Orthodoxy and Sex I

Fr. Gregory Jensen, PhD and Fr. Anthony Perkins talk about Orthodox sexuality, chastity, celibacy, and abstinence.  Along the way they also discuss the negative effects the culture wars have had on Orthodoxy and pastoral care.  They hope to make this part of a series.  Warning: it’s hard to talk about this euphemistically.  Some graphic terms […]

Talking with Fr Harry about Politics as the New Idolatry

Join Fr. Anthony and Fr. Harry as they talk about how artificially romanticizing the Golden Age of the Councils contributes to the polarization of our communities, how politics are the new idolatry, and why it is so easy to anathematize heretics over vaccines and masks.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

Dn Timothy Kelleher on the Beauty of Science Fiction

Join Fr. Anthony as he talks with Dn. Timothy Kelleher about his roles on Independence Day and Star Trek – the Next Generation (he was also on Voyager and Enterprise), and how good storytelling is always evangelical.  Enjoy the show!   Check out this episode!

Dn Timothy on Staten Island, Nostalgia, and Bad Religion

You may recognize Dn Timothy Kelleher from his appearances in NCIS, Independence Day, Thirteen Days and other movies and shows, but he has also published many thoughtful essays in First Things, Church Life Journal, and now the National Review (among others).  In this episode, he and Fr. Anthony talk about Dn. Timothy’s two most recent […]

Interview with the Prying Priest, Fr. Yuri Hladio

Join Fr. Anthony as he talks about cooperative story-telling, liturgy, and the joy of Ukrainian Orthodoxy with Fr. Yuri Hladio, the priest of St. Maria of Paris mission in West Hamilton, Ontario and the host of the wonderful “Prying Priest” podcast (pryingpriest.com).  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

Political Science, Dungeons and Dragons, and Orthodoxy

Audio recording of Fr. Anthony’s livestream of 05 December 2020.  He talks for a bit about how political scientists see the world (to include election fraud), but mostly he talks about the joy of playing games – and especially playing dungeons and dragons.  He ends up giving three reasons: it’s fun, it’s good for you […]

2019 Reading List

These are the books I listened to and read for fun this year (in reverse order): Prince of Chaos; Roger Zelazny Knight of Shadows; Roger Zelazny Sign of Chaos; Roger Zelazny Blood of Amber; Roger Zelazny Trumps of Doom; Roger Zelazny That All Shall Be Saved;  David Bentley Hart Windmaster’s Bane; Tom Deitz Fireshaper’s Doom; Tom Deitz The Courts of Chaos; Roger Zelazny The […]

Fr. Anthony’s Kefir Routine

Background. The kefir “grains” are small beads of good bacteria that change milk into kefir at room temperature. The longer the milk is allowed to change, the more sour and (eventually) solid it gets. I like mine at two days. Three days and it’s a bit too sour. Four days and I can’t use it.  […]

On Starting at a New Parish (AFR Podcast and Notes)

The Podcast is here. Review: Ten (Eleven!) Commandments for Pastors New to a Congregation In a previous post and podcast, I reviewed Rev. Lawrence W. Farris’ book Ten Commandments for Pastors Leaving a Congregation. It was full of good advice to help set your successor and the parish you are leaving up for success and ensure […]

Homily of the Prodigal Son – The Metaphor of Food

Homily on the Prodigal Son:  A Metaphor on FoodSt. Luke 15:11-321 Corinthians 6:12-20  Introduction Some people think of sin, judgment, and salvation as a courthouse: God gave us rules we have to follow.  Because we fail to follow the rules, God must condemn us at the Great Judgment.  The only thing that keeps this from […]