Recently Transcribed Episodes
Pilgrims from Paradise
Sola Scriptura And Philosophical Christianity - Part 10
Episode date: July 28, 2008
Last time, I pointed out that there are a growing number of folks in the Western Christian traditions who have become disturbed about various aspects of the teachings of Augustine, traditions which have been handed down and accepted by so many Christians for so many centuries, and they are endeavoring to get back before Augustine, to discover Christianity as it was before it became wedded with this Platonic philosophical influence that Augustine brings to Christianity.
But I said as we ended, that even when I talk to these folks, I still hear much within their basic views of salvation and their basic understanding of the Christian faith…
The Opinionated Tailor
Painting and Praying
Episode date: July 19, 2008
Hello and welcome to “The Opinionated Tailor Talks Shop”.
The past few weeks have found me with a paintbrush in my hand almost as much as I routinely have a pair of scissors. Those of you who have tuned into the last few podcasts know that I moved quite recently—four weeks ago, to be exact. And those of you who have experienced moving firsthand, well know the upheaval, the frustration, and the sense of seemingly never-ending chaos that ensues when we undertake to move our earthly belongings from one home to another.
It’s been a stressful few weeks for my family and I, compounded by the fact that I am…
Pilgrims from Paradise
Sola Scriptura And Philosophical Christianity - Part 11
Episode date: August 04, 2008
Last time, I outlined the basic punishment-based theories of salvation, which are dominant in the Western tradition. We talked about Anselm’s satisfaction theory, and the Reformers’ penal substitution theory. When we ended, I said that there are a number of criticisms of these theories, and some of them come from people within the Western tradition.
In fact, in recent years, more and more Western theologians, Roman Catholics, traditional Protestants, and Evangeligals, have come to seriously question aspects of these theories. These teachers agree that there is little in the scriptures, or in the history…
Close to Home
Episode date: July 29, 2008
I can be good, maybe too good at setting personal boundaries. When things get hectic, I pull inward, zoning in on nothing else but the tasks before me. Being naturally introverted, my default reaction to stress or piling responsibilities is to cut myself off socially - no phone calls, no correspondence, no invitations, no volunteering to bring a meal, host an event, or clean up afterwards. I am not the type of woman who needs to curb for the sake of her household an excessive preoccupation with people, parties, or participating in anything other than in the lives of those living right here, under my roof, sharing my last name.
Frederica Here and Now
Episode date: July 30, 2008
FMG: Today I am at the Sheptytsky Institute Study Days at St. Paul University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. This is the Metropolitan Andrei Sheptytsky Institute for Eastern Christian Studies, and I’m talking to the director of the Institute here, Fr. Stephen—can you pronounce your last name, please?
Fr. Stephen Wojcichowsky: It’s Wah-juh-kow-skee.
FMG: Tell me a little bit about the Institute and about the Study Days. What are we doing here?
Fr. SW: This is our first ever attempt at pulling together people from both academic and non-academic…