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Fr. Thomas addresses a listener question on the often misunderstood admonition in the Gospel of Matthew to call no man father.<div class="feedflare">
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Father Thomas educates us on why the Sunday a week after our Lord's Resurrection is also called Antipascha.<div class="feedflare">
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In his continuing series on Charles Darwin, Fr. Thomas reflects on the Darwinian revolution and Christian theology having to do with the Bible. How do the Scriptures relate to the scientific world in which we live especially following the 19th century?<div class="feedflare">
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On this, the greatest of all Feast Days, Fr. Thomas explains what we, as Orthodox Christians, know for certain about Jesus Christ.<div class="feedflare">
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Fr. Thomas continues his examination of Passion Week with Jesus' teachings on the final judgment.<div class="feedflare">
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Fr. Thomas takes a closer look at the "Celebration of the Kingship of Christ."<div class="feedflare">
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In response to a listener's question, Fr. Thomas reflects on the phenomenon of suicide. How do we as Christians deal with it?<div class="feedflare">
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In the 5th part of his series on Charles Darwin, Fr. Thomas talks about the relationship of this Darwinian Revolution and natural science in general to the issue of Orthodox Christian theology.<div class="feedflare">
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Fr. Thomas Hopko explains how our acts, especially our prayers, are included in God's predestination based on His foreknowledge, and how our free-will actions, particularly our prayers, contribute to God's providence in our lives.<div class="feedflare">
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Fr. Tom addresses a question that came in by email from a listener who is perplexed by the seemingly inequitable treatment of people by God. Why are some blessed and others experience so much turmoil? It's a common question that is often felt but not always expressed.<div class="feedflare">
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What is the place of the human body in our spiritual life?<div class="feedflare">
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As we celebrate the Triumph of Orthodoxy and the victory over iconoclasm, Fr. Tom gives a personal reflection on icons and their use and misuse.<div class="feedflare">
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As the Lenten season begins, Fr. Tom Hopko reads a brief sermon penned by Fr. John Parker of Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Mt. Pleasant, SC. This sermon was written in the style and tradition of St. John Chrysostom's well known and loved Paschal Homily.<div class="feedflare">
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In part 4 of Fr. Tom Hopko's talks on the Darwinian revolution, he looks at what Charles Darwin may have experienced in terms of Christianity in his day.<div class="feedflare">
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Today Fr. Tom talks about the study and communication of the Fathers of the Church according to Archimandrite Vasileios, retired Abbot of the Iviron Monastery on Mt. Athos.<div class="feedflare">
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How should we reflect on calamity and disasters like what was experienced in Haiti from a Christian perspective? Is God exacting judgment or is there another explanation? Fr. Tom Hopko helps us think this through.<div class="feedflare">
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Fr. Thomas takes a second look at the story of The Prodigal Son, this time focusing on the meaning of The Father's House.<div class="feedflare">
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Today Fr. Tom talks about theological formulation and explanation in the Orthodox Christian Church.<div class="feedflare">
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Fr. Tom was unable to attend the March for Life rally in Washington DC earlier this week but he did think about what he would have said had he been given the opportunity to speak.<div class="feedflare">
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Fr. Hopko explains that this feast marks the end of the Winter Pascha and the beginning of the season of repentance.<div class="feedflare">
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