What Hinders a Fully Integrated Christian Life

by Alexei Laushkin In the present-day Western Church there are two dynamics that often hinder and slow a fully integrated Christian life: excessive individualism and the role of economic secularism. Excessive Individualism Individualism the sense of self and privacy and identity is not in and of itself a bad thing. There is a scriptural basis … More What Hinders a Fully Integrated Christian Life

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 moment for the people of God. They are rescued from Egypt, where their lives 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