Conversations On Orthodoxy

January 4th, 2014 by mark

Episode 9: Dr. Rico Vitz

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In episode nine we talk philosphy and Orthodoxy with Dr. Rico Vitz.

Dr. Rico Vitz

Dr. Vitz is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Azusa Pacific University.  I connected with Dr. Vitz after reading his excellent book, Turning East.  Turning East is a collection of personal essays by a huge number of modern philosophers are also converts to Eastern Orthodoxy.  I had no idea that so many philosopher converts existed, and their stories and insights were a delight to read.  In our conversation we discuss why so many philosophers are converting to Orthodoxy, what philosophy means to Orthodoxy, whether it is compatible with Christianity, and how Orthodox Christians should approach it.  How does an Orthodox philosopher answer questions like, “who is God” and “what is the nature of man?”

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Musical thanks goes to Chad Crouch, Chris Zabriskie, Circus Marcus, Dexter Britain, Felipe Sarro, Francesco Lettera, Peter Gresser, and Thiaz Itch.  Their music can be found on Free Music Archive.





October 3rd, 2013 by mark

Episode 8: John and Bobby Maddex

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In episode eight we look behind the scenes at Ancient Faith Radio with John and Bobby Maddex.

John Maddex

John is the founder of Ancient Faith Radio, and now the CEO of Ancient Faith Ministries, which includes Ancient Faith Publishing (used to be Conciliar Press).  We discuss how AFR got started, what it takes to run the network and produce the shows, new languages and podcasts, the live call in shows, and future plans and thoughts on video.



Bobby Maddex

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Music used in this podcast by Latch Swing and Jackson Smith.





July 25th, 2013 by mark

Episode 7: Michael Coleman

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Michael Coleman

In episode seven we look at a story of a mass conversion through the eyes of one of the participants.  Michael Coleman was raised in charismatic Protestantism, but when he joined a Reformed Episcopal Church after college he found a group of like minded seekers of the early church and a multi-year journey of discovery.  Enjoy this fascinating glimpse into conversion, charismatics, reformed thinking, and the Orthodox Church.

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