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What We Might Be Missing

by Alexei Laushkin The Gospel of John gives us some real glimpses into the life of the Holy Trinity. On the night he was betrayed St. John gives us a glimpse...

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A Short Reflection on Time

by Alexei Laushkin I have been mulling about time for awhile now. Specifically what is a Christian meaning of time? Our lives seem so fast paced, always oriented towards the future,...

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Thoughts from Good Friday

by Alexei Laushkin For those of us who celebrated a Good Friday service with some liturgy there was something that caught my attention in the Prayers of the People. We prayed...

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Christianity, Grief, and Deep Suffering

February 18 2016 by Alexei Laushkin There is one unifying problem that theologically conservative Christians in just about every culture struggle with: how to deal with grief, pain, and suffering. It’s...

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Worship in a Secular Age, Schmemann on Time

February 12 2016 by Alexei Laushkin Alexander Schmemann has an excellent essay on the nature of secularism titled “Worship in a Secular Age” (click here to read). Well worth the read,...

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Faith, Beauty, and the Arts

December 30 2015 by Alexei Laushkin What should Christians say about the intersection of faith, beauty, and art? This week I came across something from a few years ago by Makoto...

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Thanksgiving in the Midst of Suffering

November 3 2015 by Alexei Laushkin So, what about Thanksgiving in the midst of suffering? That’s something I’m reflecting on and how Christian worship guides us into a type of lament...