Podcast Monday – Three Successful Parishes

In our previous “Podcast Monday,” we listened to Ancient Faith’s Kevin Allen interview Fr. John Ivanoff and Steven Christoforou on the issue of whether or not our churches are “declining” here in...

Being Spiritual, But Not Relgious

Some people experience God outside of Church, and that pushes them away from religion. I experience God outside of Church and am reassured.

Living with Gratitude

Sometimes we take important things for granted and this can keep us from living with gratitude.

The World is Scary; Jesus Wins - Ninth Sunday of Luke

In the wake of violence and the terror of life, it's hard to be anything but afraid. But the Kingdom of God and Jesus Christ give us hope that all will be well.

The Lies We Tell Ourselves

It’s easy to get so wrapped up worrying what people might think of us, or the ways we judge others, that we forget to see ourselves as we truly are and live as God wants.

Loving Your Neighbor; Stop, Look, Listen - Eighth Sunday of Luke

Christ shows us that we are called to meet the needs of our neighbors, but that doesn't necessarily mean what we think it means.

Home is Where the Church is

Over the years we may find different places to call home. But there’s one true home that will never be merely a memory, and never a place far away.

The Partnership of Church and Home - Eighth Sunday of Luke

Too often we find ourselves expecting the Church to fix the problems we see in our young people. But if we want to see Christ restore people to health, perhaps it's going to take a little...

Three ways to Develop Stronger Friendships in Christ

We all crave closer friendships, but we don’t know where to start. Here are three ways we can develop vulnerability and intimacy in all of our relationships.

Advice: 25 Cents

For someone who truly believes that organic moments of human interaction are one of the most beautiful things in life, I worry that I’m getting so caught up in myself that I’m losing a lot of...

Stop Overlooking the Poor; They May Be in Your House - Sixth Sunday of Luke

Christ offers a haunting reminder this week, that the poor may be closer to us than we realize, and it is our duty to care.

I Know An Egret When I See One

What is coincidence and what is God’s will? When is it an egret and when is it just a big white bird? And how much does it matter?

Learning to Walk on Water

Sometimes we can feel like we're drowning in a sea of stress, anxiety, and temptation. But with Christ, we have a solution Who helps us do the impossible.

Youth Are Still Not the Future of the Church - Fifth Sunday of Luke

Is it possible that we have become possessed by spirits of secularism and fear instead of looking to be liberated by the Spirit of God?

It's Election Season, Again

I often wish my life looked like a campaign cycle: I want to be just a few short months away from being holy.

Our Personal Role in Healing the Divided Christian Witness

Here are three simple things that you can do to help heal the divided Christian witness where you live.

Watch Your Heart; Till the Ground - Third Sunday of Luke

Our walk with the Lord changes from day to day, but He invites us to till the ground of our hearts as we draw near to Him daily.

Podcast Monday - Is Orthodoxy in Decline?

Podcast Monday is back! Join the office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries team in exploring new topics every Monday!

My Authentic Self

How can I be authentic and relatable without overexposing myself?

I Was Welcomed, Not Argued, Into the Church

Instead of diluting our witness to Christ to soundbites, we should invite others to come and see!

Why Being Good to Enemies is the Worst and Only Path to Salvation - Second Sunday of Luke

Being merciful to enemies is difficult, and it often is fairly unpleasant. But this Sunday, Christ invites us to walk the hard path of being good to those who harm us.

When To Say "I Love You"

I hesitate to tell my male friends that I love them, not because I don’t, but because the idea that love is almost exclusively romantic is so ingrained in us I worry that what I’m expressing could...

Be the Church: Bear One Another’s Burdens

The lives of single and married people may look very different, but here are some simple ways we can support each other.

Being Brave in Uncertainty - First Sunday of Luke

Often times we rush to conclusions in order to resolve the pain of feeling vulnerable uncertain. Could it be, however, that Christ is promising to meet us in those places of vulnerability instead...

My Spiritual Father- A Love Story

My spiritual father is the person I think of every time I make a decision, because I know that at some point I am going to have to confess to him, and he is going to hold me accountable for that...
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