At the Intersection of East and West

At the Intersection of East and West

Start date: October 2008 83 episodes

All across the globe, men and women are finding themselves at a crossroads of faith. Rooted in a desire to embrace the version of Christianity handed down by the Apostles, they have come face-to-face with Orthodoxy. Deacon Michael understands that crossroads and is here to help. He is Chairman of Thomas Nelson Publishers, the largest Christian publishing company in the world. But he is also a Deacon in the Orthodox Church where he teaches a Sunday school class, designed for people “At the Intersection of East and West.” On this podcast, we present recordings of that class.

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Episodes

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May 02, 2011

Great Lent: Part Eight

In this encore presentation of At the Intersection of East and West, Dn. Michael Hyatt discusses the appendix of Fr. Alexander Schmemann's book Great Lent: Journey to Pascha, where Fr. Alexander talks about the importance of frequent communion.

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20:00
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Apr 25, 2011

Great Lent: Part Seven

In this encore presentation of At the Intersection of East and West, Dn. Michael asks the question, "How can we apply Fr. Alexander's teachings on Great Lent to our lives?"

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40:23
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Apr 18, 2011

Great Lent: Part Six

In this encore presentation of At the Intersection of East and West, Dn. Michael reminds us that it is only by knowing the way that we make it to Pascha.

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29:04
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Apr 11, 2011

Great Lent: Part Five

In this encore presentation of At the Intersection of East and West, Dn. Michael discusses the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.

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33:37
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Apr 04, 2011

Great Lent: Part Four

In this encore presentation of At the Intersection of East and West, Dn. Michael considers four aspects of Lenten worship: atmosphere, prayer, Scripture, and hymns.

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30:42
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Mar 29, 2011

Great Lent: Part Three

In this encore presentation of At the Intersection of East and West, Dn. Michael continues his discussion of the five Sundays that precede the start of Great Lent.

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37:11
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Mar 21, 2011

Great Lent: Part Two

In this encore presentation of At the Intersection of East and West, Dn. Michael discusses the five Sundays that precede the start of Great Lent.

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Mar 16, 2011

Great Lent: Part One

In this encore presentation of At the Intersection of East and West, Dn. Michael begins a new series based on Fr. Alexander Schmemann's book Great Lent: Journey to Pascha.

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Feb 28, 2011

Pilgrimage to a Monastery

Dn. Michael interviews his wife Gail about her recent trip to St. Paisius Serbian Orthodox Monastery in Safford, Arizona.

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29:24
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Feb 21, 2011

Overcoming Anger

Using personal experiences, the Bible and teachings of the Church, Dn. Michael discusses the importance of handling our anger appropriately.

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Feb 08, 2011

Fear

Dn. Michael discusses fear and its antidote: thanksgiving.

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Feb 01, 2011

Reconciliation - Part 3

Dn. Michael concludes his series on reconciliation with advice on when and how to confront someone.

34:59
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Jan 24, 2011

Overlooking Offenses

Dn. Michael continues his series on reconciliation. This week he discusses how to conduct ourselves when we are wronged.

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Jan 10, 2011

Ten Difficult Words

Dn. Michael takes a break from his "in But Not Of" series to discuss different aspects of Christian living. This week he addresses reconciliation.

34:53
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Dec 13, 2010

On the Incarnation: Lesson 11

Dn. Michael concludes his discussion of St. Athanasius's book On the Incarnation. This is lesson eleven in his series "In But Not Of."

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Dec 06, 2010

On the Incarnation: Lesson 10

Dn. Michael discusses chapter eight in St. Athanasius's book On the Incarnation. This is lesson ten in his series "In But Not Of."

29:25
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Nov 29, 2010

On the Incarnation: Lesson 9

Guest lecturer Joel Miller discusses chapter seven of St. Athanasius's book On the Incarnation. This is lesson nine in Dn. Michael's series "In But Not Of."

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Nov 23, 2010

On the Incarnation: Lesson 8

Dn. Michael discusses chapter six in St. Athanasius's book On the Incarnation. This is lesson eight in his series "In But Not Of."

