Homily: Feed the Light not the Darkness

In this homily on St Luke 10: 16-21 and Colossians 4:5-11, 14-18, Fr. Anthony reflects on what Christ’s contrasting the power the disciples had over demons with their names being written in heaven might mean for us in this divisive time.  He encourages us to use power with humility lest we actual feed the spirit […]

Talking Hesychasm with Carrie Frost, PhD

Join Fr. Anthony next to his back porch in Hartwell GA as he talks with Professor Carrie Frost, PhD about clericalism, ritual, and the risks and benefits of lay hesychasm.  There were some audio problems with the YouTube livestream; our editor (Doug) made the best of it for the podcast version.  Enjoy the show!  Check […]

Christianity, Anthropology, and Truth

Listen as Fr. Anthony talks with Sarah Riccardi-Swartz about truth, why our commitment to it has waned, and what Christians can and should be doing to bring balance and grace to our culture. Sarah is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Recovering Truth: Religion, Journalism, and Democracy in a Post-Truth Era project at the Center for […]

Homily on the Absurdity of the Gospel

In St. Luke 5:1-11 Christ calls fisherman to be his disciples, in this homily Fr. Anthony reflects on how absurd it is that He didn’t use angels or Greek philosophers to be his messengers and evangelists, going on to describe the implications for us as we evangelize and pastor our neighbors (and ourselves).  Enjoy the […]

Homily on Building a Good Parish (in Christ)

This is the homily I didn’t give today (10/11/2020).  I called an audible! Why is it so hard to build a good marriage (and parish)? Homily on Saint Luke 5:1-11 Introduction: How Christ Builds the Church This is a beautiful story from the ministry of Jesus Christ. It comes on the heels of his Baptism, […]

On Transcendent Introspection and Loving our Enemies

This is a recording of Fr. Anthony Perkins’ Livestream from 10 October 2020.  In it, he continues the themes from his discussion with Fr. Gregory Jensen on transcendent introspection and a good test of our relationship with Christ (and complexity): can we love President Trump AND Antifa?  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

Transcendent Introspection and the Authoritarian Personality

This is the recording of Fr. Anthony’s livestream from 09 October 2020.  In it, Fr. Anthony talks with Fr. Gregory Jensen, PhD, about the difference between isolation and solitude, how to cultivate transcendent introspection, the difference between pastoring and controlling, and the challenge of baptizing authoritarian tendencies.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

Homily – we cannot love commodities

In this homily on St. Luke 6:31-36, Fr. Anthony develops the idea that that our inability to love well is a result of the way we objectify and commodify things, our neighbor, and the Church. Enjoy the show! Homily: Loving vs. Commodifying (St. Luke 6:31-36) Introduction: missing the point It is hard for us to […]

Livestream on Civil Society, Culture, and Discernment

Audio recording of Fr. Anthony’s Livestream from 10/3/2020.  In it, he warms up with a talk about civil society, moves on to parish culture, and finishes with a bit on discernment and prelest.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

Homily – Politics, Polarization, and the Cross

In this homily, Fr. Anthony explains the meaning of the Cross for us today in the light of 1 Corinthians 6:12 (“All things are lawful for me…”), Philippians 2:6 (“[Christ Jesus] did not consider it robbery”), 1 Corinthians 10:33 (“…so that some might be saved.”), and the Transfiguration.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!