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The Ground is a brand new Orthodox podcast, hosted by Deacon Justinian Burnett and Jonathan Hill, with the blessing of Archimandrite Maximos, Abbot of the monastery of St Dionysios the Areopagite, St James, NY, (ROCOR). We will be discussing the basis of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, with a special emphasis on symbolism and worldview.
 
Exploring how Orthodoxy illumines relationships, intimacy and sexuality in ways that revitalize our freedom and integrity - Finding the Freedom to Live (FtFtL) grew out of a desire to help Eastern Orthodox Christians integrate our lives and relationships through a deeper understanding of our Tradition and theology. We focus particularly on intimacy, relationships and sexuality, but our concern is with the whole person.
 
The Epistle of James is a book in the Christian New Testament. The author identifies himself as James (James 1:1), traditionally understood as James the Just, the brother of Jesus, first of the Seventy Disciples and first Bishop of Jerusalem. With no overriding theme, the text condemns various sins and calls on Christians to be patient while awaiting the imminent Second Coming. The epistle has caused controversy: Protestant reformer Martin Luther argued that it was not the work of an apostle ...
 
An Orthodox priest, Pastor Emeritus, Dean of the Southern California Deanery of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian diocese of Los Angeles and the West, and well known preacher. Fr. Jon, a former Evangelical minister, set out with a group of leaders who left Campus Crusade for Christ seeking the footprint of the Church established by the Apostles. He entered the Orthodox Christian Church in 1987 with two thousand others after, to their amazement, they discovered the Orthodox Church continued t ...
 
Phil and Steve both desire to see all peoples come to a deeper knowledge of, and more intimate relationship with, the most Holy Trinity, through our risen Lord and his body the Catholic Church. Our goal is to teach the Catholic faith at both a Patristic, Trinitarian and Mystical level, hoping that all see the need to dive ever deeper into the Word of God, the teachings and Mysteries( Sacraments) of the Church. We hope to teach all what Saint Paul meant we he said to be "in Christ". We both s ...
 
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With the passing of Rav Yitzchak Elchanan Spektor in 1896, his true opinion of the 'Heter Mechira' which he had authored became a matter of everlasting dispute. In the ensuing shmittah years, other rabbis weighed in on the issue, with some supporting the heter mechira, while others remained opposed.With the rise of settlements during the Second Ali…
 
The Jesus Prayer with Fr. Dcn. Dragani | 09/22/2021 Fr. Dcn. Dragani goes over the Jesus Prayer and offers tips on how to pray it properly in order to increase the quality of one’s spiritual life! https://reasonandtheology.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/yt5s.com-The-Jesus-Prayer-with-Fr.-Dcn.-Dragani-_-09_22_2021-128-kbps.mp3…
 
With the onset of the First Aliyah in the 1880's, and the beginnings of Jewish agricultural settlements as a result, the issue of how to observe Shmita came to the fore. Most of the original colonies were funded and managed by Baron Edmund De Rothschild, and he and his managers weren't too keen on having the farmers disengage from agricultural acti…
 
Is the Torah A “Way of Salvation” for Jews? – Michael Lofton | 09/13/2021 Is there salvation in the Torah? Are Jews saved by keeping the law? Should Jews convert to Catholicism? Michael Lofton answers these questions, and more, in this episode. https://reasonandtheology.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Is-the-Torah-A-Way-of-Salvation-for-Jews_-Michae…
 
Who Are Black Hebrew Israelites with Vocab Malone | 09/12/2021 The Street Apologist, Vocab Malone, joins R&T to discuss Black Hebrew Israelism. https://reasonandtheology.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Who-Are-Black-Hebrew-Israelites-with-Vocab-Malone-_-09_12_2021-128-kbps.mp3By Michael Lofton
 
The Council of Chalcedon with Dr. Richard Price | 09/11/2021 Professor Richard Price discusses the Council of Chalcedon with the R&T crew. Richard Price is Professor Emeritus of the History of Christianity, Heythrop College and Honorary Research Fellow, Royal Holloway, University of London. His many previous publications include The Acts of the Cou…
 
Having gained fame as the Radin Yeshiva, as well as immortality through his Torah which is still studied worldwide, Rav Naftali Trop (1871-1928) was an important Torah leader who left an impact on the pre war yeshiva world of Eastern Europe.A product of Slabodka and Kelm, he brought Talmudic scholarship as well as the mussar movement to his student…
 
Professor Weidenkopf discusses his new book Light From Darkness – Nine Times the Catholic Church Was in Turmoil and Came Out Stronger Than Before. https://reasonandtheology.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/yt5s.com-Light-from-Darkness-with-Steve-Weidenkopf-_-09_08_2021-128-kbps.mp3By Michael Lofton
 
Click on time markers to navigate this video. 1-55 - Program begins with Dr. James White - https---www.aomin.org- - speaking about whether or not Peter was the first pope. He opposes the easily refuted Roman Catholic claims which depend on people being ignorant of the past. Error -1 - Anachronistic Interpretation. Error -2 - Peter Syndrome. Error -…
 
Michael Lofton goes over different principles to identify the Ordinary and Universal Magisterium as described by Fr. Francis Sullivan, S.J. https://reasonandtheology.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/How-To-Identify-the-Ordinary-and-Universal-Magisterium-with-Michael-Lofton-128-kbps.mp3By Michael Lofton
 
