Rod Dreher

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Posts tagged “Orthodoxy”

The Crazy Old Lady Who Lived in the Desert

A powerful ascetic saint offers another reason why I think it’s great to keep Christianity weird

Posted March 26th, 2015

Worshiping With the Body

Orthodox Christianity is a religion of the body, mind, and soul

Posted March 5th, 2015

Lent in Orthodixie

Is gator kosher for Orthodox Lent? Do Russians ever face this question?

Posted February 21st, 2015

Who Is a Christian?

Some of the Copts died with the name of Jesus on their lips. That doesn’t mean they were Christians, say other Christians

Posted February 18th, 2015

Abuse in Orthodoxy

A former archbishop goes to jail for sex abuse, and shocking claims from an Orthodox boarding school

Posted February 7th, 2015

Russia’s ‘Orthodox Jihad’

By ignoring religious side of New Cold War, West misses that Putin leads global Anti-WEIRD coalition

Posted February 5th, 2015

Are These The Poor?

A missionary writes to say that what Americans call poverty is just daily life

Posted February 3rd, 2015

Making Christianity Weird Again

Catechesis has failed. Time for something new. How about embracing the weird?

Posted January 18th, 2015

A Baptism in the Country

Preparing the water for the baptism. Father blesses it with holy oil. …

Posted January 11th, 2015

Gleb Yakunin, R.I.P.

Remembering a brave Russian Orthodox priest and dissident

Posted January 1st, 2015

Arise, Ye Zillions, and Drink Coffee

It’s Sister Vassa’s world; we all just live in it

Posted December 3rd, 2014

Words of Conversion

Emile Zola, Dante Alighieri, and modern converts to Catholicism

Posted November 27th, 2014

Thanking God Despite It All

A voice from the Soviet persecution gives praise and thanksgiving

Posted November 27th, 2014

Lyle Lovett Orthodox Geekery

‘That’s Right (You’re Not From Athos)’ by David Mathewes

Posted November 23rd, 2014

The Return of Mormon Polygamy?

It’s unlikely, but not implausible in the emerging America

Posted November 21st, 2014

The Blessing of a Wrathful God

Avoiding the dreary consequences of Inconsequentialism

Posted November 17th, 2014

Bathing the Body of my Dead Friend

On the day I washed a jar of clay, I learned a powerful lesson about life

Posted November 11th, 2014