Book Reviews

In the recent months, book reviews have come out on my book Turning to Tradition and I think I have mentioned most of them here on the blog.  One I haven’t mentioned yet is this review by Dr. Amy Slagle in Review of Religious Research.  She highlighted how my book noted the variances in what…
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Morality Without God?

I return, finally, to my exchange with humanist Jon Lindgren, emeritus professor of economics for NDSU and former mayor of Fargo.  The delay was entirely my own fault.  These last several months have been hectic, so finding the time to put together a short essay even proved difficult.  Nonetheless, I have done so.  Here we…
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Orthodox Easter And Church History

Sunday was Pascha (“Easter”) for Orthodox Christians across the globe.  For us, it meant the conclusion to a long Holy Week and a wonderful celebration of the resurrection of Christ in the very earliest hours of the morning.  I hope to upload some pictures in the future. I also thought I would highlight some additional…
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Orthodox Chaplains And Prayers

As many, if not all of the readers of our parish blog already know, I have been commissioned as a chaplain in the Air National Guard.  I include a picture of that here: My date is easy to remember: Valentine’s Day. The OCA has recently posted some deployments by Orthodox chaplains serving the army and…
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An Orthodox Priest And An Atheist Mayor Walk Into A Bar

Well, OK, Jon Lindgren would much prefer “skeptic” to “atheist” but skeptic doesn’t make for as catchy of a title.  This past weekend, the Forum ran a nice piece on Jon Lindgren, the former mayor of Fargo, in which I was mentioned as well.  It’s worth reading: http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/359176/ Non-belief and outright atheism is a growing…
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