Thursday, February 14, 2008

The Teaching Way of the Elders: New Episode #6

In this Episode #6 of A Mind-Changing Way Podcast, Fr. Brendan talks about the book he is writing about his Spiritual Father, Fr. Roland and in that context, he shows us how Fr. Roland is a contemporary example of a geronda in Greek or a staretz in Russia or an abba in the Middle East, and how the way he lives and the way he teaches are so utterly integrated, as they have always been in those who are genuine spiritual elders in the Church. The Way of Teaching of the Elders has great implications for the renewal of true Orthodox teaching in our seminaries. Inspired by Fr. Roland, Fr. Brendan has come to believe that all those who desire to become pastors or theologians should have the opportunity to learn by living, watching and doing under the direction of a spiritual elder. One of many memorable quotes: "It doesn't take a lot of heavy theology to give someone a cup of cold water". In this episode, Fr. Brendan also addresses the issue of "Call no man father".

Here is the Feedburner link:

A Mind-Changing Way Podcast

and a direct link to the audio file:

The Teaching Way of the Elders Audio file

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