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The Arena

The Arena
The Amazing St. Luke 15

Episode date: February 19, 2014
Transcript published: March 06, 2014

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In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, one God. [Amen.]

This is the Sunday, brothers and sisters, of the Prodigal Son, which is recorded only one place in the gospels, and that’s in the 15th chapter of St. Luke’s gospel. Eight of the 27 books in the New Testament actually have a 15th chapter, and there are some truly amazing 15th chapters. The 15th chapter of the Apocalypse is the account of the seven bulls of the Lord’s wrath, these plagues that are about to be poured out and to precipitate the downfall of Babylon: an amazing chapter. The 15th chapter of the Acts of the Apostles is the account…

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Let My Prayer Arise

Let My Prayer Arise
Psalm 8 - How Wondrous is Your Name!

Episode date: December 23, 2010
Transcript published: March 04, 2014

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O Lord, our Lord, how wonderful is Thy Name in all the earth! For Thy magnificence is lifted high above the heavens.
Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings hast Thou perfected praise, because of Thine enemies, to destroy the enemy and the avenger.
For I will behold the heavens, the works of Thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which Thou hast founded.
What is man, that Thou art mindful of him? Or the son of man, that Thou visitest him?
Thou hast made him a little lower than the angels; with glory and honor hast Thou crowned him, and Thou hast set him over the works of Thy hands.
All things hast Thou…

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Ancient Faith Today

Ancient Faith Today
Orthodox Unity - Bump in the Road or End of the Road?

Episode date: February 23, 2014
Transcript published: February 28, 2014

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Mr. Kevin Allen: Good evening, and welcome to this special two-hour edition of Ancient Faith Today. We’ve been having a few of those this 2014, but it gives us more chance to go in-depth with our wonderful guests. And we’re streaming live. We’ll be opening the phone lines and taking your live calls. The call-in number is 1-855-AF-RADIO, 1-855-237-2346. I’ll announce the numbers again when the phone lines are open, probably at the half-hour, since tonight we have two hours. This program will also be available as a podcast download for later listening. Our chatroom is open: go to ancientfaith.com/ancientfaithtoday,…

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Musings from the High Desert

Musings from the High Desert
Christianity as Philosophy?: Part 7

Episode date: April 03, 2013
Transcript published: February 26, 2014

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I want to move this time on different ground with regard to the whole question of God. I begin with a quote from St. Augustine:

God is a circle whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.

What I want to talk about this time moves beyond other philosophical approaches to the question of God. I guess that was obvious from the opening quote. It seems to me that there’s more stuff out there that simply doesn’t work, to put it bluntly. We can talk all we want about the so-called attributes of God, that God is all wisdom, God is omnipresent, God is omniscient, God is omnipotent.…

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Becoming a Healing Presence

Becoming a Healing Presence
Gentleness as a Mindset

Episode date: June 28, 2013
Transcript published: February 25, 2014

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Today I will say a few words about gentleness as a mindset, and I’ll begin where we always begin, with the Person Jesus Christ, who tells us that he is the Way, and then what the Way is like. He said, “Learn of me, for I am meek”—and that’s often translated as “gentle”—“and humble.” That’s our call. St. Seraphim of Sarov puts it in wonderful perspective. He says:

You cannot be too gentle, too kind. Shun even to appear harsh in your treatment of each other. Radiant joy streams from the face of him who gives and kindles joy in the heart of him who receives. All…

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