OrthoAnalytika (orthodox podcast)

Orthodoxy is a rational faith, we do not have to “leave our minds at the door.”, but as with our feelings, our minds need to be trained. In order to be trained, first they need need to stripped of all nonsense and lies so that all our thoughts can be true. We need to allow something that is beyond our understanding live in the temple of our hearts. To the extent we value control and understanding over the Truth, we will not be able to make this change. Then it will not be Christ that lives within and motivates us, it will be our own pride. And that pride, that control, that understanding cannot bring us joy, salvation, or eternal life.

Direct download: 20171119-RaisingofJariusDaughter.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Listen as Nicholas Kotar talks about the benefits of using fairly tales to teach and evangelize and how he does this in his book, The Song of the Sirin.  Enjoy the show!

Direct download: 20171116-SongoftheSirinBookDiscussion.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 12:31pm EDT

In this episode on Numbers 13-14 (the recon of Canaan), Fr. Anthony demonstrates what happens when a man who has a fever and can't think straight tries to lead a Bible Study (and forgets to follow his notes).  If you want coherence, the notes are at orthoanalytika.org.  If you like stream of consciousness, then this episode is for you!  Enjoy the show!

Direct download: 20171114-BS-ReconMission.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Communism brought great evil to the world, but it did not create it out of scratch; it pulled it from our own hearts.  How should we respond to the evil in the world?  To the evil in our own hearts?  Note: It was the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor, not the 75th (Fr. Anthony is math challenged).

Direct download: 20171105-TelltheTruth.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

These are the notes from the teaching Divine Liturgy we celebrated for our children and youth (of all ages!) on 10/22/17.  Enjoy the show!

Direct download: 20171022-TeachingLiturgy.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 6:24pm EDT

In this class, Fr. Anthony talks about the ambiguity of names in the Bible and why people get hurt when they go against God's will (e.g. the the burning of part of the camp, the quail plague, and Miriam's leprosy).  We had to use our back-up recording which doesn't pick up the audience well (please forgive; the recorder's battery died mid-class).

Direct download: 20171024-BS-FamilyTrouble.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 10:53am EDT

Why might an Orthodox Christian read The Shack?  Why might it better not to?  Fr. Anthony shares and evaluates many of the critiques of the The Shack, putting it within the context of evangelism.  Enjoy the show!

Direct download: 20171019-TheShack.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 6:56pm EDT

How (not) to make the Bible say the opposite of what it means.  Examples from Numbers on how to draw out Scripture's deeper meaning.

Direct download: 20171010-BS-Redemption.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 2:14pm EDT

What does it mean to become a "fisher of men"?  How is it heroic?  Homily on St. Luke 5:1-11 and 2 Corinthians 9:6-11.

Direct download: 20171008-FishinginChaoticWaters.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 8:16pm EDT

What is Leviticus good for?  In what way(s) is Christ a scapegoat?  This and more in tonight's Bible Study (20171003).

Direct download: 20171003-BS-Leviticus.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 5:06pm EDT