Ancient Faith Commentaries Observations and Opinions on Issues That Matter to Orthodox Christians
Start date: July 2012 152 minutes, 57 seconds in 25 episodes
Ancient Faith Radio is pleased to present one-off commentaries on pressing issues and current events by Orthodox clergy and laymen.
|Date||Title & Description||Duration|
|Nov 05, 2013||
Fr. Lawrence Farley reminds us that the man who trusts God and does what is pleasing to him, such as giving alms to the poor, will experience His favor when his own time of need comes.
|Oct 17, 2013||
Fr. Lawrence Farley reminds us that our God is the God who rises above logic and nature and frustrates laws which mere creation finds inflexible.
|Sep 05, 2013||
Fr. Lawrence Farley reminds us that the resolution to our fearful inability to know and plan for the future lies in trusting Jesus.
|Aug 13, 2013||
Fr. Philip LeMasters, Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Religion at McMurry University, examines Pope Francis's controversial response to homosexuality and gay marriage.
|Aug 06, 2013||
Fr. Lawrence Farley reviews Reza Aslan’s book Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, calling it "a tired rewriting of the same nonsense that pseudo-scholars have been churning out for some time now."
|Aug 02, 2013||
Ancient Faith Ministries CEO John Maddex comments on a controversy involving the lyrics of a new hymn widely used in the Evangelical world.
|Aug 02, 2013||
Fr. Philip LeMasters, Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Religion at McMurry University, reflects on a recent trip to India and the many different faith communities and configurations that he encountered there.
|Jul 22, 2013||
Fr. Lawrence Farley argues that the real story behind the Pope and his Twitter followers is the death of maximalism in the Roman Catholic church and the modern rush to lower the bar for pretty much everything.
|Jul 15, 2013||
Fr. Lawrence Farley comments on a strange wedding ceremony and the role of elderly women in guarding the faith.
|Jun 27, 2013||
Fr. Philip LeMasters, Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Religion at McMurry University, tries to account for why homosexuality has become the defining issue of our time, arguing that it was the civil rights movement and the sexual revolution that has turned us all into political hedonists.
|May 25, 2013||
Following his visit to the Holy Land, Fr. Lawrence Farley offers some of his impressions of the Holy Sepulchre.
|Apr 22, 2013||
How did normal American kids become the Boston bombers? How did the friendly giant become the terrorist? Fr. Lawrence Farley, priest at Saint Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church in Langley, British Columbia, reminds us that this sort of thing always happens one poor decision at a time—and that we should guard against doing the same.
|Apr 16, 2013||
Fr. Lawrence Farley reflects on the twin bombings at yesterday's Boston Marathon in light of the promises of God.
|Mar 28, 2013||
Fr. Philip LeMasters, Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Religion at McMurry University, explains that St. Basil's Anaphora calls us to live out practically what we enact liturgically in response to the needs of the human beings whom we encounter every day.
|Mar 23, 2013||
Fr. Peter Michael Preble, host of the AFR podcast Shepherd of Souls and priest at St. Michael's Romanian Orthodox Church in Southbridge, MA, makes some observations about the recent meeting between Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.
|Mar 14, 2013||
Following yesterdays pontifical election, Fr. Andrew Damick comments on this most recent event as well as the recent election of Patriarch John X of the Holy Synod of Antioch.
|Dec 18, 2012||
Christmas in Newtown, CT will not be the same this year. Fr. Lawrence Farley comments on the tragic events of December 14 and reminds us of the senseless nature of sin.
|Dec 15, 2012||
There are no words to express the depth of our sorrow when we think of the tragedy in Newtown Connecticut. Fr. Tom Soroka provides a Christian perspective on sorrow as he reminds us of our utter dependance on God.
|Nov 28, 2012||
Fr. Philip LeMasters, Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Religion at McMurry University, argues that the primary political action of Orthodox Christians is not found in voting, carrying signs, spouting slogans, or putting bumper stickers on cars. Rather, our most fundamental political witness is to participate in the Divine Liturgy.
|Oct 17, 2012||
Fr. Philip LeMasters points out that our society more readily accepts discipline and sacrifice for sports than it does for religion.
|Oct 16, 2012||
Fr. Lawrence Farley addresses some misconceptions about allowing women to go behind the altar in the Orthodox Church. You can read more about his views on the role of women in the Church in his new book published by St. Vladimir's Seminary Press: Feminism and Tradition: Quiet Reflections on Ordination and Communion.
|Oct 02, 2012||
Fr. Philip LeMasters argues that if raising everyone's self-esteem by watering down substantive visions of the good life is our preferred mode of operation, then heaven help us if we want our kids to worship anything other than their own self-centered desires.
|Sep 04, 2012||
Fr. Philip LeMasters maintains that it is no insult to successful single parents to point out the misguided nature of arguments that praise single motherhood as the new norm.
|Aug 02, 2012||
Fr. Philip LeMasters explains that our diet and eating habits have a profound spiritual and moral significance as they shape who we become as people and how we relate to others and to the Lord.
|Jul 18, 2012||
Fr. Philip LeMasters argues that today’s reproductive technologies raise serious concerns about the relationship between conceiving children and actually parenting them.