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54 minutes | Jul 24, 2021
Some Challenges in the Selection and Training of Priests
Fr. Anthony talks frankly with Fr. Gregory Jensen, PhD about how the selection and training of priests affect the quality of priestly ministry. Narcissism, the built-in preference for agreeableness - it's all grist for the mill. Enjoy the show!
21 minutes | Jul 18, 2021
Homily on the Limitations of Metaphor
Romans 6:18-23; Matthew 8:5-13. Words fail us when we try to describe God and our relationship with Him. Metaphor helps, but it can also set us up for failure, even when it is a good one like Christ is the Great Physician (something that the scriptures prove to be literally true). Enjoy the show!
17 minutes | Jul 11, 2021
Homily - Living Well in Hard Times
Matthew 6:22-33, Romans 5:1-10. Homily on the reasons for our hope (as presented by St. Paul and Christ God Himself). Enjoy the show!
68 minutes | Jul 11, 2021
What the Canons say about Clergy Attire and Hair
Fr. Anthony talks again with Fr. Harry Linsinbigler, the Canonist for the UOC-USA about what the Canons say (and don't say!) about clergy attire, hair, and beards. They make the case that, unless their bishops say otherwise, priests can adjust to what they discern is best going to meet the needs of the Gospel where they are. A bonus: you can hear just how bad Fr. Anthony is at liturgical math! Enjoy the show!
58 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
Dn Timothy Kelleher on the Beauty of Science Fiction
Join Fr. Anthony as he talks with Dn. Timothy Kelleher about his roles on Independence Day and Star Trek - the Next Generation (he was also on Voyager and Enterprise), and how good storytelling is always evangelical. Enjoy the show!
11 minutes | Jul 4, 2021
Homily - Independence Day 2021
After a sermonette on St. Pauls' words about the consciences of the Gentiles being the functional equivalent of the Law for the Jews, Fr. Anthony share the UOC-USA Episcopal Letter for US Independence Day. Enjoy the show!
11 minutes | Jun 27, 2021
Homily for All Saints - Pastoring Diversity
Sunday of All Saints. Hebrews 11:33-12:2 and Matthew 10:32-33,37-38; 19:27-30. The prohibition against loving family more that God is, among other things, a warning against tribalism. Fr. Anthony also talks about what the variation among saints means for loving and pastoring one another. Enjoy the show!
48 minutes | Jun 26, 2021
Two Friends Talking about Politics and Religion in a Car
Fr. Anthony and Deacon Michael Abrahamson talk politics and religion as they drive through the mountains of Western North Carolina. Topics include keeping perspective and the glorious ontology of doing harmony. Enjoy the show!
17 minutes | Jun 20, 2021
Homily for Pentecost - The Orthodox Path to Discernment and Prophecy
Acts 2:1-11; John 7:37-52, 8:12. What is missing from on-line theological forums? Why do they miss the mark when it comes to prophecy? It has nothing to do with intent or the words that are shared. The medium is lacking. Dubious? Enjoy the show!
14 minutes | Jun 13, 2021
Homily - What's in a Name?
In this homily on a selection from Christ's High Priestly Prayer (St. John 17), Fr. Anthony encourages us to keep our theology simple. Enjoy the show!
14 minutes | Jun 6, 2021
Homily - Blindness, Culture, and a Tangle of Knots
Sunday of the Blind Man Immediate context: God has power and compassion. When He says He invites us to join Him in His plans for remaking us and the world, we can trust both His intent and His ability to deliver. John 20:30-31. 30 Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in his name. Symbolic context: Matthew 6:22-24 22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is sound, your whole body will be full of light; 23 but if your eye is not sound, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness! 24 “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. Popular song: We were blind, but now we see. True, but incomplete. Given eyes when we accepted the reality of Christ as the Son of God and united ourselves to Him and dedicated ourselves to His plan, the Gospel. But our eyes still see things through a mirror dimly. Why? If we believed, were made new, then put into a perfect community – back in Eden, we could be grown well. God and the community would help us identify and root out the complex web of interconnected dysfunctions… But is that what happened? No. So we are working out our brokenness in the midst of others who are. So the answer? Long term - a healing culture. Short term: the virtue of humility about our own discernment. About everything. And trust the one that has power has included all of this in His plan
86 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
A Canonist Talks about Priests and Confession
Fr. Anthony talks with Fr. Harry Linsinbigler, the Canonist for the UOC-USA, about how priests should prepare for confession, the role of penance in confession, the importance of protecting the confidentiality ("seal") or confession, and what needs to happen when that confidentiality is broken. It's an important but difficult subject and we look forward to your questions and comments.
