By Eric Simpson and Ancient Faith Radio
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In the Beatitudes, Jesus says that peacemakers are blessed because they will be called children of God. A freelance writer, husband, father, and Orthodox Christian, Eric Simpson reflects on what it means to be a peacemaker in our personal lives, as well as in our families, communities, cities, culture, nation, and world.
||A Post-Christmas Christmas Story||A kind and generous response to a Christmas emergency prompts Eric to reflect on the concept of hospitality. He explains that the Christian practice of hospitality is to honor other people as if their needs are our own needs.||1/18/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Revival and Resurrection||Eric reminds us that being born again is not merely a onetime event that is evidenced by the absence of bad behaviors; rather, it's a mystery that begins in baptism and is renewed in the mystery of the Eucharist.||7/11/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Peace in the Beatitudes - Part Nine||Eric concludes his series on peace and the Beatitudes.||8/18/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Peace in the Beatitudes - Part Eight||Eric examines Christ's command to love our enemies, as well as the example and writings of Martin Luther King, Jr.||6/23/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Peace in the Beatitudes - Part Seven||Eric shares his reflections on the seventh Beatitude, on what peace is and isn't, and on the soldier as a symbol of the peacemaker.||5/24/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Peace in the Beatitudes - Part Six||Eric offers a few simple reflections on what Jesus means when he says, "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God."||4/28/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Peace in the Beatitudes - Part Five||Eric explains that where mercy is "love in action," self-righteousness is "an attempt to draw one's attention away from one's true self."||2/14/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Peace in the Beatitudes - Part Four||Eric reminds us that what we really hunger for is the righteousness of God.||1/24/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Peace in the Beatitudes - Part Three||Eric explains what it means to be truly meek.||1/3/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Peace in the Beatitudes - Part Two||Eric tackles the next rung on the ladder of the Beatitudes, exploring what it means to spiritually mourn.||12/13/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Peace in the Beatitudes - Part One||Eric examines what it means to be "poor in spirit."||11/26/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Children of Peace||Eric explains why, for the sake of our spiritual lives, we would do well to mirror the simplicity of children.||11/11/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Conversion||Eric uses the occasion of a new school year to reflect a bit on what conversion means for the Orthodox Christian.||10/28/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Peace||Eric lays the groundwork for subsequent episodes, explaining what he means by "peace" and why it is important.||10/14/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
This is a great podcast, even for non-Orthodox Christians! Highly recommend for people in need of God's Peace.
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