Before we talk about this important proof, we have to understand first what the word “evolution” means. This word is applied to many operations. Musical development from simple to complex is, in one way, a type of evolution. This term is also applied to all the technological inventions which have led many to imagine that… Continue reading 7 Proofs Of God – Part 2
Everybody has to deal with anger from time to time. But what’s the best way to handle it? To answer that question, we must first understand what anger really is. Anger is an emotion often characterised by feelings of great displeasure, indignation, hostility, wrath and vengeance. Many times, reacting in anger is how we express… Continue reading Dealing With Anger Gods’s Way!
Sometimes life gets pretty stressful. Many teens feel stressed around big moments in their lives like final exams, prom, applying to college, or the first day of school. Stress can be a pretty dangerous thing, because it clouds our judgment and can cause physical problems like illness. It can also get in the way of… Continue reading 8 Ways To Deal With Stress As Teens!
Evolution has changed humanity whether we like it or not. It is everywhere in every walk of life. As true christians there is no point in hiding from it but rather we should have the knowledge and know how to combat this storm which has demoralised the world as we know it. These are the… Continue reading Darwin’s Darkest Hour!
Last Night we had an awesome presentation given to the youth of St Barbara by Bishoy Kolta. The topic personally i think is of interest to everyone with a passion for helping young youth become awesome Christians. Thanks to Bishoy Kolta, this presentation is now available below. Enjoy! CLICK HERE for Presentation
I started my obstetrics rotation this week and one must sit down and reflect at the awesome handiwork of God. The beauty and wonder he has instilled in mankind. The ability bestowed upon us to make life from a seemingly simple act. How is it that just two simple cells have the ability to form… Continue reading Does Chance?
One of the most pressing questions posed by Orthodox pastors and parents in these times is, “How can we motivate our young people to embrace Orthodoxy and carry it into their adult lives.” The question is a valid one, but I fear that those who pose it are often not being honest with themselves. Children… Continue reading Getting The Message Across To Youth!
Suicide is the taking of one’s own life. The Orthodox Church has, over the centuries, taught that we do not have the right to take our own lives, since life is a gift from God which we are called upon to preserve and enhance. Hence, the Church considers direct suicide, when a person destroys his… Continue reading Suicide & Euthanasia
Below is a wonderful “Food For Thought” article on Music Videos written by Anywyn Crawford an acclaimed rock music critic from the Age in Melbourne. MUSIC videos are essentially advertising, but the clip for Katy Perry’s California Gurls, top of the Australian charts, is the most cynical bid for market dominance I’ve seen in some… Continue reading Music Videos!
The conclusion is that we need to teach our children to live humbly and simply and not continually to seek praise and applause. We need to teach them that there is humility and that this is the healthy state of life. The mind-set of our contemporary society does harm to children. It is based on… Continue reading Christian Parenting – Part 10
When I went to the Holy Mountain I lived with exceedingly saintly elders. They never said to me, ‘Well done.’ They always counselled me how to love God and how to be always humble, to invoke God to fortify my soul and to love Him greatly. I didn’t know what ‘well done was, nor did… Continue reading Christian Parenting – Part 9
Children are not edified by constant praise Children are not edified by constant praise. They become self-centred and vain. All their lives they will want everyone to be praising them constantly, even if they are being told lies. Unfortunately, nowadays all people have learned to tell lies and the conceited accept those lies as their… Continue reading Christian Parenting – Part 8
Teach the children to seek God’s help The medicine and great secret for children’s progress is humility. Trust in God gives perfect security. God is everything. No one can say that I am everything. That cultivates egotism. God desires us to lead children to humility. Without humility neither we nor children will achieve anything. You… Continue reading Christian Parenting – Part 7
The sanctity of the parents is the best way of bringing up children in the Lord. We must see God in the faces of our children and give God’s love to our children. The children should learn to pray. And in order for children to pray they must have in them the blood of praying… Continue reading Christian Parenting – Part 6
With children what is required is a lot of prayer and few words All things are achieved through prayer, silence and love. Have you understood the effects of prayer? Love in prayer, love in Christ. That is what is truly beneficial. As long as you love your children with human love — which is often… Continue reading Christian Parenting – Part 5
Over-protectiveness leaves children immature Another thing that harms children is over-protectiveness, that is, excessive care or excessive anxiety and worry on the part of the parents. A mother used to complain to me that her five-year-old child was disobedient. ‘It’s your fault,’ I told her, but she didn’t understand. Once I went for a walk by… Continue reading Christian Parenting – Part 4
The belief that God exists is common among all nations, even to atheists. They have faith in the existence of godliness, but err in their knowledge of WHO IS GOD. They have gone as far as to believe in the existence of many gods. Some of them believe in a god for every quality by… Continue reading Types of Atheists!
A psychological state is created in a child as a result of its parents that accompanies it throughout its life. Its later behaviour and its relationships with others are directly connected with the experiences that it carries with it from its childhood years. The child grows up and develops, but at bottom it does not change.… Continue reading Christian Parenting- Part 3
Do you know any Coptics that are into motorcycles? ……if so, then please help us gather them together as the Coptic Orthodox Church, Diocese of Sydney and affiliated regions has now formed the first Coptic motorcycle club in the world. The C.O.C.M.A. (Coptic Orthodox Christian Motorcycle Association) is a multi-faceted extension of the Coptic Orthodox… Continue reading Coptic Motorcycle Association
What saves and makes for good children is the life of the parents in the home What saves and makes for good children is the life of the parents in the home. The parents need to devote themselves to the love of God. They need to become saints in their relation to their children through… Continue reading Christian Parenting – Part 2
The Child’s upbringing commences at the moment of its conception! A child’s upbringing commences at the moment of its conception. The embryo hears and feels in its mothers womb. Yes, it hears and it sees with its mother’s eyes. It is aware of her movements and her emotions, even though its mind has not… Continue reading Christian Parenting Part 1
Many youth seem to be confronted by the issue of wearing earrings! I think it is important to understand the history of wearing ear rings in general before we delve into scripture to see what is found on this important topic. The origin of earrings by men, was found in the indo-aryan tribes which were… Continue reading Earrings! Right or Wrong?
I have read so much on the different roles of man within the church and in regards to the family unit. However it is unfortunate to say not much attention has been given to what fatherhood really is. Personally I think it’s impossible to discuss this without examining the personality and role of the “Father… Continue reading The Role of Man!
I thank God that He has granted you the blessing of entering the academic field. A university is not only a school of knowledge, but also a school of life. The young person who spends the university years with an upright heart builds a mature and effective Christian personality and increases his experiences of life… Continue reading Letter to University Students!
In today’s society we hear the word LOVE a lot. But has Love lost its meaning? What does love really mean? What has society taught us love to be? On my search to find the answers to these questions I had a certain concept in mind to explain first, that is the 4 Greek meanings… Continue reading The Four Types of Love