Modern times brought a host of challenges to the Chassidic movement in the closing decades of the 19th century and intensified in the 20th. World War One and the havoc that it wreaked led to a full blown crisis. Demographically the chassidic movement began to decline in numbers for the first time in its history. Urbanization transformed the chassid…
 
Rav Yisrael Meir of Radin, better known as the Chofetz Chaim (1838-1933), is one of the most beloved historical figures in recent memory. His storied life convers many aspects, and in this episode the focus is on the saga of his attempts at immigrating to the Land of Israel.While yearning to move there for many years, he laid practical plans to car…
 
Understanding Vatican II with Dr. Larry Chapp | 08/30/2021 Was the Second Vatican Council in error? Was it implemented correctly? Should it have happened? Dr. Larry Chapp answers these questions, and more! https://reasonandtheology.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Understanding-Vatican-II-with-Dr.-Larry-Chapp-_-08_30_2021-128-kbps.mp3…
 
Known to history as the five waves of 'Aliyah', immigration to the Land of Israel, the late 19th and early 20th century saw a slow but steady stream of Jewish immigration which laid the foundations of what later become the State of Israel. These waves of immigration were part of a larger trend of general and specifically Jewish immigration to the w…
 
He was a clean shaven, American born, public school educated, successful businessman. And he was also the architect of American Orthodoxy and a leading rescue activist during the dark years of the Holocaust. Mike Tress (1909-1967) grew up as an orphan in Williamsburg. Joining the nascent Zeirei Agudas Yisroel organization, he soon emerged as its le…
 
Review of the Word on Fire Vatican II Collection with Michael Lofton | 08/24/2021 Michael Lofton reviews the Word on Fire Vatican II Collection available for purchase here: https://store.wordonfire.org/products/vaticanii https://reasonandtheology.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Review-of-the-Word-on-Fire-Vatican-II-Collection-with-Michael-Lofton-_-0…
 
He was a clean shaven, American born, public school educated, successful businessman. And he was also the architect of American Orthodoxy and a leading rescue activist during the dark years of the Holocaust. Mike Tress (1909-1967) grew up as an orphan in Williamsburg. Joining the nascent Zeirei Agudas Yisroel organization, he soon emerged as its le…
 
Dr. Daniel Haynes discusses his dissertation on St. Maximus the Confessor and addresses his views on grace and theosis, and considers if he was a Palamite. The dissertation is available here: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/12450/1/Grace_and_Metaphysics_in_Maximus_Confessor.pdf https://reasonandtheology.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Maximus-the-Co…
 
Rav Avraham Yeshaya Karelitz (1878-1953) known by his magnum opus the Chazon Ish, was indisputably one of the greatest Torah leaders of the 20th century. In this second installment about his life, achievements and influence, the period of his residence in Vilna is examined. During his thirteen years in the 'Jerusalem of Lithuania', he formed a clos…
 
The Mussar Movement was promulgated by Rav Yisrael Salanter in the mid 19th century, as an attempt to bring ethical standards of conduct to the forefront of national consciousness. In the closing decades of the century, Rav Nosson Tzvi Finkel, the Alter of Slabodka, incorporated the ideas of mussar into an educational philosophy which would become …
 
Our Lady of Fatima Webinar with Kevin Symonds (Sr. Lucy and Vatican II) | 08/16/2021 Kevin Symonds delivers his fourth webinar on Our Lady of Fatima, with particular focus on the importance of the year 1960 and its significance for the prophecy. https://reasonandtheology.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Our-Lady-of-Fatima-Webinar-with-Kevin-Symonds-S…
 
2-02 - Opening credits followed by Larry Wessels -director of Christian Answers of Austin, Texas- - his intro to the video. 3-26 - Top Dog -Evangelical- Dr. Francis J. Beckwith apostatized back into the apostate religion of Romanism he came from -see our playlist -Roman Catholicism, Idolatry - the Virgin Mary- with 213 videos we have produced at ht…
 
Following the Edict of Expulsion in 1290, no organized Jewish life existed in England for centuries. Following the Spanish Expulsion in 1492, a few Conversos secretly settled in England under a Christian identity. The official resettlement of Jews in England commenced with the negotiations held between Menashe ben Israel and Oliver Cromwell in the …
 
One of the greatest leaders of the Moroccan Jewish community in the 19th century was Rav Yitzchak Ibn Walid (1777-1870). The Jewish community of Tetuan was founded by Spanish exiles and saw commercial success over the coming centuries. Despite his reluctance to assume a rabbinical position, Rav Ibn Walid was appointed rabbi of Tetuan in 1830 and le…
 
Do Catholics sacrifice Christ again in the Mass? Do Catholics worship the saints? Do Catholic over elevate the Virgin Mary? Michael answers all of these questions, and more, in his response a video entitled: 7 Reasons Roman Catholicism is Wrong by Dr. John Barnett. Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFXT6czCe_Q https://reasonandtheolog…
 
The Lomza Yeshiva in Poland and later in Petach Tikva, Israel, was unique in many respects. Founded in 1883 by a student of Rav Yisrael Salanter named Rav Eliezer Shulevitz, it was the first Lithuanian style yeshiva in the area of chassidic Poland. In its heyday, the majority of its students would come from chassidic backgrounds.With its expansion,…
 
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