The Need to Know

(The following is a rough manuscript of my presentation at St. Basil the Great (Antiochian) Orthodox Church in Hampton on Saturday, June 24th.  Somewhere in mid speech, I attempted to make some changes off the cuff.  Those who heard my talk say it was great.  Of course, I am my own worst critic.  A link to … More The Need to Know

The Desert Fathers: A Beacon for Evangelism

In his autobiography, Malcolm X stated that the Desert Fathers were the founders of Christian Church structure (1).  He also briefly mentioned St. Augustine as a defender of Church doctrine against heresy (2).  While Malcolm said these things specifically in is critique of white racism in Christianity, he does make an incidental point that should … More The Desert Fathers: A Beacon for Evangelism

A Reflection from the 22nd Annual Ancient Faith Afro-American Conference: Go Into The Deep

The 22nd Annual Ancient Faith Afro-American (St. Moses the Black) Conference has come and gone.  I thank God for my good friend and mother in the faith, Sarah, for saving me from making the trip by Greyhound as I did two years ago.  We had blessed conversations on the road and gained a greater understanding … More A Reflection from the 22nd Annual Ancient Faith Afro-American Conference: Go Into The Deep

St. Moses: The Immediate Purpose of the Christian

The goal of our profession is the kingdom of God.  Its immediate purpose, however, is purity of heart, for without this we cannot reach our goal.  We should therefore always have this purpose in mind … St. Moses from St. John Cassian’s On the Holy Fathers of Sketis (Philokalia vol. I) For anyone that thinks … More St. Moses: The Immediate Purpose of the Christian

Building The Bridge: Martin Luther King Day Speaking Engagement

I have wanted to speak on the subject for a couple of years now.  Thanks to Father Adam Sexton, I have been given the opportunity to explain how there is material for African-Americans and the Orthodox Church to reach out to one another.  I intend to post video of the presentation.  If not, I will … More Building The Bridge: Martin Luther King Day Speaking Engagement