Luke 10:25-37; Ephesians 2:4-10.  In this homily on Christ's encounter with the rich young man, Fr. Anthony encourages us to let go of our need to uses riches, lists, and spells and open ourselves to follow the living God.  Enjoy the show!

Direct download: Homily-AslanIsNotATameLion.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 3:47pm EDT

In the 11/27/21 livestream, Fr. Anthony answers the question of whether or not all aliens and sidhe (fairies) are demons.  He gives the answer pretty early on (along with the usual stream of consciousness), but the real value is in the explanation and its defense of a Logos-grounded social science.  Enjoy the show!

Direct download: 20211127-MyFoolHead.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 4:20pm EDT

Today Fr. Anthony talks with heterodox political scientist Matthew Woessner (PhD, OSU) about how to recognize bad research.  We are being inundated by all kinds of misinformation (and disinformation!) through the press and social media, to include from otherwise Orthodox sources.  This is increasing our polarization and decreasing our trust in institutions and one another.  Learning to recognize bad research isn't just useful for spotting deceptions about public health; it may even help us see through bogus claims about about ecclesial politics.  Matthew Woessner is a Professor of Institutional Research at the United States Army War College, but the views he presents in this talk are his own.

Direct download: SpottingBadResearch.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 11:38am EDT

This homily was given on the day of the celebration of St. Michael and the Hosts of Heaven.  Although it was never explicated, it is a meditation triangling in from on Hebrews 13:2; "Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares", Christ's words (Matthew 25:40); "And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.’" and the expectation that the saints will join the Lord's Divine Council (e.g. 1 Corinthians 6:3).  The main point is that we should be in as much awe of the people in our lives as we are of the angels.  Enjoy the show!

Direct download: Homily-InAweoftheAngelsAmongUs.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 5:47pm EDT

After talking about his experience with a dead battery, Fr. Anthony ties the theology of the Logos and beauty into his ongoing conversation on worldviews, framing, and connecting dots in a way that is eternally true and not just accurate.  Enjoy the show!

Direct download: 20211119-MyFoolHead.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

The Good Samaritan and the Eve of St. Phillip's Fast.   It isn't just our understanding of "neighbor" that needs adjusting.  We misunderstand love. And because of that, we tend to get fasting wrong.  Part of the problem is that we misunderstand the fall and ancestral sin.  Enjoy the show!

Direct download: Homily-TheGoodSamaritanFastingandAncestralSin.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 3:55pm EDT

After talking about the heresy of decaf coffee, Fr. Anthony triangulates from three verses of scripture: "I said in my amazement every man is a liar" (Psalm 116:11), "If You O Lord should mark iniquities who shall stand, but there is forgiveness with You" (Psalm 130:3) and "What is truth" (John 18:38) to talk about framing, confirmation bias, and worldviews, pointing out the importance of cultivating a worldview that promotes discernment and harmony; holiness and truth.  Enjoy the show!

Direct download: 20211113-MyFoolHead-worldview.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 10:45am EDT

Homily on Luke 16:19-31.  After covering the more superficial material "brain-based" message of the Gospel, Fr. Anthony tries to guide the listener to the deeper meanings.  Enjoy the show!

Direct download: HomilyonSeeingthePoor.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 7:49pm EDT

After introducing myself, I talk about the importance of worship and home in fostering a Christian phronema and how the forces of the world convince us to accept and rally around lies.  Enjoy the show!  From my YouTube livestream. https://www.youtube.com/user/74snipe

Direct download: 20211106_MyFoolHead.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 10:35am EDT