Very interesting blog series going on at Glory To God For All Things:
Orthodoxy Versus Christian Materialism
Over the years I find myself coming back to a number of ideas within the modern world that differ markedly from Orthodox thought. These are ideas that are imbedded so deep within our culture that they seem self-evident to most people. Many Orthodox believers hold to one or more of them, distorting their understanding of the faith. This article is an effort to create a list and address each one. If it succeeds I will use it as a touchstone in future work. I have left off the specific issues of the Modern Project, which forms a subset of these ideas. Perhaps they will be added in a later version.
1. Things are self-existent. They require nothing outside of themselves to exist.
2. Relationships are psychological.
3. Meaning is only a thought.
4. Time is a chain of cause-and-effect. The Cause cannot come after its effect.
5. Good and bad only describe behavior.
Read the rest at http://glory2godforallthings.com/2014/07/02/orthodoxy-versus-christian-materialism/