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Temple Theology & Ecclesiology
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Tolkien / Theological Fiction
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Interfaith Studies: Receiving the UN WIHW Prize in 2016
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"Youth Without Age and Life Without Death"

When I was growing up, books of tales and legends from all over the world were to be found throughout the house, many of them published by Grund and wonderfully illustrated. Here is one that deserved to be read or re-read… 

Kiev or Kyiv, or Kiev and Kyiv

Diplomacy, Home Posts

Sometimes we try to make everybody happy, to use Solomonic wisdom to find a fair middle, but at the risk of making everyone unhappy. Sadly, moderation is not the virtue it used to be… When it...

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Africa / Central African Republic

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I almost cannot recall not being fascinated by the great continent of Africa. My first exposure was to Niger when I was 8 years old, and ever since I have wanted to be a part of African renaissance...

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Youth Without Age and Life Without Death

Books and Literature

Once upon a time something happened whose like never occurred before—if it had not happened it would not be told—since the flea had one foot shod with ninety-nine pounds of iron and jumped into...

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In Memoriam: Archbishop Vsevolod of Scopelos

Religion

I had the privilege to know – and be ordained – by the late Archbishop Vsevolod of Scopelos of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, part of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of...

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Reflections on the Best Form of Government: Monarchy and Democracy

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A friend recently mentioned his growing sympathy for monarchy as a source of stability and unity in a chaotic and disunited world. He has in mind a specific king in a specific country, so this may be...

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The Spiritual Value (and Pitfalls) of Genealogy

Home Posts

It is possible, I think, to approach genealogy with a spiritual mindset, as we consider the mysterious providence of all these people moving through time, living and dying, all of them contributing...

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In Memoriam: Archbishop Vsevolod of Scopelos

(1927-2007)

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