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November 2010

Monday, November 01, 2010

Bishops - Part 1:  Prophetic, Priestly, and Pastoral

Fr. Tom Hopko begins a series of talks on the role of Bishops in the Church and their relationships to each other, to priests, to deacons, and to us. He begins by identifying what is common to all of us in creation. Please also listen to a special encouragement at the very beginning of the episode.

October 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thoughts on the Episcopal Assembly

Clark Carlton explains that Orthodoxy is a culture, and if it is to be handed down to future generations intact, it must be incarnated in the best cultural materials available.

October Budget Met!!

Our budgeted donation goal for October was $10,000. Thanks to each of you who contributed!!

Cultural Relevance and Evangelism

You'd think by now that people would figure out that what is hip, cool, and relevant today will elicit LOLs on YouTube 30 years from now. What does this mean for Orthodox Christians, cultural relevance, and evangelism? Steve the Builder explains.

Conversion

On Seeking Peace, Eric Simpson uses the occasion of a new school year to reflect a bit on what conversion means for the Orthodox Christian.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Fly and the Bee

Being a Christian can sometimes be confused with being a judge. Molly Sabourin reflects on the temptation to extract slivers from your neighbor's eye only to ignore the lumber in your own.

Monday, October 25, 2010

How To Read The Bible

As he travels, Fr. Tom Hopko is often asked to say some things on the radio about how to read the Bible. Where do you start? What translation does he recommend? What presuppositions should be discarded and what should be maintained? In this new episode of Speaking the Truth in Love, Fr. Tom addresses each of these questions and more.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

2010 Missions and Evangelism Conference

From October 15th through the 17th, St. Nicholas Antiochian Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, hosted the Orthodox Conference on Missions and Evangelism. Speakers included Fr. Nicholas Triantafilou, Fr. Peter Gillquist, Dn. Michael Hyatt, and Fr. Wilbur Ellsworth. Listen to Session 1 here.

Friday, October 22, 2010

“Immortality of the Soul” or “Resurrection of the Dead”?

In this episode of The Illumined Heart host Kevin Allen and Father Steven C. Kostoff discuss two views of the afterlife that separate the New Age/Eastern/Gnostic from the central historic Christian belief.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Message from Fr. Tom Hopko

A special message for AFR listeners from Fr. Thomas Hopko, host of Speaking the Truth in Love and The Names of Jesus. To act upon Fr. Tom's appeal, please click here.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Icons: A Spiritual Reality

Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos discusses the spiritual importance of icons, citing the Seventh Ecumenical Council. Fr. Ted is priest at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Winnipeg, Canada.

Monday, October 18, 2010

American Grace

On a new Frederica Here and Now, Frederica Mathewes-Green discusses a portion of the book "American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us" by Robert Putnam and David Campbell.

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