December 2015

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Frederica Here and Now

Bringing It Home

On a new "Frederica Here and Now," Frederica Mathewes-Green argues that the time has passed when we could reach "the public" for Christ via mass media.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Eastern Christian Insights


Fr. Philip LeMasters reminds us that we must tend or care for the seeds and the growing plants of our souls if they are to have any realistic hope of producing a good crop.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Ancient Faith Presents

God with Us

Bobby Maddex interviews Scott Cairns, one of the contributors to the new Reader's Edition of the book God with Us: Rediscovering the Meaning of Christmas, published by Paraclete Press.

Wesley J. Smith

No Compromise With The Culture of Death

Bioethicist Wesley J. Smith joins Fr. Barnabas on this last show of 2015 to discuss the alarming societal attitudes toward the value of a human life.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

In Focus

Job Openings at Focus North America

Nick Chakos tells us about 2 job openings in the ministry as well as the gift catalog where you can earmark your year end gift to Focus North America.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Frederica Here and Now

Universal Salvation

On a new "Frederica Here and Now," Frederica Mathewes-Green discusses an article published by Metropolitan Kallistos Ware that distinguished praying that all will be saved from assuming that all will be saved.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The Bible's Grand Narrative

The Temple as Myth

Why myth matters to modern life is a lesson taught by the pagans. The pagans as our teacher and the Bible’s first few chapters as myth may not be an approach to the Bible one would expect to hear on AFR, but it is an approach taken as a given by the Church Fathers who understood the Bible’s grand narrative as the union of God and His people. Marcia Brim explains.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Ancient Faith Commentaries


In order to understand our Muslim neighbors and make sense of the world today, says Fr. Lawrence Farley, we need to distinguish between Mohammed's practice, the history of Islamic expansion, the practice of Muslims throughout the Islamic empire, liberal Muslims today, and Islamists.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Ancient Faith Presents

IOCC in Syria

International Orthodox Christian Charities, or IOCC, is one of the largest relief networks inside Syria and one of only a few still reaching those in need. Joining us today is IOCC Programs Director, Mark Ohanian, who recently returned from the region and shares his firsthand account of this crisis.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Sing to the Lord

IN DEPTH: “Praise the Lord, All Ye Nations” by the Patriarch Tikhon Choir, Part 2

Vladimir Morosan continues an in-depth look at the music featured on the recently released CD, “Praise the Lord, All Ye Nations” by the Patriarch Tikhon Choir, providing information and insights about the composers and the music featured on this important and groundbreaking CD. To purchase the CD, please visit

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Human Exceptionalism

Environmental Protection, Yes. “Nature Rights,” No.

The once ludicrous notion that ecological protection and fighting climate change require according legally enforceable human-style rights to nature is becoming more mainstream within the environmental movement. Wesley J. Smith examines the consequences

Monday, December 07, 2015

Ancient Faith Presents

Catherine’s Pascha

On a new "Ancient Faith Presents," Bobby Maddex interviews Charlotte Riggle, the author of the award-winning children's book Catherine's Pascha: A Celebration of Easter in the Orthodox Church, published by Phoenix Flair Press.

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