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Our Life In Christ brings you the orthodox Christian faith as recorded in Scripture, taught and practiced by the early Fathers of the Church, and preserved within the spiritual life of the Orthodox Christian Churches around the world.

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Our Life In Christ brings you the orthodox Christian faith as recorded in Scripture, taught and practiced by the early Fathers of the Church, and preserved within the spiritual life of the Orthodox Christian Churches around the world.

    Steve the Builder Begins!

    Steve the Builder Begins!

    On January 15th my personal podcast, "Steve the Builder," begins airing on Ancient Faith. The focus will be about my 56 years of "real" life, our culture, living and working in the world, and just being a layperson seeking to be a Christian. Bill and I will still be producing Our Life in Christ programs in the future as we can hammer out some studio time together, but Steve the Builder will fill in the blanks in between Our Life in Christ productions.

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    Role of Laity in the Orthodox Church

    Role of Laity in the Orthodox Church

    Kevin Allen of "The Illumined Heart" podcast here on AFR interviewed Steve on lay ministry in the Orthodox Church. As usual, Kevin asks the hard questions. Join Steve and Kevin for a frank discussion of the opportunities and yes, sometimes pitfalls of trying to do lay ministry in the context of the Orthodox Church.

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    Encountering Mary, Part Five

    Encountering Mary, Part Five

    In the final program of the series on "Encountering Mary," we deal with some of the hymnography and prayers that are a "brick wall" to many Evangelicals. We discuss several prayers in which Mary seems to be given attributes of deity or usurps the work of Christ in the life of the Christian. But, when we go to the Scriptures we see that the hymnography of the Church is rooted in the Bible and biblical typology and scriptural language in a way that even modern Protestants sometimes use in their devotional lives, practice and hymns.

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    Encountering Mary, Part Four

    Encountering Mary, Part Four

    In this program we continue the discussion of the early Church's interpretation of Scripture and the typology that points to both the birth of Christ and His birth giver. The hymnography of the Church both praises Mary for her faith and obedience but also explicates the Scriptures and teaches us about the dogma of the person of Christ, our relationship to God, Christ, Mary and all the saints.

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    Encountering Mary, Part Three

    Encountering Mary, Part Three

    In Part Three of the series on Mary, Steve and Bill tackle some listener feedback and questions about Mary, veneration, worship and children. In the second half of the program they discuss the early second century Fathers of the Church and the universality of the doctrine of Mary as the second Eve which is evidence of the Church's early embracing of Mary and the development of an understanding of her importance in the history of our salvation in Christ.

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    Encountering Mary, Part Two

    Encountering Mary, Part Two

    In Part Two of our series on dealing with "Mary issues," the tardiloquent and equipotent Steve and Bill talk more about "the culture of the Kingdom," the language of the Church, and the development of the Marian doctrines in Church history.

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Customer Reviews

Jack PoppyO ,

Unreal Spiritual Guidance

I'm technically not a fully~convinced Orthodox, but at the same time i undoubtedly respect the moral/spiritual authority of traditional Orthodoxy more than any other remaining Christian tradition in this 21st century world of apostatized "Christian" sects. The contents & guidance of this podcast are life~changingly helpful and i want to thank Steve and Bill from the bottom of my heart for this enormous service, may God reward you. I've now been listening repeatedly for years and always come back to reference & even relearn important lessons for soul's and God's sake. Highly recommended listen for all.

The only objection IMHO deserving of mention here is that in their shows concerning eschatology they clearly demonstrate (at least at the time of recording) that they have no real understanding of certain irrefutable realities of this world secularly speaking, as regards the "sides" in this cosmic drama, and are just as deceived by the Antichrist as the average Westerner in the street. They also (like most Orthodox & most Christians in general) are ignorant of the facts concerning translational corruption of modern Bibles and the false insertion & thus weaponization of certain words replacing their originals, which has created extremely sly yet incorrect associations/definitions and thus in turn "deceives the whole world" (Revelation 12:9), "that even the elect might be deceived".

Overall an absolute gem and again, can't thank these two men enough!

Derick Harman ,

im not orthodox

im not orthodox but still enjoy this very much

Chris Dantin ,

Thank you Steve and Bill!

Being someone in search of the True Church, I feel these podcasts are truly a gift to those in search on further clarity of the Orthodox Church. Thank you Steve and Bill for your time and energy in assisting us newbies in our journey.

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