Two Friends Talking about Politics and Religion in a Car

Fr. Anthony and Deacon Michael Abrahamson talk politics and religion as they drive through the mountains of Western North Carolina.  Topics include keeping perspective and the glorious ontology of doing harmony.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

Homily for All Saints – Pastoring Diversity

Sunday of All Saints.  Hebrews 11:33-12:2 and Matthew 10:32-33,37-38; 19:27-30.  The prohibition against loving family more that God is, among other things, a warning against tribalism.  Fr. Anthony also talks about what the variation among saints means for loving and pastoring one another.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

Justin Coyle on Learning from Atheists

Justin Shaun Coyle, PhD, (Mount Angel Seminary, outside Portland, OR; Ukrainian Catholic) and Fr. Anthony talk about life in New England, the joy of NC BBQ, and how studying the works of serious atheist philosophers can help develop an instinct for charity and pastoral evangelism.  Enjoy the show! You can see his work at: https://mountangelabbey.academia.edu/JustinShaunCoyle/Ephemera […]

Talking with Fr. Harry about Parish Life and Coming out of COVID

In this episode, Fr. Anthony talks with the COVID-stricken Fr. Harry Linsinbigler about parish life and the implications of recent survey results from Gallup (on further declines in American church membership) and Pew (on American religion and the COVID).  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

Fr Gabriel on the Confluence of Beauties in Liturgy

Fr Anthony and Fr. Gabriel Rochelle overcome myriad technical problems to talk about the confluence of poetry, story, and proclamation that take place in the Divine Liturgy (and life).  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

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!

Fr.Daniel Greeson on the Problem of Discernment

It was a great blessing to talk with Fr. Daniel Greeson about his new AFR blog, “Every Thought Captive” and especially his series on discernment.  Enjoy the show! Here are my notes: Interview with Fr. Daniel Greeson. Rector of St. Anne’s Orthodox Church in Oakridge, TN Podcaster: “In Heaven and On Earth” Editor and Author […]

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, […]

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 […]

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!