In the opening lecture of the Fall 2012 Saint Katherine College Forum, Dr. Michael Ward argues that C. S. Lewis was successful as an apologist because he recognized the necessary place of the imagination in the defense of Christianity.
Beginning the second series of "A Word From the Holy Fathers," Archimandrite Irenei calls upon the spiritual homilies of St. Makarios the Great, reflecting on the saint’s profound question, "Do you wish to be a friend of God, and a brother and son of Christ?" What does it mean to be God’s "friend," and how should this affect how we see ourselves as Orthodox Christians?
On a new "Ancient Faith Presents," AFR Operations Manager Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. David Frost, the principal and administrator of the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies in Cambridge, England, about the institute's Distance Learning Program, which is currently accepting new applicants.
Frederica Mathewes-Green has just returned from a trip to Australia. While there, she interviewed Hieromonk Makary, the beekeeper at Holy Transfiguration Monastery in Bombala, New South Wales, about his life and the history of this male monastic community.
Many of us have family and friends who are not Orthodox. What do we do when company is in our home during a fasting day or period? Rita Madden, a registered dietician and the host of the podcast "Food, Faith, and Fasting," gives suggestions for showing the gift of hospitality and still keeping the fast.
On a new "Search the Scriptures," Dr. Jeannie Constantinou, a professor of biblical studies at the University of San Diego, cites St. John Chrysostom on biblical language, reminding us that while the scriptures are always true, they are not always meant to be descriptive. She then examines Isaiah's vision of the seraphim flying and singing the thrice-holy hymn.
Kyriacos Markides, Professor of Sociology (Univ. of Maine) and best-selling author of The Mountain of Silence, Gifts of the Desert, and his just-released Inner River, speaks about his journey from materialism to the world of shamans and back to the "mystical" Orthodox Christian faith of his youth.
Fr. George Shalhoub, priest at the Basilica of St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church in Livonia, Michigan, offers four “meditations on mercy” at the 2012 Antiochian House of Studies Residency Program. Listen to an interview with Fr. George below, and then click on the image to the left to hear the talks themselves.
On this encore presentation of "The Illumined Heart," Kevin Allen speaks to Dr. Christine Mangala about whether various aspects of Hindu Yoga are compatible with Christian faith and practice, or whether Yoga should be shunned entirely. Click here to purchase a copy of Dr. Mangala's booklet on the subject.
On a new "Ancient Faith Presents," Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Laurent Cleenewerck, a professor of theology and international administration at EUCLID University and the author of His Broken Body: Understanding and Healing the Schism Between the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches, published by EUCLID University Press.
Fr. Josiah Trenham serves as a member of the Secretariat of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America. He was commissioned by that body to conduct interviews with each of the Hierarchs in the Assembly of Bishops over the course of the next year. Listen here to his interview with Bishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese.
In this two-part series, Dr. Albert Rossi, a professor of pastoral theology at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Seminary, explains how to be a healing presence for those who are tempted by suicide. Listen to part one here, and then click on the image to the left to hear part two, which deals with the Pastoral Paper on Suicide that was adopted by SCOBA in 2001.