On the Evils of Technology

by St. Nikolai Velimirovich Many complain against technology. Many accuse modern technology for all the woes in the world. Is technology really to blame, or those who create technology and use it? Is a wooden cross to blame if somebody crucifies someone on it? Is a hammer to blame if a neighbor breaks his neighbors […]

St. Luke’s Vocabulary on the Heart

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon St. Luke’s account of the Parable of the Sower includes features not found in the corresponding passages of Mark and Matthew; one of these is the form of the final verse, translated thus in the NKJV: “But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard […]

The Qualities of Good Preaching

by Humbert of Romans Because some things in the spectrum of human endeavors do not change. For more on this topic, see Four Characteristics of Good Orthodox Preaching, by Fr. Jonathan Cholcher. XIX. Qualities of Good Preaching It is laudable to preach more often when preaching is more necessary. Would it be just to preach […]

Four Characteristics of Good Orthodox Preaching

by Fr. Jonathan Cholcher The former headmaster of St. Nicholas Orthodox Classical School in Mogadore, OH, Fr. Jonathan is a graduate of Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO. An outstanding apologist, homilist and teacher,  Fr. Jonathan provides four measurable benchmarks for Orthodox preachers. We are reprinting this article, which was originally published by Preachers Institute […]

Affirming the Inherent Goodness of the Material World

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon Against many heresies — Gnosticism and Manichaeism early and chief among them — Holy Church has been obliged to advocate the inherent goodness of the material world. Her position on this point has always been based, not only on the biblical doctrine of Creation — “God saw everything that He […]