May
09

Discerning Vocations: Online Live Interview with Fr. Anthony and Fr. John

Fr. Anthony Perkins, editor-in-chief of Good Guys Wear Black, will be interviewed live, online on Thursday, May 19th at 9pm EST/6pm PST. "You're On with Fr. John", the live online program by host Fr. John A. Peck, will feature Fr. Anthony Perkins (and a few other visitors), as we answer questions about, and discuss in depth, discerning vocation in the Orthodox Church. The program will include spiritual preparation for your Read more…

Mar
15

Search the Scriptures (AFR): On Corrupt Clergy

One of the podcasts I used to listen to religiously (pardon the pun) was Presvetera Dr. Jeannie Constantinou's "Search the Scriptures" on Ancient Faith Radio.  Presvetera Jeannie is an accomplished academic biblical scholar with a great love for God, the Church, Scriptures, and Patristic commentaries.  For more than fifty episodes, she had been leading us through the Bible chapter by chapter from "the Beginning". Alas, a couple of Read more…

Jan
12

Why 734 Pastors Quit (and How Their Churches Could Have Kept Them)

by Lisa Cannon Green Not from an Orthodox source, but no less informative. Maybe even more important for Orthodox clergy. Self-care isn't essential for clergy. It is an existential reality for any one in a pastoral role. If it doesn't exists for those in a pastoral role, neither will you for long. No sabbatical. No help with counseling. No clear picture of what’s expected. Hundreds of former evangelical pastors say these were the Read more…

Dec
30

Six Things Growing Churches Do That Others Don’t

by Travis Stephens I saw this article and knew it applied universally. Take note and take action! Ninety percent of the churches in the United States today are stagnant or declining. Dying churches are closing their doors at the rate of ten per day. Even church members who have been dedicated to the church for years are attending church less than ever before. It would be easy to throw up our hands in frustration and give up, Read more…

Dec
23

Merry Christmas from Good Guys Wear Black

Christ is Born! Glorify Him! We here at Good Guys Wear Black wish every good thing for you and your loved ones this Nativity. If you are traveling, travel safely by God's grace. If you are with loved ones, cherish and savor the time together. Keep the day in high festival! Celebrate the mystery of our faith with gladness, thanksgiving and joy! Remember in your holy prayers; Children who have no one to care for them, Those who Read more…

Dec
19

Mission Bundles Back Until Dec. 23rd – Midnight

Well, I want to thank everyone for your input and requests. Because so many of you have requested it, Preachers Institute will continue offering our popular Mission Bundles until midnight on Dec. 23rd. Once again, we are offering 'Bundles' of our Ebooks for the Advent and Christmas Season. Many of our best selling titles are available as Ebooks at incredible discounts. At Preachers Institute, we are doing our best to put into the hands Read more…

Dec
03

Ebook Bundles for St. Nicholas Day

As you know, Good Guys Wear Black,  Preachers Institute, and Journey To Orthodoxy are all sister sites. None of them is supported by any institution, benefactor, church, parish or seminary. It is the support we receive from readers and the materials we offer for sale that keep these sites online. For the first time, we are offering ‘Bundles’ of our Ebooks for the Advent and Christmas Season. Many of our best selling titles are Read more…