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Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio
Thoughts and reflections on Orthodox theology and life - Thoughts and reflections on Orthodox theology and life from Fr. Stephen Freeman.
The Meekness of God
We rarely think of God as meek. Instead, we picture Him as mighty, powerful, and overwhelming. Fr. Stephen Freeman looks at a number of clear indications in Scripture concerning what we know of God through the revelation of Christ. God is meek.
May 11, 2023
9 min
Providence and the Music of All Creation
Ever wonder what the phrase, “the divine energies,” means? Fr. Stephen Freeman looks at its inner depths and its constant place in our lives. Give thanks to the Lord for he is good! His mercy endures forever!
Dec 14, 2022
18 min
Marriage Is a Lifetime of Suffering
Fr. Stephen Freeman offers some honest thoughts on the sacrament of marriage and its importance in our culture.
Oct 1, 2022
20 min
Walking in a Lost World
Fr. Stephen Freeman describes a reading project, comparing the writings of Richard Leigh Fermor (1933), to those of Nick Hunt (2011) as they made walks across Europe. Fermor's descriptions belong to a world that has disappeared, while those of Hunt seem thin and attenuated. They point towards much deeper realities of our modern world.
Aug 24, 2022
11 min
The Goal of a Lesser Life
Fr. Stephen Freeman offers thoughts on the virtue of contentment and its place in the spiritual life.
Jul 27, 2022
11 min
Drag My Soul to Paradise
Fr. Stephen Freeman offers some thoughts on one of the more common Morning Prayers for the Orthodox, in which we pray, “O Lord, Save me whether I want it or not.” It is a hopeful meditation.
Jul 15, 2022
12 min
Second Thoughts on Success
Fr. Stephen Freeman examines in some depth why success and progress are not the right measures of the spiritual life.
Nov 21, 2021
16 min
The Slow Road to Heaven - Why the Spiritual Life Doesn’t “Work”
The Orthodox understanding of the spiritual life is unlike most things that we think about in our culture. There is not a "technique" that produces "results." Instead, it is a way of life. Fr. Stephen Freeman explores this understanding.
Oct 30, 2021
15 min
What To Do With What You Know
Fr. Stephen Freeman looks at the role of knowledge in our Orthodox faith, including the importance of what we do not know.
Oct 9, 2021
14 min
Before the Judgment Seat of Christ
In the liturgy we pray that we have a "Christian ending to our life: painless, unashamed, and peaceful; and a good defense before the dread judgment seat of Christ." Father Stephen Freeman looks carefully at the true nature of that judgment seat. It might surprise you.
Sep 24, 2021
14 min
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