Political Jesus

Political Jesus

Let’s hit the road in the search for the real Jesus. Galilee, Year 27: baptized by an itinerant preacher, John the Baptist. That’s when the story really begins. We know virtually nothing of his life till then. Galilee is ruled by shabby client kings of the Roman empire – first Herod, then his son Herod…

The Rise of the Russian Christian Right: The Case of the World Congress of Families
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The Rise of the Russian Christian Right: The Case of the World Congress of Families

Introduction During the last decade, socially conservative political parties and civil society groups have been on the rise in Russia, across Central and Eastern Europe, and also in Western Europe and the United States. Such actors mobilise against LGBT-rights, women’s and children’s rights, and reproductive rights in the name of the ‘traditional family’, and they…

Modernity’s Sacraments

Modernity’s Sacraments

My newsfeed must be set for “shock.” Never does a day go by that there is no something outlandishly alarming featured as a story, somewhere, illustrating the insane march of modern culture. Much of me would like to think that the problem is in the newsfeed and not in the culture itself. However, on a…

The Russian Church’s Zero-Tolerance on Virginity – a ‘Matter of National Security’

The Russian Church’s Zero-Tolerance on Virginity – a ‘Matter of National Security’

It is necessary to stigmatize sexual relations before marriage. We need to explain to young men that it is not normal to marry a woman who has already been used by dozens of men, and that only a fool would marry a harlot. Yes, this will hurt many very deeply. The vast majority of our society…

The West’s Rejection of God Will End in Misery and Terror – Solzhenitsyn’s Prophetic 1983 Warning

The West’s Rejection of God Will End in Misery and Terror – Solzhenitsyn’s Prophetic 1983 Warning

Introduction by Chris Banescu As a survivor of the Communist Holocaust I am horrified to witness how my beloved America, my adopted country, is gradually being transformed into a secularist and atheistic utopia, where communist ideals are glorified and promoted, while Judeo-Christian values and morality are ridiculed and increasingly eradicated from the public and social…