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Start date: November 2007 119 episodes

You’re connected to the Pilgrims from Paradise podcast with Matthew Gallatin. Matthew is the author of Thirsting For God in a Land of Shallow Wells published by Ancient Faith Publishing.

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Sep 17, 2010

John 6:63 And The Eucharist - Part 2

Matthew concludes his discussion by reminding us of Christ's own words that He is "the Living Bread of Everlasting Life."

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Sep 10, 2010

John 6:63 And The Eucharist

Does St. John-- as Protestants teach-- disprove the belief that the bread and wine in the Eucharist is actually the Body and Blood of Christ? Matthew answers with an emphatic, "No."

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Sep 03, 2010

The Bible And Predestination - Part 3

In the final chapter of his series, Matthew conclusively shows St. Paul's meaning behind his use of the term "predestined."

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Aug 16, 2010

The Bible And Predestination - Part 2

How can St. Paul's use of the term "all men" be interpreted as "some men"? When it's used to erroneously support the Calvinist doctrine of predestination. This week, Matthew shows how.

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Aug 09, 2010

The Bible And Predestination - Part 1

Matthew returns again to the Calvinist doctrine of predestination and examines its merits in light of St. Paul's letters to the Ephesians and to Timothy.

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Jul 26, 2010

Old Testament Sacrifices - Part 2

Matthew concludes his series by examining the nature of man's conscience.

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Jul 12, 2010

Old Testament Sacrifices - Part 1

Matthew answers the question, "What was God's purpose with the Old Testament sacrificial system?"

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Jun 14, 2010

Oneness And The Spirit - Part 4

In this podcast, Matthew examines two other pillars of Church unity-- the breaking of bread and prayers.

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May 29, 2010

Oneness And The Spirit - Part 3

Matthew continues his series, this time examining the unity of the early Christians and their entry into the Divine Nature of the Trinity.

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May 09, 2010

Oneness And The Spirit - Part 2

Matthew examines what the Holy Spirit brings to those who are open and willing.

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Apr 28, 2010

Oneness And The Spirit - Part 1

The coming of the Holy Spirit into the world, says Matthew, was the dynamic event which makes true oneness with God and with other people possible.

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Apr 01, 2010

Pillars Of The Fast - Part 2

Matthew concludes his short series, examining the final two pillars-- prayer and alms-giving-- with special emphasis on the former.

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Mar 24, 2010

Pillars Of The Fast - Part 1

In this short series, Matthew examines the three "pillars" of Great Lent and uncovers the essence of love and unity that are inherent in each. He begins with Fasting.

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Mar 11, 2010

Bearing A Cross

At the mid-point of Great Lent, the Church inspires our efforts with Christ's Holy Cross. Matthew uses this opportunity to reflect on our own crosses.

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Mar 04, 2010

Oneness And The Incarnation - Part 3

Matthew explains that, just as every human being fell under the curse of death through Adam, every human has been given immortality in Christ.

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Feb 25, 2010

Oneness And The Incarnation - Part 2

Matthew continues his series by showing how the Fall altered the nature of man's existence. We don't die because we sin. We sin because we die.

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Feb 18, 2010

Oneness And The Incarnation - Part 1

Matthew begins a new series showing how the Incarnation restores loving oneness between humankind and its Creator.

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Jan 03, 2010

Oneness And The Fall - Part 4

Matthew examines the deception of Satan in Eden.

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Dec 27, 2009

Oneness And The Fall - Part 3

Matthew takes note of the nature of the fall and what was truly lost.

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Dec 07, 2009

Oneness And The Fall - Part 2

Continuing his series, Matthew shows how the Western interpretation of Genesis is colored by their concept of God Himself.

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Dec 01, 2009

Oneness And The Fall - Part 1

Matthew contrasts the Western and Orthodox views on the disobedience of Adam and Eve in Eden. He begins by revisiting the fall itself.

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Oct 28, 2009

Oneness And Creation - Part 2

Mathew illustrates how the communal nature of God is why Christians can say that God is love.

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Oct 20, 2009

Oneness And Creation - Part 1

Matthew continues his examination of oneness, this time showing how we become one with God, participants in the communal life of the Holy Trinity.

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Sep 04, 2009

Oneness And The Trinity - Part 3

Matthew continues his series by contrasting the Western and Eastern views of the Trinity.

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Aug 28, 2009

Oneness And The Trinity - Part 2

The great mystery of the Trinity lies in the sameness of each part of the triune Godhead. Matthew examines how this is so.

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Aug 21, 2009

Oneness And The Trinity - Part 1

Matthew shows how the communal life of the Father, Son and Spirit defines who we are and how we must live.

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Jul 24, 2009

Oneness - Part 2

Matthew shows how it is the desire of God that our lives be joined together in the same way that the Father and the Son are united.

