This week on Just Thinking, Dr. Elizabeth Prodomou is back on the show to update us on the latest news from Turkey. She'll speak with Fr. Chris about religious freedom in Turkish-occupied Cyprus, how the current economic crisis in Greece may affect Turkey's relationship with the EU, and tell us about the Ergenekon - a clandestine, Kemalist ultra-nationalist terrorist organization. Tune in to hear how all these issues impact our global Orthodox Church!
This week on Just Thinking, Fr. Calivas joins Fr. Christopher to speak about the glorifications of Christ’s human nature and by extension our own and also the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles on the day of Pentacost.
This week on Just Thinking, Fr. Chris speaks with Dr. Elizabeth Prodromou, Vice Chair of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. She's here to tell us about release of the Commission's Annual Report for 2009, which has been widely anticipated around the world and a feature story on stations like CNN and the BBC. Dr. Prodromou will give us an insider's look at how the report was written, as well as updates on countries of significance to Orthodoxy like Turkey and Russia.
This week on Just Thinking - Conversations on News, Culture & Worship, Fr. Chris Metropulos and Terry Mattingly discuss what happens when your “Pews are in the News”. Terry Mattingly writes the nationally syndicated “On Religion” column for the Scripps Howard News Service in Washington, D.C., and is director of the Washington Journalism Center at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.
This week on Just Thinking - Conversations on News, Culture & Worship, Fr. Chris Metropulos and His Grace Bishop Savas will be talking about the climate of discussion on issues facing us in America. They will specifically talk about agreeing to disagree on issues and how to remain civil in the process. Don’t miss it! Click here to download a A COVENANT FOR CIVILITY: Come Let Us Reason Together letter from Bishop Savas.
This week on Just Thinking, Emmy Louvaris and Fr. Alkiviadis Calivas, Emeritus Professor of Liturgics at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Seminary in Brookline, Mass, will be discussing two upcoming feastdays: the Sunday of the Myrrbearers and the Feast of Mid-Pentacost.
Just Thinking now features four new guests who will meet weekly with Fr. Chris for a discussion on Church and Society. This week on the first new Just Thinking, Fr. Chris speaks with Terry Mattingly about a recent article Terry wrote entitled “Mama Says” Go to Church. Terry Mattingly writes the nationally syndicated “On Religion” column for the Scripps Howard News Service in Washington, D.C., and is director of the Washington Journalism Center at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.
This week on Just Thinking, Join Fr. Chris and Rod Dreher as they discuss Forgiveness Sunday and the need to look at our relationships in a different light by allowing the love of Christ to enter into us and into our relationships.