Bible Study #35: Judges seen through the Great Canon

[Alas there is no recording for this class; the recorder froze after just a couple of minutes!] Bible Study #35: Judges from the Great Canon Fr. Anthony Perkins, St. Mary’s (Pokrova) in Allentown 15 May 2018 Opening Prayer: Make the pure light of Your divine knowledge shine in our hearts, Loving Master, and open the […]

Bible Study #34: Joshuan Tidbits and a bit from Judges

Bible Study #34: Joshua and Judges Fr. Anthony Perkins, St. Mary’s (Pokrova) in Allentown 08 May 2018 Opening Prayer: Make the pure light of Your divine knowledge shine in our hearts, Loving Master, and open the eyes of our minds that we may understand the message of Your Gospel. Instill also in us reverence for […]

Bible Study #33: The Wars of Joshua (Jesus)

Bible Study #33: The Kherem Wars of Joshua/Jesus Fr. Anthony Perkins, St. Mary’s (Pokrova) in Allentown 01 May 2018 Opening Prayer: Make the pure light of Your divine knowledge shine in our hearts, Loving Master, and open the eyes of our minds that we may understand the message of Your Gospel. Instill also in us […]

Bible Study #32: The Curse after Jericho

Bible Study #32: The Curse of Jericho Fr. Anthony Perkins, St. Mary’s (Pokrova) in Allentown 24 April 2018 Opening Prayer: Make the pure light of Your divine knowledge shine in our hearts, Loving Master, and open the eyes of our minds that we may understand the message of Your Gospel. Instill also in us reverence […]

Bible Study #30: Evil in Canaan (WHY III)

Today we present the third possible explanation for the cleansing of the Holy Land.  It seems that the requirement for complete destruction was only directed towards those tribes that had giants in them; was this the continuation of the “war of seeds” prophesied in Genesis 3:15?  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! *** OT […]

Bible Study #29: Full Spectrum Morality (WHY II)

In this class we continue trying to understand the conquest of the Holy Land in the Old Testament.  Fr. Anthony makes the case that there is more to morality than just being nice and that we cannot understand the Old Testament if we don’t accept that violence is sometimes necessary. Check out this episode! *** […]

Parish Talk – Home is WHAT the Heart Is

We often hear that “Home is where the heart is”, and this is certainly true.  But what if the longing we felt towards home could be satisfied not by a place, but by a condition of being?  What if we could “be” in that place where we find joyful contentment at any time and at […]

Bible Study #28: TransJordan (WHY I)

In edition to finishing up the Book of Numbers, we start a three part series addressing the brutality of the cleansing and taking of the Promised Land.  It’s a tough topic.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! +++ OT Bible Study #27: The Problem of Herem I – the victories in the Transjordan Make […]

Bible Study #27: Balaam

In this episode Fr. Anthony shares the scriptures that describe why Balaam, a prophet who said things that were true, is still a false prophet of God.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! +++ OT Bible Study #27: Balaam and His Donkey Make the pure light of Your divine knowledge shine in our hearts, […]

Bible Study #26: Og of Bashan

We finish up Numbers 21 by talking about missing books of the Bible and the defeat of two giants: King Sihon of the Ammorites and Og of Bashan.  Why do we celebrate these victories every Sunday and Feast Day?  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! ++++++ OT Bible Study #24: Og of Bashan Make […]