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Orthodox Thoughts on the 2012 Election

V. Rev. Paul Jannakos offers an Orthodox perspective on the upcoming election: As Orthodox Christians we bear witness to Christ in all dimensions of life. This includes participation in civic life, where as citizens of this country we elect into office those who aspire towards the work of public service on both the local and federal levels. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 10.31.12

Reformation Day Reflections on Calvin and Calvinism Jordan Ballor, Touchstone While the concern might simply be with a broader kind of Augustinianism, it would do us well I think to reflect a bit on the term Calvinism and it’s theological and historical usefulness (or lack thereof). Continue Reading...

Always Reforming, Without Tarrying

Today is Reformation Day, and I wanted to pass along a quote that I have found to embody a valuable perspective about the imperative to always be seeking reform of one’s own life and manners, without needing to tarry for broader social or political change. Continue Reading...

The Ethics of ‘Price Gouging’

After declaring a state of emergency in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie issued a forceful reminder to merchants: Price gouging during a state of emergency is illegal and will result in significant penalties. Continue Reading...

Helping Without Hesitating or Hurting

Everyone agrees that during times of natural disaster, people need help. With “Superstorm Sandy” pummeling the eastern third of the U.S., it is easy to see that many people will need aid in the form of  food, clothing, shelter and other basic necessities, and we are obliged to help. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 10.30.12

Victory in Federal Court for Monks Threatened with Prison for Selling Caskets Saint Joseph Abbey and Seminary The monks of Saint Joseph Abbey have won again. On October 23, the U.S. Continue Reading...