Below are podcasts from St. Vladimir's Seminary faculty and staff.
|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.
|November 1, 2010||
Bishops - Part 1: Prophetic, Priestly, and Pastoral
Fr. Tom begins a series of talks on the role of bishops in the Church and their relationships to each other, to the priests, the deacons, and to us. He begins by identifying what is common to all of us in creation. Please also listen to a special encouragement at the very beginning of today's episode.
|October 25, 2010||
How to Read the Bible
As he travels, Fr. Tom is often asked to say some things on the radio about how to read the Bible. Where do you start? What translation does he recommend? What presuppositions should be discarded and what should be maintained? In this new episode, Fr. Tom addresses each of these questions and more.