Below are podcasts from St. Vladimir's Seminary faculty and staff.
|January 3, 2011||
The New Year and the End of the Age
As we enter the New Year, Fr. Tom is thinking about the end of the world or "age." Don't miss this powerful and prophetic talk!
|December 23, 2010||
The Incarnation - Do We Really Believe It?
In a new episode, Fr. Thomas Hopko presses the question on the Incarnation of Christ - do we REALLY believe it?
|December 22, 2010||
War and Violence in the Old Testament
In his continuing series on the Bible, Fr. Tom addresses the problem of God's violence against people and the war and violence that is prevalent in general in the Old Testament.
|December 20, 2010||
Lies and Deceit in the Old Testament
Fr. Tom looks at the lies and deception that are replete in the Old Testament stories and how God worked with sinful human beings to accomplish His purposes.
|December 15, 2010||
Sex, Lies, and the Old Testament - Part 2
What are we to make of the moral behavior of many of the heroes of the Old Testament like David, Solomon, Abraham, Lot, and others? Fr. Tom helps us deal with these figures in the proper way and according to God's ultimate plan.
|December 9, 2010||
Sex, Lies, and the Old Testament - Part 1
Fr. Tom received a number of emails about his talks on reading the Bible and the various translations. Several listeners asked about the scandalous nature of the Old Testament with stories of murder, slaughter, multiple wives, concubines, etc. So today, Fr. Tom begins a short series of talks to deal with this subject.
|December 2, 2010||
Bishops - Part 3: The Post Apostolic Model
Fr. Thomas looks at the writings of three of the earliest Church Fathers to see the structure of the Church in the second and third centuries.
|November 22, 2010||
English Translations of the Bible
In the third part of his series on reading the Bible, Fr. Tom discusses the various English language translations that are available and offers his recommendations.
|November 15, 2010||
Bishops - Part 2: The New Testament and Early Church Model
In the second in his series on bishops, Fr. Tom reflects on the New Testament and early Church formulations of the offices and functions of clergy.
|November 8, 2010||
Reading the Old Testament
Fr. Tom responds to some email questions he received after his recent episode entitled "How to Read the Bible." In particular he talks about reading the Old Testament and explains the role of the Septuagint in the Church.