Countdown to 30 (40) Days of Blogging

That’s right! Today we are precisely one day from our annual 30 (40) Days of Blogging adventure! Many of you will remember last year’s blog entries, and they were excellent. We are in the process of making a major change here at Preachers Institute, which we believe will make homiletics resources even easier to use […]

Concerning Free Will

by Methodius of Olympus Methodius was bishop of Olympus in Lycia who died a martyr around the year 311 A.D. He was a well-educated philosopher and theologian who argued against many of Origen’s erroneous views. Like Origen, however, he interpreted Scripture primarily in an allegorical sense. In this dialogue, Methodius attacks the Gnostic idea of […]

Free Press & Free Pulpit

By Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon is pastor of All Saints Antiochian Orthodox Church in Chicago, IL, and a Senior Editor of Touchstone Magazine. This article, posted on in June of 2005 is a short, but powerful statement of why Christians, particularly Orthodox Christians, must not weasel out of their obligations […]