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Climbing the Ladder: Triage

Thursday, December 2, 2021 Comments (0)

Kevin J.N Hughes

"Our God and King is good, ultra-good and all-good (it is best to begin with God in writing to the servants of God). Of the rational beings created by Him and honoured with the dignity of free-will, some are His friends, others are His true servants, some are worthless, some are ...

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Roskolnikov's Guilt, and the Beauty of Repentance

Monday, November 29, 2021 Comments (0)

Kevin J.N. Hughes

What does it mean to say that the world will be saved by beauty? I have often thought about this quote from Fyodor Dostoyevsky, and whenever I think about that, it leads me to think about the wonderful characters and stories that Dostoyevsky has captured my imagination with over...

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Archaeology and the Pool of Bethesda

Friday, November 26, 2021 Comments (0)

The Pool of Bethesda: A Tale of Archaeological Wonder

 

Kevin J.N Hughes 

In New York City’s Central park there is a very famous statue that was sculpted by Emma Stebbins between 1859 and 1864. The statue is called “The Angel of the Waters” (an interesting reference which we will do a fut...

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Dostoyevsky On The Most Powerful Humility

Thursday, November 18, 2021 Comments (1)

 

Kevin J.N. Hughes

 

   

      People know a lot about my conversion story, at least the late elements, because I have been very open about them. I have been very open about how I ended up in Adventism, what led me out of it, why I was initially drawn to and eventually repulsed by Calvinism, ...

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The Foolish Despot-The Mistake of Cancel Culture

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 Comments (0)

Kevin J.N. Hughes

If you have been following Freed Indeed Ministries for a while, then you know that we at Freed Indeed Ministries are very much against conspiracy theories. You further know that we have been quite willing to refute conspiratorial ideas, and that very often, when we are discussin...

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Saintly Sketches: St. Xenia of Petersburg

Friday, November 12, 2021 Comments (0)

Kevin J. Hughes

St. Xenia of Petersburg is a unique saint. She is what is called a “Holy Fool”. To learn all about holy Fools and about life in Orthodox nations during the medieval times, a great book is Laurus. However, St. Xenia is a real life example.

Xenia was from St. Petersburg Russia, and...

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Pray and Do what You Will

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 Comments (0)

 

Kevin J.N. Hughes

 

You may recall that we recently discussed the power of prayer for the mind. In that article, we saw that when we pray, it changes how we think, what we think about, and who we are. Today, I want to continue that thought with the next reflection, namely, “Pray and do what y...

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Devotional Reflections on Forgiveness in Soho

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 Comments (0)

Kevin J. Hughes

 

On Sunday night my wife and I went to see the 2021 Anya Taylor-Joy film, Last Night in Soho at the local Cinema. We really enjoyed the movie for a lot of reasons. It’s a pretty unique film with some interesting twists. However, I could not help but be struck by the fact that th...

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Sketches of the Saints: Nicholas the Passion Bearer

Monday, November 1, 2021 Comments (0)

St. Tsar Nicholas The Passion Bearer

 

This new series is intended to inspire us with the lives of holy people who have gone before. Sketches of the Saints will be a series that we have at least once a month, maybe more, it will feature a saint, sometimes a well-known saint, other times a less w...

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The Power of Prayer

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 Comments (0)

Kevin J. Hughes

We often talk about the power of prayer, and rightly so, for truly there is nothing more important in life than prayer. However, this phrase is used so commonly that we often lose sight of just what it is we’re talking about when we talk about the power of prayer. So, here are som...

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