Other Election Day Thoughts - Pop Culture Espresso Shots

The Cubs won! And today, someone will win the presidency. Let's hold fast to the hope that our King is coming, no matter what happens in the polls.

The Benefits of Time Travel

When I first heard about the app “Timehop,” I had really mixed feelings.   If you haven’t heard of it, it does what it sounds like: hops through time. It pools together a...

When People Hurt Us

When someone hurts us – whether physically or emotionally – we have a choice of how to respond and to move forward. How do we forgive and let go of this pain?

How We Achieve A Truly Healthy Life

In the Orthodox Christian understanding of a healthy life, both spiritual and physical healing have long been considered complimentary. This begs the question: can we truly be healthy if we focus...

How Hamilton Taught Me to Love the Scriptures - Pop Culture Espresso Shots

Have you heard or seen the Broadway hit, Hamilton? Do you find yourself suddenly caring about history again? Perhaps Hamilton has something to teach Christians about how to view and approach the...

A Home Away from Home Parish

How can you find a parish that feels like home once you've moved away from your home parish?

The Role of Parents in Youth Ministry

Having programs and ministries for youth and young adults can never replace the role of the parent in cultivating and modeling a love for Christ.

Talking is Important: The Formation of the United Nations

The United Nations began operating 71 years ago today, following the second of two world wars that killed up to 100 million people around the globe. As those conflicts dwindle further and...

On Raising Children

What is it that we, as a community of faith, want for our children?  This seemingly simple question is riddled with complexity.  The social environment allures us with a carnival of...

Grappling with Pain and Suffering

Pain and suffering are part of our experience in this world. Here are some ways Orthodox Christians make sense of it all.

Finding Ourselves Within Tradition - Pop Culture Espresso Shots

Often, we try to "be ourselves" by being one-of-a-kind, but perhaps finding ourselves has more to do with losing ourselves within the tradition of those who have come before us.

Let's Stop Chasing Skinny

Your worldview should not be shaped by the words “fat” and “skinny” and what you see on social media. Your worldview should be shaped by Jesus Christ.

Health and Literacy: An Often Overlooked Connection That Impacts Lives

  2016 marks the celebration of two important milestones: the 50th anniversary of World Literacy Day and the implementation of a new United Nations agenda, the 2030 Sustainable...
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