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What If the Civil War Never Happened?

January 5, 2016

In an interview with Canon & Culture, Mark Tooley discusses the last ditch effort to avert the Civil War at the Washington Peace Conference in 1861.

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For Christians, History May Be Meandering, but It Has a Purpose

January 4, 2016

Christian commentary, especially among English-speaking Protestants, about God’s perceived hand in the ebb and flow of momentous human events used to be far more common.

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Faith on Freedom: International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (Part 1)

October 22, 2015

We believe that persecution of religious believers — particularly Christians — is a shockingly overlooked human rights issue, and Western Christians have a Biblical mandate to be a voice for suffering brothers and sisters.


God’s Word for All Peoples: Celebrating St. Jerome and Translation Day

September 30, 2015

Jerome, the patron saint of translators and Bible scholars, worked to translate the Scriptures. Today, the good fight to translate the Scriptures continues.


It Was a Mighty Fourth

July 7, 2014

July 4 means life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, not death, entitlement, and vice.


A Tale of Two Easters: Remembrance and Forgetfulness of God

April 22, 2014

What is Easter without Christ’s Resurrection? It is nothing. Pascha without the solemn and profound beauty of remembering, affirming, and participating in the theological, historical and existential reality of the Lord’s Resurrection is nothing.

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Bishop Thomas Ken: a Case of Theological and Political Integrity

March 24, 2014

The glow of Thomas Ken’s life causes us to long for ecclesiastical figures of such tremendous discernment and integrity as we enter an era no less confusing and fractious as the good bishop’s. May church leaders who interact with the government show such upright character, no matter the cost. As Bishop Ken proves, the price tag for ethical stands is rarely cheap.


Slap an Arian Day, or the Feast of St. Nicholas of Myra

December 6, 2013

Today we commemorate St. Nicholas of Myra, whose resume boasts enough miracles for him to be called the “Wonderworker” in some parts of Christendom. Even before he became the Coca-Cola chugging world-traveler and reindeer…

Towards a More Informed Gender Debate

March 25, 2013

by Barton Gingerich (@bjgingerich) With the marriage debate raging around the SCOTUS decision, orthodox Christians have not only discussed the public understanding of marriage, but also the character of humanity’s oldest institution. What is…

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Thomas à Becket, We Have Need of Thee

December 10, 2012

The initial outrage and fallout from the Church of England’s decision to reject women bishops seems to have reached its close. Newspapers on the right and the left shrieked in disdain at such a…

The 5th of November and Ahistorical Anarchists

November 5, 2012

The intrepid explorers of the internet wilds may be noticing some of their friends posting this little ditty today: Remember, remember The fifth of November The gunpowder treason and plot. I know of no…

Emergent Christians and 9/11

September 11, 2012

Eleven years we have mourned the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. Historians have just begun to ask, “So what does it mean?” We should notice that we can imagine many interpretations, many (inadequate)…