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Compelling Commentary on Christian Belief and Behavior - Teaching and reflections by Fr. Thomas Hopko

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Compelling Commentary on Christian Belief and Behavior - Teaching and reflections by Fr. Thomas Hopko

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Straight up love

By mercy+grace - Oct 31 2018
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Fr. Thomas Hopko is the absolute realest. Glory to God for him. May your memory be eternal, Fr.

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By Baileycomfrt - Jul 27 2011
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I love to hear Fr Tom speak. I will recommend this podcast to my dad

iTunes Ratings

126 Ratings
Average Ratings
115
3
2
4
2

Straight up love

By mercy+grace - Oct 31 2018
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Fr. Thomas Hopko is the absolute realest. Glory to God for him. May your memory be eternal, Fr.

A++

By Baileycomfrt - Jul 27 2011
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I love to hear Fr Tom speak. I will recommend this podcast to my dad
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Speaking the Truth in Love

Latest release on Feb 21, 2015

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Pentecost

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Fr. Thomas looks at the roots of Pentecost-- the coming of the Spirit-- in Old Testament worship.

Jun 12 2008

37mins

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Rank #2: Understanding the Letter to the Romans

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St. Paul's letter to the Romans is critical to understanding the Gospel of Christ. In this episode, Fr. Thomas gives us a helpful overview of this letter and its central theme.

Sep 11 2012

52mins

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Rank #3: God Is In Control - Yes or No?

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We hear the phrase "God is in control" and may even use it from time to time when trying to make sense of a difficult situation. Fr. Thomas Hopko evaluates that phrase and challenges us to rethink it.

Oct 06 2014

37mins

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Rank #4: Radical Monogamy

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What do the Scriptures and the Fathers say about fidelity in marriage, sex outside of marriage, or same-sex marriage? Fr. Tom gives extensive teaching on this subject in today's episode.

May 02 2012

52mins

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Rank #5: The Abolition of Man

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Fr. Thomas talks about one of the most important books in his library and strongly encourages everyone to read it for an eye opening revelation on today's society as we know it. The Abolition of Man by CS Lewis.

Aug 02 2011

51mins

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Rank #6: Personal Prayer

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Fr. Tom is frequently asked about personal prayer and how the Orthodox Christian should approach the life of prayer at home.Today's episode gives practical and biblical direction particularly as we begin the Nativity Fast.

Nov 17 2011

42mins

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Rank #7: Predestination, Providence, and Prayer

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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.

Mar 15 2010

53mins

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Rank #8: God Is In Control - Revisited

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Fr. Tom returns to the subject of his recent episode "God Is In Control. Yes or No?" He responds to the listener feedback and clarifies his thoughts on the subject.

Oct 23 2014

40mins

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Rank #9: Falling Asleep

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Father Thomas Hopko remembers the last days of Fr. Alexander Schmemann on the 25th anniversary of his falling asleep in our Lord Jesus Christ. May his memory be eternal.

Dec 12 2008

37mins

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Rank #10: Redemption in Christ

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Fr. Thomas often receives email asking him about the Orthodox view of redemption including the topics of God's wrath, the payment of a ransom, punishment, guilt, and salvation. Listen to this episode but also refer to his Names of Jesus series where many of these themes are addressed.

Nov 27 2013

44mins

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Rank #11: The Purpose of Lent

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As we approach the mid-point of Great Lent, Fr. Tom reflects on the purpose of this season in the Church year.

Mar 19 2014

41mins

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Rank #12: Path to Sanity

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Fr. Tom Hopko highly recommends a book by Dee Pennock titled Path to Sanity: Lessons from Ancient Holy Counselors on How to Have a Sound Mind.

Oct 27 2011

44mins

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Rank #13: Doctors and Medicine

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In this episode, Fr. Tom talks about how we should view the practice of medicine and medication from an Orthodox Christian perspective.

Jun 10 2013

46mins

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Rank #14: The Temptation of Jesus

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As we begin the Lenten fast, Fr.Tom reflects on the 40 days Christ spent in the desert being tempted by Satan. Learn how some churches actually promise things that Christ rejected in the desert.

Feb 26 2012

49mins

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Rank #15: The Samaritan Woman at the Well

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Fr. Thomas looks at the Gospel for the fifth Sunday of Pascha—a miraculous sign that at first glance doesn't seem to involve a miracle.

May 15 2009

34mins

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Rank #16: Our Use of Words

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Fr.Tom asks us to heed the scriptures and use our words carefully. Specifically he identifies several terms that are often incorrectly used in Orthodoxy today.

Dec 27 2011

53mins

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Rank #17: The Necessity of the Trinity

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In this very helpful theological discourse, Fr. Thomas Hopko states that the trinitarian understanding of God is absolutely essential to the Christian faith.

Feb 20 2014

54mins

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Rank #18: God and Death

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Fr. Thomas gets down to basics with this episode by saying everything the ancient Christian Church believes about the world, society, nature, sex, humanity, and everything else comes down to its view of God and death.

Jul 05 2013

47mins

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Rank #19: The Childhood of Jesus

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As we celebrate the Feast of the Entry into the Temple of our Lord, Fr. Tom reflects on the childhood of Jesus. What we know, what we don't know, and what we can surmise.

Feb 02 2012

47mins

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Rank #20: The Roots of Pentecost

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Fr. Thomas looks at the roots of Pentecost—the coming of the Spirit—in Old Testament worship.

Jun 06 2009

37mins

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