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Faith and Philosophy

Faith and Philosophy

God and Science

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Science can ask "how" but it cannot ask "why" in the ultimate philisophical sense. Listen as Clark begins an exploration of scientific reason in the light of God and faith.

Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord. Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If ye be willing and obedience, ye shall eat the good of the land.

Hello, and welcome once again to Faith and Philosophy. Today’s topic is God and science. I want to return to a theme that I addressed early on in the year in a series of talks concerning…

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Faith and Philosophy

Understanding the Modern and Post Modern Mind, Part III

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Clark reflects on scientific rationalism.

Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord. Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red as crimson, they shall be as wool. If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land.

Hello, and welcome once again to Faith and Philosophy. This week’s topic is “Understanding the Modern and Post-Modern Mind, Part III: Scientific Rationalism.” Last time I…

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Faith and Philosophy

Understanding the Modern and Post-Modern Mind, Part II

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Clark further contrasts the modern and premodern ways of thinking about the world and our place within it.

Come, now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord. Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow. Though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land.

Hello, and welcome back to Faith and Philosophy. This week’s topic is: Understanding the Modern and Post-Modern Mind, Part II. Last time, I gave a brief overview of the history of…

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Faith and Philosophy

The Theotokos and the Church Year

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Clark wishes everyone a happy new (Church) year by exploring the importance of the Church cycle and the significance of the Theotokos.

“Come now and let us reason together,” saith the Lord. “Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow. Though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land.”

Hello, and welcome once again to Faith and Philosophy. Today’s topic is “The Theotokos and the Church Year.”

I want to begin by wishing…

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Memory Eternal: Praying for the Dead

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Their fate is sealed, right? What do we really know about the eternal state of the souls of those who have gone before us?

“Come now and let us reason together,” saith the Lord. “Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow. Though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land.”

Hello, and welcome to Faith and Philosophy, with today’s topic: Memory Eternal: Praying for the Dead. I wrap up a discussion I began four weeks ago concerning…

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The Naked Public Square, Part Two: Orthodoxy and the Academy

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Should the faithful be creating Orthodox colleges and universities? Clark shares his thoughts on the place of Orthodox Christianity in the academy.

This week’s topic is The Naked Public Square, Part Two: Orthodoxy and the Academy. Oh, I know. I promised you a podcast on the Pro-Life Movement. And I still intend to infuriate some of you with that podcast. But today, I want to talk about the place of Orthodoxy in the modern academy.

Recently, St. Vladimir’s hosted a conference on Orthodoxy and higher education. I did not have the opportunity to attend, but I am grateful that our friends…

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God and Country

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America just celebrated its independence with parades, fireworks, and picnics. So, what attitudes should the Orthodox Christian have toward patriotism?

Today’s topic is God and Country. This week, marking the 231st anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, I thought would be a good time to address the issue of patriotism. I hope that our listeners in other parts of the world will bear with me this week as I talk specifically about Orthodoxy in the United States. Still, I believe that some of my comments will resonate with folks living outside of the U.S. I want to suggest that…

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Purgatory

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This week we get a helpful lesson on the Orthodox perspective on Purgatory.

Hello, and welcome again to Faith and Philosophy. Today’s topic is Purgatory. Last week we discussed the word Hell. I suggested that we should avoid the use of this word in our translations of the Bible and the Fathers and simply transliterate the words Hades and Gehenna from the original Greek texts.

I pointed out that in the New Testament, Hades and Gehenna have very different meanings. I also noted that in the medieval, Latin-speaking West,…

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He Shall Come Again in Glory

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What is the "Last Judgment"? And what about those still in the graves? Clark gives helpful instruction on the Orthodox view of eschatology.

Today’s topic is: “He shall come again in glory.” For the last couple of weeks, we’ve been talking about the difference between Hades, the abode of the dead, and Gehenna, the state of final damnation following the Last Judgment.

Last week we talked about how the confusion between these states helped lead to the development of the Roman Catholic doctrine of Purgatory. I finished up last week by stating that if we really want to understand…

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The Marian Necessity

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In commemoration of the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, Clark takes a break from his "Naked Public Square" series to offer a few words on Mary's significance today.

Come now, let us reason together, saith the Lord. Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be as red as crimson, they shall be as wool. If ye be willing and obedient, you shall reap the good of the Lamb.

Hello, and welcome once again to Faith and Philosophy. This week’s topic is the Marian Necessity.

I still have a few more things to say in the series on The Naked Public Square, but this…

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