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Jul 17, 2009

Oneness - Part 1

Matthew explains how self-centered individualism leads to a personal moral code, which is dangerously close to amorality.

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Jul 02, 2009

Evangelism And The Chalice

Matthew shows how Christ's invitation in Scriptures to His disciples is surpassed by His invitation to us today to partake of His Body and Blood.

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Jun 04, 2009

Concerning Moths

Matthew relates how the key to a struggle he fought years ago lied in the moths which were drawn to the Light of Christ.

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May 21, 2009

Theosis In A Busy World

Matthew answers a letter from a listener who feels overwhelmed in his quest for the proper spiritual path.

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May 09, 2009

In Praise Of The Myrrhbearers

Matthew explains how the myrrhbearing women stood by Jesus, not from any agenda, but from their love of Him.

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Apr 12, 2009

The Difference A Week Makes

Matthew shows that it's a short journey from "Hosanna" to "Crucify Him!" For the ancient Jews. And for us.

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Apr 02, 2009

Detachment

Matthew examines the necessity of loving Christ above all.

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Mar 22, 2009

The Lenten Journey To Love

Matthew explains how Great Lent brings us together in Christian oneness.

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Mar 11, 2009

Romans Nine - Part 5

Matthew concludes his series by looking at Pharaoh's hardened heart.

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Mar 04, 2009

Romans Nine - Part 4

Matthew goes on to examine Romans eleven to further illumine St. Paul's writings two chapters earlier.

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Feb 25, 2009

Romans Nine - Part 3

Matthew examines the hardening of Pharoah's heart as "proof" of pre-destination.

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Feb 17, 2009

Romans Nine - Part 2

Matthew continues his examination of St. Paul's epistle, looking this time at God's relationship with Jacob and Esau.

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Feb 10, 2009

Romans Nine - Part 1

Does St. Paul's letter to the Romans "prove" pre-destination?

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Feb 03, 2009

Loving Creation - Part 3

Matthew concludes his series by examining our relationship with the environment - one that is both sacramental and eucharistic.

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Jan 27, 2009

Loving Creation - Part 2

Having been born in the image of God, we strive to achieve His likeness - becoming one with Him. And our relationship with His creation is a part of that spiritual development.

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Jan 16, 2009

Loving Creation - Part 1

Matthew begins a series exploring the spiritual aspect of environmentalism by asking, "Why does God create?"

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Dec 23, 2008

Christmas Remembered - Part 2

Matthew concludes his annual tale set in Christmas of 1964

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Dec 16, 2008

Christmas Remembered - Part 1

In this now-traditional annual story, Matthew takes us back to the week before Christmas, 1964 and recounts the tale of a young boy and his mother's love.

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Dec 10, 2008

Christmas Letter ‘08

As the blessed Natvity of our Lord approaches, Matthew catches us up on events in his own life, reflects on the past year and gives thanks for all his gifts.

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Nov 20, 2008

Sola Scriptura And Philosophical Christianity - Part 25

Matthew concludes his series by noting how the rationalism and idealism of western culture prevents seekers from recognizing the true Church.

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Nov 13, 2008

Sola Scriptura And Philosophical Christianity - Part 24

Matthew gives us the third obstacle between western believers and the experience of pre-Augustinian Christianity - misconceptions about the nature of the Church.

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Nov 04, 2008

Sola Scriptura And Philosophical Christianity - Part 23

Matthew explains how experiencing God requires two elements - asceticism and the mysteries, or sacraments.

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Oct 23, 2008

Sola Scriptura And Philosophical Christianity - Part 22

Matthew examines the Western Charismatic movement.

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Oct 16, 2008

Sola Scriptura And Philosophical Christianity - Part 21

Matthew outlines the problems inherent in a relationship with God based on rational contemplation or imagination.

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Oct 09, 2008

Sola Scriptura And Philosophical Christianity - Part 20

Matthew reveals how the second obstacle to overcome in Western philosophy is in finding intimacy with God.

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Oct 02, 2008

Sola Scriptura And Philosophical Christianity - Part 19

Matthew answers those sects that subscribe to an "annihilation doctrine".

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Sep 25, 2008

Sola Scriptura And Philosophical Christianity - Part 18

Matthew explains that the Eastern Christian view of punishment lies not in God's actions towards sinners, but in the sinners' reaction to God's love.

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Sep 18, 2008

Sola Scriptura And Philosophical Christianity - Part 17

Matthew reveals that God shows redemptive love, not vindictive vengeance, to those he punishes-- especially to children.

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Sep 11, 2008

Sola Scriptura And Philosophical Christianity - Part 16

Matthew examines the wrathful deeds of the loving God.

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Sep 04, 2008

Sola Scriptura And Philosophical Christianity - Part 15

Matthew points out how the difference between the God of the Old and New Testaments is actually our own spiritual maturing.

