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Why Orthodox Christians Should Do Their Genealogy

The theology of the Orthodox Church makes a good case for why every Orthodox Christian should study his or her family history.
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That Time I Thought My Daughter Was Dying

Sometimes we are confronted by truly terrifying circumstances that shake us to our core. In those moments, are we able to reach out to the Lord and hope in Christ?
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The Flash: Heroism, Villainy, and Death - Pop Culture Espresso Shots

Each of us is capable of great good or great evil, and it usually comes down to what we are willing to die for. Will you choose to be a hero or a villain?
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Escaping Hubris Through Failure - Pop Culture Espresso Shots

We often think of games as pastimes and recreation, but might it be that learning to lose gracefully may be unto our salvation.
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Harry Potter and the Fear of Death - Pop Culture Espresso Shots

All of us will die, but not all of us will die well. Harry Potter, however, demonstrates that death is meant to be the final expression of a life lived for others.
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Understanding Life After Death

After we have lost someone, it’s natural to wonder what happens to them after death. Where does the soul go, and what is heaven like? So let’s reflect on an Orthodox understanding of life after death.
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How to Handle Sadness and Grief

Everyone faces sadness and grief. But Christians are called to handle them differently in light of the Gospel. Here’s a reflection on how we can navigate these unpopular feelings.
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Death, David Bowie, and False Immortality

The fixation we have with celebrities, and the fake immortality that we credit to their earthly presence, distracts us from the fact that we all live eternally through Christ.
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My New Year's Resolution: To Put Myself to Death - Sunday before Theophany

It's almost the New Year, and with that comes some time for change. Perhaps there is a New Year's Resolution waiting for us in the example of John the Baptist?
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Give Yourself Away; You're Dying Anyway - Tenth Sunday of Luke

C.S. Lewis once wrote, "Die before you die. There is no chance after." This week, Christ invites us to die to ourselves, giving ourselves away for the sake of others. Will we listen?
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Crosses That Kill - Sunday After Holy Cross

We are called to take up the cross and follow Christ, but are we using our crosses according to their purpose, or do we think of them simply as "burdens to bear?"
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Orthodox Geology 101: Wind, Fire, Water, and You – Sunday of Pentecost

This Sunday God sends His Holy Spirit upon the apostles and upon us, and He does so unto the transformation our our lives.
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