33:35
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Nov 15, 2010

On the Incarnation - Lesson 7

Dn. Michael discusses chapter five in St. Athanasius's book On the Incarnation. This is lesson seven in his series "In But Not Of."

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Nov 09, 2010

On the Incarnation - Lesson 6

Dn. Michael discusses chapter four in St. Athanasius's book On the Incarnation. This is lesson six in his series "In But Not Of."

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Nov 02, 2010

Conversion Story - Part 2

Dn. Michael shares his conversion story in this two-part lecture given at the Missions and Evangelism Conference in Grand Rapids, MI. His series, "In But Not Of," will continue next week.

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Oct 25, 2010

Conversion Story

Dn. Michael shares his conversion story in this two-part lecture given at the Missions and Evangelism Conference in Grand Rapids, MI. His series, "In But Not Of," will continue in two weeks.

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Oct 12, 2010

On the Incarnation - Lesson 5:  Lost

Dn. Michael discusses chapter three in St. Athanasius's book On the Incarnation. This is lesson five in his series "In But Not Of."

32:25
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Oct 04, 2010

On the Incarnation - Lesson 4: God Pursues Us

Dn. Michael discusses chapter two in St. Athanasius's book On the Incarnation. This is lesson four in his series "In But Not Of."

32:09
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Sep 28, 2010

On the Incarnation - Lesson 3:  Creation and Fall

Dn. Michael continues his series," In But Not Of," and discusses chapter one of On the Incarnation .

31:43
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Sep 22, 2010

On the Incarnation - Lesson 2: St. Athanasius

Joel Miller stands in for Dn. Michael and continues the series "In But Not Of." In today's lesson, Joel teaches on the life of St. Athanasius.

21:41
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Sep 14, 2010

On the Incarnation - Lesson 1: In Defense of Old Books

Dn. Michael begins a new series on living "in, but not of" the world. He is using four texts from the St. Vladimir's Popular Patristics series. This week he covers C.S. Lewis's introduction to the St. Athanasius work On the Incarnation.

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Jun 01, 2010

Beginning to Pray:  Lesson 5

Dn. Michael concludes his study of Anthony Bloom's book, Beginning to Pray.

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May 24, 2010

Beginning to Pray:  Lesson 4

Dn. Michael continues his discussion of Anthony Bloom's book, Beginning to Pray . This week he looks at chapter 4.

31:30
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May 17, 2010

Beginning to Pray:  Lesson 3

Dn. Michael discusses chapter 3 of Anthony Bloom's book, Beginning to Pray . He borrows Nike's slogan and urges all of us, when it comes to prayer, to "Just Do It."

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May 10, 2010

Beginning to Pray:  Lesson 2

Dn. Michael continues his discussion of Anthony Bloom's book, Beginning to Pray. He emphasizes the importance of humility when approaching our Lord in prayer.

35:44
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Apr 26, 2010

Beginning to Pray:  Lesson 1

Dn. Michael begins a new series discussing the book Beginning to Pray by Anthony Bloom.

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Mar 24, 2010

Great Lent - Part Eight

In the final episode in the study of Fr. Alexander Schmemann's book Great Lent: Journey to Pascha, Dn. Michael discusses the Appendix where Fr. Alexander talks about the importance of frequent communion.

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Mar 15, 2010

Great Lent: Part Seven

Dn. Michael asks the question, "How can we apply Fr. Alexander's teachings on Great Lent to our lives?"

40:23
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Mar 09, 2010

Great Lent: Part Six

Dn. Michael reminds us that it is only by knowing the way that we make it to Pascha.

29:04
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Mar 02, 2010

Great Lent: Part Five

Dn. Michael begins discussing the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.

33:37
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Feb 23, 2010

Great Lent: Part Four

Dn. Michael considers four aspects of Lenten worship: atmosphere, prayer, Scripture, and hymns.

30:42
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Feb 16, 2010

Great Lent: Part Three

Dn. Michael continues his discussion of the five Sundays that precede the start of Great Lent.

