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.

Being in the World but Not of the World

It can be hard to balance our identity as Orthodox Christians and as members of our society. What does it look like when we are living in the world but aren’t of the world?

Longing for the Right Thing - Pop Culture Espresso Shots

God has given us a natural capacity for desire, meant to be directed toward Him. But is it possible that this "holy longing" might be directed toward the wrong ends?

The Road to Salvation is Full of Honest Criticisms

“You’re wrong,” “you don’t know me well enough,” and “I don’t care what you think” are all things that I’ve said far too often, and things that I don’t want to say anymore.

Why I’m an Orthodox Christian

Have you ever asked yourself, “Why am I an Orthodox Christian?”? Here are some things that keep me coming back.

What CrossFit Taught Me About Loving God - Pop Culture Espresso Shots

Working out is helpful for our health, but perhaps the habit of exercise can teach us something about forming spiritual habits as well.

The Past Is the Journey to the Present

I’ve been thinking about my past lately, like what exactly has led me to the point in life that I’m at now...

Strength in Weakness

In times of temptation, when we can only focus on our own imperfection or limitations, here are three ways to find strength in our weakness.