Faith and Philosophy Reflections on Orthodoxy and Culture
Start date: April 2007 78 episodes
Clark Carlton is the author of The Faith series (The Faith, The Way, The Truth, The Life) published by Regina Orthodox Press. His books have been instrumental in helping many find their way to Orthodoxy. In this podcast, Clark will comment weekly on matters of faith, philosophy and Orthodoxy.
|Date||Title & Description||Duration|
|Feb 03, 2014||
Clark reflects on scientific rationalism.
|Jan 02, 2014||
Clark further contrasts the modern and premodern ways of thinking about the world and our place within it.
|Jun 17, 2012||
Clark provides a brief overview of modern philosophy and identifies what he considers to be the fundamental philosophical error of modernity.
|Jan 24, 2012||
Clark considers how we might go about making a good English translation of the liturgy, as well as what a good English translation should look like.
|Sep 09, 2011||
In commemoration of the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, Clark takes a break from his "Naked Public Square" series to offer a few words on Mary's significance today.
|Aug 20, 2011||
Clark argues that when it comes to economic problems, so-called progressive political solutions are nothing of the kind.
|Aug 11, 2011||
Clark explains that progressivism of any type is a precursor to antichrist.
|Aug 02, 2011||
Clark explains that the contemporary pro-life movement misses the boat entirely as to the real nature of our moral and social decay.
|Jul 04, 2011||
Should the faithful be creating Orthodox colleges and universities? Clark shares his thoughts on the place of Orthodox Christianity in the academy.
|Mar 21, 2011||
Clark begins a series on the place of the American Orthodox Church in the public square by examining the issue of gays in the military.
|Jan 05, 2011||
Clark explains why being outside the Church leads to destruction rather than salvation.
|Oct 31, 2010||
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.
|Jun 27, 2010||
Clark reminds us to work with nature in our attempts to eradicate the weeds from our lives.
|May 23, 2010||
What is the object of our reason? What do we even mean by reason? Clark answers both questions.
|Feb 20, 2010||
Clark refutes Palamism and then introduces us to the true theology of St. Gregory Palamas.
|Jan 01, 2010||
Clark explains how Greek philosophy and Christian theology share the exact same Logos.
|Nov 12, 2009||
Clark debunks two myths about capitalism.
|Oct 05, 2009||
Clark argues that ecumenical dialogue on matters that we Orthodox have no intention of changing is a fruitless endeavor.
|Sep 14, 2009||
Clark explains that while all theology begins as narrative, it is fulfilled in doxology.
|Aug 23, 2009||
Clark explores the term "theologian" and identifies who is and who ain't - but more importantly, why.
|Jul 11, 2009||
Clark shares with us a portion of his forthcoming book. The excerpt is titled Every Valley Exalted: Christianity and Political Messianism.
|May 18, 2009||
Vegetables, plants, weeds, and fasting are on Clark's mind today as he updates us on the progress of his garden.
|May 05, 2009||
How do we draw more African-Americans into the Orthodox Church? The same way we attract everyone else.
|Apr 12, 2009||
Clark comments on the concept of American Orthodoxy and takes us back to the founding fathers of this country including his own Anglo-Celtic roots.
|Mar 11, 2009||
We are responsible for most of the weeds, saplings, and predatory vines in our lives, and the Lenten Spring is the time to clear away the dead foliage.
|Feb 02, 2009||
Is hypocrisy always wrong? Dr. Carlton explains why it is sometimes okay to lead a double life.
|Jan 14, 2009||
Today Clark takes a look at the Tom Cruise movie about the assassination plot against Hitler.
|Dec 23, 2008||
The cry against the secularization of Christmas is decades long. But what about the removal of the sacramental nature of this feast and its implications?
|Dec 06, 2008||
In these current economic times, where should Orthodox Christians lay up their treasure? Clark continues his commentary examining property ownership, debt and the local cabinet maker.
|Nov 02, 2008||
Clark says an economic system that is built on debt and consumer spending is not only unworkable in the long run, it is fundamentally immoral. Find out why.
|Oct 06, 2008||
The title of today's episode begs the question: Do we mine the Scriptures and the Fathers to get information or food?
|Sep 21, 2008||
Wednesdays and Fridays are fast days for Orthodox Christians. But, why do we observe this and what spiritual benefit is there?
|Sep 02, 2008||
Clark wishes everyone a happy new (Church) year by exploring the importance of the Church cycle and the significance of the Theotokos.
|Aug 15, 2008||
Today Clark tackles another one of the many challenging topics submitted by our listeners: Universalism.
|Aug 05, 2008||
Thanks to everyone who sent in the many wonderful suggestions for topics. Clark is starting to tackle them with this commentary on a difficult and controversial subject.
|Jul 26, 2008||
A recent archaeological discovery is in the news and Clark is more fascinated with the reactions of people than the discovery itself.
|Jun 14, 2008||
Clark takes a line from his favorite novel which is a story of God's grace but he's not so sure about the new movie adaptation coming out this summer!
|May 10, 2008||
It isn't just our understanding of God or the Christian life that is defined by our participation in the Mysteries; our understanding of creation itself, as well as our place within it, begins in the font and ends up on the table.
