Author: BFA Team

  • This is Church

    This is Church

    The world is on fire. Social media is on fire. And the church SEEMS to be on fire. But glory to God who walks with us in the fire that we might not burn. We want to be all fighting for some sort of justice. Fighting for those who are oppressed, whether it be because of […]

  • Unfiltered Thoughts from a Newlywed

    Unfiltered Thoughts from a Newlywed

    This is a guest post from our good friend, Sandra Mathoslah, who was recently married this year. As I was coming up on the six-months-married mark, I found myself reflecting on how the journey has been thus far. I began to think of everything I’ve learned with my new found marital status and was surprised […]

  • Where We’ve Been

    Where We’ve Been

    There is a tale of the power of sin and darkness, it is a tale of endless struggle, of victory and of the greatest friendship. Gandalf advises the hobbit Frodo, “I don’t think you need go alone. Not if you know of anyone you can trust, and who would be willing to go by your […]

  • A Fox Named Fear

    A Fox Named Fear

    “NOW IT occurred that while the people pressed upon Jesus to hear the message of God, He was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret (Sea of Galilee). And He saw two boats drawn up by the lake, but the fishermen had gone down from them and were washing their nets. And getting into one of […]

  • A Model of Repentance

    A Model of Repentance

    This post is a homily by St Ephraim the Syrian on the sinful woman. May her story encourage us in our repentance! Hear and be comforted, beloved, how merciful is God. To the sinful woman He forgave her offenses; yea, He upheld her when she was afflicted. With clay He opened the eyes of the […]

  • In His Image

    In His Image

    This is a guest post by Paul Ghaly from Sydney, Australia. He is works with Asaph Tunes, which is a music service that aims to encourage young Orthodox Christian artists to write and sing new songs using contemporary music. Check out Asaph Tunes website and facebook page, for the new album “In His Image.” You can support their kickstarter campaign ending in a […]

  • Vulnerability: Unveiled

    Vulnerability: Unveiled

    This is a guest post by a dear BFA friend and past contributor Sara Malak. One of the things the world ingrains in us as we grow up is that we must be afraid -mostly of the future and everything in it. We hear “strive to be the best! Be as successful as you possibly […]

  • Two Processions

    Two Processions

    This is a guest post from a friend across the ocean.

  • The Big Solution

    The Big Solution

    A guest post by Andy Cooper. But if they cannot control themselves, they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn with passion (1 Corinthians 7:9). There are many things to love about the Bible. Aside from the abundant, life-giving Truth that God’s word provides on every page, I’m continually impressed by […]

  • Gift | A Short Film

    Gift | A Short Film

    “…you may not know how to say it out loud: “I thought it would be easier.” And your God comes near: I will provide the way. You may not even know who to tell: “I thought it would be different.” And your God draws close: I will provide grace for the gaps. You may not […]