Mercy and Power in the Bible

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon First Samuel 24 narrates an encounter between Saul and David: the latter, when the king’s jealousy and dangerous behavior drove him from the royal court, was obliged to wander, like an outlaw, in the desert regions in the south of Judah. Harassed and pursued by the army of the increasingly […]

By Preaching The Word

It is wrong for a Christian Church to be a political power, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church has argued. “The church must have no political means of exercising an influence on those in authority,” Patriarch Kirill said in answering letters from televiewers in the “Pastor’s Word” program on Russia’s First Channel television. The […]