|Apr 25, 2008||
A lesson learned on sin, repentance, and forgiveness from the sin of Judas.
|Apr 06, 2008||
In this episode, Clark comments on administrative unity from a perspective that you may not have heard before.
|Mar 22, 2008||
Dr. Carlton identifies three characteristics that should define a bishop.
|Mar 08, 2008||
During the Great Lent, a time of reflection, let us be sure that our reflection is upon our own failings, and not those of our neighbors and family members.
|Feb 23, 2008||
Dr. Carlton offers a meditation on recent lectionary readings from 1 John and the Gospel of St. Mark, both of which deal with our responsibility as followers of Christ. He encourages us to both walk in humble submission, as Christ did, and live watching for His return.
|Feb 09, 2008||
So, what do you do for a living? No matter what it is, it can and should be deeply grounded in your Orthodox faith.
|Jan 26, 2008||
The importance of the social arts as both a means of passing on culture and as an expression of our life in Christ.
|Jan 16, 2008||
Using the movie Trip to Bountiful as a starting point, Clark discusses the concept of place in the Orthodox faith.
|Jan 06, 2008||
As Christians, how should we think about the issue of global warming? Dr. Carlton gives us insight into this issue, with lessons from the Divine Liturgy that show us the Orthodox view of the material world.
|Dec 29, 2007||
In a follow-up to last week's podcast, "Harry Potter and the Golden Compass," Dr. Carlton discusses how children best learn, and how this should guide the ways in which we teach them.
|Dec 15, 2007||
Should we allow our children to read Harry Potter? To see the movie The Golden Compass? Dr. Carlton speaks clearly about how to approach these controversial works.
|Dec 11, 2007||
Dr. Carlton discusses the feminists' Satanic drive to transcend the limitations of nature by means of abortion, and God's Divine overcoming of the limitations of nature through the purity and faithfulness of the Theotokos.
|Dec 01, 2007||
Dr. Carlton compares the Orthodox view of demons with that of Hollywood and that of science.
|Nov 20, 2007||
Today during Thanksgiving week and the feast of the Presentation of the Theotokos into the Temple, Clark reflects on the Living Temple through which God Himself comes to dwell among His people.
|Nov 10, 2007||
In part 2 on this topic, Clark challenges the presuppostion many scientists have about evolution.
|Nov 06, 2007||
Science can ask "how" but it cannot ask "why" in the ultimate philisophical sense. Listen as Clark begins an exploration of scientific reason in the light of God and faith.
|Oct 28, 2007||
Clark describes the fertile ground in the South for the seeds of Orthodoxy which could come through some unusual music forms. He references the following web site:
|Oct 22, 2007||
Clark talks about the Christian culture of the South in part 1 of a short series. (This World is Not My Home short music clip was from the Chuck Wagon Gang)
|Oct 13, 2007||
Clark continues his discussion of right vs. left and helps us understand the nature of the left as measured by the proper definition of Anti-Christ.
|Oct 07, 2007||
How do we as Orthodox Christians view the strategies of the so-called "religious right"? Clark explores an alternative approach rooted in our eucharistic Tradition.
|Sep 29, 2007||
We want our children to grow up with a Christian, not secular, mindset. So who has the responsibility to make sure that happens?
|Sep 15, 2007||
Clark draws on the Greek philosophers to set the stage for our spiritual disciplines as Orthodox Christians today.
|Sep 08, 2007||
The virtue of humility can be elusive especially when we have been wronged.
|Sep 01, 2007||
How should we react when we read about scandals and disappointments in the Church?
|Aug 25, 2007||
Our mission work is directly connected to our prayer lives. It is not about programs and fundraising it is about the state of our own souls.
|Aug 02, 2007||
No one wakes up and decides to become a heretic. It happens gradually.
|Jul 19, 2007||
What is your "systematic theology"? What can we learn from the Fathers about how we structure our theological premises?
|Jul 13, 2007||
In this episode, Clark helps us understand the differences in ecclesiology between the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches.
|Jul 05, 2007||
America just celebrated its independence with parades, fireworks, and picnics. So, what attitudes should the Orthodox Christian have toward patriotism?
|Jun 29, 2007||
What is the function of art and music in our Orthodox worship? How does it differ from Western Christianity? Learn more as you listen to Clark's next installment.
|Jun 23, 2007||
What are we to make of the liturgical references to the Jews in our services?
|Jun 14, 2007||
Their fate is sealed, right? What do we really know about the eternal state of the souls of those who have gone before us?
|Jun 08, 2007||
What is the "Last Judgment"? And what about those still in the graves? Clark gives helpful instruction on the Orthodox view of eschatology.
|May 31, 2007||
This week we get a helpful lesson on the Orthodox perspective on Purgatory.
|May 24, 2007||
Hell? Hades? What's the difference and when should those terms be used? Clark give helpful background and instruction.
|May 10, 2007||
Clark continues his thoughts on Orthodox Christians and their place in this world.
|May 04, 2007||
How do Orthodox Christians view the world and their place in it?
|Apr 26, 2007||
Clark analyzes the famous Shroud of Turin.
|Apr 20, 2007||
How should Orthodox Christians respond to recent archaeological "discoveries"?
|Apr 12, 2007||
What is the therapeutic strategy of the Orthodox Church?