Homily - Blindness, Culture, and a Tangle of Knots
Release Date: 06/06/2021
Luke 10:25-37; Ephesians 2:4-10. In this homily on Christ's encounter with the rich young man, Fr. Anthony encourages us to let go of our need to uses riches, lists, and spells and open ourselves to follow the living God. Enjoy the show!info_outline My Fool Head - Are all aliens and sidhe demons?
In the 11/27/21 livestream, Fr. Anthony answers the question of whether or not all aliens and sidhe (fairies) are demons. He gives the answer pretty early on (along with the usual stream of consciousness), but the real value is in the explanation and its defense of a Logos-grounded social science. Enjoy the show!info_outline Homily - In Awe of the Angels among Us
This homily was given on the day of the celebration of St. Michael and the Hosts of Heaven. Although it was never explicated, it is a meditation triangling in from on Hebrews 13:2; "Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares", Christ's words (Matthew 25:40); "And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.’" and the expectation that the saints will join the Lord's Divine Council (e.g. 1 Corinthians 6:3). The main point is that we should be in as much...info_outline My Fool Head - Getting Theology Right
After talking about his experience with a dead battery, Fr. Anthony ties the theology of the Logos and beauty into his ongoing conversation on worldviews, framing, and connecting dots in a way that is eternally true and not just accurate. Enjoy the show!info_outline Homily - The Samaritan, Fasting, and Ancestral Sin
The Good Samaritan and the Eve of St. Phillip's Fast. It isn't just our understanding of "neighbor" that needs adjusting. We misunderstand love. And because of that, we tend to get fasting wrong. Part of the problem is that we misunderstand the fall and ancestral sin. Enjoy the show!info_outline My Fool Head – Framing, Confirmation Bias, and Worldviews
After talking about the heresy of decaf coffee, Fr. Anthony triangulates from three verses of scripture: "I said in my amazement every man is a liar" (Psalm 116:11), "If You O Lord should mark iniquities who shall stand, but there is forgiveness with You" (Psalm 130:3) and "What is truth" (John 18:38) to talk about framing, confirmation bias, and worldviews, pointing out the importance of cultivating a worldview that promotes discernment and harmony; holiness and truth. Enjoy the show!info_outline Homily on Seeing the Poor with Noetic Sight
Homily on Luke 16:19-31. After covering the more superficial material "brain-based" message of the Gospel, Fr. Anthony tries to guide the listener to the deeper meanings. Enjoy the show!info_outline My Fool Head - Worship, Worldview, and Truth
After introducing myself, I talk about the importance of worship and home in fostering a Christian phronema and how the forces of the world convince us to accept and rally around lies. Enjoy the show! From my YouTube livestream.info_outline Inquiry Class 001 - Mysteries/Sacraments (Take One)
Tonight continue our inquiry classes by talking about the Mysteries/Sacraments within the context of sacramental theology. The notes are available at:info_outline Homily - Judgment without Love (and Humility) is Demonolatry
Meditation on St. Paul (2 Corinthians 9:8) "And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work." Somewhere in the midst of all those words (30 minutes!!!), Fr. Anthony is making an important point: our judgments are clanging gongs because we skipped loving our neighbors (and our enemies). Enjoy the show!info_outline
Sunday of the Blind Man
Immediate context: God has power and compassion. When He says He invites us to join Him in His plans for remaking us and the world, we can trust both His intent and His ability to deliver.
30 Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in his name.
22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is sound, your whole body will be full of light; 23 but if your eye is not sound, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness! 24 “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.
Popular song: We were blind, but now we see.
True, but incomplete. Given eyes when we accepted the reality of Christ as the Son of God and united ourselves to Him and dedicated ourselves to His plan, the Gospel.
But our eyes still see things through a mirror dimly. Why?
If we believed, were made new, then put into a perfect community – back in Eden, we could be grown well. God and the community would help us identify and root out the complex web of interconnected dysfunctions…
But is that what happened? No. So we are working out our brokenness in the midst of others who are.
So the answer? Long term - a healing culture.
Short term: the virtue of humility about our own discernment. About everything.
And trust the one that has power has included all of this in His plan