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Energeia: What It Means and Proper Uses In and Out of Scripture with Frederica Mathewes-Green

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I am really pleased to bring back to the program, Frederica Matthewes-Green. Frederica is an Orthodox Christian scholar, and just a very sweet spirit, extremely generous with her time.

Frederica is the author of Two Views of the Cross: Orthodoxy and the West. And when I wrote her asking if she might know someone who knows someone about the Greek word Energeia, it turns out she herself knows quite a bit. She has a whole outline of listings of the use of the word and similar words throughout the Bible.

I will have that that list of Greek words that are used in the New Testament to describe divine energy at the show notes, which can be found at https://overtlyorthodox.com/frederica2.

It was a lovely conversation again, as can be expected with Frederica, and we even brought in my wife, Sana who shares a few "miracle" stories from her youth!

In this discussion with Frederica, you'll discover:

-How the "map of reality" as it pertains to the truth of Scripture alters with various translations...06:53

-An obfuscated understanding of God's truth opens the door to heresy, oppression and tyranny...13:12

-Why it's important to understand the true meaning of the Greek energeia vs. its Latin counterpart operatio...17:24

-Energeia refers to divine energy, both positive and negative...23:36

-Miraculous encounters start happening; you start seeing mysterious coincidences...29:41

-A defeated Enemy is not a convert; he's just an angrier enemy...37:30

-If you don't win, you're the first loser - and other heresies of our time...41:09

-James shares two miracle stories during travels across the U.S....43:22

-A bus driver with a lead foot miraculously saves James' wife Sana's life...48:05

-And Much More!

Resources Mentioned:

Frederica's website

Two Views of the Cross: Orthodoxy and the West by Frederica Mathewes-Green

Men and Marriage by George Gilder

About the guest, and how to connect:

"I write and speak on a wide range of topics. In recent years I’ve concentrated on ancient Christian spirituality and the Eastern Orthodox faith, but the hundreds of Posts and Essays on this site include movie reviews, humor, marriage and family, cultural issues, and more. Essays can be browsed by date or category, or you can use the search box at the right.

The most recent posts are below. Here’s where you’ll find my published Books.

I travel to Speaking Engagements all year round; you can contact Cynthia Damaskos of the Orthodox Speakers Bureau if you’d like to bring me to an event. This Calendar will let you know when I’m in your neighborhood.

Audio: Here’s where you’ll find many of my commentaries for National Public Radio (NPR), though others have been filed away under many different creative misspellings of my name. I have recorded a podcast for Ancient Faith Radio since 2007.

Video: For Beliefnet.com, I recorded brief videos on my conversion to Christ, the Christ of Sinai icon, the spiritual discipline of fasting, and the evil one.

There’s a link in the sidebar where you can sign up for my mailing list, and you can find me onFacebook too.

I’m always glad to hear from readers. You can contact me by email here."

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I am really pleased to bring back to the program, Frederica Matthewes-Green. Frederica is an Orthodox Christian scholar, and just a very sweet spirit, extremely generous with her time.

Frederica is the author of Two Views of the Cross: Orthodoxy and the West. And when I wrote her asking if she might know someone who knows someone about the Greek word Energeia, it turns out she herself knows quite a bit. She has a whole outline of listings of the use of the word and similar words throughout the Bible.

I will have that that list of Greek words that are used in the New Testament to describe divine energy at the show notes, which can be found at https://overtlyorthodox.com/frederica2.

It was a lovely conversation again, as can be expected with Frederica, and we even brought in my wife, Sana who shares a few "miracle" stories from her youth!

In this discussion with Frederica, you'll discover:

-How the "map of reality" as it pertains to the truth of Scripture alters with various translations...06:53

-An obfuscated understanding of God's truth opens the door to heresy, oppression and tyranny...13:12

-Why it's important to understand the true meaning of the Greek energeia vs. its Latin counterpart operatio...17:24

-Energeia refers to divine energy, both positive and negative...23:36

-Miraculous encounters start happening; you start seeing mysterious coincidences...29:41

-A defeated Enemy is not a convert; he's just an angrier enemy...37:30

-If you don't win, you're the first loser - and other heresies of our time...41:09

-James shares two miracle stories during travels across the U.S....43:22

-A bus driver with a lead foot miraculously saves James' wife Sana's life...48:05

-And Much More!

Resources Mentioned:

Frederica's website

Two Views of the Cross: Orthodoxy and the West by Frederica Mathewes-Green

Men and Marriage by George Gilder

About the guest, and how to connect:

"I write and speak on a wide range of topics. In recent years I’ve concentrated on ancient Christian spirituality and the Eastern Orthodox faith, but the hundreds of Posts and Essays on this site include movie reviews, humor, marriage and family, cultural issues, and more. Essays can be browsed by date or category, or you can use the search box at the right.

The most recent posts are below. Here’s where you’ll find my published Books.

I travel to Speaking Engagements all year round; you can contact Cynthia Damaskos of the Orthodox Speakers Bureau if you’d like to bring me to an event. This Calendar will let you know when I’m in your neighborhood.

Audio: Here’s where you’ll find many of my commentaries for National Public Radio (NPR), though others have been filed away under many different creative misspellings of my name. I have recorded a podcast for Ancient Faith Radio since 2007.

Video: For Beliefnet.com, I recorded brief videos on my conversion to Christ, the Christ of Sinai icon, the spiritual discipline of fasting, and the evil one.

There’s a link in the sidebar where you can sign up for my mailing list, and you can find me onFacebook too.

I’m always glad to hear from readers. You can contact me by email here."

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