Sinopsis

Thoughts and reflections on Orthodox theology and life - Thoughts and reflections on Orthodox theology and life from Fr. Stephen Freeman.

Episodios

  • Goodness and a Word in Due Season

    Goodness and a Word in Due Season

    03/07/2018 Duración: 13min

    The truth of words is much deeper than the "facts" they may represent. A true word is found in the heart of God, and in our hearts when we dwell in God.

  • Shame in the Public Arena

    Shame in the Public Arena

    01/07/2018 Duración: 09min

    From ancient Rome to the present, public shaming has been a means of controlled violence. What is the Christian place in all of this?

  • The Sins of Our Fathers - The Epigenetics of Shame

    The Sins of Our Fathers - The Epigenetics of Shame

    09/06/2018 Duración: 10min

    Much of the "baggage" we carry in our lives is something into which we were born. Understanding this and God's place in healing it is the subject of this talk by Fr. Stephen Freeman.

  • The Soul is a Mirror

    The Soul is a Mirror

    07/06/2018 Duración: 09min

    Reflecting on his many podcasts and articles on shame, Fr. Stephen Freeman looks at its place in the soul.

  • The Healthy Shame at the Heart’s Core

    The Healthy Shame at the Heart’s Core

    10/05/2018 Duración: 13min

    We tend to think of shame only in negative terms. However, there is such a thing as "healthy shame." It plays an essential role in awe and wonder and in the giving of thanks. Fr. Stephen Freeman offers some thoughts on this important aspect of our inner life.

  • You Were Created for Pascha

    You Were Created for Pascha

    14/04/2018 Duración: 08min

    Fr. Stephen Freeman looks at the unique Gift that God gives us in Christ's Pascha: the revelation of our true self.

  • Comfort to a Child - Speaking Peace to Shame

    Comfort to a Child - Speaking Peace to Shame

    01/04/2018 Duración: 08min

    Fr. Stephen Freeman offers some insight on dealing with the dark thoughts that often fill our minds.

  • Look Who’s Talking

    Look Who’s Talking

    10/03/2018 Duración: 11min

    The negative voice we hear in our head. Who is it that is talking? What does it mean? Where does it come from? Fr. Stephen Freeman offers some reflection on this noise.

  • Benedict in the Suburbs

    Benedict in the Suburbs

    06/03/2018 Duración: 17min

    Fr. Stephen Freeman reflects on Rod Dreher's book, The Benedict Option. He suggests that the virtues that shape our lives are largely formed in their context. How do we shape the parish for acquiring Christian virtues?

  • The Image of Unfallen Suffering

    The Image of Unfallen Suffering

    12/02/2018 Duración: 18min

    Fr. Stephen Freeman speaks about the the goodness of creation and the place that suffering holds within it - including a form of suffering that is not evil.

  • Getting to the Point

    Getting to the Point

    07/02/2018 Duración: 10min

    Fr. Stephen Freeman muses on the nature of English in our worship life, especially some of its problems. He points towards something beyond the words.

  • To Serve God

    To Serve God

    03/02/2018 Duración: 08min

    Fr. Stephen Freeman tells us that the culture we live in teaches us to want "good service," to expect things to suit our desires. To serve God, however, requires something very different. Acceptance and thanksgiving are key components of the spiritual life.

  • That Thing You Do - Right Worship

    That Thing You Do - Right Worship

    27/01/2018 Duración: 12min

    Father Stephen Freeman argues that the near-unchanging shape of the Liturgy is part of the "givenness" of our lives. Like many other things in the Orthodox faith, it imparts a stability. Learning to embrace this is important.

  • You Are Not Alone, And Neither Is God

    You Are Not Alone, And Neither Is God

    20/01/2018 Duración: 07min

    Fr. Stephen Freeman describes the "conciliar" nature of God's actions and our response to Him in our lives. God delights in sharing His work with us.

  • An Atonement of Shame

    An Atonement of Shame

    04/08/2017 Duración: 13min

    Fr. Stephen continues his thoughts on the topic of shame—looking at its place in Christ's death on the Cross.

  • The Danger and Shame of Forgiveness

    The Danger and Shame of Forgiveness

    23/06/2017 Duración: 07min

    Fr. Stephen looks at the difficulties of forgiveness and what it is, exactly, that is being asked of us in Christ's commandments.

  • The Wound of Shame

    The Wound of Shame

    09/06/2017 Duración: 11min

    Fr. Stephen continues this series of the experience of shame and looks particularly at how it can be driven by "global" statements.

  • Justice, Forgiveness, and Bearing a Little Shame

    Justice, Forgiveness, and Bearing a Little Shame

    31/05/2017 Duración: 14min

    With this podcast, Fr. Stephen begins a series in which he looks at the reality of shame and its place in our emotional and spiritual lives. He introduces us to the teaching of the Elder Sophrony that we must learn to "bear a little shame."

  • Old Friends

    Old Friends

    24/05/2017 Duración: 08min

    The spiritual life values being old and gives lessons to the young.

  • The Marriage of Love and Hate

    The Marriage of Love and Hate

    25/11/2016 Duración: 11min

    Fr. Stephen reflects on the complexity of the human heart through the work of Dostoevsky.

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