OrthoAnalytika

In this episode, Fr. John and Fr. Anthony share their friendship and love of Christ and His Church with you.  They talk about vocations (Fr. John is the manager of the popular "Good Guys Wear Black" website and Fr. Anthony is the Director of Vocations for the UOC-USA), self-care and parish-care for priests and their families, and preparedness.  I think you'll really enjoy their conversation!

Direct download: 20130910_Fr_John_Peck_on_Vocations_and_Preparedness.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

This podcasts begins with advice for young people to become heroes.  The rest is devoted to introducing listeners to some findings in moral psychology and their relevance to Orthodoxy (hint- it's about ritual/Orthopraxis).  Lord willing, I'll be devoting more podcasts to devloping these themes.

Direct download: 20130807-Moral_Psychology.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT

The army trains like they fight so they can fight like they train.  Good training ingrains the accumulated lessons learned from generations of successful war-fighters.  Soldiers don't need to "get their Rambo on" to accomplish wartime missions, they just need to fight like they trained.  Spiritual warriors don't need to "get their saint" on in order to survive war and terrorism, they need to follow their training.  Orthodox Tradition, our training manual, contains the accumulated wisdom from generations of successful spiritual warriors.  In this podcast, I share three of the Orthodox lessons learned that have brought healing, peace, and joy to this broken man.  

Direct download: 20130422_Boston_Bombing.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 7:28pm EDT

Today's show addresses the questions of Lenten Paleo fasting, whether NDE's are proof of the soul etc., and what everyone should do to be prepared for the most likely emergencies.  I also talk about fun and transformative lenten disciplines like fasting, meditation, and walking.  Enjoy the show!

Direct download: 20130325-PPPwPP.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Taking a page from Jack Spirko's playbook (The Survival Podcast), I recorded this episode in the car.  The Men in Black stole the last 45 minutes of it, but it still includes about an hour on the fire that all but destroyed our temple on the feast of St. Michael, 2012. Enjoy!

Direct download: 20130315-fire.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

This episode begins with an introduction to Orthodox epistemology, but the bulk is spent in conversation with Rev. Jonathan Malone, PhD. He is a Baptist preacher with an interesting story to tell (teaser: a dark night of the soul answered through an apophatic pilgrimage on the Appalachian Trail). Enjoy!

Direct download: 20120215-Jonathan.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

The hits keep coming!  After I share some of my thoughts on how to approach democratic politics as a member of a minority faith that has universalist moral truth claims (hint: I love the U.S. Constitution), I share an awesome interview with Professor Nick Gvosdev.  He gives historical and theological hope for a "third way" between total symphonia and martyrdom.

Direct download: 20121107-Gvosdev.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Today I set the context with a talk on the Orthodox theology of ghosts, then go into a captivating interview with author, paranormal investigator, radio personality, and friend, Paul Eno.  You don't want to miss this one!

Direct download: 20121031-Ghosts.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Today the gospel of the poor widow of Nain leads me to talk about the temtation of making idols of our children.  This sets up a wonderful discussion with Professor Juliana Golas (URI, Child Development) about what we can do to raise healthy and holy children.

Direct download: 20121023-Child_Development.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

This episode begins with a discussion of the sociological and cosmic effects if a few of us actually loved others without regard to cost or context, then goes into an awesome interview with Dr. Demetra about science and religion, youth education, and the dangers of GMO/H's.  Enjoy! 

Direct download: 20121015-Golden_Rule_and_Dr_D.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 12:00am EDT