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Aug 29, 2008

Sola Scriptura And Philosophical Christianity - Part 14

In this segment, Matthew notes the true nature of God's "wrath."

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Aug 18, 2008

Sola Scriptura And Philosophical Christianity

Matthew is forced to reject Western punishment theories because of one simple fact: God, by nature, does not change.

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Aug 11, 2008

Sola Scriptura And Philosophical Christianity - Part 12

Matthew looks at the history of God's actions towards us to see if "legal" theories hold water.

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Aug 04, 2008

Sola Scriptura And Philosophical Christianity - Part 11

In this segment, Matthew outlines the "ransom theory" of salvation subscribed to by the early Church.

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Jul 28, 2008

Sola Scriptura And Philosophical Christianity - Part 10

This week, Matthew outlines three ways that the remnants of Augustine's philosophy infect even those who are trying to return to an intimate experience with God.

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Jul 21, 2008

Sola Scriptura And Philosophical Christianity - Part 9

Matthew continues his discussion of Augustine and his views on predestination.

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Jul 14, 2008

Sola Scriptura And Philosophical Christianity - Part 8

Matthew shows how a misunderstanding of the story of the Garden of Eden leads to a misunderstanding of our relationship with God.

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Jul 07, 2008

Sola Scriptura And Philosophical Christianity - Part 7

Looking more closely at the Augustinian view of God, Matthew examines the concept of "original sin".

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Jun 30, 2008

Sola Scriptura And Philosophical Christianity - Part 6

Matthew Gallatin continues his examination of the differences between the Eastern and Western Churches, specifically their perspective on the nature of God.

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Jun 23, 2008

Sola Scriptura And Philosophical Christianity - Part 5

In this segment, Matthew differentiates between the Eastern view of God as opposed to Augustine and the West.

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Jun 13, 2008

Sola Scriptura And Philosophical Christianity - Part 4

In this segment, Matthew contrasts the mystical experience of the Eastern Church with the rational philosophy of the West.

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Jun 05, 2008

Sola Scriptura And Philosophical Christianity - Part 3

Matthew notes how Eastern Orthodox Christians possess both the light (scriptures) and the path (ascetic, sacramental experiences).

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May 29, 2008

Sola Scriptura And Philosophical Christianity - Part 2

Matthew continues his examination of sola scriptura and contrasts it with the Apostles decision regarding the circumcision of gentiles.

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May 22, 2008

Sola Scriptura And Philosophical Christianity - Part 1

Matthew examines the Orthodox Church's beliefs concerning the Scriptures and its teachings regarding Holy Tradition.

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May 08, 2008

The Wise Thief

Matthew contemplates the crowd at Christ's crucifixion and how only one understood what was truly happening.

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Apr 19, 2008

Christian Pluralism - Part 4

In the final part of this series, Matthew shows how unity is not only possible, but already exists.

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Apr 12, 2008

Christian Pluralism - Part 3

In part three of four, Matthew shows the contradictions between various interpretations of Christ, thereby tearing down the notion of pluralism.

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Apr 05, 2008

Christian Pluralism - Part 2

In part two of this four-part lecture, Matthew examines the "We all worhip the same Jesus" theory and shows why it is a fallacy.

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Mar 29, 2008

Christian Pluralism - Part 1

In part one of this four-part series, Matthew outlines the problem that exists with pluralism in Christianity.

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Mar 21, 2008

Listen To The Icons

The Saints of the Church, whose icons we venerate, lived the life of God, meeting Him face to face. They teach us how to have this life.

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Mar 15, 2008

Knee-deep in the Pigsty (The Prodigal Son)

Matthew offers his reflections on our proneness toward sin, and God's relentless pursuit of us.

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Mar 08, 2008

The Parable of the Last Judgment

Matthew encourages us to contemplate the sobering Parable of the Last Judgment, because what will happen to us at that moment is being decided right now.

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Mar 01, 2008

Discovering The Will Of God - Part 4

And here is the 4th and concluding part of this talk from Eagle River in Alaska.

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Feb 20, 2008

Discovering The Will Of God - Part 3

This is part 3 of Matthew's lecture at Eagle River in Alaska.

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Feb 13, 2008

Discovering The Will Of God - Part 2

This is part 2 of Matthew's 4 part lecture delivered at Eagle River in Alaska.

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Feb 06, 2008

Discovering The Will Of God - Part 1

Matthew just returned from Alaska where he spoke at Eagle River Institute on the topic of Discovering the Will of God. His next few episodes will feature that lecture.

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Jan 26, 2008

Alaska and St. Herman

Matthew teaches us lessons from the life of St. Herman of Alaska, a life of simplicity, purity, and commitment.

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Jan 16, 2008

Pastors and Worship

Matthew compares the role of an Evangelical Protestant pastor with that of an Orthodox priest.

