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Speaking the Truth

Speaking the Truth
With God All Things Are Possible

Episode date: February 15, 2011
Transcript published: May 12, 2015

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Committed Christians, as well as, we might say, uncommitted ones, but those who are Christians, and, indeed, many others who are not Christians, are often heard saying this expression: “With God, all things are possible” or “With God, nothing shall be impossible.” It’s important for us to reflect on this expression just to understand what it means, what we’re saying if we say it, what does it entail, because certainly it is a habit, a practice, of Christian people, believing people, to use that expression often and frequently, and even sometimes casually: just say, “Oh, with God, all things are possible.…

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Glory to God

Glory to God
Finding the God Within

Episode date: May 02, 2015
Transcript published: May 08, 2015

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Popular New Age thought postulates that everyone has a god within. It’s a pleasant way of saying that we’re all special while making “god” to be rather banal. But there is a clear teaching of classical Christianity regarding Christ within us, and it is essential to our Orthodox way of life. We should not understand our relationship with God to be an external matter, as if we were one individual and God another. Our union with God, birthed in us at holy baptism, is far more profound. In fact, Paul says in 1 Corinthians that “he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with him” (1 Corinthians…

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Ancient Faith Presents

Ancient Faith Presents
One Priest, One State

Episode date: April 30, 2015
Transcript published: May 08, 2015

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Hello. This is John Maddex. And today on Ancient Faith Radio, we’re bringing you two timely interviews on one subject. The first one features our own Kevin Allen, speaking with Orthodox priest Fr. Patrick Reardon. Fr. Patrick was in the news recently regarding a decision he made to no longer sign marriage licenses in his home state of Illinois. The reason for this is the decision by the state to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Kevin gives us the background on this issue in his opening remarks before the interview.

Following this 20-minute interview, we want to listen to a recorded interview, which we are…

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iSermon

iSermon
Doubting

Episode date: April 22, 2015
Transcript published: May 06, 2015

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Today is Thomas Sunday, and Thomas gets a little bit of a bad reputation in modern days, because in Greek—actually, there’s this situation where it’s one of the few times the English actually expresses Thomas’ characteristics better than the Greek, because in Greek we call Thomas “O apistos Thomas,” which actually means “unbelieving Thomas,” but that’s not technically true, because in English we say “Doubting Thomas,” and that’s more of the appropriate word to use, that Thomas was not an atheist. It’s not that he did not believe. He believed in God, and he…

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Parables of Community

Parables of Community
I Don’t Want to Die

Episode date: April 23, 2015
Transcript published: May 05, 2015

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“I don’t want to die.”

A few weeks ago, one of our community members—his name is Jacob—came to the mission and was quite visibly shaken. I asked him if everything was all right. I then asked if we could speak privately. He told me about his health and how it was failing, how he suffered from severe pain, but nothing seems to help, not even the medication he is prescribed. In fact, he said how he ended up in the hospital the other day. All he was told by the hospital staff was that he was found lying on a sidewalk during a cold weather alert, wearing nothing but his underwear. The worst part, he said, was…

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