Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people? If He is truly loving and omnipotent, then why is there so much suffering and hardship in the world? On this week's OCF podcast, Mathew Monos and Fr. Brendan Pelphrey discuss the problem of evil.
Should animals have the same rights of "personhood" as humans? Orthodox bioethicist Wesley J. Smith examines this question on a new "Human Exceptionalism," the podcast on life and dignity.
On Saturday, February 20, 2016, St. Anthony Orthodox Church in Bergenfield, New Jersey, sponsored a day of fact finding and problem solving by Alexei D. Krindatch, the Research Coordinator of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the USA, and Subdeacon Adam Lowell Roberts, the Program Coordinator of the Becoming Truly Human Initiative of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese. Listen to the Krindatch talk here.
Did Jesus really call a Gentile woman a dog? On a new "Ancient Faith Commentaries," Fr. Lawrence Farley, the priest of St. Herman's Orthodox Church in Langley, British Columbia, sets the story straight.
On a new "Raising Saints," Elissa Bjeletich describes how she and her fellow Sunday school teachers are involving the children in the consecration of the altar at her church parish in Austin, Texas.
Fr. Lawrence Farley, the priest of St. Herman's Orthodox Church in Langley, British Columbia, and the host of "Coffee Cup Commentaries," uses the Scriptures to describe what awaits us in the world to come.