Gaslighting or Conspiracy? The role of the Pastor in Crazy Times

Join Fr. Anthony as he talks with Fr. Gregory Jensen, PhD, to get some advice on the role of the pastor in crazy times.  It’s a difficult conversation, but it’s important for us to have trusted friends in our lives who will tell us things we don’t want to hear.  Fr. Gregory is wise, experienced, […]

Homily – Patterning the Kingdom

In this homily given on the Sunday after Theophany, Fr. Anthony continues to take us through the Divine Liturgy, focusing on the opening blessing, “Blessed is the Kingdom” and explaining how the ritual and grace of the Divine Liturgy heals the dysfunction in our minds, our relations, and the world.  Enjoy the show! Check out […]

2020 Reading/Listening List

These are the books I listened to or read for fun in 2020: The Revolt of The Public; Gurri***Live not by Lies; Dreher ***Liturgy of the Ordinary; Warren*** The Courage to Be Disliked; Kishimi ****The Courage to Love; Kishimi ****Maternal Body; Frost****The People’s Faith; Denysenko ****The War against Boys; Sommers ***Lying; Harris ***Loserthink; Adams *****Uncivil Agreement; Mason ***The Age of Illusions; Bacevich ***The Great […]

Homily on the Sunday before Nativity

The bulk of the homily is the Nativity Epistle of the Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond the Borders of Ukraine.  After that, Fr. Anthony offers some remarks about the seeming weakness of the Logos in the manger and how it relates to the seeming impotence of our faith in Christ.  Enjoy the show! […]

Interview with Adam DeVille on Self-Care as Asceticism

Join Fr. Anthony in Hartwell, GA as he talks with Professor Adam DeVille (University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN) about proper and improper ways of framing self-care, why it is so easy to get it wrong, and why it is important to get it right. Dr. DeVille is the author of Everything Hidden Shall […]

Homily on the Sunday after Nativity

On the Sunday we remember the slaughter of innocents, Fr. Anthony asks what we are willing to sacrifice to hold on to our own sins.  He forgot his microphone, so this was recorded on his (new) iPhone SE.  Oh, and he really did forget where Christ was born (senior moment?). Check out this episode!

Pluralism, Polarization, and Discernment; the Challenge and Promise of Diversity

One of the challenges of our present spiritual situation is that our society has settled for something less than truth. This affects the quality of our opinions, policies, and judgments and undermines our ability to live and spread the Gospel. An indicator of the seriousness of this is our growing inability to listen to, learn […]

Professor George Stavros (BU) on Clergy Self Care

Join Fr. Anthony Perkins in Hartwell, GA as he talks with Professor George Stavros (Boston University) about the internal and external factors that put clergy at risk and how that risk can be mitigated by fellowship, support, and the life in Christ. See Professor Savros’ article on the subject here: https://publicorthodoxy.org/2020/11/19/clergy-at-risk/. Check out this episode!

Homily – Prepare to Meet God in His Glory

The Reading from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Colossians. (3:4-11) Brethren, when Christ, Who is our life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. St. Augustine: But what did he go on to say? “When Christ appears, your life, then you also will appear with him in glory.” So now […]

Homily (and some music): Believe, Be at Peace, and Get it Done!

In the homily on St. Luke 12:16-21 (the rich man investing poorly), Fr. Anthony reminds us of the universal goal for humanity and all humans, why it needs to get done, and why we shouldn’t be anxious about it (despite it’s cosmic importance).  I’d share his notes, but they have nothing to do with what […]