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For They Shall Be Comforted
Episode date: September 23, 2009
When he walked through our Church’s entrance, I gripped my kids a little tighter. Glen did not hang back like the others, waiting for the liturgy’s conclusion to ask for a dollar, a bus pass, or the canned food and bottled water kept next door for distributing to those in need. “Again?” I thought, cringing, as he made a beeline toward the front and center of the sanctuary, hoarsely whispering random greetings along the way.
Not intimidated by the length or sobriety of the service, Glen cannon balled into an unknown experience while the rest of us stared on dumbfounded, waiting for somebody, anybody, to blow…
Speaking the Truth
The Wrath of God
Episode date: October 06, 2009
I have received many emails that have to do with the talks I am doing here on Ancient Faith Radio. I’m glad, very glad, to receive them. I try to consider the questions and the comments that people make, the criticisms, of course, corrections. I also have to say that I am not able, obviously, to answer them all. What I try to do is keep some of them in mind, so that, you know, I could speak a little bit more on those disputed questions, disputed issues, controversial issues in these radio talks. One of the points of disputation that has come up, and I’ve been asked by some people directly perhaps to comment on this issue, and that…
Janitor, Banjo, Sideburns, a Nun: Opa!
Episode date: October 07, 2009
So I’m standing in the food line on opening night at the Houston Greek Festival. We’d arrived early before the first meals were served and the line, though long, was yet to move. I’m standing in the line with my wife and kids behind me, and after we’d exhausted our family musings:
Father Joseph: “How was school?”
Child 1: “Good”
Child 2: “Good”
Child 3: “Good”
I did what most people do when so occupied, nothing to do but stare around at the people nonchalantly. Sometimes, I must confess, when I’m at a large outdoor…
The Illumined Heart
137: Turn, Turn, Turn
Episode date: October 09, 2009
Kevin Allen: Welcome to the Illumined Heart on Ancient Faith Heart Radio. The music behind the intro of this episode was Turn, Turn, Turn by the legendary rock band The Byrds. The Byrds: Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, David Crosby, Michael Clark, and my guest today on the program, Chris Hillman were pioneers in a wide range of musical genre’s in the 1960’s and the early 70’s.
I know that gene-X and gene-Y are still listening to the music as many of us do. Chris Hillman is personally credited as a pioneer, and innovator of the country rock genre although he assuage such labels as he may tell us.
Glory to God
The Theology of the Image
Episode date: October 10, 2009
I want to begin this podcast with a fairly extended quote from a writing by Vladimir Lossky, who is one of the most important of 20th century Orthodox theologians. He has this to say:
If man is Logikos,
that is if he is in the image of the Logos, that is the Word of God,
then everything which touches the destiny of man: grace, sin, redemption by the Word made man, must also be related to the Theology of the Image. And we may say the same of the Church, the sacraments, sanctification, and the end of all things. There is no branch of theological teaching which can be entirely…