• Matthew Cooper

    Matthew Cooper

    Orthodox Christian, Specialist in economic development, and English teacher based in the Twin Cities of Minnesota

    Matthew Cooper is an Orthodox Christian, specialist in economic development, and English teacher based in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. He taught English and Western history in Inner Mongolia and Henan Province from 2012 to 2015.

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Religion and Politics

Torture Is Iconoclasm

The nomination of Gina Haspel to the position of CIA director is deeply troubling to me, should be deeply troubling to all Americans—and should be most troubling to Orthodox Christians in particular. To explain why this is so, allow me to begin with a historical anecdote. In 1169, the Bishop of Rostov, a stiff-necked and...

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Culture and Arts

China’s Peaceful Warrior

China is now portrayed in much of the news media as the world’s fastest-growing Christian country, and an increasing amount of attention is being paid to the plight of Christians inside China. Without downplaying either the successes or the struggles of modern Chinese Christians, particularly vis-... Read more.