15 minutes | May 30, 2021
Homily: Living Water and the Food We Need
In this homily on the encounter of Christ with the Samaritan woman (St. Photini) at the well, Fr. Anthony encourages us to drink deeply of the Living Water and eat the food that nourishes the Body. The latter is a call to do the will of the God in sharing the Gospel. Enjoy the show!
62 minutes | May 26, 2021
Justin Coyle on Learning from Atheists
Justin Shaun Coyle, PhD, (Mount Angel Seminary, outside Portland, OR; Ukrainian Catholic) and Fr. Anthony talk about life in New England, the joy of NC BBQ, and how studying the works of serious atheist philosophers can help develop an instinct for charity and pastoral evangelism. Enjoy the show!
88 minutes | May 24, 2021
On Postures of Prayer and Worship with Fr. Harry
Fr. Harry Linsinbigler talks with Fr. Anthony about the moving, standing, kneeling, and sitting postures of prayer and worship that Orthodoxy prescribes, some of the confusion that surrounds them, and what they do for the believers who participate in them. The article they discuss is found at https://christinourmidst.com. Enjoy the show!
31 minutes | May 23, 2021
Homily - the paralytic, habits, and transformation
Sunday of the Paralytic In this hostage situation homily, Fr. Anthony talks about how Orthodoxy can transform the whole person and how our habits of body and mind can either work against or in support of that process. He also managed to talk about concealed and open carry. Hey, it's North Carolina! Enjoy the show!
50 minutes | May 20, 2021
Dating Pascha, what was decided at Nicea and why
Join Fr. Harry Linsinbigler and Fr. Anthony Perkins as they (mainly) talk about the actual formula decided on at Nicea, why it was important, and where we are now (hint: we are completely in compliance!). There's also a tangental gem on the Masoretic vs. Septuagint Old Testament. Fr. Harry has (mostly) recovered from his bout with COVID and he and Fr. Anthony are still basking in the Paschal Glow. Enjoy the show!
86 minutes | May 14, 2021
Dru Johnson on Living Rituals
Dru Johnson is an associate professor of biblical and theological studies at The King’s College in New York City, director of the Center for Hebraic Thought , editor at The Biblical Mind, host of the The Biblical Mind podcast, and co-host of the OnScript Podcast. Before that, he was a high-school dropout, skinhead, punk rock drummer, combat veteran, IT supervisor, and pastor. Dru is an ordained minister and accomplished academic, with several articles and books, to include Biblical Philosophy – A Hebraic Approach to the Old and New Testaments, Biblical Knowing: A Scriptural Epistemology of Error, Epistemology and Biblical Theology: from the Pentateuch to Mark’s Gospel, and my favorites, Human Rites: The Power of Rituals, Habits, and Sacraments, and Knowledge by Ritual: A Biblical Prolegomenon to Sacramental Theology. You can find out more about him at drujohnson.com and his academia.edu page. Join us as we talk about why military induction is and should be so thoroughly ritualized, what rituals do, how to evaluate then, and the danger of over-symbolizing them. Enjoy the show!
28 minutes | May 9, 2021
Homily: A Meditation on Faith, Truth, and Community
John 20:19-31. It is often said that we are saved in community. Today Fr. Anthony offers a meditation on the interrelation of community, trust (faith), and Truth. Enjoy the show!
22 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Homily - Power to Serve NOT to Manipulate
Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt (Hebrews 9:11-14; Mark 10:32-45). This homily triangulates from the teaching of Christ on servant leadership, the example of St. Mary of Egypt, and the mystery of the Divine Liturgy to encourage us to watch for the many ways we misuse our power and fill every opportunity for service with grace. Enjoy the show!
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