37:11
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Feb 09, 2010

Great Lent: Part Two

Dn. Michael discusses the five Sundays that precede the start of Great Lent.

33:36
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Jan 25, 2010

Great Lent: Part One

Dn. Michael begins a new series based on Fr. Alexander Schmemann's book Great Lent: Journey to Pascha.

40:18
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Jan 18, 2010

For the Life of the World: Part Fourteen

Dn. Michael explains that being witnesses is part of our identity in Christ—not something that we do, but something that we are.

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Jan 04, 2010

For the Life of the World: Part Thirteen

Dcn. Michael tackles the Orthodox funeral service and the Sacrament of Healing.

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Dec 21, 2009

For the Life of the World: Part Twelve

Dn. Michael continues his discussion of the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony.

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Dec 15, 2009

For the Life of the World: Part Eleven

Dn. Michael investigates the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony.

31:10
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Dec 08, 2009

For the Life of the World: Part Ten

Dn. Michael continues his discussion of the sacraments of initiation, this time focusing exclusively on Chrismation.

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Nov 23, 2009

For the Life of the World: Part Nine

Dn. Michael discusses the sacraments of initiation—Baptism and Chrismation.

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Nov 16, 2009

For the Life of the World: Part Eight

Dcn. Michael discusses the sanctification of time as it relates to the Christian day.

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Nov 10, 2009

For the Life of the World: Part Seven

Dn. Michael continues his discussion of chapter three of Fr. Alexander Schmemann's For the Life of the World: Sacraments and Orthodoxy, this time focusing on the Christian year.

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Nov 03, 2009

For the Life of the World: Part Six

Dcn. Michael tackles Fr. Alexander Schmemann's insights into "the sanctification of time."

38:08
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Oct 27, 2009

For the Life of the World: Part Five

Dcn. Michael continues taking his class through the Divine Liturgy, this time focusing on what's commonly called "the Liturgy of the Table."

29:08
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Oct 12, 2009

For the Life of the World: Part Four

Dcn. Michael Hyatt takes his class through the Divine Liturgy, explaining the significance of each moment up through the Kiss of Peace.

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Oct 05, 2009

For the Life of the World: Part Three

Dcn. Michael echoes Fr. Schmemann's assertion that paradise and all other utopian dreams died with the death of Christ.

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Sep 29, 2009

For the Life of the World: Part Two

Dcn. Michael tackles the second half of chapter one of Alexander Schmemann's book For the Life of the World: Sacraments and Orthodoxy.

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Sep 14, 2009

For the Life of the World: Part One

A brand new season of At the Intersection of East and West. Dcn. Michael will lead his Sunday-school class through Alexander Schmemann's book For the Life of the World: Sacraments and Orthodoxy. Listen to the first episode here.

30:33
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Apr 17, 2009

An Interview With John Maddex

Ancient Faith Radio founder and Conciliar Media CEO John Maddex visits Dn. Michael's Sunday School class and Dn. MIchael interviews him about his journey to Orthodoxy from a long career in evangelical Christian radio.

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Apr 11, 2009

The Physical Side of Prayer

Dcn. Michael explains how prayer involves our whole being—body, mind, and spirit.

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Apr 04, 2009

Most Holy Theotokos, Save Us

Dcn. Michael explains why we ask for the intercessions of the Saints and why we ask Mary to "save us."

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Mar 28, 2009

Mary, the Theotokos

An initial stumbling block to Dcn. Michael's own conversion, the word "Theotokos" literally means "God-bearer." In this episode, Dcn. Michael discusses the development of the word and its uses in the Church throughout history.

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Mar 20, 2009

Ever Virgin

Dcn. Michael addresses the ever-virginity of Mary.

25:58
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Mar 13, 2009

Snapshots of Mary

Dcn. Michael Hyatt examines Mary at different points in Scripture to help us come to grips with her amazing example of obedience.

29:54
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Mar 07, 2009

Mary Meets Elizabeth

Dcn. Michael continues his discussion of the Theotokos, focusing on both the Magnificat and Mary as the ultimate example of humility.