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Jan 06, 2008

What It Means To Worship

If our choice of churches is based on how they make us feel, are we really interested in worship?

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Dec 22, 2007

New Directions

Matthew is taking a step of faith into a new ministry endeavor including a church plant. Listen in on his audio Christmas newsletter.

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Dec 01, 2007

Monasticism - Part 2

Matthew talks about what all Christians can learn from monastics, and encourages us to develop a relationship with a monastery.

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Nov 23, 2007

Monasticism

So what is the monastic life all about? Legalism? Works based salvation? Matthew explores this topic in today's episode.

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Nov 16, 2007

Nativity Fast

So why are Orthodox Christians fasting the weeks leading up to Christmas while other Christians are having parties and good food?

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Nov 09, 2007

Miracle

Matthew departs from his script today to reflect on the miracle that brought him to Orthodoxy,

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Nov 02, 2007

No Salvation Outside The Church

So what does it mean "There is no salvation outside of the Church?" Matthew explores that in this week's episode.

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Oct 27, 2007

Doctrine = Christ

Does Christianity begin with a rational, doctrinally defined picture of God? Matthew explores the sacramental nature of the Church and how it relates to our experience of God.

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Oct 19, 2007

Anathema

Matthew is back and feeling better. His thoughts today are concentrating on the flow of dogma through the history of the Church. He observes that doctrinal differences between Christians are more than just an annoyance.

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Oct 12, 2007

Living Faith

Matthew is sick this week so we will take a break from his series on sacraments to present a short feature from our archives.

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Oct 05, 2007

The Sacraments - Part 3

Are the sacraments some duty to be fulfilled or are they part of our very lives as Orthodox Christians?

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Sep 28, 2007

The Sacraments - Part 2

Sacraments are not a bridge to anywhere - they are the destination.

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Sep 22, 2007

The Sacraments

Sacraments are how God lives out His life in us moment by moment, day by day.

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Sep 14, 2007

Lust - part 2

This is part 2 of Matthew's discussion on this fleshly passion that plagues so many.

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Sep 07, 2007

Lust - part 1

In part one of a two part series, Matthew addresses the societal problem of lust and immorality in the light of the Orthodox Christian Faith.

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Sep 01, 2007

Confession

Why do Orthodox feel they need to confess their sins to a priest. Don't we all have direct access to God through Christ?

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Aug 23, 2007

Imputed Righteousness-12

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Aug 16, 2007

Imputed Righteousness-11

Abraham faces the greatest test of his faith imaginable.

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Aug 09, 2007

Imputed Righteousness 10

Faith is the beginning of the journey to salvation but obedience is the path. It is simply our love relationship with God.

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Aug 03, 2007

Imputed Righteousness 9

What God really wants from us is a living connection. A joining with our beings. Just believing that doesn't make it happen.

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Jul 26, 2007

Pause For A Few Questions

Matthew takes a break from his series to address some questions from listeners.

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Jul 19, 2007

Imputed Righteousness 8

What is the nature of faith and how does it relate to the phrase "faith alone?"

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Jul 12, 2007

Imputed Righteousness 7

Matthew is helping us understand the nature of our "dance" with God. Abram, Sarai and Hagar are the focus of today's study.

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Jul 05, 2007

Imputed Righteousness - 6

Dancing with God has become a lost art in the west. Listen as Matthew helps us recover this wonderful and living movement with our Creator.

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Jun 28, 2007

Imputed Righteousness - 5

Are we really righteous as the result of a declaration? Matthew continues his look at Abraham's faith and how that relates to our lives as Christians today.

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Jun 21, 2007

Imputed Righteousness - 4

Matthew continues his look at Abraham and his faith. What did God impute to him as a result?

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Jun 14, 2007

Imputed Righteousness - 3

This week Matthew takes a closer look at Abram becoming Abraham and what his faith brought about.

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Jun 07, 2007

Imputed Righteousness - 2

So, is God's righteousness a commodity he bestows on us or is it part of His being and we enter into it?

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May 31, 2007

Imputed Righteousness - 1

By popular demand, Matthew explores further a topic he introduced a few weeks ago.

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May 24, 2007

Beggars And Saints - 2

Matthew continues his exploration of those encounters with those we may prefer to avoid. He introduces us to David who would impact him for many years to come.

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May 17, 2007

Beggars And Saints - 1

So, what do you plan to say to the beggar you see waitng for you on the next block?

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May 10, 2007

Virtual Righteousness - Part 2

Matthew brings part two of a two-part series on the differences between Eastern and Western views of imputed righteousness.

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May 03, 2007

Virtual Righteousness - Part 1

Matthew brings part one of a two-part series on the differences between Eastern and Western views of imputed righteousness.

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Apr 26, 2007

Welcome to the Pilgrims From Paradise Podcast

We hope you return for a fresh episode each week!

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