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I have Come to Give you Life
This series is about life that is abundant even in dark days. Like the crocus that blooms as it pushes its way through a thin blanket of snow- God’s gift of life is always full of possibilities, possibilities which we may have forgotten in the gloom of winter.
Movies, social media, current issues about the modern ways we live our lives, and other timely topics, written about from a practical perspective, are the heart of Contemporary Conversations. The focus is not on how scary modern issues are, but rather how does this affect me as an Orthodox person and what positive steps can I take to help make something better? Contemporary Conversations is a collaborative series written by several EO writers.
Dare to Search Inward
When we receive the Lord’s Grace we are known and humbled. Only then can we be empowered to be honest with ourselves in our brokenness, in our need for Him and in His Love to be renewed. Not in perfectionism but in brokenness. Written by Paula Marchman, Dare to Search Inward explores the complicated struggles we find in all kinds of relationships.
Beside Still Waters
Through the Beside Still Waters blog series, Isabelle Ryerson hopes to be an encouragement to others by sharing life experiences and insights she stumbles across. Isabelle seeks to help those in a similar stage of life navigate the good and the difficult aspects of being an Orthodox young adult in today’s society.
Ask Father is a new series where Engage Orthodoxy readers can submit any question for a priest to answer. You ask, we answer…well the priest does. So bring on your toughest, most theological questions, the inquiries you have been Googling for months, or the questions your friends always stump you with. All you have to do is Ask Father.
Theology Unplugged is a blog series that seeks to break down complex theological topics in a way that is understandable and can be applied to daily living. Each post will take a complicated issue in the scriptures or the church fathers and attempt to explain it in a way that is concrete instead of abstract. Join Jacob as he slugs through understanding Christ's incarnation, death, resurrection, the Church, and everything in between.
The Foreground, by Angie Nasrallah, is a blog series providing a glimpse into what one family is attempting to make prominent: a life in the church. We are a family of seven with some in the nest and some out. We have kids in college, in high school and in middle school. One of us is a sub deacon and one of us runs the parish book store. Orthodox for 14 years, one of us attends a Greek church and the rest attend our local OCA parishes. What’s in our foreground? Come join us and find out.
A Time to Heal
A Time to Heal is a blog series by Khouria Faith Potter which explores different facets of the healing resources present within Orthodoxy. Through delving deeper into and reflecting on the feasts, hymns, and wisdom of the Church, Kh. Faith shows practical ways to apply the medicine of Orthodoxy to the wounds in our lives.
KEEPING OUR YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE CHURCH
In this series, Angie Nasrallah spotlights places where she sees teens and young people staying connected in the church, in spite of prevailing societal trends. Hopefully, these examples will encourage us in our longing to keep our youth in the cradle of faith.
One Good Thought
Written by Edna King, One Good Thought is a series of devotionals drawn from short quotes from Scripture, the Church Fathers, and other Christian sources which inspire us, followed by a brief expansion to personalize the musing, and a short prayer. These short blogs to ponder for the beginning or ending of a day, serve as family conversation starters or simply give us something positive to recall in the midst of our stressful lives.
Brought to you by Presbytera Jocelyn Mathewes, Joyful Noise is a series of blog posts discussing life as a mother and priest’s wife. Each post is packed with laughter, love, and reflection as Presbytera Mathewes shares thoughtful stories through personal experience and her own photography.