To fully appreciate St. John the Forerunner, says Fr. Lawrence Farley, we need to place him in his historical context and to realize that he came to Israel as a thunderstorm at the end of a long drought.
Bobby Maddex interviews Scott Cairns, one of the contributors to the new Reader's Edition of the book God with Us: Rediscovering the Meaning of Christmas, published by Paraclete Press.
Why myth matters to modern life is a lesson taught by the pagans. The pagans as our teacher and the Bible’s first few chapters as myth may not be an approach to the Bible one would expect to hear on AFR, but it is an approach taken as a given by the Church Fathers who understood the Bible’s grand narrative as the union of God and His people. Marcia Brim explains.
In order to understand our Muslim neighbors and make sense of the world today, says Fr. Lawrence Farley, we need to distinguish between Mohammed's practice, the history of Islamic expansion, the practice of Muslims throughout the Islamic empire, liberal Muslims today, and Islamists.
International Orthodox Christian Charities, or IOCC, is one of the largest relief networks inside Syria and one of only a few still reaching those in need. Joining us today is IOCC Programs Director, Mark Ohanian, who recently returned from the region and shares his firsthand account of this crisis.