Podcasts

Below are podcasts from St. Vladimir's Seminary faculty and staff.

Datesort icon Episode Podcast Description
February 26, 2010 Does God Play Favorites?

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.

March 10, 2010 Jesus - Our Redeemer

What does it mean to say that we are "bought with a price"? Fr. Tom talks about redemption and how Christ has "purchased us" with his own blood or Life.

March 10, 2010 Jesus - Our Redeemer

What does it mean to say that we are "bought with a price"? Fr. Tom talks about redemption and how Christ has "purchased us" with his own blood or Life.

March 14, 2010 Predestination, Providence, and Prayer

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.

March 15, 2010 Predestination, Providence, and Prayer

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.

March 16, 2010 Darwin and Christianity - Part 5

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.

March 16, 2010 Darwin and Christianity - Part 5

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.

March 22, 2010 Jesus - The Firstborn

What is the significance of the firstborn son in ancient culture and how does that relate to Christ?

March 23, 2010 Jesus - The Firstborn

What is the significance of the firstborn son in ancient culture and how does that relate to Christ?

March 24, 2010 Suicide

In response to a listener's question, Fr. Thomas reflects on the phenomenon of suicide. How do we as Christians deal with it?