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The Root of it All

11/26/2018
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Fr. John Oliver offers three questions that help us trace the root of both the good and the bad in our lives. Am I being loving? Am I being accepting? Am I being appreciated?

Duration:00:40:43

You Are Not Your Passions

11/12/2018
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Fr. John Oliver helps us to see that even on the days that we absolutely act pig-like, we are not our passions.

Duration:00:13:09

Holy Week

10/29/2018
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Fr. John Oliver reminds us of what lies ahead of us during Holy Week for our salvation.

Duration:00:11:10

This Doesn’t Feel Like Home

10/15/2018
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Fr. John Oliver invites us to consider the unhealthy family patterns that we have been handed through birth and have a choice whether we carry them into our future.

Duration:00:13:13

Kind Words Are Like Honey

10/1/2018
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Fr. John Oliver reflects on what it means for God to speak a Word, and how our own words can drip with the honey of truth and love.

Duration:00:10:22

Context Matters

9/17/2018
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Fr. John Oliver explains the stages of grace in the spiritual life, in the context of the journey of Great Lent.

Duration:00:15:18

God is in the Details

9/3/2018
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Fr. John Oliver reflects on the Feast of the Circumcision of Christ (January 1st) and how God is to be found in the details of life.

Duration:00:10:33

Stories Toward the Sacred: Anna Harris

6/25/2018
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Kurt Harris interviews his oldest daughter, Anna Harris, about her story of how God brought her into the Orthodox Church, in this series titled "Stories Toward the Sacred" on the Hearts and Minds podcast.

Duration:00:41:46

Stories Toward the Sacred: Dan Naes

5/14/2018
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Kurt Harris interviews Dan Naes about his story of how God brought him into the Orthodox Church, in this series titled "Stories Toward the Sacred" on the Hearts and Minds podcast.

Duration:00:56:21

The Healing Power of Forgiveness

4/30/2018
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Fr. John Oliver paints a hope-filled picture of the healing power of forgiveness.

Duration:00:09:11

Freedom Through Ascetic Discipline

4/16/2018
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Fr. John Oliver describes the purpose of our ascetic disciplines as believers - to be set free and partake in the glory of God!

Duration:00:14:48

Transfiguration

4/2/2018
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Fr. John Oliver reminds us that the Christian heart wants to taste of the incomparable heavenly banquet of the Kingdom of God.

Duration:00:13:55

Stories Toward the Sacred: Charles Chusuei

3/19/2018
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Kurt Harris interviews Charles Chusuei about his story of how God brought him into the Orthodox Church, in this new series titled "Stories Toward the Sacred" on the Hearts and Minds podcast.

Duration:01:07:02

The Wilderness

3/5/2018
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Fr. John Oliver offers a view of the pain of the "wilderness" stage of the Christian life while journeying with God to the Promised Land.

Duration:00:16:26

The Four Rhythms of Life in the Church

2/19/2018
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Fr. John Oliver explores the four cycles or rhythms that are embedded in nature and in the Church.

Duration:00:18:09

The Three Powers

2/5/2018
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Fr. John Oliver explains the Three Powers of Thinking, Desiring and Acting. He describes the impact on our lives when one or more of theses powers are sick in our lives, and shares how we can experience healing of these powers.

Duration:00:11:11

Ecumenism: The Autoimmune Disease in the Body of Christ

1/22/2018
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As Orthodox Christians in a non-Orthodox culture, we have questions: Who are we? What is "the Church"? What is our relationship to friends and family of other faiths? What is ecumenism? Who will be saved? In this special edition of Hearts and Minds, Fr John Oliver offers a few reflections.

Duration:00:35:53

Stories Toward the Sacred: Kurt and Nancy Harris

1/8/2018
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Fr. John Oliver interviews Kurt and Nancy Harris who share their story of how God brought them into the Orthodox Church. The Harris' will in turn interview others in this new series titled "Stories Toward the Sacred" on the Hearts and Minds podcast.

Duration:01:07:52

The Virtue of Failure - Part 4

12/25/2017
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Fr. John completes his series (Part 4) by describing how failure can become a servant of God for the renewal of our lives.

Duration:00:17:00

The Virtue of Failure - Part 3

12/11/2017
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Fr. John continues his series (Part 3) by reflecting on the goal of interior renewal.

Duration:00:11:22