Spotting Bad Research

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. Check out this episode! … [Continue reading]

Alexandria, Moscow and the Canonical Status of Ecclesial Territory

Today Fr. Anthony discusses the Moscow Patriarchate's establishment of an African Exarchate in the territory of the ancient Patriarchate of Alexandria with canonist, Fr. Harry Linsinbigler.  They talk about how this differs from other parallel jurisdictions (e.g. in America) and the degree to which this will make it more difficult to effect Orthodox reconciliation.   Check out this episode! … [Continue reading]

Homily: Achieving Heights by Humility

1 Timothy 1:15-17.  After providing his testimony, St. Paul immediately breaks into a prayer of exultation.  We would do well to imitate that habit and bring back the saying; "glory to God." Check out this episode! … [Continue reading]

Homily – Repent Into the Kingdom

Ephesians 4:7-13; Matthew 4:12-17.  Sunday after Theophany.  Our minds stand between us and living as God's royal priesthood and holy kingdom.  We have to repent and rebuild our minds in Christ.  Enjoy the Show! Check out this … [Continue reading]

My Fool Head – On Forgiveness, Righteous Anger, and Other Things

This "New Year" stream of consciousness celebrates Georgia's victory over Michigan and then talks about how our prior conceptions interfere with objectivity, the relative value of mercy and forgiveness over judgment, and the need to stay away from … [Continue reading]

Homily – Theosis as the Gentle Movement of Grace

Matthew 2:13-23; Galatians 1:11-19.  Without effort, we will get truth and love wrong and mess up our relationships.  It was true for Saints Luke and Cleopas, for Saint Paul, and (alas) for Herod.  It will be true for us and will … [Continue reading]

Homily – Three Levels of Pilgrimage

Ephesians 5:8-19; Luke 17:12-19.  A meditation on three kinds of pilgrimage: to the holy site, to a feast, and to the temple of the heart.  Each offers the blessings of beauty, fellowship, and noetic union.  Enjoy the show! Check out … [Continue reading]

Homily – Rewriting Our Story from Scratch

Ephesians 5:8-19; Luke 14:16-24.  Fr. Anthony offers a meditation on "Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine upon thee."  He encourages us to let go of the stories of ourselves and the arch of history informed by … [Continue reading]

My Fool Head – Drama is NOT Required

Check out this episode! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxzb0C3vvEM Why is there so much drama? Is drama a sign of conviction or something else? Today Fr. Anthony talks about the need to cultivate trust and trustworthiness in our … [Continue reading]

Intro to Orthodoxy: A Good Confession

God gave the power of binding and loosing to the Church; we exercise the latter part of this - the remission of sins - through the mystery of Confession. Tonight we talk about how to prepare for confession, the logistics of the act itself, and why it … [Continue reading]