Posts By: Chris Ibraheem

Called to be a Type of Christ

In our community probably all of you, if not most of you, have heard of the infamous “type system.” With what may seem like just a harmless “you’re so type one” joke or a warning of a group that is “kind of type two” actually causes a huge opposition to Christ’s work, and becomes an

Obtaining Practical Joy

“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials” -James 1:2 As Orthodox Christians, we are always being invited into a home of joy and gladness inside of the Church; our ancient church did not only survive years of martyrdom but was built on the blood of the martyrs. We are a

Pursuing Faithfulness and Patience in Tribulations

“And so, let us be glad and bear with patience everything the world throws at us, secure in the knowledge that it is then that we are most in the mind of God.”​ – St. Basil the Great As Christians, we are called to walk with faithfulness and patience daily. But what exactly does it

Temptation

There is always that one sin everyone loves. Their favorite sin(s). There are also the sins that we think we will only commit this once because of circumstantial reasons. What is even worse is the time we cannot resist the sin, so we let it slip this once or twice or countless numbers of times.

Forgiveness

There are many things that are out of our control in this world. We can’t control what the weather will be like tomorrow. We can’t control the car tailgating us while driving. We can’t control how others treat us. But what we ​can​ control is how we react and interact with the world around us.

Pride

Just in case you didn’t know, there’s a deadly virus going around. It’s not a new outbreak. In fact, it’s documented to have been affecting people since the beginning of human civilization. Thisvirus is the cause of the world’s largest pandemic, affecting billions of people all over the world. The damage caused by smallpox, influenza,

Back to Basics: How to Read my Holy Bible

Many of us struggle with reading our Bibles every day. Many of those of us who manage to read it complain that they do not understand what they are reading. While it is true that even “if you do not understand the Word of God, the demons do understand what you are reading and they

Priorities

The one piece of advice that college students hear the most often is the need to develop efficient time management skills. Moreover, as Orthodox Christian students, the challenge to properly establish these skills is compounded by the priorities of our spiritual tasks and our services at the churches we attend on a weekly basis. With

Why We Don’t Recognize God

Many of us, being Coptic Christians, have had the luxury of growing up surrounded by people whose main concern is ensuring our salvation. Our parents baptized us and brought us to liturgy every week. We grew up in sunday school, hymn, and diaconate classes. We learned how to properly read the bible, how to pray,

Choosing Words Wisely

What Did You Just Say to Me? It is offensive, really. It is offensive how I can use my words to pray and then curse someone that cuts me off on the road. It is offensive when I go to Church and say, “we have ​them​ (our hearts) with the Lord” then go to school