He was one of the original evangelicals who came to Orthodoxy from Campus Crusade for Christ along with Fr. Peter Gillquist, Fr. Jon Braun, Fr. Gordon Walker and others. He compiled the well loved writings of The Apostolic Fathers, and he was the Project Director for the Orthodox Study Bible. Fr. Jack Sparks fell asleep in the Lord on Monday, Feb. 8, 2010. AFR talks with Fr. Peter Gillquist.
From February 5th through the 6th, 2010, St. Michael Orthodox Church in Louisville, Kentucky, hosted The Climacus Conference of Thoughtful Ascent. This gathering, dedicated to the contemplation of noble ideas, featured lectures on postmodernism, film, logic and rhetoric, motherhood, and the Great Books.
Fr. Tom Hopko talks about the study and communication of the Fathers of the Church according to Archimandrite Vasileios, retired Abbot of the Iviron Monastery on Mt. Athos.
Martha Condra shares some culinary and spiritual insights as she reflects back upon 2009.
How should we reflect on calamity and disasters like what was experienced in Haiti from a Christian perspective? Is God exacting judgment or is there another explanation? Fr. Tom Hopko helps us think this through.
Fr. Tom Soroka delivers three homilies in preparation for Great Lent: the Sunday of Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-10), the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee (Luke 18:10-14), and the Sunday of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32). Listen to the most recent here.