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The Madness of Love: Spiritual Parables Where You Least Expect Them

Broadway: lights, peppy music, dancing, and… metaphysics? I was probably the last holdout of my generation never to have watched Andrew Lloyd Weber’s The Phantom of the Opera– until yesterday. And I was surprised by what I found: not just … Continue reading

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Dear Anonymous, You Are Not My Enemy

Dear Anonymous, You are not my enemy. You support beliefs that I disagree with. I abhor them, in fact, because I see the great harm that comes from them. You think the same thing about my ideas. Our ways of … Continue reading

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A Universal Truth that Cannot Be Hidden

Love. “God is love,” the scripture says. “God is love,” the saints all tell us– not only in the Christian tradition, but in the mystical literature of Islam, Judaism, and even sometimes Hinduism. This is such a universal truth that … Continue reading

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Love, the Star Which Always Shines: Symeon the New Theologian

In their most profound and personal writings, saints and theologians speak mostly of love. St. Symeon the New Theologian describes the Spirit of God as “precisely Love.” Consequently, he writes that hell is the state of having a heart that … Continue reading

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The Christian Crisis of Love

As Christians, we are often tempted to look around us with fear. We have a legacy of real persecution that extends from the torture and murder of Christ himself, then of his apostles and the martyrs of the early church, … Continue reading

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Love and Freedom in a One-Storey Universe

This article was also published earlier as a guest post for Fr. Stephen Freeman on his blog Glory to God for All Things.  St. Augustine said, “Love and do what you will.” This statement describes a way of being that … Continue reading

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