Historical Reformer: Saint Gregory Palamas

Historical Reformer: Saint Gregory Palamas

By Kevin Walthall Nov 13, 2019 “Since you now stand before the Original Mind, guide our minds to Him, O Father, so that we may sing to you: ‘Rejoice, preacher of grace.’”   On the first Sunday of Lent, Orthodox Christians celebrate that the Invisible One became...
Choose Your Saints Wisely

Choose Your Saints Wisely

By Kevin Walthall “History is about cause and effect.” “History is about persuasive writing.” “History is just gossip about dead people.” There were a lot of ways I introduced the subject of history when I was a teacher. There are a lot of things history can be. But...
Hesychasm and the Internet

Hesychasm and the Internet

By Kevin Walthall How the ancient Christian discipline of active silence plays a role in the age of Twitter   “Lord Jesus Christ have mercy on me, a sinner.” These words are the gateway to divine silence, according to the pillars of ancient Christian...