Bible Study – Job 2:6-12 [

Bible Study – Job Class Two: Job 1: 6-12 From the Orthodox Study Bible. Satan is Permitted to Test Job 6.  Then as it so happened one day that behold, the angels of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and the devil also came with … [Continue reading]

Homily – Evangelism is Messy (in a messy world)

Homily – Bringing Grace to a Messy WorldSt Luke 18:35-43.  The healing of the blind beggar. Three points: Jesus did not stay in one place. Jesus Christ is and was God.  It is fitting that He reside in the throne room of God, surrounded by … [Continue reading]

Bible Study – Job 1:1-5 [Job is Righeous]

Bible Study – Job Class Two: Job 1: 1-5 From the Orthodox Study Bible. 1.  Faithful Job and His Children 1 There was a man in the land of Austis, whose name was Job.  That man was true, blameless, righteous, and God-fearing, and he … [Continue reading]

Bible Study – Intro to Job

Bible Study – Job Introduction   Job is the first book of the Wisdom genre in the Orthodox Bible.  The others are The Proverbs of Solomon, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, the Wisdom of Solomon, and the Wisdom of Sirach. Date and Authorship: … [Continue reading]

Homily – Gratitude and the Ten Lepers

On Gratitude (with thanks to St. Nicholai Velimirovich) Luke 17: 12-19 (The Ten Lepers, only one of whom returned) [Started with a meditation on the virtues of hard work and gratitude; hard work so that we can be proud of what we have done and … [Continue reading]

Homily – Are We All Teachers and Pastors Now?

Ephesians 4:7-13.  In this homily (hostage situation?), Fr. Anthony talks about the temptations new technology brings for getting ecclesiology wrong.  Noting that bad ecclesiology is bad theology, he offers to help everyone find their … [Continue reading]

Homily – Salvation is a Banquet

The Banquet St. Luke 14:16-24 ·      Greatest tragedies in history o   Separation from God o   Separation from one another ·      Two of the great epidemics of our time … [Continue reading]

Homily – The Whole Harmony of God

ST. PAUL'S LETTER TO THE EPHESIANS 6:10-17 Brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we are not contending against flesh and … [Continue reading]

FSAW – The Need for (Virtuous) Friendship

Today Fr. Anthony talks with Fr. Gregory Jensen, PhD, about his recent essay, "Friendship."  They cover the differences between friendships based on utility, pleasure, and virtue, noting that a virtuous friendship cannot be rushed, assumed, or … [Continue reading]

FSAW – Training the Youth

Father Speak a Word - Training the Youth Today Fr. Anthony talks with Fr. Gregory about his latest substack article; "When Adults Fail to Mentor Youth: A Lifetime of Failure for Graduation."  In the spirit of St. Paul, they spend most of … [Continue reading]