Seeking Peace

Seeking Peace Archived podcasts are no longer updated. Becoming Peacemakers In Every Area of Life

Start date: October 2010 14 episodes

In the Beatitudes, Jesus says that peacemakers are blessed because they will be called children of God. A freelance writer, husband, father, and Orthodox Christian, Eric Simpson reflects on what it means to be a peacemaker in our personal lives, as well as in our families, communities, cities, culture, nation, and world.

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Jan 18, 2013

A Post-Christmas Christmas Story

A kind and generous response to a Christmas emergency prompts Eric to reflect on the concept of hospitality. He explains that the Christian practice of hospitality is to honor other people as if their needs are our own needs.

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Jul 11, 2012

Revival and Resurrection

Eric reminds us that being born again is not merely a onetime event that is evidenced by the absence of bad behaviors; rather, it's a mystery that begins in baptism and is renewed in the mystery of the Eucharist.

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18:34
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Aug 18, 2011

Peace in the Beatitudes - Part Nine

Eric concludes his series on peace and the Beatitudes.

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26:26
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Jun 23, 2011

Peace in the Beatitudes - Part Eight

Eric examines Christ's command to love our enemies, as well as the example and writings of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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20:37
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May 24, 2011

Peace in the Beatitudes - Part Seven

Eric shares his reflections on the seventh Beatitude, on what peace is and isn't, and on the soldier as a symbol of the peacemaker.

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26:28
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Apr 28, 2011

Peace in the Beatitudes - Part Six

Eric offers a few simple reflections on what Jesus means when he says, "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God."

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21:08
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Feb 14, 2011

Peace in the Beatitudes - Part Five

Eric explains that where mercy is "love in action," self-righteousness is "an attempt to draw one's attention away from one's true self."

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Jan 24, 2011

Peace in the Beatitudes - Part Four

Eric reminds us that what we really hunger for is the righteousness of God.

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Jan 03, 2011

Peace in the Beatitudes - Part Three

Eric explains what it means to be truly meek.

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Dec 13, 2010

Peace in the Beatitudes - Part Two

Eric tackles the next rung on the ladder of the Beatitudes, exploring what it means to spiritually mourn.

27:00
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Nov 26, 2010

Peace in the Beatitudes - Part One

Eric examines what it means to be "poor in spirit."

27:54
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Nov 11, 2010

Children of Peace

Eric explains why, for the sake of our spiritual lives, we would do well to mirror the simplicity of children.

21:01
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Oct 28, 2010

Conversion

Eric uses the occasion of a new school year to reflect a bit on what conversion means for the Orthodox Christian.

24:48
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Oct 14, 2010

Peace

Eric lays the groundwork for subsequent episodes, explaining what he means by "peace" and why it is important.

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