Three Critical Steps to Shape Real Ministry

How can we improve the ministry work we do for youth and young adults? Here are three basic principles that can help us spot (and shape) real ministry.

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.

"Be the Bee" Retreats on Track to Surpass 1,000 Participants in 2015-16

Be the Bee retreats are attracting huge crowds. But what makes this remarkable isn't simply the numbers: it's the reason people are coming.

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.

Why Supporting Doubt Helps Develop Faith

New research indicates that doubt is the single biggest factor leading young people away from the Church. Yet the problem isn't really their doubt: it's our flawed response to it.

New Blog Series: Pop Culture Espresso Shots!

Imaginary worlds and impossible stories can prepare our hearts to see the reality of the Kingdom and the seemingly impossible victory of Christ over sin and death.

Three Common Misconceptions about Confession

Many wonder if repentance alone is enough and if it’s really necessary to go to Confession. Here are some reasons why Confession matters.

Three Ways to Spot Authentic Forgiveness

It can be hard for us to forgive others, but forgiveness is vital to the Christian life. Here are three ways to spot authentic forgiveness.

Boundaries: Healthy Limits or Barriers to Relationships?

Boundaries are an important aspect of our lives. Here are some things to reflect on to improve your relationships with others.

Three Steps For Success in Making a Difficult Decision

Young people make a lot of important decisions about their lives from their teens through their 20s. The Old Testament book of 2 Maccabees teaches us the steps we should take if we want to make the...