Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Lawrence Farley, pastor of Saint Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church in British Columbia, the host of the AFR podcast Coffee Cup Commentaries, and the author of The Gospel of Luke: Good News for the Poor, published by Conciliar Press.
Frederica Mathewes-Green discusses a possible trend in film of wrapping a conservative message in vulgar jokes and nudity. As examples, she looks to the movies Love Actually, Knocked Up, and The 40-Year-Old Virgin.
Listen to recordings from the Indiana University Orthodox Music Symposium, sponsored by All Saints Orthodox Church in Bloomington, Indiana, and the Early Music Institute of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. The host and emcee is Richard Barrett, choir director at All Saints Orthodox Church.
"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled." On a new Seeking Peace, Eric Simpson takes a closer look at spiritual hunger and the one thing that can satisfy it.
On a new iSermon, Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos addresses the danger of placing too much emphasis on miracles. Fr. Ted is the parish priest of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Winnipeg, Canada.
On a new At the Intersection of East and West, Dn. Michael Hyatt continues his series on reconciliation. This week he discusses how to conduct ourselves when we are wronged.
Bobby Maddex interviews poet and professor Scott Cairns. Cairns will soon be a visiting professor of English Language and Literature at St. Katherine College. Moreover, he has just recently been named editor of the Saint Katherine Review, the college’s new literary publication.
Are converts to Orthodox Christianity dominating the media with their "journey stories" and "fast-paced, high-energy" perspectives, while the more quiet, perhaps lumbering, but deeply-rooted faith of cradle-born Orthodox is obscured in the process? Cradle Orthodox blogger and writer Janice Bidwell talks with Illumined Heart host Kevin Allen.
Many efforts are made to convince modern Christians that they live "in between" Christ's first coming and His second—and that this "in between" period is somehow different, requiring a new understandings of the gospel. Fr. Stephen Freeman refutes this false understanding and describes where it is that we now live.
The greatest gift, the Gift beyond all gifts, is the Gift of God Himself in our Lord Jesus Christ. On a new A Voice from the Isles, Fr. Gregory Hallam explains that in the Divine Liturgy that gift of Himself becomes something as basic as food and drink.
Steve the Builder is on the road again and spent a week insulating and remodeling the Abbot's cell, a 60-year-old building at St. Michael's Monastery in northern New Mexico.
St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary is announcing the visit and surrounding activities of Met. Hilarion Alfeyev Feb 5 - 7. He will give a lecture on Saturday, Feb 5 at the Seminary as this year's speaker at the Fr. Alexander Schmemann Lecture Series.
His choral masterpiece St. Matthew’s Passion will be performed on Monday Feb 7 at 7:30 PM at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle in New York. John Maddex talks with Fr. Chad Hatfield and concert producer Nicholas Reeves about the events.
AFR will be there to record the lecture!