Glory To God



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


  • The Paradox of Prayer and the Revelation of Beauty

    09/08/2008 Duración: 10min

    Fr. Stephen speaks about the paradox of prayer and the personal character it has in our life as well as the personal character of beauty and the resolution of all paradox.

  • In the Last Days

    02/08/2008 Duración: 13min

    Fr. Stephen reflects both on his own generation's fascination with the "last days" and with much of modern Christianity's fascination with the same. He argues that Orthodox Christians should focus on Christ in the Eucharist who is the "One Who Is To Come."

  • The Passion to Consume

    27/07/2008 Duración: 10min

    Fr. Stephen looks at the role the classical Christian passions play in our modern culture—how they shape what we think, how we feel, and many of the decisions we make—even on the unconscious level.

  • The Habit of Prayer

    19/07/2008 Duración: 06min

    Fr. Stephen speaks this week about the "habit of prayer" and the understanding of prayer as communion with God.

  • The Consequences of a Full Faith

    12/07/2008 Duración: 14min

    In this podcast Fr. Stephen looks at the implications involved in living the "Fullness" of the Faith, as taught by the Orthodox Church.

  • The Secret Place of the Most High God

    04/07/2008 Duración: 10min

    Fr. Stephen explores the importance of holy places both in the temple and in the heart.

  • The Truth of Ourselves

    21/06/2008 Duración: 05min

    Fr. Stephen observes that the real truth of our lives before God is best found in our weaknesses rather than in our strengths.

  • Nothing But the Whole Truth

    12/06/2008 Duración: 09min

    Fr. Stephen looks at Orthodoxy and our lives as a matter of the "Whole" truth, rather than a "one-sidedness." He urges us to press forward into the whole truth of Christ.

  • Is Relationship with God What We Want?

    31/05/2008 Duración: 15min

    Fr. Stephen looks at the words "relationship" and "fellowship" and notes that they are very "weak" translations of the Greek word koinonia in Scripture. He suggests how we should understand this word in its true, Orthodox sense.

  • Grace and the Inverted Pyramid

    24/05/2008 Duración: 12min

    Father Stephen comments on some of the thoughts found in a recent work by Archimandrite Zacharias of England. He looks at the "inverted pyramid," the humility of Christ in which authority is to be found not at the top but at the bottom of things, in Christ's bearing the sins of the whole of humanity.

  • The Silent Sentinels Among Us

    17/05/2008 Duración: 11min

    Fr. Stephen looks at the quiet role played by grace-filled persons in our world. In many ways, God preserves us through the presence of such saints.

  • How to Read the Church

    10/05/2008 Duración: 08min

    Fr. Stephen continues his thoughts on the Church as the proper interpretation of Scripture. In this talk he looks at how we "read" the Church.

  • The Orthodox Interpretation of Scripture

    03/05/2008 Duración: 09min

    Fr. Stephen sets for a case for an "Orthodox Interpretation of Scripture" in which the Church itself is seen as the proper way to interpret the Sacred Writings.

  • The Ecclesiology of the Cross

    26/04/2008 Duración: 09min

    Fr. Stephen speaks about the doctrine of the Church (ecclesiology) and how it is best understood by looking at the cross of Christ.

  • Is Hell Real?

    19/04/2008 Duración: 12min

    Fr. Stephen discusses the Orthodox understanding of the difference of heaven and hell and some of its implications for how we speak about them.

  • Will there be Faith on the Earth?

    12/04/2008 Duración: 08min

    Fr. Stephen speaks of the difficulties and trials of those coming to faith in God and the challenges facing our children.

  • Learning to Sin

    07/04/2008 Duración: 10min

    In this podcast Fr. Stephen looks at the importance of "learning to sin," meaning the importance of learning what it is as a Christian that keeps us from the Kingdom of God.

  • The Sacrament of the Present Moment

    29/03/2008 Duración: 11min

    In this podcast Fr. Stephen speaks of the God who is "everywhere present and fills all things," and the importance of our being open to Him everywhere, always, in all things.

  • My Right Brain

    22/03/2008 Duración: 07min

    The Triumph of Orthodoxy is also a triumph of the wholeness of God.

  • Salvation by Grace and Just Showing Up

    15/03/2008 Duración: 09min

    Fr. Stephen talks about one aspect of the Orthodox understanding of salvation by grace, and notes that a very large part of it consists in "just showing up," learning to be present to God and to accept faithfully the means of grace given to us.

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