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Geopolitics, Foreign Policy, and the Orthodox Church

9/9/2018
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Father Barnabas Powell interviews John Sitilides, the Washington D.C.-based geopolitical strategist and professional corporate speaker, in a far-reaching conversation to explore and assess the complexities facing the Orthodox Church and its internal administrative challenges in addressing in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the hierarchical tensions between the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Moscow Patriarchate, Turkey's repression of Orthodox and other religious minorities, the Syria civil...

Duration:01:37:58

Ministry and Transitions - Frederica and Fr. Gregory Mathewes-Green

8/26/2018
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Fr. Barnabas Powell interviews Frederica and Fr. Gregory Mathewes-Green after they recently transitioned from full time parish ministry to "retirement." Of course, they remain as active as ever in continued outreach.

Duration:01:36:35

Tribute to Kevin Allen

8/12/2018
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Kevin Allen was the host of two popular podcasts on AFR - The Illumined Heart and Ancient Faith Today. The latter was the first live call-in show on AFR starting in April of 2012. Kevin reposed in the Lord on August 7, 2018 after a 27 month battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). Fr. Barnabas Powell welcomes special guests John Maddex, Steve Christoforou, Bruce Heying, and Abbot Tryphon as well as listeners to share comments and memories of Kevin and honor his legacy. May his memory be...

Duration:01:22:07

Are We Doing Ministry Wrong?

7/8/2018
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Fr. Barnabas Powell is joined by Steven Christoforou and Christian Gonzalez to evaluate the state of ministry for both young people and adults in our Orthodox Churches. Several resources were mentioned. We Are Orthodoxy podcast Y2AM Effective Christian Ministry

Duration:01:39:13

Orthodox Witness in a Digital World

6/24/2018
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While in Crete for the Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care conference, Fr. Barnabas Powell sat down with the other American speakers - Fr. Tom Soroka, Dr. Nicole Roccas, Fr. John Parker, Fr. John Peck, Richard Barrett, and Hank Hanegraaff to reflect on the conference and what they took away from it.

Duration:01:29:20

You’re Converting To What?!

6/10/2018
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Fr. Stephen Freeman joins Fr. Barnabas Powell to talk about what happens when you tell your family, friends, and colleagues you are embracing the Orthodox Church.

Duration:01:48:10

The Poor Are Given to Us for Our Salvation

5/27/2018
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Fr. Barnabas Powell welcomes the Executive Director of FOCUS North America Seraphim Danckaert to talk about the theology of caring for the poor and how it relates to our salvation.

Duration:01:33:22

Open Mic Night

5/13/2018
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Fr. Barnabas Powell went solo on this episode and opened up the phones for any comments or questions. Nine calls later the 90 minute show came to a conclusion. Lot's of interesting topics discussed!

Duration:01:29:22

Time and Despondency - Dr. Nicole Roccas

4/22/2018
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Dr. Roccas is the author of Time and Despondency and talks about the meaning of despondency and how it is impacting the Church.

Duration:01:34:59

The Abbot and the Preacher Talk Great Lent

3/25/2018
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Fr. Barnabas Powell welcomes Abbot Tryphon to the show and they take several listener calls about hesychasm, lent, and monasticism.

Duration:01:34:41

St. Ignatius of Antioch

3/12/2018
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Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick is the author of Bearing God: The Life and Works of St. Ignatius of Antioch He and Fr. Barnabas Powell discuss this Saint from the very early years of the Christian Church.

Duration:01:35:56

Truly Human

2/26/2018
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Fr. Barnabas interviews Kevin Scherer, author of the Ancient Faith Publishing book Truly Human: Recovering Your Humanity in a Broken World.

Duration:01:13:52

The War on the Hippocratic Oath

2/11/2018
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Bioethicist and Orthodox Christian Wesley J. Smith joins Fr. Barnabas to discuss medical ethics, end of life issues, and societal trending in the world of bioethics.

Duration:01:32:20

Memories of His Mercy

1/14/2018
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Joining Fr. Barnabas Powell is Fr. Peter Jon Gillquist, Greg Gillquist, and Ginny Nieuwsma as they discuss the book dictated by Fr. Peter Gillquist of blessed memory just a couple of months before his repose. Memories of His Mercy was published in cooperation with the Gillquist family with help from editor Ginny Nieuwsma.

Duration:01:47:56

Fr. Barnabas and Fr. Barnabas

12/10/2017
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What if there was another Fr. Barnabas Powell in the Orthodox Church? Well, guess what. There is and he has an interesting story!

Duration:01:32:08

Reaching Young Adults With The Orthodox Message

11/12/2017
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Fr. Paul Lundberg joins Fr. Barnabas to explore the reasons why the Church is losing its young people. Learn about one effort to stem the tide through the Connect Conferences.

Duration:01:32:55

Sasha and the Dragon

10/22/2017
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A children's book inspired by Fr. Stephen Freeman's son and written by Laura E. Wolfe and illustrated by Nicholas Malara, Sasha and the Dragon is new from Ancient Faith Publishing. Written for children struggling with fear but profound enough for adults with the same struggle.

Duration:01:33:17

Rock and Sand - 500 Years After the Reformation

9/24/2017
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Fr. Barnabas welcomes Fr. Josiah Trenham, author of Rock and Sand, as they discuss the Protestant Reformation 500 years later.

Duration:01:34:33

Bad Is Good - The Unmaking of Medical Ethics

9/10/2017
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Fr. Barnabas is joined by Orthodox Bioethicist Wesley J. Smith and Bobby Schindler, brother of Terry Schiavo.

Duration:01:32:51

Come Over And Help Us - Our Missionary Call

8/27/2017
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Fr. Barnabas welcomes Dn. James Nicholas, Missionary Director at the Orthodox Christian Mission Center.

Duration:01:34:05