Bobby Maddex interviews Dn. Stephen Muse, Director of the Pastoral Counselor Training program and Clinical Services for the D.A. & Elizabeth Turner Ministry Resource Center of the Pastoral Institute, Inc., in Columbus, Georgia, and the author of the book Being Bread, published by Saint Tikhon's Monastery Press.
Dr George E Demacopolous, wrote on the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese blog that through the increasing expansion of 'Orthodox fundamentalism' in ordinary parishes, "the entire Orthodox Church is at risk of being hijacked by extremists". Father John Whiteford, ROCOR priest and blogger wrote a robust rebuttal to this article. They both join Kevin in today's episode.
According to Fr. Lawrence Farley on a new "Ancient Faith Commentaries," if the Muslim has no real exposure to or understanding of the Christian message, he might still be spared on the last day if his heart was in ignorance seeking the true God.
Kevin Allen interviews John Maddex about a special appeal for funds to help AFR over these lean summer months. For one time gifts of $250 or more, AFR will be thanking you with a 32 gigabyte thumb drive loaded with over 300 hours of audio files from our archives recorded by Fr. Thomas Hopko of blessed memory.
Fr. Barnbas Powell welcomes Fr. Stephen Freeman and Fr. Panayotis Papageorgiou to discuss the recent supreme court decision on same sex marriage. Several interesting listener calls including one from Moscow, Russia!
Ancient Faith Radio is pleased to introduce a new podcast that features updates, homilies, stories, and reports from the staff, clergy, and campers of Antiochian Village Summer Camp. Listen here to His Grace Bishop Thomas speaking to the campers about the birth of John the Baptist.
Fr. Evan Armatas returns to the microphone and catches up on some email questions, as well as a live call from an inquirer into Orthodoxy. She asks, "If the Orthodox Church is one Church, why are there so many jurisdictions?"
Fr. Patrick Reardon, priest at All Saints Orthodox Church in Chicago, Illinois, reminds us that part of our communion with God is our connection to the saints—and chief among them after the Theotokos are Peter and Paul.
On a new Ancient Faith Today, Kevin Allen speaks with his guest Fr, Michael Varlamos about the historic march of His Eminence IAKOVOS of the Greek Orthodox Church on March 15,1965, with Dr Martin Luther King in Selma, Alabama, and the Orthodox Christian teachings on racism, ethnic separatism, and racial profiling.