27:21
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Feb 26, 2009

Mary—The Annunciation

Dn. Michael discusses Mary's role as the first Christian, as well as her obedience to God upon receiving the shocking announcement that she would bear a child without knowing a man.

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Feb 21, 2009

Mary—The Prequel

Dn. Michael tells the story behind the story of the Theotokos according to Orthodox tradition.

33:51
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Feb 14, 2009

The Seventh Ecumenical Council

Dn. Michael Hyatt discusses the seventh and final Ecumenical Council, which focuses on the use of icons in the Church.

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Feb 08, 2009

Constantinople - 3

In this episode, Dn. Michael provides an overview of the sixth Ecumenical Council and reminds us that Christianity involves an internal battle of the will.

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Jan 24, 2009

Constantinople - 2

Today, Dn. Michael unpacks the 5th Ecumenical Council which addressed Monophysitism and Origen.

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Jan 17, 2009

Chalcedon

What was settled at Chalcedon served as a watershed for future doctrinal controversies even up until today. Dn. Michael reminds us that truth matters.

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Jan 10, 2009

Ephesus

As Dn. Michael begins exploring the Council of Ephesus, he observes some commonality between Evangelicals and Orthodox in the "cult of the Saints."

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Jan 07, 2009

10 Things I Wish I Knew

In a recent catechism class, Dn. Michael reflected on 10 things he wishes he had known before his first visit to an Orthodox Church.

41:33
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Jan 03, 2009

Constantinople - 1

What is the final criterion of Truth? Our experience or that which we have received and has been tested by time? Dn. Michael begins his look at the Second Ecumenical Council.

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Dec 28, 2008

Post Nicaea

The return of Arianism.

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Dec 20, 2008

The Council of Nicaea - 3

Today, Dn. Michael continues his look at the Council of Nicaea and the importance of both orthodoxy and orthopraxy.

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Dec 13, 2008

The Council of Nicaea - 2

Dn. Michael continues his look at the Council of Nicaea, the first salvo in a centuries-long battle for Truth. At stake is the doctrine of the Incarnation.

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Dec 06, 2008

The Council of Nicaea - 1

Dn. Michael begins his three part lesson on the Council of Nicaea and talks about the challenge of Arianism.

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Nov 30, 2008

The Ecumenical Councils - Part 2

Dn. Michael continues his introduction to the Ecumenical Councils and asks the question "Why Does Truth Matter?"

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Nov 21, 2008

The Ecumenical Councils - Part 1

In the first of a series, Dn. Michael introduces us to the Ecumenical Councils and their importance in Christian history and theology.

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Nov 15, 2008

The Roles in Marriage

In part 2 of Dn. Michael's lessons on marriage, he explores the roles in marriage as indicated in Scripture and the Tradition of the Church.

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Nov 07, 2008

Marriage as a Sacrament

When one considers Orthodoxy, he or she is confronted with a clearly sacramental world view. So how does that apply to Christian marriage?

29:38
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Oct 31, 2008

Fasting: What and Why - Part 2

Dn. Michael continues his study on Fasting in an age of self gratification and excess.

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Oct 24, 2008

Fasting: What and Why - Part 1

It can seem sometimes that if we are not fasting, we are preparing to fast in the Orthodox Church. In part 1 Dn. Michael helps understand why we fast.

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Oct 18, 2008

Scripture and Tradition - Part 3: Tradition

What do Orthodox Christians say about Tradition and how does that compare with Roman Catholic and Evangelical assumptions?

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Oct 10, 2008

Scripture and Tradition - Part 2: Proof Texts

Dn. Michael continues exploring the role of Scripture in the Orthodox Church and examines common proof texts used to defend Sola Scriptura - a premise that is not so much erroneous as it is impossible.

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Oct 04, 2008

Scripture and Tradition - Part 1: Presuppositions

In his first podcast, Dn. Michael tackles the question of Sola Scriptura and the Tradition of the Church.

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