Faith and Formation Podcast: Ep.1 Stress and Busyness During COVID-19

On today’s podcast I discuss how we deal with the stress and busyness of being at home. How are we supposed to deal with being in one place for rest, work, socializing, and worship? Feeling frantic and overwhelmed? On today’s podcast I cover some practical steps you can take in this immediate moment. The second … More Faith and Formation Podcast: Ep.1 Stress and Busyness During COVID-19

What Conflict with Iran Might Teach Us About Being Instruments of God’s Peace

By Alexei Laushkin It has been a complex season to view the events unfolding in Iraq and Iran. An event the President instigated and then backed away from led the American people to the brink of another war. Although the leadership of the President might reflect the majority view of the American people which is … More What Conflict with Iran Might Teach Us About Being Instruments of God’s Peace

Inward Alienation

This emptiness which was formed in him as a result of falling away from God, kindles in him an incessant craving that nothing can satisfy. This craving is vague but constant (St. Theophan the Recluse). That times of refreshing may come from the Lord, and that he may send the Christ, who has been appointed … More Inward Alienation

Living in Exodus

by Alexei Laushkin The Exodus is a pivotal┬ámoment for the people of God. They are rescued from Egypt, where their┬álives were filled with slavery, toil, and oppression and they make it to the desert on the way to the promised land. And what do they encounter? They encounter their hearts which are filled with self-slavery, … More Living in Exodus

On Mercy

by Alexei Laushkin Mercy is about patience. The patience of God really more than our own. Consider God’s standards of mercy. He patiently waits. Consider these words from 2 Peter 3:8-9: But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are … More On Mercy

On Forgiveness

If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven. (John 20:23) These are words of life. Not just words that express some ideal, these are words to put the nature of sin in oneself to death by. We are to be marked by mercy, by … More On Forgiveness